Get to Know Amanda
" I am a fellow human who has been through the full range of human experiences that one can go through and who not only found deep healing through a daily meditation practice but a practice that changed my life and daily experience. "
What’s your story?
Amanda first meditated at the age of 17 while being homeschooled in West Virginia with a group of Native American, African and South American Native Elders. She then went on to study mindfulness-based living and holistic health at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, gaining a degree in Holistic Health Studies and Sustainable Agriculture. While meditation was a part of her life, it wasn’t until 2009 that she found a daily meditation practice to help her heal from an early adult life trauma. Then, she realized the potential of meditation to overcome not only severe stress and difficulty, but the life changing effects of meditation. As she healed, she actually started to live the best life she ever had, filled with resilience, inner strength, eudemonic happiness, wisdom and heightened awareness.
Amanda then went on to pursue medical school to better understand the biological effects of meditation and help heal others and later switched to academic research to study the clinical outcomes of meditation and mindfulness. She then became Center Director at the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center at the University of California, San Francisco, while working with other research laboratories at the University of California, San Diego and The Chopra Foundation.
During this time, Amanda began to be asked to teach meditation and mindfulness by close friends, family members, co-workers and community members. People were naturally going to her to receive teachings on meditation. She then pursued formal training to be a certified meditation teacher and became a full time teacher following her passion for teaching and sharing meditation as a life path. She now lives in Los Angeles and teaches meditation publicly, privately, and in corporations daily. To date she has taught thousands of students how to meditate and begin a regular meditation practice.
What inspired you to create Amanda Gilbert Meditation?
To support people in learning meditation and finding a daily meditation practice that can enhance and support their lives.
To share the gifts of meditation practice with the world, and for anyone who has interest and the internet.
What’s your mission?
To share meditation and mindfulness with as many people as possible, and support them in making meditation and mindfulness part of their day-to-day life.
To inspire, share, connect, guide, empower.
To have people experience their most optimal life and live a life full of wellbeing.