Welcome to your next step towards health and wellbeing - I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming integrative health coaching session, yoga class, workshop or special event!
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. If you are interested in working with me individually, please know that I am trauma informed and understand both resiliency and post traumatic growth. Together we'll utilize the evidence based practice of your choice; be it meditation, mindfulness, therapeutic 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 and the concept of an integrative health team approach at the organizational level. I’ve recently become a merit reviewer of applications for funding from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
For the third year now, 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 techniques.
I also recently completed Duke's Integrative Health Coaching certification course and am already working with both nursing students and client groups at Medstar's Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd's Clinic.
After teaching and training for four years, I am now an Advanced Teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy, and have earned the Yoga Alliance 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 with Joseph & Lillian Le Page, Yoganand, Jennifer Reis, Maria Mendola and Kaelash Neels. Amy now occasionally returns to Kripalu as a faculty and program 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 and recently provided a workshop for volunteers at the Red Cross' Self Care Day.
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 League for People with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Maryland State Education Association, 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 for the staff of Johns Hopkins' Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 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 teachers at locations such as Montgomery Park 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!"