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Middle Tennessee's Only Therapeutic Based Yoga Studio

Our inviting, customized, and modern approach to yoga creates an environment for our clients to thrive.

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What We Offer


Arden Yoga & Wellness is a therapeutic based yoga studio located in the heart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We specialize in private yoga therapy sessions, semi private sessions and workshops. 

Private Yoga Therapy Sessions


Private yoga instruction is for everyone: beginners, students with therapeutic needs, and advanced practitioners can benefit from the one-on-one personal attention provided in private yoga instruction sessions.

One on one lessons allow for teacher and student to build a working relationship while examining and identifying specific needs and co-creating a practice that addresses individual goals. This is a great way to begin, return or advance your yoga experience. If you’re unsure if yoga is right for you, please check with your doctor first.

About Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is the process of empoweirng individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. Yoga therapy adapts the practice of yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class. 

What is a Yoga Therapist?

A yoga therpaist is someone trained to use yoga technique to meet his/her client's physical, mental and/or emotional health needs. Yoga therapy is a relatively new field, but it integrates the ancient practice of yoga with an understanding of modern medicine and psychology. Yoga therapists often prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. 

Meet the Owner


Kira Whitaker, C-IAYT

Kira is the owner and operator of Arden Yoga & Wellness. When opening Arden Yoga in the summer of 2012, Kira had one important goal in mind: create a space where people could learn to connect their bodies and minds on the mat. Kira has a genuine passion for people and movement, Since opening, Arden Yoga has continued to grow and thrive in its hometown of Murfreesboro, TN. Kira works with clients of all ages, athletic backgrounds and needs. Arden Yoga offers a customized approach to yoga through Yoga Therapy. Kira's strong background in yoga therapy, nursing and vast knowledge of the human body allows her to customize each posture and breath to the needs of her clients. 

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Kira's Professional Background & Experience

While in nursing school Kira worked in a family practice setting and a sub-acute rehabilitation center as a nurse intern and certified nursing assistant. She would then go on after graduating nursing school to work in the same rehabilitation center as its Wound Care Coordinator. Kira worked side by side with other health care professionals including Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, MDs, NPs, Podiatrists, Social Workers, Dietitians and PAs in the development of plans for patient’s care that would ultimately heal injuries/wounds and help transition patients home. Kira has worked with patients with extensive injuries and physical limitations ranging from hip replacements to amputations. Kira has a deep understanding and knowledge base of how the human body works, heals and moves. Kira has an extensive background in working with acute and chronic conditions. 

Since transitioning from her nursing career and into the path of yoga studio owner and therapist, Kira has not only created a successful locally owned small business in her community but has gone on to teach workshops and provide business consulting for other yoga studios and teachers. 


Licenses & Education

Kira’s completion in courses and clinical hours in Nutrition, Medical Surgical Nursing, Anatomy & Physiology, Maternity Nursing, Pharmacology, Pediatric Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Basic Nursing Medication Administration and IV Therapy has given Kira a sound grasp on the human body and its needs. As a yoga instructor, her deep understanding of the human body combined with her extensive experience in yoga and ability to skillfully describe each position and how to safely move into them enables her to guide her students into poses artfully and with ease.

Kira is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is Murfreesboro's first and only Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist. Kira also holds an active Tennessee nursing license through the Tennessee Board of Regents along with Certifications in Wound Care through the National Alliance of Wound Care Credentialing Board (NAWCCB®) , 40 hour Intravenous Therapy through the Tennessee Board of Regents and CPR and BLS Certification through the American Heart Association. Kira applies over 1600 hours of nursing school hours and 40 hours continuing education in nursing in addition to taking yoga and meditation workshops and E-courses to her personal practice and teachings with her clients.

Kira teaches yoga therapy sessions full time at her studio in Murfreesboro, TN.  Her therapeutic approach to yoga makes a regular yoga practice accessible to all ages and levels. Kira believes that yoga can be modified and tailored to meet everyone’s needs.


Kira's Personal Life

Additional Information

When Kira isn't teaching yoga you can find her spending time with her husband Boone and two children Ory and Willow . Together they live in Lascassas, TN on the Whitaker's family farm. 


Studio Etiquette

  • Please arrive on time for your sessions. 
  • Please inform your teacher/yoga therapist of  any new or changing medical conditions you may have. This includes medication changes. 
  • Check-in policy
    Please ensure that your online waiver is signed and you have informed your teacher of any injuries or modifications you may need.
  • Please remove your shoes when you come into the studio room. 
  • Please hydrate with water the day before your session and day of. 


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Arden Yoga & Wellness, LLC

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Arden Yoga & Wellness

524 North University Street, Murfreesboro, TN, USA



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