For as long as I can remember, I have always had a desire to help others heal. In 2015 after a running injury, I pushed pause and began to practice yoga to heal myself. I quickly knew, this was my path to help others! The practice of yoga excited me and my own injuries were healing in the process. In my heart I knew I wanted to be a yoga teacher.
Later that year, I took a chance and began my journey to become a yoga teacher. My path lead me to begin teacher training with Dina Lang at Santosha Yoga in Portland, OR. In 2016 I received my RYT-200, the initial certification for a Yoga Teacher recognized by Yoga Alliance, and immediately began to teach. Later, in 2016, after learning that a friends daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis, I sought the instruction of Elise Browning Miller, in order to learn how help her deal with her scoliosis through a yoga practice. After a six month practicum, in April of 2017, I finished my certification. I then went on to teach many students, including my friends daughter, to heal emotionally and physically through a yoga practice specifically designed for scoliosis. Since then, I had a desire to learn more and dive deeper into my practice as well as hone my skills as a teacher. In 2019 I complete the Masters Teacher Training, R-YFMT 500 with Yoga Faith.
With my combined experience of more than 2000 teaching hours and training in yoga for scoliosis, I was invited to contribute to Yoga Faiths’ Yoga Therapy Program in the area of yoga for scoliosis as well as yoga for seniors. I also had the privilege to teach at the Yoga Faiths’ Masters Teacher Training in Tacoma, WA., co-teaching with Michelle Thielen and MaryAnn Sanders to teach 33 beautiful teachers in Tacoma WA.
What excites me as a teacher is watching others find joy and peace through a yoga practice. I love helping others find postures that work in their unique bodies. As no two people or curves are the same, so no two practices should look the same either. We all have unique stories, lifestyles, goals and curves. With my experience, I am confident that an individually designed yoga practice can change the quality of your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Together we can create a practice, to find health and healing one day at a time. I look forward to co-creating a practice that works for you.
Individual Yoga for Scoliosis sessions, designed uniquely for you. By appointment.
Judi Murfin ER-YFMT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher
Owner, Aanaa Yoga LLC