Walker Franklin Physical Therapy

Empowering and Encouraging the Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Meet the Wellness Team

We love every minute of our journey

Amy Hume

Hi everyone, my name is Amy Hume. I have always loved encouraging, uplifting and helping others. I've always been a caregiver, which is probably why I went to school for health care. I get so much joy out of making someone else smile and feel better. More than one friend has asked me "have you ever met a stranger?". Honestly, I don’t think I have. I'll admit I love a good cup of coffee and a conversation.

I'm a cardiac technologist at INOVA and a yoga instructor among other things. Having been diagnosed with Lyme disease I have become even more mindful of nutrition and truly taking care of myself. Yoga for me goes way beyond postures and breath. We all need to give our minds a rest, pause and breath.

I'm from the Pacific Northwest and love bringing my sincere, whole hearted, chill style to every class I teach.

I teach Vinyasa yoga with a strong focus on linking Ujjayi Pranayama (breath) with Asanas (movement). My teaching style is sunny, encouraging, and inclusive, and I strive to invite my students to truly listen to their bodies while practicing.

My classes have a positive, upbeat tempo, and I use a wide range of musical artists and genres to guide the class through my sequencing. I focus on flowing from one pose to the next while paying attention to alignment, breathe, intention and try to emphasize having fun while doing so.

I'm so looking forward to teaching and collaborating with Walker Franklin Physical Therapy to get you to your best you.

I'll be teaching two classes every week; Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday is a 1 hour All-Levels class, where we pick up the pace, maybe do some abs, and sweat. Saturday’s class is the perfect way to end the weekend. It's a slower flow where we stretch out while letting go of all our obligation, if only for an hour, and intentionally practice mindfulness and relaxing.

Looking forward to practicing with you.


Jennifer Marshall
Executive Director & Co-Founder of
this is my BRAVE

Jennifer Marshall is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of This IsMy Brave, Inc., the leading platform for individuals to share their story of overcoming mental illness through creative expression.  Jennifer formed the organization after experiencing a positive outpouring of support following the publication of her story on a well-
known news website. Wanting to provide that same opportunity to others living with mental illness, Jennifer envisioned a theater show concept and together with her Co-Founder Anne Marie Ames, launched the project on Kickstarter. The project was successfully funded within 31 days, raising over $10k to create the inaugural show and the movement became a non-profit organization the
following year.

Jennifer’s personal blog, BipolarMomLife.com, has been named Healthline Bipolar Blog of the year for four years in a row (2014 - 2017), and in 2014, Jennifer was named a “Rookie of the Year” finalist by WEGO Health. She’s been featured on the front page of The Washington Post
(June 2, 2016), in O, The Oprah Magazine (August, 2016), in BPHope Magazine (cover story, fall 2015), on local news stations NBC4 Washington, DC Fox5 and WJAL ABC7News, as well as having been interviewed for podcasts and local publications, speaking on the importance of sharing stories of triumphing despite mental illness to end stigma. Jennifer gave a TEDx talk in
October of 2016 entitled “Mental Illness: Being Brave Saves Lives,” and she speaks regularly at mental health and storytelling conferences.

In addition to her work with This Is My Brave, Jennifer served as a team leader for the 2013 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Overnight Walk in Washington, DC. Jennifer and her husband Ben have been married for 13 years and live in Ashburn with their two kids, Owen (8) and Vivian (6). In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys writing, yoga and reading.

