Mimi Budnick is a queer yoga teacher and herbalist based in Providence, Rhode Island. As a long-time social justice activist and organizer, Mimi approaches her work with an anti-oppression and abolitionist lens. Her work in the healing arts is driven by a belief that individual healing and wellness is important and vital work that needs to accompany our work towards collective health and liberation.
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, and a desire to work with trauma survivors, Mimi sought training in Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Yin with Josh Summers and Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal. Mimi has 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, David Winston, and Maria Noel Groves of Wintergreen Botanicals. Recently Mimi has begun the pathway to becoming a clinical herbalist at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.
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.