Judy Thompson is a mother, wife, certified yoga therapist and teacher (C-IAYT), (RYT500), Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist & Educator (AYT), Reiki master, and artist.
Judy’s background includes a Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Ayurvedic Wellness Practices (AYT), 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 practices, skills, and resources. 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.
Through training, education, and experience amounting to over 2000 hours of therapy service with clients, Judy is humbled to be granted the achievement and credential of Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). “Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga,” International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Judy has completed training and certifications with many teachers and leaders in the field, most notably influenced by the teachings of Dr. Richard Miller with Integrative Restoration Institute/iRest Yoga Nidra meditation training, Amy Weintraub of Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, and Nikki Meyers of Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.