AME is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. We are committed to furthering training and research in this field.
Gil Fronsdal, Ph.D. is the founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. A mindfulness meditation teacher for 16 years, Gil has been teaching mindfulness to children for fourteen years.
Amy Saltzman, M.D. is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, long-time athlete, and occasional poet. Her passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well being, and discovering the Still Quiet Place within. She conducted two research studies through the Stanford Department of Psychology: evaluating the benefits of teaching mindfulness to child-parent pairs and to children in a low-income elementary school. She is recognized by her peers as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth. Her book, A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions, has recently been published.
Teah earned a K-12 teaching credential with a specialty in music from the University of Southern California Music Conservatory. She was formerly Chaplain for the Bay School of San Francisco. She has practiced mindfulness since 1967.