Thank You

Thank you for not only making our first birthday celebration a success – but also for being our yoga community. We  wouldn’t be here without you, and as we celebrate our first year, we want to recognize each and every one of you.

This past Tuesday, our one year anniversary, we held raffles after each class and gave away some pretty sweet gift baskets to the winners! We also had snacks and champagne available all day and offered half off WYC merchandise.

For those of you who made it in, nice celebrating with you! For those who didn’t, come by and see us soon. We don’t have champagne every day, but would love to connect, especially if you’ve not been able to make WYC a habit yet. 🙂

We look forward to celebrating many more years (if not decades!) with you. Thanks for all you are, for all you do, and for supporting us.

Team WYC


(goodies courtesy of Kaninis)

Those probably seem like strange questions – and for most of us, the immediate inner answer is “No!” But let’s take a moment to broaden the question and look a little deeper.

In yoga philosophy, the five niyamas are personal practices that relate to our inner world, our relationship with our selves.

These are paired with the five yamas, which guide our our interactions with other people and the world at large – and together, they form yoga’s ethical principles. They’re a tool to help you be your best self and let your light shine in the world.

Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances. At this time of year, the niyamas of Ahimsa (“nonviolence”) and Asteya (“nonstealing”) seem especially relevant.

Nonviolence doesn’t just mean beating the crap out of someone else. It can be something as simple as being cruel to yourself in your own mind. Notice how you speak to yourself: do you call yourself names? Do you judge your body – looks – intelligence level? Are you mean to yourself?

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” {Peggy O’Mara}

Many of us grew up with adults telling us cruel – and untrue – things about ourselves; and without even realizing it, we’ve internalized those mean voices. They become the unconscious soundtrack of our minds, and we repeat the abuse – the violence – without even realizing we’re doing it!

So many people walk around with internal narratives of violence > “I’m such an idiot!” – “If I wasn’t so lazy…” – “If I could just get rid of these thunder thighs”…. and if we don’t become aware of the level of abuse we’re inflicting on ourselves, we often pass it along to our children or to others.

“Be impeccable with your word: speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” {Don Miguel Ruiz}

Maybe your pattern isn’t to be mean to yourself, but rather to others. Gossip, talking shit – even sharing vulnerable personal details about someone with another – can all inflict hurt, which means they are all forms of violence. A good rule of thumb is: if that other person were standing there, would you still be saying what you’re saying right now?

Chances are, the answer is no: you’d either refrain from saying it at all… or you’d say it in a more gentle, mindful way. For the next day, notice your words, both spoken and unspoken. Try to practice kind, compassionate and supportive ways of communicating, both in your mind and aloud, and notice how much better you feel about yourself.


Non-Stealing doesn’t just mean grabbing someone’s purse and running down the street with it. Do you steal sleep from yourself? Do you steal time from your kids? Do you allow someone else’s drama to steal time or vitality from your life? How about social media or news that’s making you feel sad or panicked?

When you recognize that your time and energy are two of the most valuable commodities you have – and that they can be stolen, by you or someone else – then the question of non-stealing takes on a whole new light.

For the next day or two, start to notice if you’re stealing these resources from yourself or others > and/or if you’re allowing them to be stolen from you.

“You have a relationship with the person who made your shoes, whether you choose to acknowledge that relationship or not.” {Wesley Wenger}

In our globally connected world, it’s impossible to be completely responsible for every single purchase we make. However, we can recognize that our economy is often fueled by sweatshop labor and other unethical practices that essentially steal from others, even if they’re halfway around the globe.

Whenever and wherever possible, use your dollar to purchase in a way that is sustainable and fair.

Spending your money locally is a great way to accomplish this goal: when you’re buying food from the farmer’s market // going to the local printer instead of the corporate chain // shopping for Xmas gifts on Main Street instead of online // buying your morning brew from the local roaster vs. the chain – you’re minimizing your participation in the exploitation industries’ large-scale theft.

Again, do what you can. We could all easily drive ourselves crazy trying to be completely impeccable about every purchase – but start to notice simple ways you can take responsibility for your spending and contribute to a more just and fair economy. It’s a subtle form of non-stealing that can make you feel more connected to yourself and your community.

And research indicates that keeping your dollar local does more than just make you feel good: it’s contributes to a healthier regional economy, meaning that money has greater benefit for the roads, schools, post services, etc. that we rely on locally.

