A pioneer and visionary of Women’s Surfing, Prue Jeffries spent two decades traveling the world on the Association of Surfing Professionals
World Championship Tour, now known as the WSL (World Surf League). Known for her graceful, flowing and stylish surfing. She was a former #6 in the World, a dual Silver Medalist of the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games (Olympic prototype for surfing), Winner of Margaret River Masters and Finalist at Bells Beach. Prue has paddled outrigger canoes in estuaries and open ocean long distance races such as the Na Wahine O Ke Kai, Molokai to Oahu and Hamilton Island Cup. She blends both these backgrounds together with Stand Up Paddling, which she has been engaged in since its inception.
She has taught surfing, SUP individually and in groups for 15 years. She also volunteered helping children with terminal cancer, brain injuries, paralysis, trauma, autism, and rare neurological diseases to surf since 2008, including with surf therapy dogs in the early days of development.
She has been using the healing potential of nature and water through surfing, paddling, walking and swimming for over 30 years. Prue is also a
published writer, editorial consultant, founder of a women’s clothing company, brand ambassador, event producer, and filmmaker.
Being with the ocean, nature and the creative flow of life informs Prue deeply. She has spent many years as a practitioner and guide supporting people with self-awareness and embodiment. Prue blends experiential knowledge from her affinity with nature, water, and movement, an understanding of the body from her athletic career, training in somatic and body-centered approaches with extensive life experiences and personal contemplative practices in order to guide and support people for wholeness, well-being and unity. She is deeply passionate about
the transformative potential of nature, in particular water. Prue has lead retreats in places such as San Diego, Mexico, Zion National Park, Utah,
Mt. Shasta and Malta.
Prue is a Continuum Teacher, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Teacher, Master Somatic Movement Educator (MSME/T), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®) and has created a holistic life awareness process called NAIO™. She has developed a somatic movement practice that she considers a form of "surfing" called Cosmocean™. She offers programs through Body Of Wonder, Somatic Education & Awareness Seminars. With Surf the Flow, she offers somatic education and retreats combining the therapeutic benefits of somatic practices, water and nature, to build resilience and increase wellness. She brings deep presence expressed in a gentle and unassuming lightness that is informed by her extensive life experiences and devotion to personal contemplative practices in order to guide and support people in connecting with nature and to a greater sense of health.
Prue Jeffries, MSME/T is the founder of NAIO Holistic Life Awareness and Somatic Education Process. She is Education Director of NAIO International that offers training programs for practitioners in NAIO. NAIO International training programs are approved by the International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association. (ISMETA)