Y.E.S. Board Members
President: Naomi Judith
Naomi Judith is a gentle yoga expert, stress management specialist, and nationally known professional speaker who educates people on relaxation, healthy breathing, rejuvenating body stretches, weight management awareness, and how to achieve stress reduction. She is the producer of the instructional video, "Gentle Yoga with Naomi®," which features a form of hatha yoga she originated based on her classical training in 1982.
In 1991, a Daniel's Cable Television grant allowed Naomi to develop her own yoga program on cable television which, still airs today. She has been featured on national TV as well as in the Yoga Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union, Changes Magazine, and among other media. Gentle Yoga with Naomi®; has been presented in various venues including the Palms and Rancho La Puerta spas. Naomi is also the author of 108 Ways to Balance Your Weight and Health Naturally and has two Gentle Yoga MP3 programs, as well as the Gentle Yoga with Naomi®; Teacher Training Manual and the Student Manual. She is currently serving as the president of the Yoga Education Society in San Diego.Naomi has served as stress management specialist at Scripps Health in the Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and she has also been on staff at UCSD. Her private yoga practice, including classes, workshops, and private sessions is in North San Diego County. A graduate of Yeshiva University (B.A.) and Brooklyn College (M.A.), Naomi has earned yoga certifications from Sivananda Yoga-Vedanta Ashram and Ananda Yoga, as well as from the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy system. She is a member of the Yoga Education Society and the Yoga Alliance. She currently teaches in Rancho Bernardo and loves to lecture to whoever wants to hear her speak!
Vice President: Abby
Secretary: Anne Joseph
Anne Joseph, ERYT, is Director and primary teacher of YogaWell's Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 20 years. Anne is also a seasoned massage therapist, with study in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a focus on the use of yoga as Orthopedic rehabilitation and Stress management.
Anne has a compassionate, empathetic and highly perceptive style. She combines her depth of knowledge and expertise to create a challenging, yet safe and relaxing experience for all groups and individuals in diverse settings such as hospitals, athletic clubs, YMCA, acupuncture clinic, nursing facilities, and yoga studios.
Anne’s holistic approach enables her students and clients to fully experience the deeper benefits of Yoga and massage as they re-create healthy lives. Her passion is helping individuals rehabilitate injury, increase flexibility, and find a yoga class appropriate to their level of ability. She created the unique program M.Y.Therapy combining yoga with massage to introduce yoga safely to beginners.
Anne currently sees private clients for Yoga Therapy and massage. Anne holds a BA in Biology from SUNY Oswego, studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy at Mueller College of Holistic Therapies. She is a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy) and holds a board position with Y.E.S. (Yoga Education Society). She has co-authored a scientific abstract for the yoga therapy journal, IJYT. She continues to develop workshops and seminars on popular health topics for schools, corporations, and private entities.
Treasurer: Gino Grillo
Event Coordinator: Veronica Cruz
I'm a devoted follower of Yoga Well (soon-to-be-certified) helping my fellow YTT's get their certification. My devotion and dedication branches out to the Yoga Education Society promoting, planning,organizing&decorating their summer and winter parties.