Mindfulness Practice
to Awaken Your
Unlimited Potential




Meet Amanda Votto

Amanda is dedicated to teaching mindfulness and helping others learn how to tap into the power of the present moment, unlock their unlimited potential and open their boundless heart. When one person heals, we all heal. She takes a holistic approach when working with individuals to help restore emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health. Now, more than ever, our world is suffering and needs each of us to wake up, share our gifts and spread love.

Amanda is a passionate person who believes in the wholeness of each of us despite our past or current conditions. She has formal training in both medicine and mindfulness, but it is through her own inner journey that she is most adept to guide others.

Upcoming Course
Mindful Self-Compassion: Weekend Retreat
with Amanda Votto and Emily Williams

COURSE DATES March 1, 2024 5pm EST to March 3, 2024 1pm EST


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This program is eligible for a Hemera Fellowship. Learn more about eligibility HERE.

IDEAL FOR: All levels, including beginners and past participants in Mindful Self-Compassion offerings that want to refresh their practice.

This weekend-long retreat includes several practices from the research-based 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course designed by Kristin Neff, Ph. D, and Chris Germer, Ph.D who are world leading experts in self-compassion.

It is well studied that individuals find it easier to be kinder to others than to themselves. In fact, many people struggle with harsh, inner judgment and criticism. Why is this so? Throughout this weekend long retreat, we will explore the role of the inner critic and learn how to shift the relationship with the critical part of ourselves to make room for compassion. When we can open to the gentleness and compassion within ourselves, we can create more space for courage, safety, joy and peace.

Our intention for you during this weekend retreat is to use a variety of research-based mindfulness and self-compassion practices to help soften the protective inner walls and directly grow self-compassion. You will build inner resources while learning how to work with resistance and challenging emotions all in with the intention of cultivating compassion within.

This is a very supportive and nourishing weekend with trauma sensitive, gentle, compassion-centered guidance and practices.


Together we will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding and experiential experience of Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Engage in a variety of Mindful Self-Compassion practices including: affectionate breathing, loving kindness, and working with difficult emotions
  • Explore a variety of individual inner practices, journaling, movement, small group, and large group practices
  • Learn how work with all parts of ourselves by bringing curiosity and deeper understanding
  • Cultivate a warm community and felt experience of compassion


$275 plus accommodations


Commuter – $150
Private Room, Hall Bath – $280
Private Room, Private Bath – $600

Mindfulness Services

A teaching style rooted in mindfulness using present moment training to help you uncover, heal, and transform your life. Build present moment awareness, methods to stay grounded in the body, and ways to activate self-love.

Courses / Retreats

For individuals seeking courses and retreats Amanda teaches courses like: Introduction to MBSR”, “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”, and “The Undefended Heart“. Do not miss your chance to see Amanda in person.

Speaking / Workshops

A knowledgeable and motivational speaker on the subject of mindfulness, Amanda strives to deliver mindfulness teachings in an engaging and relatable manner. Her talks entail a combination of teaching, mindful practice, and interaction.


Rooted in mindfulness, Amanda uses present moment training to help individuals uncover, heal and transform their lives. From her personal experience, she believes true healing only happens in the present moment.


It has been extremely rewarding to work with Amanda as my guide and teacher to practice mindfulness. She is filled with warmth, encouragement and amazing strength, and challenges me to dive deep into myself to heal my heart. Amanda has taught me a whole new way to approach my relationship with myself, and those in my life, helping me to find balance, grounding, and love within me every day and especially during periods of anxiety or sadness. She helps me empower myself to live a better life through stillness and being centered. I’m learning how to follow my joy! With much gratitude.


As a friend, teacher, and colleague, Amanda continuously generates wisdom and abundance in my life. Amanda’s commitment to her own practice and service to the growth and healing of others comes through in every interaction, whether one-on-one or teaching a room of executives. I could not have more trust in and gratitude for what she offers in each and every moment. Thank you for your integrity and humility, and all of the light you bring to this world Amanda.

Peter Callahan

Copper Beech Institute

Amanda is an incredible teacher and coach. I have taken her MBSR and parenting classes as well as workshops. She is compassionate and a great listener. She is also very competent on guiding people to find answers from within to whatever they might be experiencing. By being her student and friend, I am able to witness her personal growth, her dedication to mindfulness, and commitment to help others grow, better themselves and live a life full of purpose and joy.

P.S. I love her to the moon and back.


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Mindfulness is a limitless tool for self-discovery. It is an experiential process, meaning that you cannot just read about mindfulness to understand the process and receive its benefits. You actually have to practice and develop the skill to be present.


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