Judy Thompson, C-IAYT, RYT500, AYT

Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist & Educator

732-389-0697 Extension: 805

Location: Eatontown (Main Office)

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. 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 for Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, and Nikki Meyers of Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.

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 nada yoga, found through Lifeforce Yoga, meditation, found through iRest Yoga Nidra, elements of Ayurveda wellness, and creative art-making. She uses tools and resources from these practices and approaches to maintain her own inner balance.

Judy’s teachings aim to be multi-sensory and are available to all. She believes that it takes only a moment of willingness from the space of the heart to create a shift towards lightness and ease. From darkness, this lightness can expand, and as one practices and engages one’s self through movement, meditation, mantra, mudra, breathwork, lifestyle, and intention, the subtleness of our true self emerges as light itself.

Services provided by Judy

  • Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Support (Anxiety, Depression, Trauma)
  • Integrative Support in Tapering off Medications
  • iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Helping Clients Create a Self-Care Toolbox
  • Lifeforce Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
  • Partner Yoga for Couples with Intentional Touch and Thai Yoga Stretching
  • Caregiver Fatigue
  • Emotional Freedom Technique - Meridian Tapping
  • Somatic Body Sensing
  • Reiki Energy Therapy
  • Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls

Resources: Meditations & Posts