Aimee Schoof, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, got her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Film from Florida State University, moved to New York City, and now resides in Venice Beach, CA. She has been practicing Yoga for 15 years and founded the non-profit AmaYoga in 2010 which creates yoga programs in homeless shelters around Los Angeles.
Aimee is also an entertainment executive and producer, who co-founded Intrinsic Value Films and has produced more than 30 feature films.
Intrinsic’s films have been distributed world wide and won many awards with numerous nominations. Among them, winning a Sundance Special Grand Jury prize, being nominated for four Gotham awards and five Independent Spirit awards. Included in this are two Indie Spirit nominations for Aimee as a producer. Eight of Intrinsic’s films premiered at the Sundance film festival, four at Tribeca Film Festival, three at SXSW, one at New Directors/ New Films, Venice, Toronto and Berlin.
Some past films include: Experimenter, Blue Caprice, Alphabet Killer, The Truth about Lies, XX/XY, The Hebrew Hammer and Brother to Brother. She has several film and television projects in development, production and post and is a board member and executive at Red Giant Entertainment, a comic book publisher.
Founder, Ama Yoga
“I had been practicing yoga over 10 years when I started Ama Yoga. Living in both NYC and Venice Beach, I’ve always had an acute awareness of the homeless community and wanted to find a way to be of service. Yoga has always provided grounding and healing for me. AmaYoga was created to teach people that you can find a home within, no matter where you are.”
~ Aimee Schoof, founder