• Nina's Background and Experience

  • Nina Goradia grew up in Indianapolis with a 7 year stint out in the San Francisco bay area, where she continued her study of natural healing including Physical Therapy, Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Somatic Experiencing, Nutrition, Detoxification, and Ergonomics.  In addition to seeing SE and Nutrition/Detoxification clients online, all of these services are available in person at her private practice in North Indianapolis.  She also loves working at the Peace Learning Center teaching emotional literacy to students, teachers, parents and the community. 
     
    Read an interview with Nina in the Carmel Business Leader Newspaper to learn more (page 11). 
  • As a trained body worker, Nina's 16 years of physical therapy practice have given her experience in working with the nervous system and allowed her to develop a deep awareness of the body.   In working with her patients as well as through her yoga and meditation practices, she has developed insights into the interplay of emotion, trauma, and chronic pain.   Through her study of Somatic Experiencing, Vipassana, and Nina's own personal journey, she has been privileged to learn more about trauma, how it is stored in the body, and techniques to release this stored energy.  Nina has studied touch training and syndromal conditions (psychosomatic illness) in her advanced training in California.  She has also been an SE assistant in the Ohio training.  Nina has found that blending SE with her own personal approach distilled from her years of studying a multitude of effective trauma interventions has increased the efficacy of SE and decreased the number of sessions clients require by many fold.  

  • It is Nina's mission to share this healing work far and wide.  She has spoken at the Mental Health America Indiana Annual Symposium in June 2016 and enjoys giving professional workshops for practicing psychotherapists.  Nina has been leading workshops in local yoga studios and multiple sclerosis support groups as well as teaching SE yoga fusion classes at the Charis Center for partially hospitalized patients healing from eating disorders. 

    She has taught on Somatics in the Blooming Life Yoga Studio & School Yoga Teacher Training Program in Zionsville, IN.  She also spoke at the Indiana Annual Recovery Month Symposium in 2016 with behavioral health and addictions professionals, certified peer recovery workers, and criminal justice professionals to further raise awareness about the benefits of Somatic Experiencing for healing addictions and behavioral issues.  

    In 2018, she spoke at the Impact of Trauma on Health and Achievement Conference at University of Indianapolis with Dr. Vincent Felitti, the landmark researcher who co-founded the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.

  • This year, Nina is helping to bring Somatic Experiencing to Sarajevo, Bosnia to aid trauma victims from the Bosnian war with the nonprofit Somatic and Expressive Arts International.  Please visit them at seartin.org for more information and if you are interested in donating to these efforts.  

    In addition to trauma recovery, Nina is fascinated and passionate about the role of diet and detoxification in the manifestation of our emotions as well as overall physical health.  She studies with Dr. Robert Morse ND, who has helped thousands of people heal their illnesses through diet and detoxification.  She incorporates his method of nutritional and detoxification consultation in her practice to provide comprehensive care. 

    Nina is known for her heartfelt desire to help and attention to detail.  It is her mission to assist those who are seeking relief from trauma and facilitate a much lighter kind of existence in one's daily life.  She looks forward to working with you either in person, on the phone, or online if you live far from Indianapolis.   Please feel free to book a 15 minute complimentary consultation to speak with Nina to get an idea whether SE may be of benefit for your personal situation.  May you live in peace!

  • Experience

    Peace Learning Center:

    In addition to her private practice, Nina works as a trauma specialist at Peace Learning Center, a nonprofit here in Indianapolis.  She is co-designing the emotional resiliency education program used by PLC in schools across Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  She gives workshops and trainings to students (Pre-K through grade 12), youth facilitators, teachers, and parents to educate them about trauma and emotional intelligence in working with children as well as in doing their own work in interpersonal relationships. 

    This is a real dream come true for her, as she has always felt that there should be a class in school called "Emotions."  As we teach our youth that they can find their happiness from within through emotional regulation, we can aim for a less reactive and more peaceful society.  This also saves youth several years of therapy and suffering by learning these techniques early on, when they have limited cultural conditioning, and can reap maximum benefit.

    Education:

    Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1998 - 2002

    Avalon Art and Yoga Center, Palo Alto, CA, 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification, 2006

    Back School of Atlanta, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, 2007
     
    Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Trained at SE Trauma Institute, 2011 - 2014
     
    Vipassana Meditation, 2015 - Present (3 individual 10 day retreats, 3 individual 3 day retreats)
     
    Current Student of Dr. Robert Morse ND at International School of Detoxification (for Certification as Detoxification Specialist), 2017 - 2018
     

    Licensure: 

    Indiana Licensed Physical Therapist  

    Professional Certifications and Continuing Education

    Somatic Experiencing Practitioner: Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Boulder CO

    Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist: Back School of Atlanta

    Certified Yoga Instructor: Avalon Art and Yoga Center, Palo Alto, CA

    Physical Therapy Specialized Trainings:

         Graston Technique Certified since 2003

         CPR Certification –American Heart Association

         Folsom Physical Therapy: Manual Therapy for Lower Cervical and Thoracic Cage Pathology

         Great Lakes Seminars: The Basics of Sacroiliac Motion

         North American Seminars: A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation 

         Great Lakes Seminars: Applied techniques of manual therapy – Mobilization of the Cervical       and Thoracic Spine and Ribs. 

         Cross Country Education: Myofascial Release Clinical Applications 

         PESI Healthcare: Sports Medicine by Dr. Pierre Rouzier

         Kinesio Taping KT1 & KT2 fundamental and intermediate by Karen Woodbeck, MSPT, CKT1

         California Education Connection: Using Yoga Therapeutically (Combining with PT)

         Stanford University: Spanish for Medical Professionals

         American Physical Therapy Association: Clinical Instructor Credentialed