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Name: Judy Banks
Work: 732 497-2177
Location: Morganville,New Jersey

Judy Banks, Stress Management & Mindful Lifestyle Coach

Chopra Certified Vedic Educator

Owner @ Balance Your Life

Originally, I had this filled out this "About Me" in a very serious, professional third person text. Then I realized that it was not allowing me to speak from the heart. 

I would like to share a bit of my story, and the reason that I became a Lifestyle Health Coach, with you, from a place of sincerity instead. 

When I look back to who I was in my twenties, I barely recognize that person. I worked on Wall Street as an Efficiency Consultant. That was back in the 70's & 80's. I worked hard, partied hard, chain smoked, and loved every minute of it. While it was all about me, Self-Care was not a conversation. Not even a little.

Life as a Parent

In the 90's, life got a bit more serious. I married, started a family and realized that I needed to clean up my act. Be responsible. I had three boys in five years and it quickly became all about them; about being a mom. 

Raising three healthy boys was the center of my life. After realizing that artificial food coloring was the root cause of hyperactivity in my oldest son, I started to do some research and educate myself. I began to pay attention the details. Feeding them a healthy, natural diet became my point of focus. Still though, my self-care was not a conversation. It was all about my family. And I loved it.

Raising Three Teenage Boys

Once I reached my mid-forties, and the boys began to go through puberty, the ride got a little bumpy. Okay, it got extremely bumpy. I went to school and became a massage therapist. When everyone around me was struggling, my boys were lining up for massages. This provided us with a way for me to help with the stress in their lives, as well as a way for me to connect with them through the power of touch. The focus was on maintaining a sense of peace in our home. 

Organically, as I approached my late forties and early fifties, life began to shift and I started to explore my life, as an individual, once again. Even though I had three teenage sons to take care of, I began to reclaim my space. 

The Fifties: A Time for Rebirth

I went back to school, and at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I expanded on the knowledge I had acquired over the years, and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. It was at this point that I realized that I needed to take better care of me. It had been a long time since I had given myself the attention that I deserved.

My Self-Care began to move into the forefront, as I realized that taking care of "me" was not selfish but necessary.

As I began to work as a health coach, I gradually realized, that in most cases, food and diet were not the root of the problem. It was the pace of our lives, our preoccupation with everything other than our own self-care, and the resulting stress, that created roadblocks.

It was also in my fifties, that I visited the Chopra Center with my husband and we both fell in love with the Mind-Body model that they shared. Over the next few years, I studied under the guidance of Deepak Chopra and the amazing teachers and guides at the Chopra Center. I completed all three teacher training programs; Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health and Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga granting me the title of Chopra Certified Vedic Educator.

The knowledge that I acquired through my studies, empowered me to create an evolution in my life and in the culture of our home. As I began to walk through life in a place of self-awareness, self-acceptance and balance everything began to shift. Our home became our sanctuary. Life slowed down and everything, quite simply, fell into place.

My Passion; My Mission

It has become my passion to share this knowledge, and to assist others to create positive and sustainable change. 

Life is complicated.

My goal is to you help break through the self-limiting boundaries that exist.

My goal is to help you create a life of peace and balance.

At Balance Your Life, I am here to help you re-create your walk through life. 

To gently guide you to push past the roadblocks that exist.

The ones that are limiting your ability to be the best version of "you". 


That's my story, what's yours?
Are you ready to commit to lasting change?


Check out our Programs, visit us on Facebook, or sign up for our Newsletter to keep in touch.

If you live in New Jersey, we have Weekly Guided Meditations and monthly Events in Morganville.


             Join us and become a part of our community!

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Me, I will respond within 24 hours!

Wishing you happiness, in your home & in your heart,

Judy Banks


I am certified in:

Primordial Sound Meditation
Perfect Health/Ayurveda
Vedic Educators
Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

Chopra Events Attended:

Journey into Healing
Seduction of Spirit
Weekend Within
Perfect Health

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Office in New Jersey

Special Events

Saturday 9:30-2:30. 1/20/2018 Primordial Sound Meditation

Event Details:

Primordial Sound Meditation in New Jersey

Mini-Retreat, Saturday ~ January 20 ~ 9:30-2:30


Life isn't always soft and easy. Instead, it is often complicated, difficult and overwhelming.

Although we cannot always control the path, we can adjust the sails and redirect how we flow through the turbulence. 

When we allow ourselves the space to step aside from the cacophony of life, we begin to reclaim our days.

Meditation offers us the ability to regain control and walk through life in a place of grace and ease.



Are you ready to create a shift in your world?

~ Join us and give yourself the gift of peace~

 Live Mini-Retreat~ Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 ~ 9:30-2:30


Special New Year offer 

Early Bird pricing until December 31, 2017- $150.00

~Register by clicking the Event Link at the bottom of the page~



Have you been promising yourself to find a way to kick past the stress in your world and create the change you need to live a peaceful balanced life?

New Jersey Mediation Primordial Sound Workshop

Are you ready to step into a powerful practice that will both soften and empower your walk through life?

Meditation can actually change the way your brain responds to the daily stress in your life.

In the very complicated and fast-paced life of the 21st century, this simple yet powerful tool will  empower you to slow down the speed of your days and take control of your life.

Developed by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon, at the Chopra Center for Well-Being, Primordial Sound Meditation is a form of meditation that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation, on our own, in the privacy of our homes. Your individualized Primordial Sound ~your personalized mantra~ is determined by the place, date, and time of your birth and represents the vibratory quality the Universe was making at the moment of your birth.

Practicing meditation on a daily basis can help you:        

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Connect with your Self at a deeper level
  • Improve your clarity &  focus
  • Reduce the pain of chronic illness
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Cope with illness & pain
  • Reduce stress & anxiety
  • Improve your overall health
  • Help with depression


Stress is not what is happening in your life. It is your reaction to what is happening. And that reaction is something that you can change.


In this program, you will:

  • Receive 5  hours of instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere
  • Learn your personalized primordial sound mantra
  • Understand how and why meditation works
  • Practice your meditation with your instructor and on your own
  • Have interactive sessions where all of your questions will be answered
  • Learn how to develop a powerful meditation practice


Class will be led by Judy Banks, Chopra Certified Master Educator

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Materials you will receive, available exclusively through this instruction include:

  • Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM) Guidebook
  • Meditation Door Hanger
  • Meditation CD lead by Deepak Chopra
  • Personal mantra based on the date, time, place of birth
  • Personalized materials from Balance Your Life
  • Certificate of completion
  • Additional gifts and materials to assist you in your practice!

Change begins when you take the first step ~ this is the first step!

 Join us and begin a practice that will change the way you walk through life!      


Chopra Center

Primordial Sound Meditation Mini-Retreat

Saturday morning, January 20, 2018 - 9:30-2:30

479 Route 79, Suite 5A ~  Morganville, New Jersey

Located at the back of the mall at V & Co. Consulting

Lunch and beverages will be served


New Year~New You- Special on Group Instruction

Special Early Bird Pricing until December 31, 2018- $150.00

~Register by clicking Event Link below to save your space~

Click here for Session Details

Rather not pay online? Questions? Contact me, I will respond with 24 hours.


You will be contacted after registration with additional details.  Hope to see you there!

*Group is limited to 8 people

Cost: $150.00

Start: 1/20/2018

End: 1/20/2018

Event Link:

Event Link: Live Primordial Sound Meditation in New Jersey

Balance Your Life at V & Co. Consulting

Address: 479 Route 79 Suite 5A, Morganville Square

City: Morganville,New Jersey

Map Details: Google Map Link