Judy Watkins, RYT200, is a certified Stone Yoga teacher and registered National Yoga Alliance instructor. Yoga called her to the mat over ten years ago, and her passion for this mindful, yet powerful practice has continued to grow, sustaining and supporting her through times of challenge and triumph. She has also completed a program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., a program that deepened her appreciation of mindfulness in every aspect of our lives, and she incorporates mindfulness in her work as a yoga teacher, inviting her students to experience a contemplative way of being — on and off the mat. Daily, she tries to start and end each day with some time to acknowledge all that she is grateful for, with “an attitude of gratitude”.
Yoga and meditation have become an integral part of Judy’s life. In her teaching, she especially enjoys sharing her accessible approach to yoga, and a meditative, calm style, with those who believe that yoga may be too difficult for them, or those who are experiencing a high level of stress. Judy believes that everyone can do yoga, and that yoga and mindfulness enrich people’s lives on every level — physically, mentally and spiritually. With her unique combination of skill, detailed instruction, and quirky sense of humor, she helps each student find their optimal practice, safely and respectfully. Judy continues to study with Charlotte Chandler Stone, and is delighted to have the opportunity to bring the practice she has come to appreciate so deeply to the Stone Yoga students whenever she is called upon to teach — which she does with love, dedication, and deep caring.