As you begin to reflect on these subtle interactions with yourself and with others, what are other ways that you can put the yogic principles of non-violence and non-stealing into practice? We’d love to hear how these tools help you be your best self.

Leigh-Ann Renz offers yoga + massage at Waynesville Yoga Center

Leigh-Ann Renz is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and part of the management team at Waynesville Yoga Center.

Feel Good, Inside + Out

Finish the summer strong! Our upcoming workshops + events will help you flourish and more deeply engage in life through the practice of yoga:

> Practicing Presence on the Mat: a 4-Week Series w/ Katie Schomberg

Join Katie Schomberg each Sunday for a practice of presence. We will enjoy a 75 minute flow & yin yoga practice, followed by exploring various types of meditation, and writing. 

This is intended to help you cultivate a deep awareness for mindfulness not only in your yoga practice, but also allowing it to overflow into your life.

When we bring intention into any area of our lives, it has this beautiful ripple effect to then become the undercurrent of all we do. Join Katie for a life-changing, mindful, investment in YOU and the world around you.

*You must pay in full to participate in the 4 week series. $85 earlybird pricing // $105 at the door

Sunday August 12th, August 19th, August 26th & September 2nd from 2 – 3:30pm // click here to sign up

> Yoga + Essential Oils for Stress Reduction w/ Leigh-Ann

FEELING STRESSED!? Few among us isn’t these days, and our tumultuous times show no sign of letting up – or slowing down! Learn how to support your wellbeing with simple self-care practices.

Essential Oils are a lovely way to reduce stress, enhance sleep, detox, and energize for our busy, intense modern lives.

Join Leigh-Ann Renz to learn how to utilize gentle yoga poses, essential oils, and other simple yet effective self-care tools to calm your mind and support your body.

Saturday, August 18th, 2 – 3:30 PM // $30 pre-register > $35 at the door // Click here to register

> Cultivating Calmness: Pangu Yoga w/ Anisha Desai Fraser

Calm is a vehicle through which many other virtues flow and manifest. It allows unconscious conditioning + reactions to shift, allowing breakthroughs to occur.

Using Pangu Yoga and meditation, journaling, poetry, contemplation, and action steps, Anisha will guide you in cultivating steady unwavering inner calmallowing a state of being that is undisturbed, clear minded, open hearted, thoughtful and present even, and perhaps especially, when circumstances are not to our liking.

Pangu Yoga is a gentle, healing fusion of yoga and qigong. Pangu utilizes a beautiful synergistic harmony of movement and breath; profound visualization; and specialized Qi Gong breathing patterns to enhance a state of deep relaxation balanced with clear alertness.

Join Anisha Desai Fraser for this 2-hour workshop to experience Pangu and see how good it can make you feel! 

Saturday, August 25th, 2 – 4 PM. $35 if you pre-register > $40 at the door // click here to sign up

Space is limited: to save yours, call 828-246-6570 – email – or register on our class calendar.

Nervous to Try Yoga?

(photo credit: Alexandra Gorn via Unsplash)

by Jerica Rossi

As people were walking into class, I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “I’m really nervous to go to class right now.”

As someone who loves diving head first into the unknown, I had a hard time relating, but I’m sure there are many of you out there who do. Whether you’re brand new to yoga – or someone who has been out of practice for quite some time – the nerves can be real. So let’s break it down and see what you can do about it.

I’m nervous because I’m not flexible.

Perhaps you think yoga is twisting into a pretzel while balancing on the edge of a cliff with your chiseled muscles glistening in the sun and a poised look on your face. It is – for some people. Then there are the majority of us who practice accessible forms of yoga for the purpose of focusing body and mind, to increase range of motion, to strengthen weak muscles, to recover from an injury or as a general preventative health measure – NOT because we want to balance on two fingers.

To do yoga you don’t need to be flexible, or young, or thin, or strong, or able to balance on your fingers or hands, or even be able to get up and down off the floor easily. You just have to want to try, to listen to your body AND, most importantly, to show up. It’s that simple.

                                 “Yoga is not for the flexible; it’s for the willing.”

I’m nervous because I’m out of shape and I don’t want to be judged by other people.

To be blunt: screw what other people think. You’re there for you. This is your journey and not theirs. So fall over. Wobble in your tree pose. Take a resting pose when you need to – and do it all smiling because all you can do is what you can do.

