Welcome to your next step towards health and wellbeing - I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming group integrative health coaching session, yoga class, workshop or special event!
If you are interested in working with me individually, please know that your preferences will always be held at the center of the process. When you become my client, I provide you with the support needed to find your way to optimal health, even through the most difficult health related decisions. Together we'll utilize the evidence based practice of your choice; meditation, mindfulness, yoga and/or integrative health coaching. Feel free to reach out to ask me about scheduling individual sessions (or if you are ready, click here)!
When I'm not serving clients directly, I'm working diligently to elevate the practice of patient centered care at the organizational level. I recently completed Duke's Integrative Health Coaching foundation course (I will be fully certified by Duke and through the National Board by the end of the summer of 2018) and am already working with the uninsured at The Joy Wellness Center of Shepherd's Clinic. This winter I will once again join a team at Johns Hopkins that facilitates the required Integrative Medicine course designed to allow first-year medical students to experience complimentary modalities as a way to understand the relevance of these practices to patient care. I provide them 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 as well.
It has taken many years to accomplish all of this, and three years to also become RYT500. Here are the details:
As a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Amy does her best to honor her lineage. Amy offers group yoga classes to address stress management and the most common ailments in our culture, as well as yoga-based wellness programs to address specific health conditions in compliment to care provided by healthcare professionals.
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 with Joseph & Lillian Le Page, Yoganand, Jennifer Reis, Maria Mendola and Kaelash Neels. Amy now occasionally returns to Kripalu as a faculty assistant.
Amy has a Masters, a Bachelor 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 with combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as those working in high stress environments and caregiving situations. She is currently serving those who served our country at the Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training on a weekly basis.
You can currently find Amy leading special events, workshops and ongoing yoga and meditation classes across the state of Maryland, including locations such as; her home studio, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and before Tara Brach's lectures through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC.
Amy has also offered supervised continuing education credits to nurses and social workers at the Intentional Healing Space, led workshops at the Baltimore Museum of Art and for the staff of Johns Hopkins' Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 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 teachers at locations such as Montgomery Park and 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!"