Whitney considers herself a Soul Care Practitioner, exploring the gift of God's peace with her whole self. She lives with her family just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Whitney spends her downtime knitting, cycling, savoring hot tea, adventuring with her loyal dog, and curled up reading good books (and writing them too).
Whitney is an embodied practitioner and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with training in trauma-sensitive practices, energy work, and somatic therapy. As founder of Exploring Peace Ministries, she offers a free prayer and meditation podcast using yoga teachings and contemplative practices. Over 100K times, people have now prayed and meditated with Whitney's podcast. The ministry of Exploring Peace has reached over 140 countries, and you can support the podcast by joining the online community as a Peace Seeker.
It was after a stroke and brain surgery in 2005 that Whitney discovered the contemplative path and began practicing yoga and meditation. She was hesitant a yoga practice could ease her chronic pain. Needless to say, she was wrong. Embracing the embodied practices of yoga and meditation have been foundational for her healing journey and her ministry work today.
Whitney is a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church, passionate about helping others reach their fullest human potential. Deaconesses and Home Missioners are lay persons called by God to be in a lifetime relationship in The United Methodist Church in ministries of love, justice, and service. Whitney currently serves as a campus minister for her local University's Wesley Fellowship and loves offering spiritual care for these young adults. She is an advocate for peace and human equality who longs to create safe space for all.
Whitney considers it an honor to hold space for YOU to meet God through embodied spirituality and the ministry of spiritual formation.