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’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 yoga, mantra, meditation, elements of Ayurveda wellness, and creative art-making.
Through her own journey navigating wellness, Judy created Sakala School of Integrative Teaching, with the vision to elevate the clinical model of care through integrative teachings. Created specifically for mental healthcare and education professionals, Sakala School’s Witnessing Beauty Yoga Teacher Training program aligns with trauma-informed methodologies that emphasize principles of neuroscience and ancient philosophies, while focusing on the domains of post-traumatic growth.