Judith is widely recognized as a pioneer in the art and science of kinetics for her discovery of the Aston® Paradigm
and creation of many forms of movement training, bodywork, fitness programs and ergonomics included in Aston® Kinetics
Her Acute ability to “see” and to train others to see, move and feel established her discipline of bodywork and movement professionally. Judith’s highly developed skills allows her to use her insights to problem solve and create unique sessions, or program designs for a multitude of categories: individuals, groups, corporations.
Early in her career, from 1963 to 1972, Aston taught movement, physical education, and dance for performing artists and athletes at Long Beach Community College. In 1968, at the request of Dr. Ida Rolf, she developed the movement education program for Rolfing SI and taught this program until 1977.
Among her accolades, Judith has been honored by the Association of Humanistic Psychology for her work as a Somatic Pioneer, 2006 National Office of Aging – Best Practices in Health Promotion Award, 2008 AMTA President’s Award for Distinguished Service, plus several awards from the World Massage Festival. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist with International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
She was in a documentary with Emilie Conrad for the Moving Legends: dancers who created somatic systems. She was a charter member in the Nevada Inventor’s Association.
She has many interviews by leaders in the field of Somatics. She is the author of Moving Beyond Posture—In Your Body on The Earth, and the newly released: Aston® Postural Assessment: a New Paradigm for Evaluating Body Patterns.