We at WYC want you to know that our classes are accessible to all ages, skill levels and body types, and pride ourselves on being an establishment that strives to help EVERY BODY in the community reach their wellness goals.

Maybe calm your nerves by prepping yourself and following along to a DVD or Youtube video before coming to class. Or maybe convince a friend to join you so you can you feel a little more at ease. And let’s not forget – most people are preoccupied thinking about how other people are judging them that they aren’t judging you.

At the end of the day, not doing something because you are afraid of what other people will think only leaves you worse off. You’re the one who wakes up to YOUR life everyday – so chuck what other people think in the F*** it Bucket and move on.

I’m nervous because it might be too hard for me.

They call yoga a ‘practice’ for good reason. It is supposed to be something that you work on – that you in some way expand on with each session. The first thing you can do is choose the appropriate class for you. Give us a call, stop by or peruse our website to find out what to expect.

How many people are in the class? What is the teacher like? Are there going to be other beginners? Try our small Yoga Basics or Gentle Yoga classes to become familiar with the foundations in an intimate setting to help you along your way.

If you find yourself unable to keep up in class, or to hold/balance in a certain pose, take a child’s pose or go into a modification. Give the teacher a little wave and ask them to help you find a pose that feels better for your body. Maybe you’ll take a class where you can’t keep up for most of it, and the next class you can. It’s that feeling of progress – or that you at least tried – that will positively serve your mental and physical well being and give you a boost of confidence.

I’m just plain nervous for a myriad of reasons.

If you’re still nervous after exploring these tips, the best thing to do is just show up. That’s the hardest part. It’s not always easy to come into tune with yourself or to accept what your body can and cannot do, but being present with these discomforts is half the battle. Do yourself a favor and just show up to class – and show up for yourself.


Jerica handles marketing + management for Waynesville Yoga Center. When not working, she can be found behind a camera lens, embarking an adventure or contemplating life while perched in tree pose. Taking classes at WYC has helped her  face – and conquer – her own yoga fears.

Sitting in Discomfort

One of the ways that we can take yoga off our mats and into the world is by learning to manage our discomfort. For me, one of the hardest parts of a yoga class is not knowing what comes next: is it going to be hard? I’m already sweating and working; will the next pose push me into greater challenge?

Or will it be easy? Will I feel strong, capable and accomplished if the next pose the teacher guides me into is one I can nail and sustain?

It’s hard to surrender myself fully to the current pose when I have no idea what’s coming next. But isn’t that how life works!?

As humans, we want to control every aspect of our lives. We want to know what’s coming next so we can minimize intensity and discomfort. That’s not a realistic or sustainable model for life; by holding back from the present moment, we’re actually creating more discomfort and uncertainty for ourselves.

Living in that held back manner minimizes our trust in our own abilities to manage discomfort, adversity – or even pain! It also minimizes our capacity to receive fully what we’re experiencing, including the pleasure and joy that can come in moments of intensity and challenge.

One thing I love about yoga is that it helps me to lean into the intensity of life, moment by moment, trusting that I will have what I need to manage the next pose > and the next wave of life events, even if it’s intense or challenging.

And if I don’t, at least I’ve given it my all and can fully have the experience of “falling off the surf board”. I’ll pause for a moment, letting the waves support me – then get back on the board and try to surf again after I’ve caught my breath.

Another way that yoga serves me off the mat is the ability to sit with – and breathe into – my discomfort. For example, I don’t do well with temperature regulation. I tend to chill or overheat very easily and have a hard time when yoga classes get hot. I’m already sweating and working out, now I have to experience heat from the room too!?

But I’ve found that by be willing to stay present in my yoga practice > by be willing to stick with the discomfort of sweating and feeling warmer than I’d like > I feel empowered. While at first it feels uncomfortable and very intense, if I can sit in that feeling and welcome it instead of pushing it away – not only does the moment pass, I feel like I’ve conquered it!

Learning how to breathe through intense poses and physical sensations on my yoga mat helps me do the same thing when life presents me with intensity, challenge and discomfort (which it does pretty much every day). In these challenging and charged times, see if you can use the intensity of what you experience in class to serve and empower you off the mat.

While certain things should not be just “breathed through” – you’ll need to use your wise discernment to know what’s a discomfort that you can manage versus what’s not ok to push through – play with this in your next yoga class.

Maybe you try staying in a class that feels “too full” for you, breathing through your inclination to leave because you’re close to your neighbor. Or maybe pause that urge to turn the fans on and let a little heat build before you flip that switch to get relief.

