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In this day-long retreat, you will learn to use evidence-based compassion & mindful movement practices to support burnout prevention and recovery and help you feel more compassionate and empowered to care for yourself and your patients. These practices combine guided relaxation and breath practices, gentle yoga, physical therapy-inspired techniques that you can use for your well-being, and simple methods to offer your clients and patients. It’d be great for individuals prepared to participate and observe a full day of gentle movement and restorative practices. You don’t need any yoga experience.





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Retreat Leaders


Whitney and Laura are co-founders and lead trainers of Lead with Compassion Yoga Teacher Training hosted by UNC’s Program on Integrative Medicine. Stephen is a Balance Through Movement Certified Yoga Teacher and a pediatric intensive care physician.


Whitney G. Wilkerson, NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

Whitney is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness coach and inter-faith chaplain focusing on behavioral change and compassion-based interventions. She supports clients in building and maintaining physical, emotional, & spiritual health through cognitive inquiry, mindful awareness, and somatic exploration. Discover more about Whitney here.


Laura Terry, Master’s in Physical Therapy, BA in Exercise and Sport Science, E-RYT 200, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

A Physical Therapist since 1998 and a yoga instructor since 2008, Laura Terry combines the science of Physical Therapy and yoga’s mind/body integration in her teaching. Laura has her private practice of Yoga and Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill. Learn more here about Laura and her practice.


Stephen Leinenweber, MD, RYT-200

A pediatric critical care physician since 1999, Stephen uses yoga to create a mind-body connection to replenish and renew himself to bring a more creative, thoughtful, and compassionate being to his work. He is currently the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at PM Pediatric Care.


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