Judi took her first yoga class in the mid 90’s: it was love at first Savasana. That day, yoga planted a tiny seed that developed deeper roots over 15 years of exploring, and practicing various styles including Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Kundalini.
She studied with the iconoclastic Kelly Morris graduating from her Conquering Lion Yoga Teacher Training with her Yoga Alliance certification 300 hours RYT. She completed her prenatal training at Lila Yoga and Wellness Center with one of NYC top prenatal teachers, Mia Borgata and with the holistic midwife and ob-gyn, Dr. Eden Fromberg. Judi is also a certified holistic doula having been trained by Whapio.
She has taught at studios throughout NYC including, Upper West Side Yoga, Devi Yoga Studio, Asali Yoga, Bread and Yoga and Mind Body Soul Yoga. She is very excited to be expanding into the beautiful Westchester Yoga community and working with her friend and fellow Conquering Lioness, Dee Yergo at Prana Yoga & Meditation.
Judi is also a certified Reiki 2 practitioner, having been attuned and studied with Reiki Master Christine Hier, and continuing to study with Reiki Master Allanah Luna, all in the lineage of Mikao Usui. She is an advocate of the power of energy healing modalities and alternative medicine as a compliment to traditional medicine and is part of the wellness staff at Community Health Network of New York, where she teaches yoga, meditation and provides her services as a Reiki practitioner.
She believes in a dedicated meditation practice and that yoga is a powerful tool for self exploration which we can use to cultivate healing, freedom, peace and joy. Her public classes often work with asana themes which are explored through breath, intention, lines of energy and effort and ease. She often incorporates yoga philosophy or poetry for inspiration.
Her private offerings are tailored to the student's individual needs ranging from beginner to advanced, and for the pre-natal and post partum-student.