The beauty of yoga is not only that it makes you feel amazing in the moment, bestowing peace and strength – but also that it gives you valuable skills that serve you in your life outside of your practice.

Leigh-Ann Renz is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and part of the management team at Waynesville Yoga Center.

Have you been on the fence about switching to a monthly unlimited membership? Or want to join with your spouse or family member? Now would be a good time to sign up!

As of June 1st, we’re raising the price of our monthly unlimited auto-debit membership to $89 and our monthly unlimited non-auto-debit to $108.

If you’re already a monthly auto-debit member, you’re grandfathered in at the original cost! As long as you don’t cancel your membership, your monthly rate will stay the same. However, if you cancel and restart it in the future, it will increase to the new price.

Have you been trying to convince a family member to join the studio with you? If you both sign up for a monthly unlimited, we’ll take 10% off the two memberships!

So if you’ve been debating making the switch, sign up before June 1st to be locked in at the $79 monthly unlimited membership fee! Sign-up online or stop by the front desk to enroll!

How’s Your Sleep?!

If you’ve done a private yoga or wellness consultation with me lately, I’ve asked “how’s your sleep”? That’s because I just finished a fascinating and phenomenal book by Matthew Walker called “Why We Sleep”.

I’ve been sleep deprived most of my life. However, it wasn’t until reading this book that I realized how much of that deprivation was caused by buying into our cultural idea that sleeping is somehow lazy- or that it’s perfectly acceptable to shove sleep onto the back burner when busy, which is ALWAYS in our go-go-go, uber packed modern lives.

This book finally gave me the hardcore data my analytical mind needed to prioritize sleep: to accept that 8 hours per night really is non-negotiable from a health / body / brain perspective. I realized how many of us are feeling awful and how much of that awful feeling is “simply” sleep deprivation.

My experience supported the data of how much more efficiently our bodies + brains operate when we’re getting a full 8 hours of NREM and REM per night!

It also reminded me of the sleep rhythms of Ayurveda: according to this ancient sister science of Yoga, you should be asleep by 10:30 PM and awake by 6:30 AM (most traditional literature says 10 PM // 6 AM, but a new book is extending it to 10:30/6:30). Staying awake past 10 // 10:30 pushes you into Pitta energy, where you catch that second wind + can easily stay awake until after midnight. This makes it much harder to get good quantity or quality sleep.

Sleeping past 6:30 AM makes it harder to wake up, because you’re pushing against sleepy, heavy Kapha energy. Add heavy evening meals and/or nighttime snacking to this mix, and you’ve got a recipe for weight gain, acid reflux, sleeping issues, and morning brain fog.

If you’re experiencing any of these, try a lighter evening meal – and dialing back your sleep times. Examine your beliefs about sleep: do you disrespect it as an unnecessary or even lazy afterthought? Maybe check out Dr. Walker’s book and see how the research can support better sleep for your health + wellness!

Leigh-Ann Renz is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and part of the management team at Waynesville Yoga Center.

Give a big round of applause to our Team Member of the Month- Terri McGovern! Many of you may have seen Terri on the mat beside you, as she attends an array of classes and workshops here at WYC. We are so happy to have her warm energy in the studio on a daily basis, and excited to see her avidly pursing her wellness goals.

To get to know Terri a little better, we asked her to share a bit about herself and her journey with yoga…

  1. Tell me about your experience with yoga: how it began, where it has taken you, and how yoga has impacted your life.

I picked up a postcard in Hazelwood Soap Company announcing the opening of Waynesville Yoga Center in September of last year. I took my first restorative class and was hooked! I take so many classes, sometimes I feel like a WYC stalker! My flexibility, strength, stamina and breath have improved dramatically. I have made a whole new circle of wonderful friends and have had many amazing new experiences. Practicing yoga has decreased my anxiety level dramatically. I have learned to take one day at a time, with an inner calm and sense of peace and well-being I never had before.

  1. What are your favorite styles / classes?

My staple classes are restorative and yin which have increased my strength and flexibility. Without them, I could not have moved into beginner and slow flow classes that have further increased my strength, stamina and balance. We are so fortunate to have such a talented and caring group of instructors.

  1. What’s your favorite pose and why?

Warrior 2 is my favorite pose because it reminds me how far I have come, and that I have the strength to face whatever life brings my way.

