Amanda Gilbert is a meditation and mindfulness teacher who has been a practitioner of meditation for over a decade. Her formal training is in mindfulness meditation and mantra meditation, she is a qualified mindfulness-based eating awareness instructor, and is certified in meditation facilitation with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was Center Director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at UCSF, conducting clinical research investigating the biological and psychological affects of mindfulness and meditation. Currently, she teaches publicly, privately, and in corporations across Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her curriculum for mindfulness in the workplace is taught in 10 cities across the US.
Why I practice meditation:
Meditation changed my entire life when I began a consistent practice. It allowed me to live a life based in wellbeing, health, and inner happiness. This is why I meditate. It makes me feel better everyday and I get to share this feeling of fulfillment with anyone I meet.
Why I teach meditation:
I know no better way to feel better and live our most optimal lives. I teach meditation because I know from my own personal experience and through scientific research that it has the ability to help us navigate daily stress and challenges with wisdom and grace, meet each moment with more clarity, and grow our sense of wellbeing and inner peace.