*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.
Radha Metro-Midkiff, serves as the current Executive Director of Integral Yoga NYC.
In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a videotaped talk by IYI’s founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda, followed by an informal discussion. Although spiritual paths may diverge, the act of sharing spiritual teachings with others is inspiring and creates a solid foundation for continued practice. People of all faiths are welcome.
This is an online program.