Amy Gardner is a sincere and practiced mindfulness and yoga instructor. Since 2009 she has been studying, practicing, and teaching mindfulness and yoga to children as well as adults. For the past 6 years, Amy has been working with the non-profit Growing Minds teaching Mindfulness to students in Kindergarten through Twelfth grades. She skillfully creates opportunities for her students to experience mindful awareness. She is dedicated to creating a safe space for students to develop focus and attention, practice self-regulation, and foster kindness and compassion. Her teaching approach is gentle and caring.
Currently, Amy is enrolled in a 2 year Mindfulness Mentor Support Program (MMSP) through Rooted in Mindfulness Insight Meditation Center. The program emphasizes sharing mindfulness with integrity, authenticity, humility, proficiency, and sincere intentions to benefit others. The focus of MMSP is a contemplative education and experiential training into the heart of traditional teachings and practices, modern mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) approaches, and formal meditation practice.
Amy is trained in teaching mindfulness curriculum through Mindful Schools, Learning to Breathe, Mindful Life and is certified in Mindfulness in Schools (.B Curriculum). She also completed training in Yoga Ed, an educational company dedicated to empowering school communities to cultivate health and wellness. Additionally, she has her 240 hour Yoga Instructor certification through Kanyakumari Yoga and Ayurveda Center.
The foundation of Amy’s work is dedicated to co-creating mindful awareness and sharing the healing potential of a mindfulness practice. Through a continuous investigation of self and others, she hopes to bring a greater sense of balance, clarity, compassion, and ultimately joy into our lives.