*Hamsa SpagnolaC-IAYT, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.
Judi/Hamsa Spagnola, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, T.R.M., is Integral Yoga certified and has been teaching various styles of Yoga for more than 40 years with compassion and an open heart. She has also been teaching both Chair and Mat Yoga Classes for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York and in New Jersey for 30 years.
Since there were no adaptive yoga books in the early 1990’s, teaching Yoga to people who were disabled, elderly, or had physical limitations was done purely instinctively and with loving care and caution. Due to this need, and with the blessing of Integral Yoga, Judi/Hamsa pioneered and created the Adaptive Gentle/Chair Yoga Teacher Training certification program and Adaptive Training Manual to teach the Yoga Teachers how to adapt, adjust and accommodate the students no matter their limitations.
Hamsa also offers in-depth workshops on the Chakras, what they are, how they affect us both physically and emotionally, what yoga postures can be done to strengthen the Chakras. She also teaches stress management and meditation classes.
Judi/Hamsa is a Traditional Reiki Master who teaches the various levels of Reiki and offers private Reiki sessions throughout New York and New Jersey. She is an Interfaith Minister of Spiritual Healing and an active member of IYTA, Yoga Alliance, and IAYT.
Amy Daya EberhardtMPH, LMT, CYT
Amy Daya Eberhardt has been certified by the Integral Yoga Institute to teach Hatha levels I and II; Adaptive Yoga, and Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga. She teaches anatomy and physiology in the Yoga Teacher training program at the Integral Yoga Institute. Daya holds a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Columbia University. She graduated from The Swedish Institute and is a New York State Licensed massage therapist (LMT). She practices Reiki at level
two. For over 6 years she worked as an integrative health practitioner at NYU Langone Health where she was a member of the pioneering Department of Integrative Health Programs. Daya worked with patients of every age and background at the hospital, as they healed or as they died. The highlight of her work there was serving on the pediatric palliative care team and providing Reiki to infants in the NICU as well as to children under palliative care.
In the last few years, there has been a sweeping movement of Adaptive practices to help bring the teachings of Yoga to all populations. The beautiful message to students is to “come as you are,” and, as teachers, we want to be ready to serve them. The Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training course prepares you, the teacher, to adapt, adjust, and accommodate the traditional Yoga class so that students of any age, shape, ability, or disability may enjoy the Hatha Yoga experience safely and comfortably.
During the Open House, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our trainers, learn more about what makes Integral Yoga Adaptive Teacher Training so special, and ask any questions you may have about the program.