Amy Edelstein

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Amy Edelstein
Educator / Author / Public Speaker
Amy Edelstein
e: amy@amyedelstein.com

About Amy

Amy Edelstein, educator, author, and public speaker is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. In 2014, Amy founded the Inner Strength Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports over 2000 inner-city teens with mindfulness and cultural development. Based on her 35-years experience with contemplative practice and developmental philosophy, this program uniquely incorporates mindfulness stress reduction with adolescent neuroscience and cultural development so students learn tools to see their experience in a broader context.

Amy also teaches meditation and transformative philosophy to adults in both professional development programs and retreat settings. She is cofounder of Emergence Education and its publishing arm Emergence Education Press, and is author of four books.

Discover Amy's Work

Live Course

8 Weeks

March 24th – May 12th, 2020

Inner Strength Teacher Training (Level 1): Foundations of Mindfulness

This 8-week training via live video-webinar is for anyone interested in supporting teens using the tools of mindful contemplation.

with Amy Edelstein

Live Course

70 Hours

June 9th – July 12th, 2020

Inner Strength Teacher Training (Level 2): The Developmental Perspective

The Inner Strength teen mindfulness teacher training Level 2 is a 70 hour program that will prepare you to teach the valuable tools of mindfulness and developmental thinking to high school students.

with Amy Edelstein

Course

16 Sessions

The Conscious Classroom: Supporting Teen Learning with Mindful Awareness & Contextual Thinking

Learn powerful and profound tools to help teens cultivate calm, curiosity, and care.

with Amy Edelstein

Course

24 Sessions

Meditate with the Mystics

Immerse yourself in the words of one of 12 great spiritual visionaries. Each of the 24 meditations start with a short passage from the luminary and then continues with a guided meditation by Amy Edelstein.

with Amy Edelstein

Book

The Conscious Classroom: the Inner Strength System for transforming the teenage mind

This book shows educators, parents, and everyone concerned about our youth a sound, illuminating, and uplifting way to educate our kids today for their well-being in the world of tomorrow.

by Amy Edelstein

Book

Inner Strength Teacher’s Manual

The Inner Strength Teen Mindfulness Program is the only adolescent mindfulness program to incorporate evidence-based stress reduction mindfulness techniques

by Amy Edelstein

Poetry

We All Come from Somewhere

Amy Edelstein's first volume of poems is a hauntingly moving collection of vignettes about the land, about cultural issues, and about intimate family moments.

by Amy Edelstein

Book

Great Awakenings: Radical Visions of Spiritual Love & Evolution

The work of great mystics is endlessly inspiring. In this beautifully written book, Amy Edelstein and Chris Parish have crafted rare insights into the lives and work of an eclectic collection of spiritual visionaries from the East & West.

by Amy Edelstein

Book

Love, Marriage & Evolution

Love, Marriage & Evolution is an inspiring, and innovative guide to making intimate relationships work.

by Amy Edelstein

Article

Bearing Witness in the Classroom

This week our lesson centered around mindfulness of the body, connecting to our physicality.

by Amy Edelstein

Article

First Day of (Mindfulness) School

The phone rang, and it was a number I needed to take. Awkward. I was rushing out of the subway, bundled against the cold, my eyes darting around for a place I could duck into to be able to hear over the cavernous echo of the concrete halls.

by Amy Edelstein

Video Lecture

Alfred North Whitehead Philosopher & Mystic

This is a lecture on the life and process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead by Amy Edelstein held at the University of Pennsylvania.

by Amy Edelstein