Bekah Wiedeman
Healing Hearts with Reiki

Certified in Usui Reiki Ryoho Third Degree Reiki Master Practitioner, Teacher, Crystal Reiki Master, and Animal Reiki Master Bekah Weideman’s healing journey is inspiring. Once homebound by chronic
illness, Bekah sought out many healing modalities to little avail until  Reiki entered her life. Since receiving hope and healing for herself, she has been on a mission to bring the same to others. With the exquisite beauty of a Japanese Tea Ceremony, there is an art to Bekah’s Reiki practice that brings harmony, calmness, and serenity to the senses.
Book your appointment to see what Reiki can do for you today! www.healingheartsashburn.com 
Email: hhwreiki@yahoo.com
Phone: 703.651.6864

Jen Mauritzen
Resonance Holistic Services

Since discovering her sensitivity to energy and ability to feel others’ pain, Jen has developed a passion for learning about and sharing the gift of Reiki. In 2015, she became certified in Usui Reiki (Second Degree) followed by Jikiden Reiki (Shoden) in 2016. She feels called to energy work in order to provide relief, relaxation, and balance to as many people as possible.

Jen warmly welcomes clients of all ages and reasons for seeking therapeutic treatments. With over 11 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher, Jen is particularly drawn to providing Reiki for children and adults with disabilities or sensitivities. However, she derives great satisfaction from providing treatments for every individual and need.

In addition to her energy work through her company, Resonance Holistic Services, Jen is President/CEO of Hug CEO, a nonprofit she established to benefit children growing up in orphanages. She is also Author of the children’s books Love Seeds Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and Executive Director of Think.Grow.Know., her tutoring company.

Jen truly believes in the therapeutic value of Reiki and has gained relief from her own physical ailments through treatments. She is grateful for the gift of Reiki to heal body, mind, and spirit and the opportunity to be of service to others.


Website: www.resonanceholistic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/resonanceholistic/

Phone: 571-205-9733

Email: resonanceholistic@gmail.com

Laura Banks

 Twenty years ago Laura Banks fell in love with yoga while pregnant with her second child. The experience of full, embodied presence through movement, breath, and meditation transformed her pregnancy and labor, and continues to transform her life. As the globetrotting wife of a diplomat and mother of three amazing sons, yoga keeps her strong, grounded, and balanced while the world spins around her and she spins around the world. She has learned again and again that yoga is an invitation to be fully at home in our bodies, our minds, our hearts, and our lives. She loves the strength, flexibility, and joy she finds on the mat, but knows that the best yoga happens off the mat as we practice presence with ourselves and others in the work of real life.

Over the years, Laura has been privileged to practice and study with many extraordinary teachers primarily in the Anusara and Iyengar traditions. She completed her yoga teacher training at Willow Street Yoga in Silver Spring, MD in 2011 and is registered as a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 teacher. Her training and instruction focus on compassionate awareness and mindful alignment as ways to honor the body and realize its natural strength, resilience, and grace. Years of personal practice, apprenticing, and teaching allow her to skillfully assess the needs of her students, carefully design sequences, and provide modifications as necessary to meet individuals where they are which in turn deepens their practice. As her mentor Suzie Hurley has often said, “It’s not how far you go, but how you go far.” Laura sees beauty in every body and enjoys teaching yoga at every level – from children to elders, novices to athletes, seasoned yogis to folks who “live at a little distance from their body” à la James Joyce’s witty description. Her intention is to help others rediscover the wonder of their bodies, taste the joy of being alive, and find the wisdom to live life well.

Laura is delighted to teach yoga at Walker Franklin Physical Therapy and join forces with an amazing team of wellness affiliates dedicated to healing and wholeness. She teaches six-week series of 90-minute weekly classes in order to encourage students to commit more fully to their yoga practice, benefit from deliberate sequencing across classes and sessions, and taste the sweet fruit of steady effort. Drop-in students are welcome as space permits and students can make up missed classes in another class or session. In her spare time, Laura savors time in nature, running, cooking great food, practicing mindfulness, spending time with family and friends, and simply living in this incredible body and world.

Please contact Laura at laurabanksyoga@gmail.com if you are interested in registering for a class, have questions, or would like more information.

Why Us?

We are strong believers in healing the mind, body and spirit.  With all aspects of your physical and emotional being being addressed, you will be well on your way on your journey to wellness!

~Dr. Amelia Franklin, PT, OCS