Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary community organization offering professional instruction to those seeking balance of mind and body. The intention for the organization is to provide spaces for self exploration and ease for all.
Moving Mountains Yoga’s mission is to to bring yoga and wellness resources to our community and underserved populations of West Virginia. We are dedicated to paying forward each purchase or donation. The focus of the organization is to provide a communal studio space and specialized yoga to meet the needs of populations such as but not limited to, veterans, first responders, incarcerated people and staff, schools and seniors. The organization is funding the reprint of a yoga guide available to these populations at no cost, training people in trauma informed yoga and fostering connections to provide and fund teachers for these populations. Through supporting your self care, you support more yoga and wellness in our community for all. We believe self care is community service.
Whitney Ingram – Founder
Whitney Ingram E-RYT 500 and Ayurvedic Specialist, is the Founder of Moving Mountains Yoga. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2007 and a teacher since 2012. Her passion for yoga stems from her personal lived experience and journey of using yoga and ayurveda to survive a traumatic experience and evolve. Her first teacher was a volunteer and that made an impression on her passion to bring yoga to all and to support community. She is trained in Prana Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, and is an Ayurvedic Specialist. Additionally, she is a continuing education provider for Yoga Alliance, an Ambassador for the Prison Yoga Project and has been featured in Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal.
Whitney blends various styles of yoga to meet the needs of each student in the moment and never skimps on rest and relaxation. Her classes cater to a wide range of ages, capabilities, and interests. Frequent feedback from her classes includes, “inclusive, balanced, insightful, and refreshing.” Yoga adds to her life of exploring all things outdoors, comedy podcasts, gardening and every farmers market.
- Moving Mountains Yoga funds the reprint and distribution of the yoga book and manual A Women’s Practice: Healing from the Heart by Kath Meadows. This book has been distributed by the thousands to various prisons by the Prison Yoga Project and MMY now solely continues this distribution.
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers trauma informed yoga to public school students and teachers of Jefferson County Wv and expanding our outreach to Berkley County Wv.
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers yoga to seniors at the Ranson Senior Center of Jefferson County Wv
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers yoga to the Martinsburg Wv Air Guard
- Moving Mountains Yoga partners with Stars That Shine to offer funding for free feminine products to girl youth of Jefferson County Wv.
- Moving Mountains Yoga partners with The Empowerment Center to offer funding and clothing/household donations to homeless and at need residents of Jefferson County Wv.
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers free training in trauma informed yoga to yoga teachers, therapists, and various populations of West Virginia and neighboring states.
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers a free Yoga Book Club all year
- Moving Mountains Yoga will launch our community gardening program with Tudor Hall Farm April 2021
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers weekly for donation outdoor yoga classes at Frog Eye Farm, Tudor Hall Farm, Rosehill Farm, and Needwood Farm.
- Moving Mountains Yoga offers free virtual yoga via our YouTube Channel “Wellness with Whitney.” We are grateful to our ambassadors, volunteers, partner organizations, and local farms for making this outreach possible and to our community members for your donations and dedication to your self care.
- “My favorite time of the week with our at-risk students was yoga with Whitney. Her patience and passion for yoga made everyone feel comfortable. Students discovered movements of strength that they didn’t know they could do and the pride that it evoked in them was incredible to witness. Whitney’s knowledge of the human body and yoga taught me something new every class. Students and staff left feeling rejuvenated and at peace.
-Thomasa Vandell, Principal of Opportunity Learning Center of Jefferson County Wv
- “I love the convenience of virtual yoga, it allows me to carve out time in my day for self care. Additionally, I highly recommend Farm Yoga if your missing safe in person connection, you’ll get that and more!”
-Heather, therapist and resident of Jefferson County Wv
- “Moving Mountains Yoga is a unique and exceptional studio. Their “all walks of life” approach is heartening, and it makes you feel welcome. I am especially looking forward to another outdoor season. Last year’s outdoor season offered a Covid respite, but I prefer the outdoor version even in a post Covid yoga world.”
-Kyle, resident of Jefferson County Wv
- “The classes are so inclusive, not just expert yoga folks. It is everyone from the community with different needs and experiences coming together for an hour. It is both a gift and a blessing and I think it is how we made it through the first spring/summer/fall of Covid.”
-Suzi & Lee, veteran and resident of Knoxville Md