Amy Osborne is a 2016 graduate of Loyola Marymount University s (LMU) Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program. Prior to attending graduate school, Amy worked for five years in public relations and government affairs in Boston & Los Angeles. Amy completed her 200-RYT teacher training at Liberation Yoga under Christine Burke and Will Duprey in Mid-City, Los Angeles in 2014 and has been a regular Bikram yoga and home practitioner since 2010. In addition to attaining her M.A. which encompasses a 500-RYT training, Amy has completed LMU s 100-hour certificate in Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change, the Prison Yoga Project training with James Fox, Uprising Yoga trauma-informed teacher training with Jill Ippolito, Accessible Bodies training with Dianne Bondy, and Off the Mat Into the World s Advanced Leadership training with Hala Khouri, M.A., Suzanne Sterling, and Seane Corne. Amy also studied yoga philosophy in New Delhi, Jaipur and Ladnun, India under various sects of practicing Jain monks. She has developed ongoing programs and volunteer taught regular asana and meditation classes at Century Regional Detention Facility, a women s prison in Lynwood, CA, and at the Irma Colen Center of Venice Family Clinic, among other locations. During her time at LMU, Amy served as a Graduate Assistant and Editor of the academic journal, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture & Ecology. She has published past work in the Journal of International Women s Studies and as a contributor to Headspace s The Orange Dot, a blog furnished by the U.S. #1 meditation app. Amy continues to provide facility-based and one-on-one consultations in trauma-informed instruction within the broader community. Amy is also the new owner of North Port Yoga Center, a holistic yoga and meditation center in North Port, Florida. Her primary objective is to access and awareness regarding the healing potential and everyday pragmatism of a regular asana and meditation (yoga) practice. Amy released her first book entitled, 'A Year in Yoga: Science and Practice of Trauma-Informed Mindfulness' in Fall 2016.