Jude has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. It was in 2008, however, that he stumbled into his first Mysore Ashtanga class in Louisville, Kentucky and was hooked. He has maintained a daily ashtanga practice since then.
In 2012, he began assisting his teacher, Laura Spaulding. In 2012, he also made his first pilgrimage to Mysore, India to study under R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). Over the years, Jude has studied with Nancy Gilgoff and has done intensives with certified teachers David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor.
In January of 2016, he received authorization to teach from Sharath. In 2017, he relocated to the Jacksonville area and began a Mysore program at Lotus Yoga. In 2018, he returns from his sixth trip to Mysore to continue with the program’s second year.
Jude strives to teach as he has been taught and loves sharing the traditional method and beauty that is Ashtanga.