Hey therE! I'm Amber. 

Below you'll find my professional bio and a little more about me personally. 

 
 

Professional BIO

Amber Campion is an internationally recognized mindfulness teacher and sought after life and business strategist. She is known for combining the practical with 'the magical' for truly life enhancing results in supporting visionaries to operate in their zone of genius and bring their full self to the world in life, love, and leadership.

She has been teaching neuroscience backed mind/body practices for more than a decade and is the founder of DRM: Dynamic Release Method. Through her esteemed coaching programs, trainings, and retreats she has guided hundreds of people to connect more authentically with their potential, develop healthier relationships, and cultivate a deeper sense of confidence, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives. 

Amber teaches and leads trainings & retreats worldwide in Mindfulness, Conscious Leadership and Personal Development. She is currently writing her first book about healthy relationships, intimacy, and living. 
 

 

A Little more about me...

Truth. I have re-written this page more than three times. Why, you may wonder? Because I’m a story-teller. And though theoretically my story should be the easiest to tell, in actuality it is often the hardest one of all, especially when ‘keeping it brief’ is the name of the game (my website is not my memoir). So I ask myself, how do I capture the depth of a life lived...with brevity. Well my friends, I'm not sure, but that won't stop me from telling a story...

 

My Story: Told As 5 Interesting Facts

 

1. I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Epilepsy when I was a child. However, I no longer have Epilepsy. I believe it was a miracle that cured me, as the last time I ever had a seizure was right before my parents took me to get blessed by priests of the Mormon church. I’m not religious, though I am deeply spiritual. My idea of a miracle is the effect of a powerful force called faith (belief), mixed with surrender. In other words, I believe we create miracles, knowingly or unknowingly, from a potent force of concentrated energy, rather than the idea that some of us are simply lucky (or chosen) recipients of miracles.

 

2. I have always had a hard time answering the question, ‘where are you from?” and prefer more direct questions, like where were you born? Or, where did you live before here? When people ask me, ‘where are you from’, I say New York City because that’s the best I can answer that question w/o a long explanation or asking them to be more specific. I was not born or raised in NYC - though it is the longest place I have ever lived (12 years) and where I feel I really ‘grew up’. I was born in Corvallis, Oregon though my parents didn't grow up in Oregon (they grew up in New Jersey, on ‘opposite side of the tracks,’ as they explain it). Around age 4 or 5 we moved to California, we lived in a few places there, but mostly in the valley (Lancaster). Then in grade school we re-located to Florida and again lived in a few different areas before my parents settled in a little beach community called Indian Harbor Beach. We arrived there when I was 12 and I left home when I was 17. At age 20 I moved to NYC (where I said I was headed since I was young girl) and stayed there until I was 32. At 32 I moved out of the United States to Nicaragua. I lived there for 2 years before re-locating to my current home, Santa Cruz, California (It's now 2017 and I am 37).

 

3. I found my voice as a changemaker in the prison system of NYC. I became a yoga teacher at age 25, by default. I wasn’t intending to become a teacher, but rather I was offered a full scholarship through the organization I worked for, The NY Open Center. I was into growth and experiences...particularly free growth and experiences at that time, so I was game for the opportunity presented before me, even though I had no idea where it would lead me. After receiving my certificate, through a mentors encouragement, I volunteered with a non-profit called The Lineage Project. They bring awareness and mindfulness based practices into the prison systems in hopes to create actual change and re-habilitation in the lives of inmates, particularly the juvenile system. I was not convinced I was the right candidate for this kind of work, but it turns out that I was. I ended up volunteering for one year and then asked on as a lead teacher, staying for another 5-6 years (only leaving when I left the country). To this day, I still say the highest teachers I have ever had were the incredible and resilient youth I worked with through that organization.

 

4. I trained Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, for 6 years and then taught it for 2 years to the locals of Nicaragua. When I was 16 I discovered capoeira, but I didn’t believe I could do something like that. At age 25, I believed and found my Mestre (teacher). Training a martial art is one of the most incredible gifts I have ever given myself. And Capoeira, in particular, really spoke to my heart and values with it’s music, it’s culture, it’s language,  it’s playful, dance-like nature, and it’s ‘all are welcome’ principle. I was very fortunate to have a true teacher of the martial art who not only taught the physical form, but the music, the language, and the philosophy. I am a better person in character and in values due to my time training this art and what I learned from this martial art highly influences me not only as a person, but as a teacher and a coach.

 

5. My greatest accomplishment is becoming not just a ‘good person’, but becoming someone I admire. I don’t say this from a place of arrogance, but rather from a place of perseverance and gratitude for all the teachers, mentors, coaches, and friends who have guided me to become the woman I always knew I could be - a changemaker. As a teenager and into my early 20’s I often chose the path of self-punishing, self-pity, and selfishness. When I woke up to the fact that I create my experience of the world through my thoughts, my words, and my actions - my choices, I became a whole new version of me, one I admired and felt in love with. Life started to feel like art, my life the canvas and possibility the paint. This accomplishment has allowed for me to receive love and give love in a way that makes a real difference. I want this for everyone. It’s possible for everyone. What I know for sure, is that even in the darkest of moments and circumstances, our next move is always choice.

 
 

My mission is to create a world where visionaries, people like you, are changing the world by re-defining what is possible in life, love, and leadership. As you reach for your greatness and bring your full self to the world, you become who you always were meant to be - a changemaker, creating a better world through your very presence. If this resonates with you, I invite you to explore The Changemakers Circle, as this just may be the answer to your questions. 

 
I am larger, better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
— from the poem: Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman
 
 
 

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