Twenty-five years ago, Amy Weintraub was an award-winning television producer and writer, suffering from depression. Her own recovery from depression began in 1989, when she began a daily Yoga practice. Today she is a senior Kripalu teacher and Mentor, certified by the Yoga Alliance as a Professional Yoga teacher. She leads national workshops on Yoga and depression at such venues as the American Holistic Medical Association Annual Conference, Integrative Psychiatry Conference, Kripalu Center, the New York Open Center, The LA Times Festival of Health and Fitness, and other conferences and yoga centers around the country. She regularly writes on the subject for national magazines, including Yoga Journal, Psychology Today and Yoga International.
Amy has won numerous literary prizes for her short fiction, including national prizes from Writer's Digest Magazine, Explorations and Wind. Her novel-in-progress, and her film documentaries have received awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco State University, and many other national competitions. Feature articles and essays about writing appear in Poets and Writers and The Writer's Chronicle. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with her cat, Smokey.