JUDE SMITH is an Interfaith Minister, spiritual teacher, and energy healer. A teacher at heart, she sees the commonality of the world's spiritual and wisdom traditions, and her passion is to lead others to their fullest experience of self-expression, as she supports them in discovering their own spiritual paths, languages, and understandings.
Jude is the Executive Director of the CENTER FOR AUTHENTIC LIVING, an organization committed to reminding people who they are, and to providing the tools to live from that higher place. Jude regularly facilitates private and group programs geared towards spiritual awakening. Jude is also an active ceremonies officiant, crafting customized ceremonies that capture life's transitions in ways that are sacred, elegant, meaningful and transformative.
Jude holds degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from SUNY Albany, a Masters Degree in Education from Pace University, and received her ministerial training at the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Jude is a certified Crystal Dreaming shaman, practitioner and teacher, personally trained by founder Raym Richards in advanced healing techniques, shamanic journeying, and past life regression, and regularly travels throughout the US and Canada teaching her work. Jude is also an Ignite Your Spirit (IYS) Therapist, a sophisticated Reiki-like modality, bringing over 400 hours of supervised clinical experience to her work.
Jude is motivated by her yearning to know more and a thirst for living life fully, followed by a desire to then share what she has learned - in ways that are experienced, not just understood. Jude is deeply moved by the strength and beauty of her students, and her desire is for others to see themselves through her eyes..