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Cleo Hill

Cleo Hill

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My Credentials

  • MA, USP -Sao Paulo

Cleo Hill

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Santa Barbara, California, United States

I was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Inspired by my older son’s extreme disabilities and absolute failure of Western Medicine to help him, I decided to pursue alternative energy studies. After a long search, in 1995 I enrolled at the Energy Mastery School taught by Dr. Robert Jaffee.  At Energy Mastery School I learned about the body, how it works, it's neuromuscular connections and the energetic aspects of healing—all through hands on, daily therapy and exercises.  There I also learned about the spiritual and emotional aspects of energy that make up our reality. 

In 1997 I moved from Sao Paulo, Brazil  to Santa Fe, NM and married Solomon Hill.

Three years after my second son, Luca was born I had a serious health crash, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. My trust in Spirit was severely shaken. I was bedridden for about 3 months unable to take care of my family.  Slowly, my knowledge from EMS gave me the the insights and awareness and guidance to deal with chronic Lyme.  Using only alternative methods I was strong enough 10 months later to support my husband in his desire to follow his passion and go study photography.  We moved to Santa Barbara, CA.  After a couple of months I realized I had emerged from my health crisis, had supported my husband, had moved to another state and my daily life was full of pain and extreme fatigue and depression.

As I realized this I started searching and listening to my heart again. I began listening to what made me happy, what brought me joy.   I did a wonderful workshop about "Intuition and Exercise" and soon after, on a trip back to Santa Fe a friend invited me to a Nia class with Kelle Rae Oien. That week  I did three classes with Kelle Rae.  These classes were life changing.  Never had I felt such Joy, such presence of Spirit, such aliveness in my body.  I was moved to tears.  I did not feel fatigued, I did not feel pain when I danced Nia. I  knew that Nia had entered my life as my path back to a Joyful and embodied life.  Spirit was showing me my healing path through awareness of my own Body.  I realized that the Awareness of my Body had been the missing link.  From the birth of my first disabled son it had all been about the Body, Embodying the Soul through the Body. Then Lyme disease was a reminder for me to get back on my personal growth path of learning about embodiment - living with spirit in this body. 

Through Nia I have been reclaiming my relationship with my body, my femininity, my health and my connection to Spirit.   Nia - Moving to Heal has been one more step in this process. I now teach M2H classes 2x week to a diverse community. 


My Locations

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The Dance Hub
22 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
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The Dance Hub
22 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm
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