Judi is a certified yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience, an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She has also completed the certification for Yoga for Scoliosis training with Elise. With the training she has been able to help students with Scoliosis to find better alignment, strength and self confidence through the practice of Yoga. As each curve is different so are the customized sessions. The sessions are in the privacy of her home studio so that students are able to relax and enjoy the process of learning which poses are able to best help improve posture, gain strength while cultivating confidence. Students are patiently worked with until they have a clear understanding of the poses and how to execute them at home, giving them the ability to care for their backs as needed. Through yoga the body can find a more natural and healthy balance.
I am so grateful to have the tools to help those with Scoliosis. My greatest joy is to work with young women. The pre-teen and teenage years can come with much uncertainty and growing pains. Add Scoliosis and these years can feel trying, for the teen and their parents. My goal is to not only work with this age group to give them physical tools to help their Scoliosis but also offer an encouraging and friendly environment to come to as they navigate these years. I welcome free dialogue so that the practice of yoga is welcoming and doesn’t feel like a chore or doctors appointment. Many of the girls that enter my studio look forward to our time together – as do I! It is a privilege to be a part of the lives of these young women.
It is also rewarding being able to give new hope to those that have been dealing with Scoliosis for many of their adult years. I often see men and women who have chronic pain and have a sense of hopelessness. My goal is to work with each student individually to find the poses that not only work best for their individual curve but also to find the best poses that they will most likely go to when needed. I enjoy the holistic approach as we meet together, working on not only the physical aspect of the practice but also the breath and emotional centeredness. My goal is that each student would walk away with the tools to successfully practice anytime, anywhere when they need to.
Judi Murfin E-RYT 200, Yoga for Scoliosis Certified