Training, Wellness

MindBody Centering Yoga Retreat::

A Yoga Alliance Trauma-Informed 

Yoga + Life Training

in Floyd, VA

June 1st – June 13th, 2022

with nina be, 

(C-IAYT,MA, MED, E-RYT-500/D-800)


This Trauma-Informed MBCY Yoga + Life Training will help you to understand::

  •  60 MBCY yoga postures.
  •  Restorative Yoga techniques.
  •  Yin Yoga therapeutic techniques.
  •  MBCY Embodied Anatomy.
  •  MBCY Curative Chakra Theory.
  •  Sutra Study.

Your Yoga Alliance 200 hr. MBCY Trauma-Informed Certification requirements::

  •  Yoga Retreat = 160 CEU hours
  •  Yin Therapeutic Course = 24 CEU hours on Zoom (June 16 – July 21st or Sept 22 – Oct 27th)
  •  30 days of documented at home practice = 16 hours

You can support your life calling and sense of purpose with this MBCY Trauma-Informed Certification with Yoga Alliance.

Training Intensive

JUNE 1-13, 2022

“Within this work is where I cultivate the skills and capacity to courageously show up and care for myself….”

Violet Lee, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training Graduate


Your MBCY Retreat Experience can be a Yoga Alliance 200 hr. Trauma-Informed Teacher Certification to help you understand and share how to::

  •  Move with more ease and joy.
  •  Feel fabulous in your body, mind and heart.
  •  Learn about  how to make friends with your body.
  •  Gain more awareness, education, comfort, strength, vitality and flow.
  •  Embody from deeper inner experiences as you learn how to be still and move with MBCY. 
  •  Relieve tension, tightness, strain or exhaustion.
  •  Expand your love of life with MBCY.

MBCYTT Retreat tuition fees::

Camping 12 days/3 meals:: $2195

Shared Room 12 days/3 meals::$2395

Private Room 12 days/3 meals::$2695

Commuter day/3 meals:: $1595

(These prices include your $500 deposit.)

Your MBCYTT Retreat fees include::

  • 12 days of accommodation 
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily
  • Daily training classes
  • Kayaking Adventure
  • Mindful Hiking Buffalo Mountain
  • Yin Therapeutic Course
  • MBCYTT Manual

Fees do not include::

  • Course books
  • Extra activities during retreat
  • Transportation
  • Camping gear

We recommend you bring::

  • your own yoga mat and props due to covid regulations.
  • water clothes/swimsuit
  • hiking shoes
  • water bottle

Register by May 15th!

Space is limited!

(payment plans available)

For details, write nina be at

About nina be

Yoga Therapist + Transpersonal Visionary

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

nina be is the founder of MindBody Centering Yoga, one of the first trauma-sensitive yoga techniques.

nina be (MA., MED., E-RYT-500, DY-800, NCC #87024, C-IAYT) has facilitated psychosomatic yoga therapy internationally for over 45 years. She is a certified yoga therapist, dance-theatre artist, author, and consultant with an MA in Performing Arts and an M.Ed. in Counseling. She is also the Director of Wellness at Burts Bees. In addition, with over 30,000 hours of study, she has facilitated mindbody meditation groups in the Plum Village lineage, enjoyed founding non-profit LiveGlobally and been Director of MindBody Centering Yoga RYT 200/300/500 trainings specializing in trauma-sensitive yoga techniques since 2009.

nina be & her team have published two books; The Mastery of the Self, a MindBody Centering Yoga Manual, and The 10 Promises; a Path to Inner Peace (a journal of expressive arts). nina and her team are currently finalizing publications on a series of workbook journals for transforming trauma.

In 2022 nina be and her team are launching three online courses/training programs for transforming trauma through movement, the visual and verbal arts.

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.

MindBody Centering Yoga

MindBody Centering Yoga was developed in 1979 by nina be as experienced guidance into a process of Self-Mastery. It was created using researched techniques in creative movement, ballet, Hatha/raja yoga, neuroscience, alexander technique, music, chakra study, somatics, trauma resolution, psychology, ritual, and applied mindfulness as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Today MBCY lives at, because that is what it does.

MindBody Centering Yoga is a unique and trauma-informed approach to living yoga, accumulating over 45 years of personal research, education, inspiration, and international experience. 

MBCY is infused with decades of dedication and devoted practice & research from the arts & sciences of psychology, anatomy, neurology, creative movement, ballet, Hatha Raja Yoga, Ashtanga, somatics, meditation, and Buddhist study. 

MBCY is a mindbody modality, with programs curated for Burt’s Bees, the Boys and Girls Club, the Episcopal Church, Job Start for the NC prison system, and was researched at Duke University.

MBCY awakens wisdom, stability, and peace in any individual who gets to experience their innate resources and resourcing in classes, workshops, trainings, retreats, groups, private mentoring, or corporate programs. 

nina be began her love of movement, music, and imagination as a child, wishing to escape hunger and violence. She danced through the studios of Ballet Russe teacher Perry Brunson and Gene Hammett, Maggie Black, Bobby Blankshine, the NC School of the Arts, Joffrey Ballet, and as assistant to Lee Theodore at the American DanceMachine in NYC and Tokyo. 

In 2011, nina saved enough resources for her dream & a life-changing experience to study directly with her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. It is from the profundity of this experience at Plum Village that she can teach from the Truth of her direct experience with clarity, wisdom, humor, and love.

With the support of the MBCY community non-profit, LiveGlobally, MBCY offers Wisdom Circles, trainings, and retreats for under-served populations such as the LGBTQ communities, prisons, and children and their families in slighted urban and rural environments, for transforming trauma around the world.

nina be has published two books; The Mastery of the Self; a MindBody Centering Yoga Manual and The 10 Promises; a Path to Inner Peace (a journal of expressive arts). nina and her team are currently finalizing publications on a series of workbook journals for transforming trauma.

In 2022 nina be and her team are launching three online courses/training programs for transforming trauma through the movement, visual and verbal arts.

She is deeply grateful for her work with 3000 clients and students worldwide.

nina be thanks her daughters, Amelia and Aude, for being her greatest teachers.