Tutor: Judy Hirsh Sampath
Date: 21st February 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
About Judy Hirsh Sampath
During an intensely emotional period in her life, Judy came to a profound insight through receiving yoga therapy. When she asked herself "what would happen if I focused on what is right with me instead of trying to fix what is wrong with me?” Judy has been exploring ways into the body’s wisdom ever since.
As a yoga therapist and educator, she engages health seekers, truth seekers and wisdom holders in becoming experts in themselves - to find their own answers, to make wise choices, to stress less and to feel good physically, mentally and spiritually.
Judy Hirsh Sampath says ‘We all face situations where we feel overwhelmed by events in our lives. Personal situations can create chronic stress, feelings of confusion, negative internal dialogue and overwhelming sadness which can take hold of our spirit, mess with our mind, and get stuck in the body.’ Judy believes that yoga can have positive effects on how we view our own reality and meditation is key. ‘All the knowledge we need is buried deep inside ourselves and yoga practices can help us to uncover what we have forgotten, to connect, restore our health and heal ourselves.’
Founder of Yoga Headspace, and co-founder of Yoga United, Judy brings a creative mix of yoga-based practices to engage health seekers of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own head space and inner wisdom. She has delivered yoga, meditation, embodied mindfulness and yoga therapy in health spas, offices, schools, mental health & fertility settings in group and 1-2-1 in person and online. She is consistently amazed by the magic that happens on the mat and how it transitions into life.
Judy Hirsh Sampath is a senior yoga teacher, and yoga therapist working in north London and South India since the turn of the century, a milestone for her in changing career from a stressful TV career, to a spiritual calling into service through yoga.
She holds The British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma, teaches the BWY Foundation course, and modules in yoga therapy, and restful sleep. She is on the faculty of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in the US and a qualified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). She has also completed courses in NLP, Shamanic journeying, and Art Therapy.
When she’s not working, she enjoys bootcamp and chocolate, not in equal quantities but working on balancing the two!
This experiential workshop guides teachers, therapists and carers to think less, and to tune into the body more, to access the wisdom within, to befriend it, to listen and trust it. Judy believes that this powerful, compassionate and sensitive approach is the gateway to healing the body, mind and spirit, and insightful experiences can lead to liberation as well as create a steady foundation for yoga teaching and yoga therapy. Judy will not prescribe one ‘style’ of yoga but will offer a range of practices that start with the physical body as an entry point to a deeper understanding of Self. Judy believes that this renewed realization can create a generosity of spirit which can override stress, bring courage to explore difficult emotions and a troubled mind, and tap into creativity, joy and success.
It has certainly helped her to live a healthier, richer and more joyful life. Maybe it will work for you too.
What to expect
Judy will guide you through warm ups, asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation. She will facilitate enquiry on how to incorporate embodied mindfulness into yoga classes, the difference in the roles of a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist, how to liberate ourselves as teachers and offer self agency to students. There will be a yoga therapy demo, time to discuss, share experiences, Q&A and information on The Yoga United Education diploma in Yoga Therapy in 10 modules which starts with BWY quality-assured foundation module 1: The Essentials.
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