Holistic Awareness Training



Primordia Module Overview


The Primordia module is an odyssey into the fluid nature of life, and our own bodies. Water is the medium from which life emerges, and so is essential to life. The earth is around 71% water, and our own bodies reflect this being between 50-75% water. This module explores the primordial oceanic stirrings of life. Training participants will explore watery realms of creation, from a macro earth perspective to the micro world of intra-cellular dynamism.

The primordial level of existence is the world where life emerges into form and continues to flourish. It is the beginnings of embodied existence conducted by bio-intelligence. In the Primordia wave-form is the primary conveyer, and communication occurs through movements such as vibration, pulsation and the beginnings of sensory and spatial awareness, and of sentient life.

Concepts explored include pre-nervous-system communication, unicellular and multicellular life, morphogenesis, embryology, creative life movements of the Primordia, totipotency and pluripotency.

In Primordia, the question is asked; when did sensory awareness begin? How can we perceive and experience our bodies in a different context? Can we place our innate fluid origins as primary, resonant with all life - through the communing properties of water. What generative processes begin to emerge?

Training participants will have opportunities to explore themes such as - the body as a watery primordia of communing life forms. When did sensory processes begin?

Somatic practices will support connection and awareness with concepts shared.

In this module, we learn about concepts in the origins of life through the medium of water. The Primordia.

The world of waveform and bio-intelligent orchestration. Further developing skills for being in Open Awareness,

to grow sensing and perceiving capacities, training participants will discover new ways of relating to their

bodies within a fluid context, and how to support this awareness in their clients, with Naio™



Module Objective

On completion of the Primordia module, participants will summarize and relay key concepts related to the beginnings of life emerging through water. They will demonstrate a basic knowledge of cellular life, and its communicative capacities through movements such as vibration, pulsation and sensation. They will relay the definitions of motility and mobility, that started to emerge in primordial life.

Participants will be able to convey a beginning knowledge of embryological movements and processes, as well as morphogenesis. They can also discuss the concept of

bio-intelligence within the context for Naio™. They will

also demonstrate an ongoing development of key practitioner skills needed as a Naio™ Practitioner.

Participants will grow a sensory capacity based on touch, perception, and bodily awareness of the polyrhythmic movements of life. They will have a basic understanding of the biological basis for the development of sensation, and temporal-spatial co-ordination emerging through primordial life. Using somatic education principles and awareness practices, concepts will be grounded in latest understandings in anatomy and physiology, biology,

physics and neuroscience.

The Primordia module can be taken to enhance participants who work in related fields such as somatics, psychology, bodywork, massage, meditation, and care-giving professions.

Module Type & Format

The Primordia module consists of 110-hours of multi-modal study. Consisting of the following six constituents:

  1. 5-day in-person retreat: 40-hours
  2. Online in-person classes: 20-hours
  3. Online self-paced classes: 20-hours
  4. Self-paced home study: 25-hours
  5. In-person individual salon: 2-hours
  6. In-person group salon: 3-hours

Naio™ International training programs are designed with layers of experience and learning opportunities in mind. The intention is to support people sensing, feeling and becoming deeply connected with the holistic life awareness process of Naio™.

Format summary

1. Primordia 5-day in-person retreat

The Primordia in-person retreat is scheduled over 5-days. Each day consists of 8 class hours of learning, discussions and experience. Lunch and tea breaks are included. This totals 40-hours of in-person attendance.

2. Primordia in-person online tutorials

The Primordia in-person online tutorials consist of four days (usually over 2 weekends) of 5-hour tutorials with breaks included. This totals 20-hours of in-person attendance.

3. Primordia online self-paced tutorials

The Primordia self-paced online tutorials mirror and support topics delved into for the Primordia module. Designed to support the integration of Naio™ the tutorials include awareness practices for participants. This totals 20-hours of attendance.

4. Primordia self-paced home study

Training participants are given a suggested reading list of books and also module materials. They can explore the materials at their leisure and also explore related anatomy and physiology concepts for the Primordia module. A home-study log is required of hours spent. This totals 25-hours of study.

