Amy Tirion is a speaker, author, corporate mindfulness consultant, contributor to the Huffington Post, and the founder of Delight for the Soul. She combines her 10 year change management consulting career, 15 year personal yoga practice, and lifetime love of dance, creativity and the arts into one-of-a-kind experiences that will energize, inspire, and center you.
Amy shares,"I developed my programs out of a deep desire to give others what they need most: time to renew, opportunities to engage their creativity and inner wisdom, and permission to play! It's getting harder to balance our inner and outer lives. I want to help others to create their own practice for centering, resilience, and joy."
Amy is one of fourteen inspiring women profiled nationally in a mini documentary series on Inner Beauty produced by Elizabeth Arden. "There is nothing more gratifying than helping a woman connect with her most joyful, strong, beautiful self." Amy's book, Knowing Beautiful: A New Bedtime Story for Women won the national 2015 Silver Medal Living Now Award.
Amy teaches mindfulness within corporations, as a consultant with Potential Project. Her most recent clients include Stanford and Genentech. Prior to Delight for the Soul, Amy was a change management consultant with Accenture, a global management consulting firm, where she supported individuals going through change in the workplace. By leveraging her change management expertise, she explains, “I design my programs for each participant to feel supported and safe so they can try new experiences and ultimately leave with a stronger sense of joy and passion for living life fully.”
“For me, yoga is a moving meditation that feeds not just my body, but brings me more closely aligned to my centered most alive self every time.” Amy offers a combination of restorative yoga which provides deep relaxation and the gentle flow of Hatha yoga, which includes slow-paced stretching, focus on the breath, and meditation. She is a certified restorative yoga trainer through Judith Lasater's Relax and Renew teacher training program. Amy has completed John Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Training Program (MBSR).
Art has been a passion of Amy's since she did portraiture for clients as a teenager. Her interests have expanded to include stained glass, mosaic work, mixed media and process painting technique. Amy says, “I love the delight I see in my young daughters as they create and explore with art. My aim is to help adults let go of expectations around the end product and enjoy the journey of painting. You can derive so much pleasure from just the feeling of paint on a canvas!"
Amy has danced since a young child, bravely performing for Show and Tell in first grade and more recently performing during the re-opening of San Francisco's De Young Museum in 2005. She taught choreography for Eve Ensler's VDay 2012 Flash Mob and teaches private "So You Think You Can't Dance" classes throughout the year. Amy has danced with the Alayo Too Dance Company and regularly in her furniture-bare living room with her two daughters.
Amy's passion for the arts, writing, and creativity is fueled by living in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.
Amy's Huffington Post Article: Why Women Need a New Bedtime Story
Listen to Amy's Interview on Mindfulness, Compassion, and Corporate Culture with