Welcome to your next step towards integrative health and overall wellbeing - I look forward to working with you at an upcoming class, workshop or special event!
When we work together, we'll utilize the evidence based practice of your choice; be it mindfulness, therapeutic yoga and/or integrative health coaching. Please know that I am trauma informed and understand both resiliency and post traumatic growth. Feel free to ask me about scheduling individual sessions (or if you are ready, click here)!
When you become my client over the longterm, I provide you with the support needed to find your way to optimal health, through the most difficult health related decisions, including end of life care. In 2016, I received a scholarship through the New York Zen Center to attend the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium.
When I'm not serving clients directly, I'm working diligently to elevate the practice of patient centered care and integrative health at the organizational level. To that end, I’ve recently become a merit reviewer of applications for funding from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Additionally, I am a Duke certified Integrative Health Coach and am working with both nursing students and client groups at Medstar's Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd's Clinic.
For a third year, I am part of a team at Johns Hopkins that facilitates the required Integrative Medicine course designed to allow first-year medical students experience with complimentary modalities as a way to understand the relevance of these practices to patient care. I provide the students with a Kripalu yoga class tailored to their ability and then share what I would like them to know about the diverse populations I serve with therapeutic yoga techniques.
I am also an Advanced Teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy, and have earned the Yoga Alliance’s designations of YACEP, E-RYT200, RYT500. Here are the details:
As a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Amy does her best to honor her lineage. In addition to initially earning her RYT200 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Michelle Dalbec & Rudy Pierce, Amy went on to study Integrative Yoga Therapy for her RTY300 certification and occasionally returns to Kripalu as a faculty assistant while still becoming a yoga therapist.
Amy has a Masters, a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, is certified to provide CPR, is trained in Mental Health First Aid, and is certified by Yoga Warriors International in teaching yoga to those experiencing combat stress and post-traumatic stress, as well as those working in high stress environments and caregiving situations. For a third year, Amy is serving those who served our country at the Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training on a weekly basis, and subsequently was invited to provide a self-care workshop for volunteers at the Red Cross.
You can find Amy leading special events, workshops and ongoing yoga and meditation classes across the state of Maryland, including locations such as; the League for People with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Maryland State Education Association.
In the past, Amy has offered supervised continuing education credits to nurses and social workers at the Intentional Healing Space, led workshops for the staff of Johns Hopkins' Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, taught yoga before Tara Brach's lectures through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, offered public events at the Baltimore Museum of Art, taught yoga to the youth fellows in Elijah Cummings program, taught meditation to the young people learning to code at the Druid Hill YMCA, taught yoga before school at Waverly Elementary Middle School, provided restorative yoga for those involved with contemplative care at the Shambhala Center, introduced pop up yoga at the Cloisters through Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, and has substituted for other yoga teachers at locations such as Montgomery Park, Aspen Institute, and even for the Skipjacks hockey team.
Amy has two decades of experience with meditation, and various forms of yoga (including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Bikram) through her own personal practice. In addition to being a yoga enthusiast, Amy is an avid cyclist, kayaker, runner, and even a Josh Billings triathlete.
If you're still reading; see you soon, and until then, "namaste!"