Amy Smith has been a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana meditation since 2005. Before moving to DC in 2010, Amy worked for 2 years as operations director of InsightLA, a mindfulness center in Santa Monica, CA. During that time, she attended numerous Dharma classes and retreats, and participated in InsightLA’s teacher training program.
Amy is a graduate of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate Program (MMTCP). Her guiding teachers are Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, and Trudy Goodman.
Since her arrival in DC, Amy has been engaged with IMCW as a mindfulness teacher, and has also been an IMCW board member. She currently works at an international environmental organization to promote forest conservation and sustainable natural resource use.