Mimi Budnick is a queer yoga teacher and herbalist based in Providence, Rhode Island who draws from her long history as a community organizer and adult educator to connect with her students and create an environment that feels open and welcoming.
She has been a student of yoga since 2001, and received her Vinyasa teacher certification in 2010 from Tom Gillette at Eyes of the World. Eventually gravitating to the more subtle sides of yoga, Mimi sought training in Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky and Yin with Josh Summers. Mimi received certification in Therapeutic Yoga from Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, and studied the effects of trauma and Trauma Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson, Bessel van der Kolk, and Dana Moore.
Mimi is certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant through the American Institute of Vedic studies and has gleaned her knowledge about plant based medicine through years of self-exploration. Her formal training in herbalism includes studies with 7Song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, intensives with David Winston, Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs, and Maria Noel Groves of Wintergreen Botanicals. Recently Mimi has begun the pathway to becoming a clinical herbalist at the Vermont Center for Integrative Health.
Mimi's passion is to work with individuals and explore a full spectrum of practices that they can integrate into their lives so that they can begin to heal from both physical and emotional injuries. Mimi works with people where they are at, and helps facilitate a process that taps into their innate wisdom about their body and supports people in creating daily practices that build on their resiliency and ability to heal and sustain.She offers individual consultations, classes, workshops and trainings that guide people into deeper and more meaningful connection with themselves, their community, and the world around them.
As a long-time social justice activist and organizer, Mimi approaches her work with the knowledge that individual healing and wellness is important and vital work that needs to accompany (and often precede) our work towards collective health and liberation.