Our Team

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Community Director & Founder

Whitney is an intuitive soul healer, mentor and the founder of Sojourn Healing Collective; a welcoming place for people to come as they are, align with their true purpose and feel supported as they grow to their greatest potential. Her personal healing journey brought her face-to-face with traumatic events leaving her feeling alone as she moved through the pain of grief and loss. Through it all, she was able to uncover her divine purpose as a spiritual teacher, mentor and creator of Sojourn - a welcoming space where no one would ever feel unsupported again. Whitney manages collective in addition to offering private healing sessions, Reiki and customized coaching programs for spiritual business owners or those seeking further alignment to their soul’s purpose.


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Marketing & Community Engagement Manager

From a young age Raffaella has used her intuitive and empathic nature to bring joy, advice and healing to others. At the age of 15, Raffaella lost her father which led her to experiencing anxiety, depression and panic attacks that worsened upon entering the traditional 9-5 workforce in her early twenties. After seeking traditional counseling, she unexpectedly crossed paths with a spiritual medium that relayed incredibly specific and healing messages from her father. After that experience, she knew that there is more to this life than what we can see and has strived to explore and learn more about the spiritual world ever since, which she credits for combatting her anxiety. This journey of self-healing and discovery has led her to the life she always dreamed of in San Diego, where she is fulfilling her life's passion of promoting the type of healing she has experienced and help others live a happy and healthy life. Within Sojourn, Raffaella manages the community’s marketing, design and social media.


Taina Berardi Yoga

Community Relations Manager

Formerly a corporate marketing executive now living and working her most passionate life, Taina is inspired to share the limitless benefits of yoga and meditation with people of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and backgrounds. As an artist and holistic healing entrepreneur, Taina infuses compassion and vibrant healing energy into all of her art, workshops, public classes, and private sessions. Trained in meditation stress reduction and relaxation techniques, compassion cultivation, crystal healing, aromatherapy, Reiki energy healing, Vinyasa, Yin, and Sculpt yoga disciplines, Taina facilitates integrative healing as a means of restoring and revitalizing her students so they can live a happy, healthy existence. Taina is currently attending the IAYT-accredited Yoga Therapy Program in the LMU Center for Religion & Spirituality which prepares yoga instructors to serve clients with health challenges in private, group, and clinical settings. When off the mat, Taina engages the philosophies of yoga in her activities as the Community Relations Manager for Sojourn Healing Collective, working to cultivate inspired health and wellness to an ever-widening community.