Cleo Hill

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My Credentials

  • MA

Cleo Hill

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Santa Barbara, CA, United States

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

At age 30 I had Andre, my first son that was born extremely disabled and never got a diagnosis.

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, I enrolled at 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 that I would practice on Andre and my family. There I also learned about the spiritual and emotional aspects of energy that make up our reality. I did not find a cure for Andre but I did start on my own healing path. 

This path to Santa Fe, NM. There I lived for 10 years, married Sol.  According to what I learned at Energy Mastery School, Life with it's good and bad events, ease and disease all follows a pattern. Whatever is happening in the Physical plane has a belief attached to it, an emotion attached to it and finally a learning that you ( at some deep level)  asked for- all attached to it. During my time in Santa Fe I took care of Andre from that frame of mind, lived my life from that place and through intense Emotional and deep spiritual work got pregnant of Luca at 43.

Three years after 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. Here after I had settled into a new life I realized that I had done this uprooting using my will power.  I felt alone, without  contact with Spirit or  my Deep Heart .  I had emerged from my health crisis, had supported my husband,  but 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.  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 in Santa Fe 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 of Awareness  through my own Body.  I realized the Awareness of my Body had been the missing link.  From the birth of Andre, it had all been about the Body, Embodying the Soul through the Body. The Lyme disease was a reminder for me to get back on my path of learning about embodiment.

Through Nia I have been reclaiming my relationship with my body, my femininity, my health and my connection to Spirit.   Being in my body, listening to it on a daily basis, honoring its limits has brought me to a deeper connection with myself. Being connected to myself  I can better connect with those around me. 

It is with deep gratitude that I share my learning now with others. Being a Nia teacher has enabled me to be the healer I was meant to be.

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My Locations

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Santa Barbara Family YMCA
36 Hitchcox Way,, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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Schott Center
310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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My Nia Classes

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Tuesday 10:45am - 11:45am Schott Center
310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm Santa Barbara Family YMCA
36 Hitchcox Way,, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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Friday 12:30pm - 1:30pm Schott Center
310 W. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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