Whitney began practicing yoga as part of her recovery after stroke and brain surgery in 2005. She was hesitant a yoga practice could ease her chronic pain. Needless to say, she was wrong. Embracing the practices of yoga and meditation have been foundational for healing journey.
Prior to completing her first yoga teacher training, Whitney pursued graduate work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Professional Certificate in Spiritual Formation (CSF) focusing on retreats and spiritual direction. She recently published a devotional with Upper Room Books. Whitney is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Christian Yoga Association Master Trainer (R-CYAMT). She hosts silent retreats, embodied soul care events, wellness workshops, and offers ecumenical spiritual direction sessions for individuals and groups in the Nashville, Tennessee area and beyond.
Whitney is a Deaconess candidate in the United Methodist Church and is an advocate for peace and human equality. She is passionate about her embodied work with survivors of trafficking, longing to create safe space for all. Whitney is the founder and director of Exploring Peace Ministries and co-owner at Bloom Yoga Studio in Lebanon, Tennessee.