Judie and Ali encourage you to practice yoga regularly, adapting asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), relaxation (rest), meditation (single-pointed focus) and mantra (chant) techniques to suit your individual needs.
Judali Yoga welcome all ages, abilities, faiths and genders to their hatha yoga practice.
They broadly follow in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, who taught many influential yoga teachers including Iyengar, Patabi Jois, Desikachar and Scaravelli amongst others, who were primarily responsible for popularising yoga in the West. Ali says "We feel closest to Desikachar who encouraged each individual to personalise their own yoga practice"
Judie and Ali have both completed the 500 hour Yoga Scotland Teacher Training Course, covering anatomy, philosophy and hatha yoga practice and they continue their on-going training with a diverse range of tutors.
Judie has been teaching hatha yoga since 2006, and also qualified as an aerial yoga instructor with Aerial Yoga Edinburgh in 2014. When she's not practising hatha or aerial yoga, she can be found creating small museum quality archaeological replicas for a lovely local pottery called Potted History.
Ali has been teaching hatha yoga since 2004 and was a tutor on the Yoga Scotland Foundation Course from 2011 - 2020.
They both continue to study, learn from, and be inspired by all the individuals they work with, both teachers and students - and they offer their deepest gratitude and respect to all.
Having practiced yoga regularly together for over 30 years, they speak from personal experience when they encourage you to develop your own personalised daily yoga practice, while attending regular weekly yoga classes, and most importantly for best results, sustain both over time because the benefits are enormous!
"Remember that yoga is a practice of observing yourself without judgement."
Enjoy Judali Yoga
"One day I sat in the woods, which I found to be stunningly different than walking ‘through’ the woods.
And in the sitting, the woods jumped to life with a spirited activity that I had scarcely ever seen or known to exist.
And as I sat there turning this way and that in order to draw it all in, I thought that it was not the woods coming alive.
Rather, it was me coming to a halt."
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Click on the lotus flower image below to download and listen to a free YOGA NIDRA guided relaxation.
Caution: Listening to this download will relax you.
It should not be played in any situation that requires you to be alert, such as driving a vehicle, or operating machinery.
Click below to see a gentle GOOD MORNING SEQUENCE.
A simple series of stretches to start the day, with your awareness focussed on your breath.
Caution: Feet are parallel, knees are slightly bent not locked, spine remains straight. Move gently with the rhythm of your breath.
Repeat 3 - 5 times to begin with. Stop and rest when you need to.
Be good to yourself
Be kind to yourself