UNWIND Yoga & Wellness 

Teacher Feature

Judy Parenti

Place of Birth: New Jersey

Favorite Color: Violet/purple, the color of spirituality. It promotes harmony, contributing to mental balance, stability, and peace of mind, which supports the practice of meditation.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Ardha Chandrasana. Half moon pose divides the body's effort equally between balance and strengthening. The lesson of this pose is to bring us to a state of perfect equilibrium only when our effort and energy is anchored in conscious intention. 

Meet Judy! Judy has been practicing yoga for more than 22 years. She brings a wealth of yogic knowledge and focused attention to her students that enhance their practice and expand their mind and bodies. Judy has been with us since we opened our doors and she is an integral part of UNWIND! Aside from her many years of teaching yoga, her specialties include Reiki, Qi Gong, and and she is a Crystals Practitioner. You can find Judy in the studio on:

 

Mondays at 7:15–8:15 PM

Wednesdays at 5:30–6:30 PM

Thursdays at 6:30–7:30 PM

 

Keep an eye out for her workshops on Yoga Nidra, Crystals, and Meditation and Reiki Circles. Her next workshop will be her Meditation and Reiki Circle workshop on Sunday, June 23 at 4pm.

Judy, how did you get involved with yoga? 

I was introduced to yoga at a very early age in the early 1970s by my step-mom. She always stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy spine as the key to life, as well as the activity of the body and the stillness of the mind. After a difficult third pregnancy and the health issues I had as a result, I knew in my heart that I could heal my body through yoga. I started a very dedicated practice over two decades ago. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

What do you like about teaching yoga?  

Being in service to others. I love teaching yoga and using every bit of energy, focus, and intuitive insight I have to create a space for healing, rejuvenating, sharing the practice, and watching transformations occur. It is a blessing, guiding students to become the best versions of themselves and hoping they are then inspired to want to share the gift of yoga.

If you had a theme song, what would it be? 

Imagine, by John Lennon.

What are some of your additional certifications? 

Reiki master practioner, Qi gong for healing, certified to teach 40-hour intensive healing course as taught by Grandmaster Tzu Kuo Shih, and certified Crystal Practioner.

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