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Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez

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My Credentials

  • SEP, LMT

Gloria Gonzalez

San Diego, California, United States

I've been teaching Nia for over 30 years. 1989 I met Debbie and Carlos at Rancho La Puerta when they taught "Nia Week".  As Founder/CCO of Eight Elements West, an Institute for Somatic Movement and Integrative Wellness, my aim became to build a Nia community in San Diego.    

If you come to dance in class with me and long time Nia students, you will be welcome with open arms.  In my 8am Monday morning class I've taught for 26 years, called Nia Soma, we learn the power of self-healing through self-mastery and collective empowerment. To self-heal is to clear accumulated stress, trauma, and tensions developed in early-life relationships, and to restore physical/emotional balance.

I am certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Visceral Manipulation Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist - this means I like working with Nia's "Your Body's Way".   What is it YOUR body wants to express, release, experience, build, let go of?   We have the opportunity to be so much more healthy if we let the body speak.  

And, as a graduate of the Univ. of Maryland magna cum laude B.S. in Kinesiology, I also enjoy teaching "The Body's Way".   Understanding how the body works in anatomy, physiology, structure and design, is part of the commitment to self-mastery.  It moves you higher on the path of wellness.  

To add to your experience, I bring my expertise:  Massage Therapist, 30 years; Yoga Instructor, 18 years; 2nd degree Reiki practitioner, 18 years; and Certified Hypnotherapist, 18 years, Craniosacral Therapist 8 years;  Somatic Experiencing Practitioner 8 years,  Visceral Manipulation Therapist 8 years.  

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