TEACHING STAFF

Judy Thompson

CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST (C-IAYT), EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER 500 (E-RYT 500), AYURVEDIC YOGA EDUCATOR, REIKI MASTER, LIFELONG ARTIST

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers and teachers in the fields of research, neuroscience, social work, and yoga will be invited to share and present components of the Yoga teacher Training curriculum during each cohort.

Judy Thompson, MSc

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 (E-RYT 500)
Ayurvedic Yoga Educator
Reiki Master
Lifelong Artist

Judy’s background includes a Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine, a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Ayurvedic Wellness Practices, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Yoga Therapy.  She incorporates integrated modalities as she works with clients to create their own toolbox of healing and self-care. Judy specializes in working with clients diagnosed with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, and self-harm, and she works to help the client rebuild their sense of ‘self’ as an aspect of permission and self-empowerment that functions beyond trauma, history, or the use of medication. Judy’s approach is to offer multi-sensory therapy that presents the client with a harmonious and naturalized approach that motivates an intuitive level of restoration and healing. 

Judy’s path with healing and wellness evolved following traumas in her youth and young adult life. At age 12, she was injured in an accident that resulted in the fracture of her cervical vertebrae, and she began a life-long practice of stabilizing physical injury with physical pain. As a young adult, she was diagnosed with a congenital condition that sympathized her body into a constant state of Tachycardia. These two precedents created a way of being that was unexplainable and challenging to accept. Her field of awareness expanded outside of the constraints of anxiety and trauma through the use of nada yoga, mantra, meditation, elements of Ayurveda wellness, and creative art-making. She uses tools and resources from these practices and approaches to maintain her own inner balance.

Judy’s teachings aim to be multi-sensory and interweave the use of creative constructs. She believes that it takes only a moment of willingness from the space of the heart to create a shift towards lightness and ease. 

Professional Credentials

Additional Licenses & Certifications

  • iRest Yoga Nidra, Lv 2 Meditation Teacher
  • Non-Violent Communication Practitioner
  • Reiki Master
  • Clinical Hypnosis Certified
  • Advanced Mindfulness: The Art and Science of Self-Compassion
  • Yoga of 12 step Recovery Teacher
  • Warriors at Ease Teacher, Lv 1
  • Lifeforce Yoga for Anxiety & Depression, Lv 1 Teacher
  • Little Flower Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids, Lv 1 Teacher
  • PHR, Professional in Human Resources
  • Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance

education background

  • Master of Science in Yoga Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Wellness & Alternative Medicine
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ayurvedic Wellness Practices

I believe it takes only a moment of willingness from the space of the heart to create a shift towards lightness and ease. From darkness, this lightness can expand, and as one practices and engages one’s self through movement, meditation, mantra, mudra, breathwork, lifestyle, and intention, the subtleness of our true self emerges as light itself.