5. Primordia in-person 1-1 salon

Training participants schedule an in-person salon with Naio™ founder and educator Prue Jeffries for each module. The salon is an open ended choice around training topics pertinent to the Primordia module and practitioner development of Naio™ . This totals 2-hours of in-person attendance.

6. Primordia in-person group salon

Primordia cohort training participants schedule an in-person group salon with Naio™ founder and educator Prue Jeffries for each module. The salon is designed as an open ended gathering around training topics pertinent to the Primordia module and practitioner development of Naio™ . This totals 3-hours of in-person attendance.

Assessment Structure

Primordia module participants are asked to complete the entire module, including home-study and submit their log hours. This includes finishing the online portal lessons and built in quizzes. Quizzes and reflective writings help educators learn how to best support you, and be aware of your assimilation of knowledge. Quizzes are not graded; they are guides and a feedback mechanism for participants and educators. 

During the practitioner path there are practicum assessments, home study, projects, reflective exercises and ongoing review of training participants with educators throughout the program's length. Requirements for graduation of the entire certification program also include the training directors ongoing evaluation of suitability throughout the program..

Module Outcome

At the completion of the module participants will demonstrate an entry competency in the following skills:

  • Understand, summarize and relay the importance of water as a medium for the emergence of life.
  • Name and describe principles of water seen in a biological basis - such as uniting, resonating, communing

and shape-shifting.

  • Relay concepts of wave-form related to primordial life.
  • Understand and describe unicellular and multicellular life.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of intracellular processes.
  • Describe primordial communication through vibration, pulsation and the beginnings of sensation.
  • Discuss the various fluid compositions of the body.
  • Discuss totipotency and pluripotency and key differences.
  • Relay concepts related to embryology and morphogenesis - generative processes.
  • Feel and perceive the body as on ongoing primordial process.
  • Demonstrate ongoing ability for being in Open Awareness. 
  • Orientate to an internal sense of wholeness, and innate fluidity.
  • Embody a connection with Open Order, the ordering field of life intelligence. 
  • Establish a compassionate and safe container based on a collaborative relationship for working with clients.

Module Prerequisites

  • Completion of the Basis Module.
  • A pre-module interview with the training director and educator is required. 
  • A complete application form including references and non-refundable application fee of $150.00 (for those who are not in the practitioner training program) with signed training agreement.
  • The full payment of module fee $1250.00 is to be received no later than 30-days prior to the start date of the module. The time period may go to 60-90 days for overseas module training.

Module Fees

The entire 110-hour module costs $1250.00 USD.  

This includes access to the online learning portal for the module and also training materials. Fees may vary in different global locations outside the USA to accommodate cost of living indexes, and also travel costs for educators.

Credentials Offered

Module participants are expected to complete the entire six constituents of the Primordia module even if they do not wish to follow the Naio Practitioner Training Program. 

Module participants who finish the entirety of the six constituents of the Primordia module will receive a Certificate of Completion.

A Certificate of Completion for the Primordia module is a prerequisite for studying further modules of Naio™, and one of the prerequisites for entering the Naio Practitioner Path.

Additional Information

  • Module written materials will be provided as well as access to the online study portal.
  • There will be additional readings and book purchase or borrowing suggestions for the module. The reading list will be provided on signing up.
  • In-person retreat portion of modules please bring your own massage tables, bolsters, sheets, and blankets. 
  • Bring a notebook and pens for taking notes or equivalent.
  • Please be aware of personal body hygiene, refrain from perfumes or scents, dress in comfortable clothing and bring your own food, and snacks.
  • Please bring your own face-masks and sanitizers. 
  • In-person Online Seminars – you will need a computer with access to the internet and a quiet space.
  • Please respect the cohesiveness needed for a module and attend all six constituents. Participants understand that if they do not attend all six module constituents they will not receive a certificate of completion. They also will not receive a refund or discount. 
  • The module online tutorials are accessible for 12-months only for module participants. People that enter the Naio Practitioner Training Program will have extended access throughout their training.
  • Module hours are 50-minute hour with 10-minute breaks, that can be taken accumulatively.

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).