NAIO is a holistic life awareness process that uses somatic education principles to support a greater sense of well-being and connection with life. 

Cultivate a deeper relationship with your body & life.

NAIO™ supports embodied awareness of the life process. It is a holistic awareness approach to well-being based on the practitioner’s soft, listening, attuned gentle touch and awareness that support the client to experience themselves in new, non-habitual and creative ways.

NAIO™ can induce deep relaxation and settle the nervous system, a by-product can be

the resolution of imbalances. Over time a deepening ability can emerge for better

self-regulation and resilience for life’s challenges. Through experiential awareness

it introduces new ways of sensing, feeling,

and relating.

The experiential learning process transforms our relationship and understanding of the body, movement, life and perception in a gentle manner.

As a somatic movement practice it offers a pathway for individuals to cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with their bodies, fostering self-awareness, healing, and personal growth.

Supporting the practice of NAIO™ World-Wide

NAIO International certifies NAIO Practitioners, and keeps a professional membership register known as the

NAIO Practitioner Guild.  


The NAIO Practitioner Training Certification Track can be undertaken throughout the year with the Basis Module serving as a pre-requisite and introduction to NAIO principles. The next Basis intake is open with sign up by September 1st, and starting October 1st, 2024 online and the in-person retreat scheduled in February, 2025. The training is an ISMETA Approved Training Program.

Seminars & Courses

Seminars & Workshops in NAIO™ the holistic life awareness process for people interested in enhancing their experiential and sensory awareness for well-being.

Practitioner Training

The NAIO™ Practitioner Training Program is a path that consists of in-person seminars, online learning, personal and group sessions that can be completed in 18 months or longer.

Practitioner Registration

The completion of the NAIO™ Practitioner Training Program qualifies for registration as a NAIO Practitioner and membership in the NAIO Practitioner Guild.

NAIO holistic awareness process

Dwell in the flow of life.

NAIO™ acknowledges life as a flowing evolutionary, emergent, and generative process. A dynamic moving expression of indivisible wholeness. We have enfolded within our biology, our bodies, the very wisdom, that creates, nurtures, and is life. Using somatic education principles NAIO enhances bodily-being and engagement in the process of becoming.



Supports the development of NAIO™ worldwide with training programs, public information about NAIO, and keeps a professional register of NAIO Practitioners.

What to expect

from a session?

Sessions in NAIO™ are received fully clothed. Practitioners In gentle meditative open awareness apply compassionate listening touch that supports sensory development, movement and self-awareness.


Practitioner Guild

NAIO™ Practitioners once graduated from the 900-hour training program are eligible to register as professional NAIO Practitioner Guild members. This supports the public in verification.


Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different waters flow.” ~ Heraclitus


Aqua NAIO™ & Practitioner Training in Aqua NAIO

Moving with the waters of life

Immersed in the life sustaining properties of water, Aqua NAIO sessions support relaxation and an internal sense of fluidity.


Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a practice that involves training the mind to focus and redirect thoughts, leading to a state of mental clarity and emotional calm.

Exploring Somatics

Somatics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses movement, therapy, and embodied awareness.


Wholeness is a concept that refers to a state of being complete, unified, or interconnected.

Benefits of Somatic Practices

Somatic practices encompass

a range of approaches and techniques that focus on the embodied experience.

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NAIO International is a member of the following organizations

The NAIO Practitioner Training program maintains the high standards of an Approved Training Program of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Graduates of the NAIO Practitioner Training Program meet all requirements to become a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) and Therapist (RSMT).