Blood Sugar Regulation
Eating for Fertility
Amy has spent over twenty years studying a variety of health traditions around the world. In that time, her personal practice and formal studies have brought her to India, East Asia, Europe, and across the United States. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a Master’s in Holistic Health Education and Nutrition, uniquely bridging the intersection of spirituality and health. She also has 500+ hours of training in therapeutic massage, 2000+ hours of experience as a yoga teacher (e-RYT), is a certified HeartMath Coach, and among the first in the country to become a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).
Nutrition & Wellness Coaching
Amy’s breadth of experience has brought her into both conventional and holistic medical settings, from studying tribal and folk medicine in India to working for almost a decade at Kaiser Permanente as a Wellness Coach. In her capacity at Kaiser Permanente she spoke with patients all over California to support them in making lasting health behavior changes, and was involved in the hiring and training of new coaches. Alongside her work at Kaiser, she also founded her private practice, Ladle + Lotus, where she runs small groups and counsels individuals to gain greater clarity on how to eat to optimally to support their health, as well feel fulfilled by their food physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She has trained extensively in mindful eating, and views this as a key piece to making lasting changes with food. In addition to her private practice, she currently works closely with Dr. McCarthy of Catalyst Health Center for Functional Medicine in Sacramento to support patients to adopt healthier eating habits that are sustainable, and tailored to each individual, based on their unique needs.
Amy was first exposed to yoga at a very early age, but it was when she was a student in India that it really became an integral part of her daily life. What has drawn her so deeply into yoga is the depth of the practice as a lifestyle, not merely an exercise. She has been teaching since 2008 and her students often comment on her ability to weave together optimal biomechanics and yoga philosophy in a way that feels accessible. Most recently in 2019 she trained with Leslie Howard and became certified in Pelvic Floor Yoga. She currently teaches both group classes and works privately with individuals.