Nina Be ::
Founder & Director
Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC) is the Director of MindBody Centering Yoga. She is a Somatic Psychologist, spiritual activist, yoga therapist, writer/poet, restaurateur, artist and performer, who has been mentoring, teaching, choreographing and designing wellness programs internationally for over 35 years. Her successful RYT 200/300/500/1000-hour Yoga Therapy Certification Programs of MindBody Centering Yoga are offered in Durham, North Carolina.
As the Founder of LiveGlobally, her vision of quelling children’s global poverty through the practice of mindful yoga in community has begun by supporting the building of a school in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, for the Ingrid Children Education Centre.
Pablo Robles ::
Assistant Director & International Liason
As Public Anthropologist and Digital Marketing Consultant, and now a Yogi, Pablo specializes in media outreach and organizational development, aka a professional bridge builder between taking an idea and turning into an action. His work has involved targeting healthy, sustainable habits and figuring out how to implement them in various communities in as many creative ways as possible; i.e. art, youth modules, working networks, various cultural and educational events, and yoga classes.
His passions thrives from being part of a movement that pushes for action and works together in order to motivate, engage, and listen. He believes that in order to grow and truly have compassion for all, we need to continue promoting love and inspiring sustainable habits.
Daria Drake ::
Art & Communication Director
Daria is an environmental activist, artist, designer and founder of The Durham Originals, an Eco Life Guide. She was taught at a young age about nature, interconnectedness, and non-judgement and these themes can be seen in all aspects of her life and practice.
She discovered LiveGlobally while working with nina be for MindBody Centering Yoga, and quickly went from creating occasional campaigns for the organization to being an integral part of the LiveGlobally family.
Board of Directors
Maurice Werness ND.
As a child, Maurice was broken... open. It took him a long time to realize the gift of this: it allows him the ability to feel the suffering of others. It gave him access to a resource that propelled him to a career as a professional athlete and ultimately on the journey of self healing that lead him to naturopathic medicine.
As a naturopathic physician, Maurice is tasked with the possibility of understanding forces of nature and how they might be engaged to facilitate healing. He is humbled and honored to have this privilege as a profession. And so LiveGlobally is a natural extension of his own healing.
He recently created a company, Fermanna, that seeks to bring the power of fermented nutrition to malnourished children. He lives in downtown Durham with his beloved wife, Lisa, their boy Eli Ashagre (adopted from Ethiopia, age 7, the gift of our life), two cats, and big butterball bull mastiff named Gaia.
Clare A. Stadlen
Clare is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), with over two decades of professional experience in counseling and psychotherapy. She began her career in New York City where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from The New School for Social Research and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Clare recognizes that human suffering needs to be a priority in order for all humanity to thrive, and is honored to be the Co-Chair of LiveGlobally.
Devin supports his journey as a yogi by working 9-5 as a lawyer, focusing on HR policies, ethics and compliance, and a few "odds and ends". Over his career he has worked in government, private practice, and for multi-national corporations. However, his real passions are food and travel adventures with his husband, reading on a shady porch, yoga, and making connections with people.
Katie is a nature-loving yogi with a strong enthusiasm for global health. Katie works as a Registered Nurse at Duke University Hospital. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Massachusetts, specializing in Nursing and minoring in Psychology and Community Health. Katie's zeal for traveling, combined with her dedication to global health, has led her across the globe. Her ambition to gain more knowledge and experience other cultures took her to Thailand, where she volunteered teaching English to children and adults. After happily landing at Global Breath Studios for her yoga instructor training, Katie quickly became interested in the efforts of LiveGlobally. LiveGlobally's mission to promote and inspire individual well being and sustainability parallel with Katie's core ethical values. Katie gratefully accepted to an invitation to join LiveGlobally's board of advisers. Katie will also be accomplishing a long time dream of hers to travel to Africa at the end of this year by joining other board members in a trip in to visit The Ingrid Education Centre in Kenya this December.