About Me

My name is Judie.  I began this blog in 2008. When I first started blogging, my career was focused on writing about health, wellness and fitness. I wrote two health columns for a popular hyperlocal news site. I also wrote for other website sand magazines. One of my editors called me a suburban seeker since I was constantly covering new forms of healing modalities.

Since then, my passion in health and wellness expanded. I graduated from a Yoga Alliance 300 hour yoga teacher training program in September 2011. I became certified to teach children’s yoga and have taken various specialized kids yoga trainings. When I returned home from a spiritual pilgrimage to India in October 2012, I realized that I did not want to teach adults and decided to focus on teaching yoga to kids. I feel my skills best serve this community.

My interest in energy work has also expanded. I am now a Reiki Master Practitioner. I am also attuned to SunPoint and Kundalini Reiki energy. I continue to cover health and wellness topics for magazines and online sites. I’m always looking for new writing opportunities.

I’m a mom of two daughters and a perfect wife (yeah right!). I’m a born and raised New Yorker living in a NJ burb. I love the color purple, lemon bars and exploring different spiritual paths. I am very, very lucky and feel so grateful for all the great and not so great things that have been in my life.

You can learn more about me at my website, Judie Hurtado.




5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Judie, I left you another comment on your blog but then left the site to search online for lululemon. My sis fought breast cancer and became a Lulu clothing fanatic when she started taking yoga classes as part of her healing process. I’ve seen the clothes and LOVE the jackets but can’t seem to find a store online. Do you know of an online store?

    By the way, you are an awesome writer. I am so glad you found my blog! Please check out my REAL blog at http://everythingnorder.com — muffintopless is just my weight loss blog and I haven’t spent much time on it.

    — Carole

  2. Hi Judie, I didn’t know how else to get hold of you but I know you are a Yoga fan and so I thought you might be interested in the following program that has just launched in NYC – Passport to Prana.

    With hundreds of Yoga classes and studios all over the city, it’s hard for New Yorkers to try them all, or even find the right one. The new program allows yoga newbies or yogis a chance to try out at least 30 different studios and classes with a single passport to Om. Not only does the passport give access to studios in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, it’s only $30. With some yoga classes as much as $18, this is great news for anyone interested in discovering yoga for the first time or expanding their knowledge of different Yoga styles.

    If you would like to try the passport or would like info about Passport to Prana in New York, please drop me a note at vjhorwell@gmail.com or you can go to the site directly – http://www.passporttoprana.com.

    Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you – Vanessa.

  3. Hi Judie – I love your “True Color’s article on Barista Kids. I left a comment, here it is:

    I grew up in a small beach town in Massachusetts. Diversity was defined as Portuguese, Cape Verdean or not. I always felt mixed, never soley white. Yet, when the conversation came up with my family I would always here the comment, “What does it say on your birth certificate.” OK. But this skin isn’t that white!!! Besides, the birth cert. reflected the results of the paper-bag test. Anyone familiar with this one? When you were born, if you were darker that a paper bag, black was written. If you were lighter than a paper bag, white was written. Judie thank you for sharing, and love all the comments too. Namaste.


  4. Melody, you are so sweet! I didn’t see your comment. You made my day. Thank you for taking the time and energy to post on my blog. Judie

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