• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

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  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

Judi Friedman

Judi Friedman is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and a Yoga Therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been teaching since 2003. Prior to teaching yoga, Judi was a corporate attorney. After 15 years of living a very stress-filled life of practicing law while raising her two boys, Judi developed a chronic pain condition. A wise therapist suggested that she try yoga as a means to balance her life, reduce stress and decrease pain. Judi’s very first yoga experience was an Iyengar Yoga class – she was immediately drawn to the intelligence and accessibility of the method, as well as its clarity, precision and layers of possibility for self-exploration and transformation. After taking classes and practicing on her own for a few years, Judi began teaching, to share her passion for the life-changing possibilities that yoga offers.

Judi is dedicated to the principle that yoga should be accessible and safe for everyone, regardless of age, stiffness or injury. She describes her teaching style as clear, dynamic, challenging and joyful. She strives to live and teach the principles expressed in Sutra 1.33 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (as translated by B.K.S. Iyengar): “Through cultivation of friendliness, compassion, joy, and indifference to pleasure and pain, virtue and vice, respectively, the consciousness becomes favorably disposed, serene and benevolent.”

Find out more about Judi at www.yogawithjudi.com


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