  1. What do you do when you’re not practicing yoga?

When not practicing yoga, I work part time for our business, McGovern Property Mgt., care for my precious grandsons, Lukas and Grant and spend time with my husband Bruce, the most supportive husband a girl could ever want.

  1. Tell me something funny or unexpected about you.

I am a huge sci-fi fan. If there’s an alien, a vampire or a zombie – I am there!

Next time you see Terri in class, be sure to introduce yourself!

Tapas Time

No, not the kind you can eat, though we love those too! 🙂 Tapas in this context means “self discipline”. It’s one of the five niyamas, or personal practices that relate to our inner world, our relationship with our selves. 

The five yamas are self-regulating behaviors involving our interactions with other people and the world at large – and together, with the niyamas, are yoga’s ethical principles. They’re like a map written to guide you on your life’s journey.

Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances. Together, they form a moral code of conduct. 

At this time of year, the niyamas of self-discipline and saucha (“purity”) seem especially relevant. Many of us arepurifying in some way: nature is producing a bounty of bitter greens, such as dandelion, that detox the body and organs.

Many of us feel energized to engage in some spring cleaning, releasing from our homes and closets what no longer serves. Nature is bursting forth with fresh, pure new life: buds, blossoms, seed sprouts, and animal babies of all kinds. 

As the days grow longer and warmer, as we feel more energetic after winter’s rest, we need to maintain discipline and structure to help our seedlings take root into viable plants – whether that’s staying outside after dinner to till the garden; pushing through that clutter-clearing project at home; or maintaining our yoga practice in spite of spring fever!

Do you feel the upwelling energy of spring pulling your attention in many directions? Do you feel motivated to cleanse? How can the principles of self-discipline + purification help transform your goals into reality?

Please give it up for WYC featured Team Member – February 2018 – Maura Finn!! Most of you have taken a class – or attended an amazing workshop – or had a killer reiki session – with Maura, and we want to acknowledge how much we value her!! She is a valued member of the WYC community; and we appreciate her, both personally + professionally.

Maura teaches several weekly classes – offers regular reiki sessions – and has several events in the works, including Open Heart Journey: Cacao + Self-Love this coming Wednesday. She’s finishing up her first “Inner Teacher Training” and is gathering information for those interested in round 2: email us if you’d like to be added to the list.

To get to know Maura a little better, we asked her to share a bit about herself and her journey with yoga…

  1. Tell me about your experience with yoga: how it began, where it has taken you, and how yoga has impacted your life.

I was a college athlete and always very physical and connected to my body, but I was also really intense and carried a lot of stress. I never thought I could “do yoga” because I wasn’t tall and skinny nor super flexible. The thought of being ‘still’ was really unappealing. I dabbled in pilates and gyrontics quite young, but it wasn’t until I went to a yoga class after getting out of the hospital in 2006 that everything changed.

In many ways, yoga was one of the most important ingredients in my healing journey. I began teaching children’s yoga in 2010 and found a way to express the joy I felt in movement with play. I then devoted more time to my personal practice, more breathwork and mindfulness. Yoga is not a separate part of my life, as it informs everything I do even beyond the physical practice.

  1. What are your favorite yoga styles to teach and why?

I love to teach mindful and intentional yoga. Hatha yoga is the basis of all yoga, so it is really lovely to teach a slow, breath-infused class. I also enjoy teaching a solid vinyasa practice with some challenges and lots of great music. It is also amazing to teach beginners and children/teens. I love to witness the growth and expansion for each individual.

  1. What are you doing when you’re not teaching or practicing yoga?

I am most at home in nature so I am often outside hiking, spending time near water or playing with my Golden Retriever, Blue. I am also a writer and working on my first children’s book as well as just completing my first bilingual poetry book. I have a private practice working with all ages using energy work and alternative therapies, so that also keeps me busy! I can also be found drinking cacao, singing and dancing. I love to travel and haven’t done much of it in the last year, so 2018 is calling me to get my backpack packed.

  1. Tell me something funny or unexpected about you.

I have always had wanderlust, even as a child. My first plane ride in sixth grade was to Disneyland to babysit a neighbor’s child while she was at her conference. I never stopped! I drove across the USA with a friend at 19. We camped everywhere and visited many states. I still do not know how we did it. I lived and studied in Scotland during college and traveled throughout Europe. I moved to NYC after college and lived there for a decade.

