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JUDY MONCRIEF

Teacher

I started my yoga journey almost 24 years ago in the most awkward downward facing dog you can imagine at a YWCA in Pennsylvania. Even though I wasn’t “good at it,” I was intrigued by the calm manner of the friend who introduced me to the practice (not to mention that this very muscular man could balance on his hands and bring each leg over each shoulder so that he looked like some kind of walking bird) that I had to discover more about this ancient mind/body/spirit practice.

From that first “Y” practice, I embraced yoga. I attended intensives and trainings focusing on the many facets of yoga, in addition to private lessons. Initially, my practice was focused on the physical benefits. I soon realized that I gained so much more—mental clarity, improved self-esteem, flexibility, endurance—resulting in a greater sense of personal peace.

I became Anusara 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified in 2008 at Kula Yoga Shala with Scott Feinberg in Jupiter, FL, followed by a 200-hour training in 2012 with Mark Stephens at Eugene Yoga in Oregon. I opened Flowing Grace Yoga studio in Joseph, OR in 2012 but decided to return to Florida where I taught at Kula Yoga Shala and other studios. I’ve been teaching consistently since 2008 and enjoy sharing my practice with the communities in which I’ve lived. I am blessed and grateful to be able to share my yoga practice with the many souls I have met on the mat.