Life is a flowing evolutionary, emergent, and generative process. A dynamic moving expression of indivisible wholeness. We have enfolded within our biology the very wisdom that creates, nurtures, and is life.

About NAIO

NAIO™ is a holistic awareness process using somatic education principles to support well-being. Our personal selves are a microcosm of a macrocosm, a vast cosmic plenum of creative flow. A dynamic wholeness in flux, permeated by a cosmic ordering principle, an Open Order. As the earth itself, we are water-based life, in a process of Physis, Ancient Greek for Being and Becoming.

The flow of life is a continuous process of becoming, made explicit through our biology; that is the earth, nature and our bodies. Open Order can be conceived as a Matrix, with emergent coherent ordering, that is the bodily expression of being, implicit within the becoming. NAIO™ supports awareness and engagement with this process.

NAIO Practitioners procure open awareness and compassionate connection. They use gentle touch to guide clients' engagement of their experiential and sensory capacities. This supports awareness of the polyrhythmic

and varietal movements of life - organizing, conducting and maintaining lived experience. The movements are often

non-linear, spiral, wave, circular, pulsing, undulating,

fluctuating and effulgent. People often encounter a sense

of innate flow, spaciousness, relaxation and harmony.

NAIO™ supports movement awareness,

self-awareness, self-regulation, co-regulation, creativity, resourcing, reorganizing, and renewal which the underlying flow of life orchestrates.

NAIO™ brings together knowledge from diverse fields such as neuroscience, evolutionary biology, physics, philosophy, phenomenology, trauma, somatics, embryology, ecology and psychology to support the subjective

lived experience in each person.


Change is the nature of life's emergent

& evolutionary properties

~ Prue Jeffries, NAIO Founder

NAIO as a Somatic Practice

The Greek word “soma,” meaning “body” or “living organism,” encompasses the tangible and corporeal aspects of human existence. In ancient Greek thought, soma represented the vessel through which experiences, sensations, and consciousness were expressed. Somatics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses movement, therapy, and embodied awareness. In the realm of movement and therapeutic practices, the term “somatics” has gained prominence as an approach that delves into the holistic understanding and embodiment of the human experience. Somatics focuses on the conscious exploration and integration of the mind, body, and spirit.

NAIO is a way to orient with the immanent ordering movements of existence and engage generative living processes that support a greater sense of well-being.

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).