Judy came to yoga in 1998 after teaching more than 10 years of cardio fitness classes. In that first year she quickly realized that not only was she becoming a more accomplished yogi, but was also feeling more calm, focused and present in her everyday life. Judy became a yoga teacher in 2001. Becoming a yoga instructor in your mid 40’s is a curious endeavor. Surrounded by young trainees, It didn’t take long for her to realize that her body wasn’t destined to twist into pretzel shapes. Her teaching style evolved into what she could safely practice herself, and that meant approaching each pose with the intention of personal care and fun exploration.
From 2005-2007, a serious illness side-lined her sports loving life and tremendously compromised her ability to practice yoga. During that challenging time, she came to realize “it’s not about what you CAN’T do, it’s about what you CAN do”. So she set about deconstructing and rebuilding fundamental Hatha poses and developed methods to teach these modifications to her students.
Fifteen years later, she is confident there is yoga for any person at any age or stage of health. Her teaching style embraces inclusivity and accessibility and her goal is to offer moderate movement-based classes filled with poses to increase strength, and improve balance, flexibility, and agility. Equally important, Judy teaches breathing and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and add depth to the yoga practice
In 2014 she received a RYT500 certification from North Shore Yoga, with special thanks to teacher and friend Sharyn Galindo. She also has individual certifications in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Reiki. In 2015, she received certification in Yoga For Healthy Aging with Dr Baxter Belland and Nina Zolotov. In 2020, she completed the Accessible Yoga certification with Jivana Heyman.
And special recognition to Paul Dallaghan of Samahita, Koh Samui, Thailand for his personal teachings of pranayama.
There is no time of life that is too late to start Yoga. Judy welcomes you to join her on this wonderful journey
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"I don't believe in age, I believe in energy. Don't let age dictate what you can and cannot do"
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