There are many unexpected stories from those years. I moved to Guatemala in 2009 and lived there for 5 years. I returned to the USA in 2014 and have traveled back to Guatemala twice, Mexico, Hawaii, Virginia, Texas, Colorado and then lived in Indonesia for 3 months before landing in North Carolina for the last year. A lot of this travel was soul-searching, but also to learn a lot about people so that I can be of better service in the work that I do.

I am humbled that I have had these experiences and many of them were done on a super tight budget. I am grateful my path has taken me where it has, even if I felt really frustrated at never having a physical home. So, I take my ‘home’ with me. I do know that anything is possible when you put your heart to it. And, I believe in magical thinking.

Please join us in recognizing all that Maura is – and the goodness she brings to Waynesville Yoga Center! To register for one of her grounding yet invigorating classes, click here.

  • “Jay takes time to answer questions, to give help when needed in performing movements and is a gentle, calm person which helps my yoga experience.”

    – Anita S.

  • “Jay is a wonderful yoga instructor; has great variety in classes; is always dependable (there and on time); is kind and understanding; and always available to answer questions and give additional instruction if necessary. She is calm and classes are enjoyable no matter the challenge.”

    – Myndie S.

  • “Leigh-Ann is my favorite massage therapist. She uses techniques that produce terrific results for me. I so look forward to my monthly massages!”

    – Ginger H.

  • “Leigh Ann gives the best massages I have ever had! She mixes it up so no two massages are exactly alike and I like that. And on top of that she is a warm caring person and I consider her to be a dear friend.”

    – Jeanne B.

  • “Since I started taking classes at Waynesville Yoga Center, I can now go down the stairs ‘normally’, instead of one foot at a time. I’m really pleased with how these classes are helping me.”

    – Carol L.

  • “Amber is an incredibly gifted instructor, particularly when it comes to yoga. She is calming, thorough, and provides that extra-added touch of essential oils, gentle adjustments, and themed practices. I love that Amber’s yoga classes are dynamic and she’s taught moves in her classes that I’ve never done in 15 years of practicing yoga. She’s a breath of fresh air in the yoga scene. I highly recommend her!”

    – Christine G.

  • “Jay is an always-patient, highly skilled teacher who makes everyone feel welcome and able to participate. Her class is always a joy and rewarding.”

    – Barbara S.

  • “Leigh-Ann is highly trained in many massage techniques and will work with you to assess your needs and desired outcome. She encourages your feedback to make sure that your treatment goals are being met.”

    – Helen S.

  • “It is the most relaxing therapeutic treatment that works for me with my arthritis condition and I have a session with Leigh Ann every month.”

    – Bob T.

  • “Amber, you’re an incredible teacher! You are a natural at creating flows that challenge and inspire your students.”

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “After my first private session with Amber my body felt so good! Because of her guidance and personal assisting I highly recommend working with her.”

    – Barbara B.

  • “After my massage with Leigh-Ann yesterday, I could sleep without pain meds for the first time in years! I finally have hope that I might not need surgery!”

    – Barbara M.

  • “I highly recommend Leigh-Ann as your massage lady. She is wonderful and keeps me feeling good. I am 86 so you are never to old for one. I get them weekly. Give her a try. You will like it.”

    – Yvonne M.

  • “Getting a massage from Leigh-Ann has been an important part of my life for the past several years. Her professionalism and many accomplished skill techniques combined with her intuitive understanding of my needs on any given day have made her an invaluable part of my health care. I would highly recommend her to anyone, from a first timer to an ‘experienced’ user.”

    – Gail M.

  • “Leigh -Ann has worked on me for the past five years. She skillfully eased the aches and pains out of my body and left me feeling relaxed. Her intuition guided her to where I needed the most attention, which always surprised me because I hadn’t realized I was hurting there.”

    – Lydia Mason

  • “Leigh-Ann’s fingers magically find the spots that are ‘ailing’ you! She intuitively knows where you are having pain and how to relieve it. I leave each and every time rejuvenated and refreshed. There are not enough words to express how much I appreciate her therapeutic touch!”

    – Ginny E.

  • “Leigh-Ann is awesome. She used a variety of techniques with me and they all helped. She also provided more information to help me with my issues. She is warm, compassionate and friendly.”

    – Susan S.

  • “Jay met me prior to class to help me polish my yoga teaching skills. I really appreciate her willingness to meet and teach me to make me a better instructor.”

    – Brooke H.

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