Nina Be Yoga Teacher and Therapist at Global Breath Yoga Studio in Durham, NC

Director of MBCY & LiveGlobally / Master Teacher Yoga Therapist

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MA, M.ED, E-RYT-500, NCC (#87024), C-IAYT

nina be  is the director of MindBody Centering Yoga, one of the first trauma-sensitive yoga techniques. She is a teacher, yoga therapist, mother, social entrepreneur, writer and performance artist who has been teaching, choreographing and designing cutting edge works internationally for over 40 years. nina holds Master's degrees in Performing Arts::dance/theatre choreography (1979) & Mental Health (2004), is a National Certified Counselor (NCC #8702), Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IATY)  and Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500). She is certified in EmbodiYoga (RYT-500) by Dharma Mittra (RYT-500) Amy Weintraub in Lifeforce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety,  Richard Miller in iRest Yoga Nidra,  neuroscience of yoga and trauma w/ Dr. Jim Hopper and has received the 5 mindfulness trainings from Thich Nhat Hanh as a devoted student . IN homage to her teachers, nina  founded LiveGlobally, (501(c)3) as a vision of advocating for childrens’ well-being, to quell global poverty through the practice of applied mindfulness in the tradition of social activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Specialized RYT 200 & 300/500 hour Yoga Certification Programs of MindBody Centering Yoga are currently being offered at Global Breath Studio in Durham, North Carolina and San Jose Costa Rica.

In order to satisfy her passionate curiosity, Nina has traveled to 38 states and 19 countries. 

Fun Fact ::  nina won one of the country’s top 100 restaurants awards from Forbes magazine in 1994 for her restaurants in New Orleans.

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MBCY YTT Lead Teacher

BRIDGET CRAWFORD

PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering,
MBCY E-RYT 200 

When Bridget moved to Durham to begin working towards her PhD, she noticed that her practice - rooted in Ashtanga - felt lacking. Bridget found her new home in MindBody Centering Yoga (MBCY). MBCY, its teachers and students, have become family for Bridget over the last four years and have helped her embody a more balanced practice and find mindful care of her being. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in MBCY in 2015 and continues her education in teaching as she works towards her RYT-500, as well as by guiding the YTT students in MBCYs spring and summer 200-hour trainings. 

Bridget believes in living a supported life full of joy and gratitude. These feelings inform and guide her practice and teaching, which is heavily rooted in the safety of innate intelligence.  Bridget actively invests in her community by teaching yoga and mindfulness across the Triangle, Duke University, Durham Crisis Response Center and the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women. Bridget offers solo and group private sessions tailored specifically for your practice, whether you are just starting out in yoga or have been practicing for years.

When away from the mat, you can find Bridget in the lab working towards her PhD in Biomedical Engineering, which is focused on novel systems for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.


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MBCY Teacher

Bart Westdorp

RYT 500 & RCYT

He's been practicing yoga for a big part of his life. His first yoga teacher was Nina Be. He completed his first teacher training with her, and has been co-teaching with Nina since then. He also completed 200 & 500 HR teacher trainings with Dharma Mittra in NYC. He has deepened his practice of yoga through workshops and immersions with many wonderful teachers, including Shiva Rea, Eric Schiffman, Tim Feldmann, Cyndi Lee, and others. His main spiritual teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh, with whom he spent 4 retreats, including a one month stay at Plum Village.

He currently teaches yoga & mindfulness at Global Breath Studio and several Triangle businesses and is available for private yoga, mindfulness coaching, and Mindfulness at Work seminars.


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MBCY Manager / 
LiveGlobally Liaison

PABLO ROBLES

MBCY 200 Yoga Teacher

As Public Anthropologist and Digital Marketing Consultant, and now a Yogi, Pablo specializes in media outreach and organizational development, aka a professional bridge builder between taking an idea and turning into an action. His work has involved targeting healthy, sustainable habits and figuring out how to implement them in various communities in as many creative ways as possible; i.e. art, youth modules, working networks, various cultural and educational events, and yoga classes.

His passions thrives from being part of a movement that pushes for action and works together in order to motivate, engage, and listen. He believes that in order to grow and truly have compassion for all, we need to continue promoting love and inspiring sustainable habits.


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Art + Communication Director / LiveGlobally Ambassador

Daria Drake

MBCY 200 Yoga Teacher

Daria is an environmental activist, artist, designer and founder of The Durham Originals, and Eco-Lifestyle brand born to inform, integrate and inspire. She was taught at a young age about nature, interconnectedness, and non-judgement and these themes can be seen in all aspects of her life and practice.

She discovered MindBody Centering Yoga through the community at Global Breath and quickly became a contributor, providing design and creative services for both the studio and MBCY.

A recent graduate of MBCY RYT-200, Daria uses yoga in her own life to support, inspire and grow her activist lifestyle. She sees hope for the future in the light of yoga and will persevere to bring it to all she encounters.