MEET THE TEAM
PERSONAL HEALTH ADVISOR
LUZ HELENA WAYMAN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
WELLTHY SOUL CARE TEAM
YOUR PERSONAL WELLNESS ADVISORS
Layne Bruner, the founder of Wellthy Soul, uses her positive energy to inspire, motivate, and teach others how to fulfill their lives through health and joy. Layne is an American Council of Exercise Certified Health Coach and has teaching certifications for various branches of exercise. She uses this title to educate people about health and fitness topics through public speaking and publications in magazines, such as Austin Fitness Magazine. Layne holds a unique coaching style as she heavily incorporates mindful and spiritual practices. This approach stems from her belief that we cannot heal on the outside before we heal on the inside. Wellthy Soul ensures that wellness starts from within. This approach is how Layne has successfully helped clients lose 20 pounds in 8 weeks.
After 20+ years of professional dancing, Layne battled insecurity and self-doubt coupled with disordered eating. She broke this cycle with therapy, prayer, and soul work. Today, Layne uses this experience, combined with years of nutrition and fitness education training, to help people transform their lifestyles and live with more mobility, vitality, and fewer prescription drugs.
Today, Layne lives in Austin, TX, with her two boys and their dog. She spends her days coaching clients, teaching fitness classes, and spending time with family at the baseball fields or walking the trails.
PERSONAL HEALTH ADVISOR
Emma has spent the last twenty years navigating the world of wellness professionally and personally. She was initially certified in Johnny G Spinning in 2003. Emma added Personal Training to her resume with the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers in 2013 and has since completed NASM Personal Training certifications and NASM’s Corrective Exercise qualification. In 2018, Emma became Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and today enjoys coaching Wellthy Soul’s clients through practical behavior change strategies for successful weight loss, as well as the framework for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. She is currently studying to become a Master Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association. Emma’s focus is always to meet the client where the client is, to truly understand where they are coming from and where they want to be. The personal connection Emma works to build is what makes her coaching style unique and successful, whether it’s on the group fitness floor working through modifications or navigating the reorganization of a client’s pantry. Since joining the team in 2021, Emma has found her home where her passion for people and personal development collide.
LUZ HELENA WAYMAN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Luz Helena’s role as Director of Operations at Wellthy Soul combines her personal interest in fitness and health with her professional experience in business operations. As your first point of contact with Wellthy Soul, Luz Helena makes sure that you are seen, welcomed, supported, and ready to embark on your health journey. Her background in Human Development and Family studies enables her to connect with clients and understand their current needs. In turn, this helps her identify better support systems for clients to reach their goals. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband and two kids. After living in Colorado and Baltimore, her favorite part about living in Austin is the weather and the ability to do outdoor activities all year round. Part of her Wellthy Soul lifestyle includes spending days at the pool with her family, going on hikes, and making time for her daily walks and workouts. You will also find her meal prepping for the week and searching for fun new recipes that fuel her and her family’s body, mind, and soul! Wherever you are on your journey, Luz Helena is happy to assist!
Emily Parker, RDN, RD (Registered Dietitian nutritionist/Registered Dietician) is a nutritionist at Wellthy Soul. Emily writes individualized meal plans based on a client’s blood work panel and is available to educate and walk with our patients as their needs change from weight loss to maintenance to create long lasting lifestyle changes and help prevent lifestyle diseases. She joined the WS care team 2 years ago and loves assisting our clients with education and support. Emily studied Health Science with a focus in Nutrition at Keene State College. An avid sports fan, she was on the lacrosse team at Keene, so it’s no surprise that she continued her education by completing a Sports Nutrition rotation at Dartmouth College. Emily also has clinical experience from York Hospital in Maine, where she assessed nutritional needs for patients with a variety of conditions. In these and other experiences, Emily has worked with interdisciplinary teams to create nutritional plans, provide education and provide patients tools they can implement in their own self care.Emily loves to spend time outdoors running, hiking, and enjoying nature. She is a dog mom, a cat mom, and wants to rescue every fur baby she sees on the street.
MEDICAL CARE TEAM
DOCTOR OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Dr. Lauren Sanchez’s passion for wellness was ignited at a young age. After witnessing detrimental illness in her immediate family, she refused to accept that her future was determined by her genes alone. Dr. Sanchez learned to make her genetics work for her, versus against her through naturopathic and herbal medicine.
She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Biology from the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. At the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, she earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and focused her studies on disease treatment from a natural approach.
Dr. Sanchez respects the connection of mind, body and spirit. From her personal background, she experienced the importance of whole-body health first-hand and believes in patient involvement in their own care. She specializes in optimal wellness achievement through a plant-based lifestyle, botanical medicine and mind/body counseling.
DR. TENESHA WARDS
FOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR, INFINITY
Dr. Tenesha Wards, founder of the Infinity Way healing process and Medical Director at Infinity Wellness Center is a Holistic Doctor who concentrates on Fatigue, GI Issues, Women’s Hormone Issues from Pre/Post Menopause to Infertility, Headaches, Burnout, and Insomnia.
Dr. Wards is a published author, public speaker, wife, and mother while she runs her business healing women and men all over the world. Dr. Wards’ work is based on a fundamental principle that promoting health and wellness has no boundary. From earthquake relief work in Haiti to Cancer survivors in Guadalajara, Dr. Wards is committed to not just practicing locally, but globally. In addition to promoting health and wellness of the body, Dr. Wards also supports her community through leadership roles with the Texas Women in Business, and is a Guardian Angel for the Center of Child Protection.