Amber is a certified yoga and meditation teacher currently based in New York City. Her passion and curiosity around these practices has led to more than 15 years experience in the world of wellness. She has trained in Mindful Awareness; Buddhist and Vedic meditation; Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga; Physiyoga; and Aromatherapy.
In 2017, Amber had the opportunity to join her mentor, Nikki Costello, on a journey to India. She sat daily with Tibetan Buddhist monks high in the Himalayas at Thiksay Monastery, and had the privilege and honor of meeting His Holiness the Dali Lama. Traveling south to Pune, she then practiced under the expert guidance of Iyengar Yoga teacher, Gulnaz Dashti. The experience not only opened her eyes to the deeper traditions of yoga and meditation, but reaffirmed her love for and commitment to the practice. Growing up in California as a dancer, volleyball player, and snowboarder, Amber first sought out yoga as a way to complement her athletic pursuits. It quickly became clear, however, that the benefits of yoga went far beyond
physical exercise: it required a certain kind of focus and attention that left her with a quiet mind and a deep sense of peace. Eager to understand the inner workings of the practice, she jumped at the opportunity to study within the Mindful Awareness Research Center, earning a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA.
Since then, her devotion to the practice has been unwavering, and her joy when sharing these tools, contagious.
Why I practice meditation:
Meditation brings me home. It allows me to connect to a sense of stillness within that is at once grounding and empowering. As a freelancer and avid traveller I depend daily on my practice to reconnect to my center, returning again and again to my most authentic Self.
Why I teach meditation:
I teach meditation simply because it has brought an immense amount of joy, equanimity, and compassion into my life. Because I have been lucky enough to study with deeply knowledgeable and authentic teachers, I feel called and honored to share these invaluable lessons that help guide us back home.