Nina Horne is a meditation teacher with a twenty-five year practice of meditation and somatic mindfulness experience, and has spent more than 3 months in silent retreat. Originally seeking out yoga and meditation as a tool for managing panic attacks, Nina experienced the transformative power of calming the mind to calm the body, which led to studying and receiving training in a wide range of trauma-informed somatic healing practices, including somatic experiencing, EMDR, reiki, energy work, guided imagery, yoga, massage therapy, shamanic journeying and conscious dance. She’s known for her deeply grounded presence and heart-based teaching style.
Her two decades of studying early Buddhist texts and other wisdom teachings grounds her approach in contemplative traditions from around the globe. In her professional life, Nina has served as a policy strategist for organizations like the U.N. and the White House, and is the founder of a national venture focused on building healthier teens and happier families. At home, Nina loves backcountry camping, leads women’s circles and ceremonies, and volunteers as an energy healer to underserved women living with cancer at an Oakland-based integrative clinic.