Yoga and Meditation with Tom Hudson
This class is based on the book, 'Meditation for Your Life' by Robert Butera, PhD. Each class will include gentle movement and stretching, yoga philosophy, sharing, journaling and up to 30 minutes of meditation. Please note that building up to a 30 minute meditation practice can take time. During the meditation, if you become uncomfortable, you are always welcome to move, journal, or lay down.
Return home with an increased sense of peace and equanimity and a little more mindful of your daily stressors with tools to help reduce them.
Tom was first introduced to movement training at the age of 4 when he started to box. In a few years, boxing led to martial arts, where he began to teach at age 16. Tom then studied Kenpo, Taekwondo, Shorin-Ryu, Krav Maga, and other disciplines - all requiring intense focus and dedication.
In addition to martial-arts, Tom has competed in powerlifting, CrossFit, and taught wilderness survival. The abuse and intensity his body took during these competitive endeavors led him on a journey to find a movement practice that was more gentle to his body, while also presenting rewarding challenges. In 2010, Tom started to study yoga and discovered a classical Hatha style yoga studio that spoke to his passion for meditation, provided gentle movement, and with a focus on philosophy.
Outside of movement, Tom has worked in the corporate world as a technology innovation and efficiency strategist for over 2 decades and has lived in Europe, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Michigan, and New Hampshire. Through his love of travel, technology, and leadership, Tom understands what it means to work in a fast-paced, demanding career and the importance of a self-care routine.
Today, Tom teaches yoga and meditation and leads people to reconnect with nature through mindful outdoor experiences. Tom is an RYT-200, a certified Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, a Chopra Center Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher, and a Reiki master/teacher. He is continuing his education to obtain his RYT-500 through the YogaLife Institute of New Hampshire.