She holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Amy has held diverse positions including General Manager of Ceremony Operations for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, CEO of the YMCA Tauranga in New Zealand, COO of Caerus Associates (a government R&D contractor), Vice President of Administration of an enterprise software company, Arthur Andersen Business Consultant, and founder of Knead a Massage Inc. (www.kneadamassage.com), a successful affordable massage studio which was acquired in its second year of operations.
She is also a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and is awaiting the arrival of her 14th puppy. Amy, a native Washingtonian, lives in Bethesda with her daughter Blythe, their cat Latte, and their career change dog Nexus.
Prior to teaching meditation, Devin worked for six years in the labor movement as a strategist and lobbyist for the hotel workers union in New York City and Washington, DC. Before going into politics and advocacy, he taught middle school English in Oakland, California. Somewhere in his files he has a Masters Degree in Education Policy from Teachers College and a BA from UC Santa Cruz in history and literature. Mostly, he has really good memories of reading on the beach.
Cindy has an interest in advancing the health and well-beings of individuals and communities by bringing awareness, compassion, and joy while teaching tools and strategies of ways to be present in our lives, with ease.
Ofosu has taught with with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) since 2004 as well as working with Minds, Incorporated to bring mindfulness practice to schools, working with students directly in the classroom since 2014.
An accomplished musician, Ofosu also performs both domestically and internationally as a Hip Hop and Electronic Music artist. His writings on how he incorporates his Buddhist philosophy into his secular music have been published by Mahachulalongkorn University in Ayutthaya, Thailand. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and their four children.
Arnold was born in Zimbabwe and after finishing high school moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to attend medical school. In 1985, he came to the US to pursue his medical career. He has since enjoyed a successful Diagnostic Radiology career in Washington, DC. Arnold has an amazing wife and four children.