Chapel Hill, NC Teaching Faculty

Meet the Team

We are passionate about helping others discover the yoga tools that are appropriate for them through exploration of the human body, biomechanics, movement education, neuroscience, mindful self-compassion, and the brain/body connection.

"I experienced a great balancing from the combination of your styles.” Jamie

Laura Terry

Founder & Lead Faculty

A Physical Therapist since 1998 and a yoga instructor since 2008, Laura Terry has her own private practice of Yoga and Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill. Learn more here about Laura and her practice.

Whitney Wilkerson

Founder & Lead Faculty

Whitney's work supports building and maintaining physical, emotional, & spiritual health and restores a state of joy through dialogue, mindfulness, movement, and play. Discover more about Whitney here.

Helen Davidson Tapper

Visiting Faculty

A Massage Therapist and Professional Yoga Therapist, Helen's current practice focuses on helping people feel at home in their bodies and harnessing the power of the mind. Learn more here.

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Ruth Newman

Visiting Faculty

Ruth blends deep tissue & relaxation techniques with a strong anatomical awareness of strength imbalances to help athletes, and those recovering from injury, surgery, and illness. She uses foam rolling, self-massage, joint stability work, and restorative postures in private practice and public classes. Find more about Ruth here.



Nancy Acosta

Visiting Faculty

A massage therapist, yoga instructor, & former personal trainer, Acosta Integrative Therapies specializes in pain relief utilizing Neuromuscular Therapy technique, Essential Oil education & integration & Nutrition Consulting.


Meredith Haggerty

Visiting Faculty

Meredith recently relocated to North Carolina from Chicago where she worked clinically and taught mind-body medicine in Student Health Services and The Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her classes reflect her training in art and a variety of yoga traditions, including work at the intersection of dance, yoga and somatic body work with Sondra Fraleigh as well as a background in mindfulness rooted in Buddhist practice and massage therapy.

Margaret G Chesson

Visiting Faculty

Margaret G Chesson, PT, GCS, RYT graduated from UNC- Chapel Hill in 1976 in Physical Therapy and has worked most of her career in hospital settings, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient orthopedic clinics. A Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, her interests include fall prevention and the optimization of bone health.


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Visiting Faculty