Amanda Gilbert is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and has been a practitioner of meditation for over a decade. Her formal training is in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Primordial Sound Meditation; she is a qualified Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness instructor and is a trainee with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was center director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at UCSF, conducting clinical research investigating the biological and psychological effects of mindfulness and meditation. Currently, she teaches publicly and in corporations across Los Angeles and San Francisco and collaborates on mindfulness-curriculum development for meditation in the workplace, mindful eating, and contemplative research. Amanda is a teacher of Evenflow.