Amy is a Pennsylvania native who grew up in Milton. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught for 7 years. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle and Boiling Springs communities since moving to the area in 2007 to continue her teaching career. Amy believes that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.
Amy has been passionate about practicing and living yoga and mindfulness throughout her adult life and strives to incorporate this into her other passion – working as an educator. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Education of Spanish from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Education from East Stroudsburg University. She also studied abroad at La Universidad de Pontificia in Salamanca, Spain and at La Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Maggie has been practicing and integrating various styles of yoga and mindfulness into her life and career as an educator for many years. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Special Education Teacher with a Masters in Education from Shippensburg University. Maggie has found various ways to integrate her passion for youth education and yoga. She attended the Mindfulness in Education Conference and completed the Mindfulness & Yoga for Children Teacher Training at the Omega Institute, to further her ability to tailor programming to the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds. Maggie has taught yoga to middle school and high school students in alternative and special education settings, public schools, and youth groups in the area. In addition, she has taught yoga to elementary students through the Carlisle YWCA programs. She has a deep belief in the power of yoga and mindfulness to help young people learn how to focus, concentrate, and develop skills to manage stress and emotions, as well as increase self-awareness and self-esteem. Maggie became a Carlisle community convert after graduating from Dickinson College in Sociology and working for the College Farm.