Place Category: Council Trainers
Judy Piazza was a part of The Ojai Foundation family for almost ten years, where she was program director, program facilitator, ceremonialist, musician, Council facilitator, and Council trainer. Her exploration into the mysteries and spirit of Council has deepened exponentially over time. She has experience with weaving Council into Rites of Passage retreats, Nature-Based Council retreats, Gender-based gatherings, music workshops, women’s groups, University retreats, staff retreats, conflict resolution, corporate groups, ongoing staff circles, and more. Her deep respect and joy in Council as practice has been grounded by her recognition that listening is an act of love, and that opening a space for sacred communication provides opportunities for individuals not often experienced in today’s world.
Judy has been recognized nationally and internationally in the field of music therapy and education for over 30 years, and has worked with youth and adults of all ages to nurture harmony, health, joy and vitality in clinical and non-clinical settings. With a BA in music therapy, her journey into the healing arts deepened exponentially as she explored and experienced indigenous wisdom in the realm of community and healing through pilgrimage, travel, ceremony, and study. In addition to playing many instruments, Judy visioned a one-of-a-kind instrument primarily for devotional music, the ‘dulsitar TM’, which became one of the top nine finalists in a 2015 international instrument design competition. Her love of nature, harmony, sound, rhythm, and life finds expression in her work with people of all ages through The Ojai Foundation and around the world.