Welcome to your next step towards wellbeing - I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming class, workshop or special event - together we'll utilize the evidence based practice of your choice, including; meditation, mindfulness, yoga therapy and integrative health coaching.
If you'd like to dive deep, I can help you navigate your individual path to health and wellbeing. To that end I'm currently enrolled in Duke Integrative Medicine's Health Coaching program. Ask me about scheduling individual sessions (or click here)!
I've already joined 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'm also working with the uninsured at The Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd's Clinic.
You should know, that I'm an Advanced Teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy, a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Yoga Warrior, and soon to be RYT500 (only 50 hours to go!). Here are the details on all of that:
Amy studied Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph & Lillian Le Page, Maria Mendola and Kaelash Neels, in addition to initially earning her RYT200 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Michelle Dalbec & Rudy Pierce. Amy returns to Kripalu as a faculty assistant.
As a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Amy does her best to honor her lineage. As an Advanced Teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy, 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 traditional healthcare providers.
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.
Currently, you can also find Amy teaching both yoga and meditation, at her home studio, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, as well as various pop-up locations including the Baltimore Shambhala Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and before Tara Brach's lectures through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC. She first began teaching her longest running class two years ago at the International Capoeira Angola Foundation of Baltimore, where she was also a student of Capoeira, a movement based art form and martial art.
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.
Amy was previously an instructor at Ojas Wellness, the Johns Hopkins Bayview fitness center, and Yoga on Main Street in Ellicott City. In the past she has also offered supervised continuing education credits at the Intentional Healing Space, led workshops at the BMA 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, yoga before school at Waverly Elementary Middle School, 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.
If you're still reading; see you soon, and until then, "namaste!"