Stress and Anxiety Reduction; General Well-Being; Re-Awakening 5 Senses
Nature Meditation; Nature Coaching; Forest Bathing; Guided Outdoor Mindful Experiences
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults, Artists & Creatives, Corporate Groups
BA: Skidmore College
Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide: Kripalu Center for Yoga
Certified Yoga to Grow Teacher
Certified Early Childhood Music & Movement teacher: ECMMA
Certified Child Life Specialist: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Let us heal ourselves & our world one breath at a time. A graduate of the Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide Program, Judy is a lifetime learner and practitioner of Shrinrin Yoku (or Forest Bathing). Sharing a sense of wonder and love for the land is her passion.
Judy believes deeply that we are all connected – to each other, to the earth, and to everything in between. Sitting in nature is a reciprocal relationship: the earth gives to us, and we give to her. Finding and experiencing this connection can be profoundly healing as we both give and receive and express our gratitude for such an exchange.
Prior to focusing her professional life on nature as an agent for healing, Judy was a journalist who covered local, regional, and environmental news as a reporter and news anchor in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Vermont. Using her voice in a complementary way, Judy worked at hospitals as a singer to children prior to their surgeries as a means to help them relax.
Arcady 5, Judy’s lifelong family property in Woodstock, NY, is a simple pastoral paradise overlooking the mountains and the Ashokan Reservoir. Judy’s childhood was spent walking in the woods, singing to the trees, catching frogs, finding tiny strawberries, collecting wildflowers, and building forest villages out of twigs, stone & moss. The smells and sounds of the forest always transport her back to simpler times.