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Mary White, APN, RYT-500, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2013, she shifted her focus to healing through the practice and teaching of yoga. Mary’s personal yoga journey started in 2006, when she began a yoga practice. It was not long before she began to notice the positive changes in all aspects of her life and wanted to share this with her patients.

Mary completed a 230-hour yoga teacher training through the Asheville Yoga Center and a 200-hour Foundations of Yoga Therapy teacher training, through her primary teacher, Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D. This fall, she attained the designation of RYT-500.

Her path led her to YATNA in June, 2014. YATNA is a 1000-hour (IAYT accredited) yoga therapy program in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. She teaches yoga at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and yoga interventions that are part of the mind-body research conducted by Gurjeet Birdee, MD, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mary opened Healing Well Yoga in 2015, a studio dedicated to teaching Viniyoga from the perspective of a health professional.


Mary’s Mentors include Chase Bossart, the founder of the Yoga Well Institute; Dolphi Wertenbaker, her primary teacher; and Amy Wheeler.

See more about Mary’s mentors here.

October 21, 2016

Today is the day I finally checked out Amanda Green’s blog. Amanda and I are fellow students in YATNA, a three-year yoga therapy program.  The result of this journey has proven to be an unbelievably transformative experience. We have also been collaborating on teaching a functional group for people overcoming addictions. I was surprised to see yesterday’s post included quotes from two books I have recently been immersed in; books that are life changing.

I am so grateful for Chase Bossart’s recommendation to link to her blog.  Amanda’s sharing is at such a deep personal level, and her eloquent conveyance of the teachings goes so far beyond what I imagined possible.

Read Amanda’s blog here.

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