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 of movements that support the client to experience themselves in new, non-habitual and creative ways.

NAIO™ can induce deep relaxation, 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 experience and perception in a gentle manner.

As a somatic practice it offers a pathway for individuals to cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with

their bodies, fostering self-awareness, healing, and personal growth.

01. Improved bodily awareness

By paying close attention to bodily sensations and movement patterns, individuals develop a heightened awareness of their bodies and gain insight into their physical and emotional states.

06. Resilience

Supporting nervous system regulation supports the embracing of life more fully. This includes a nervous system that can move from healthy sympathetic to parasympathetic, and any combinations of the two when needed.

Better nervous system regulation

supports self-agency.

05. Interconnection & Creativity

Developing greater sensory awareness

is grounding, nourishing, if not liberating.

It enhances bodily-awareness and

self-awareness. This supports a better sense

of interconnection between self and life.

Encouraging personal growth, creativity and improved presence for the demands of life.

05. Pain Improvement

The combination of presence, attuned collaboration, compassionate touch, with meditative states, increases bodily and self awareness. A by-product can be the improvement of physical pain and discomfort. Addressing restrictions or imbalances within the soma, helps promote better fluid movement, and release of muscle tension.

02. Deep Relaxation

The attuned collaboration between practitioner and client supports

co-regulation. This promotes a deep relaxation and a state of calm in the body. Individuals enter a parasympathetic state, which supports the body's natural healing and restoration processes.

03. Compassionate Touch

Compassionate touch is a fundamental biological need. Gentle touch and attunement, fosters a heightened

sense of bodily awareness.

This increased awareness can support individuals to better recognize and address areas of tension, trauma, or imbalance within their bodies eventually leading to better self-regulation and agency.

04.Stress Management

Deep meditative states with awareness to internal movements can enhance emotional well-being and also reduce stress response by promoting greater self-awareness and relaxation. Studies have also shown lowering levels of inflammation, and stress hormones in meditators

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Benefits of Somatic Practices

Somatic practices encompass a range of approaches and techniques that focus on the embodied experience and the integration of mind, body, and spirit. These practices offer numerous benefits for individuals. Here are some of the potential benefits of engaging in somatic practices:

Meditation is a practice that involves training the mind to focus and redirect thoughts, leading to a state of mental clarity and emotional calm. The benefits of meditation are wide-ranging and have been supported by scientific research.

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Affiliated and Collaborative Organizations

NAIO International is a member of the following organizations

Our program maintains the high standards of an Approved Training Program of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Our graduates meet all requirements to become Registered Somatic Movement Educators (RSME) and Therapist (RSMT).