Whitney helped me start and sustain a Yoga practice after decades of not doing anything. She has been most dedicated, effective in structuring "homework" for me to do days when I am on my own, and most encouraging in helping me gain structure, strength, meaning and method in my beginner Yoga practice. Whitney is a very experienced Yogini with the ability to translate this ancient practice into a modern and accessible daily life practice for health conscious lifestyle seekers. I believe Whitney's private classes are an excellent investment that I am making in my health, strength and general well being.
Pinki C. Washington, DC
I began working with Whitney after suffering a serious lower back injury. Whitney was extremely knowledgeable and motivating. She carefully introduced me to Yoga in a way that was educational but not too overwhelming. She challenged me and I really enjoyed the time spent working with her. I would highly recommend Whitney as a private yoga instructor to anyone at any fitness level.
Chris L. Washington, DC
Working with Whitney is without a doubt one of the best fitness decisions I have ever made! I began working with her after one lesson through my gym completely blew me away - she seemed to know exactly what would and wouldn't work with my body, and her combination of patient/encouraging yet firm guidance really resonated with me. Every session with Whitney has been incredibly tailored to my specific needs. She is always 110% prepared, and I feel simultaneously challenged and accomplished at the end of each session with her. Since we've started working together, I've seen dramatic improvements in my flexibility, strength, and form. If you're passionate about investing in your body and yoga practice (especially if, like me, you sometimes feel like you're not quite "getting it" in group classes), I honestly can't recommend her enough!
Christina Pappas, Washington, DC
I can attest that Whitney is a great yoga instructor. As a complete novice, Whitney has pushed me to do things with my body that at my age, and with my level of fitness, I couldn't even imagine being able to do. She's a cheerleader and holds me accountable for doing what I need to do in order to progress. I appreciate my private lessons, and highly recommend them with Whitney.
A.M.D. Washington, DC
I've practiced yoga for about six years before a five year break when moving from Encinitas CA to DC. I've recently started working with Whitney to restart my practice. Her approach with me is perfect as I regain my practice (and try to figure out where all my flexibility went!). She quickly figured out the most effective way to have me see what she wishes to correct (she uses with me a mixture of watching and listening to me, and then finding the right amount of explaining and showing). Lots of lightbulbs have been turning on. As a teacher, she's friendly, supportive, but also efficient and focused. I highly recommend her to help you improve your practice.
Keith Marzullo, Washington DC
I highly recommend Whitney Paterson as your personal yoga instructor. I have taken yoga classes with Whitney for over 5 years. She is the epitome of a yoga expert. Her professional, non-assuming demeanor lends itself to student confidence and trust. Whitney is a consummate yoga professional. She maintains a constant state of improvement by regularly practicing her craft, as well as by traveling to the source of yoga (India) to study and continue to perfect her technique to share with her public classes and private lessons. I personally participated in Whitney’s public classes for two years, and have recently taken private lessons with her since her after her most recent return from India, where she studied and practiced with a famous yoga master for more than a month. I am happy to say that after practicing yoga for over twenty-five years, I have never experience a more pure and effective instructor than Whitney Paterson. I will continue my practice with Whitney whenever the opportunity presents itself, and I strongly encourage you to do the same.
William Lewis, Washington DC