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Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training Series 2023

Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training program offers an inclusive and compassionate approach to Hatha yoga with a foundation in contemporary anatomy, neuroscience, and research-backed mindfulness tools. We emphasize body mechanics, modifications to adapt the practice, and modern knowledge of the body and mind to offer a comprehensive scope of yoga. Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion is a Yoga Alliance-certified training.

Questions? Contact Whitney and Laura

Whitney & Laura in Yoga Pose Smiling


We offer a compassionate approach to yoga through continuing education & training.
Our curriculum is based on contemporary anatomy, neuroscience, and research-backed mindfulness tools.

This is a… journey of self-discovery and learning to incorporate balance on and off the mat. It’s a transformative process supported by two intelligent and strong teachers.

I’m so glad I bravely committed to this training. Danielle Simon,

Virtual Open House!

Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 9-10 AM EST

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Balance Through Movement Yoga Teacher Training: Lead with Compassion, 200-hour YTT

Credit Hours: 200 hours, 20 CEU Credit hours

Beginning Date: 09/23/23

End Date: 03/24/23

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Curriculum & Learning Objectives

Empowering Healthcare Workers With Tools To Thrive

Healthcare workers spend a significant amount of time and energy caring for others. As a result, they are typically overworked, overwhelmed, and too fatigued to care for themselves after spending energy on caring for others. Micro-practices of mindfulness and gentle movement can aid in assisting healthcare workers in feeling less burned out and more empowered to care for themselves and their patients.

We use practices that have been cited as strategies to cope with impending or current burnout, including mindfulness and yoga, as well as compassion-based practices reported by The Journal of Clinical Psychology, to decrease depression, stress, and burnout and increase compassion for self and others, mindfulness, and job satisfaction among healthcare workers.

During this course, participants will learn accessible, easy-to-implement, and research-backed yoga, mindfulness, and compassion-based interventions that have increased reported well-being and improved professional and personal interactions.

*This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Upon completing our 11 weekends, you will be eligible for the 200-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance if you choose to become a teacher.

However, the curriculum, group experience, and integrative approach of our training will provide you with more than a certificate to teach – it will provide an opportunity for personal growth, reflection, and new skills to share with others.

Is This Training Right For You?

Our teacher training program is for those who wish to foster greater awareness and ease in their own body, become their self-care expert by cultivating a sustainable yoga practice, and explore how combined with mindfulness and compassion, this can contribute to a more balanced and integrated life. Graduates of the Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training program are prepared to teach balanced, safe & transformative yoga classes and practices to the populations that they serve.

Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning

September through December will be exclusively online, including synchronous** and asynchronous* learning. Pending COVID developments, lead trainers will, in conjunction with UNC, determine if training will move to in-person synchronous training and remain virtual for the remainder of the training.

*Asynchronous Learning Includes:

  • Independent work on capstone projects to meet milestones
  • Reading assignments
  • Journal reflections
  • Yoga & mindfulness practice
  • Pre-recorded content (all pre-recorded content must be completed  to be eligible for a certificate of completion. You will have up to 2 months to complete after graduation)

**Additional Synchronous Learning Includes:

  • Meetings with lead trainers for group mentoring
  • Practice teaching with BTM mentors and fellow students
  • Capstone presentations from previous BTM grads

Interested and want to learn more?

Balance Through Movement taught me that yoga is not just something you do on the mat. Yoga can be integrated into all aspects of life to support health and well-being. Jake Tyson, DPT, 2020 Graduate


We are passionate about helping others discover the yoga tools that are appropriate for them through the exploration of biomechanics, neuroscience, mindful self-compassion, and the brain/body connection. Our visiting faculty are listed here.

Masters in Physical Therapy, BA in Exercise and Sport Science, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

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



NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

Whitney Wilkerson– With a focus on behavioral change and compassion-based interventions, Whitney is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness coach working in leadership development. She supports clients to build and maintain physical, emotional, & spiritual health through cognitive inquiry, mindful awareness, and somatic exploration. Discover more about Whitney here.