At Waynesville Yoga Center, we emphasize many modalities of healing, beyond movement or yoga asana. We have incredible massage therapists on staff and two beautiful rooms dedicated to bodywork, energy work + massage therapy.

When you arrive for a session at WYC you can expect a variety of extra services, ranging from complimentary warm beverages, heated table covers, a fireplace in one massage room for ambiance and warmth, hot towels and warm packs for extra relaxation, or cold scented towels for rejuvenation.

To book an appointment, call us at (828) 565-2850‬  or email

Massage + Bodywork Pricing

Feeling Stressed?

30 minutes: $45
45 minutes: $65
60 minutes: $85
75 minutes: $104
90 minutes: $122
120 minutes: $160

Couples Massage: $180 (60 minutes)
Add hot stones to any massage: $20

6-8 Week Series for Myofascial Release / Massage  

If you suffer from chronic patterns of tension that comes from old injuries, scar tissue, or compensatory muscle / soft tissue fatigue, give your body the consistent attention it needs to heal with a six or eight week myofascial release or massage package. 

It takes the body longer to unwind and reprogram if it has been out of alignment for a long period of time, meaning multiple sessions will help you avoid a rebound effect where the muscles and or connective tissue go right back after only one or two sessions. Included in your weekly session, you’ll also have a maximum ten minute somatic consultation to help you in your healing.

*Summer 2022 Discount*

6 week series: 10% off ($459 for $510 value)

8 week series: 15% off ($578 For $680 value)

Energy Alignment

This relaxing healing service combines the soothing sound & vibration of a Bioacoustic Mat, hands-on energy work, guided visualization + intuitive insight (optional). You may remain fully clothed, and have the table heated and/or blanket for added comfort. Sessions start with a check-in chat and then run 45-60 minutes. No two sessions are the same and are tailored to you specifically.

Sessions are with Jennifer Avoca Ross.

Myofascial Release

The John Barnes technique of myofascial release is a gentle hands on modality. The therapist uses gentle sustained pressure held a minimum of 3 minutes to affect the fascia allowing it to elongate and rehydrate the ground matrix of the tissues.  

This is highly effective in treating chronic pain at its source. The pressure is held without lubricants on the skin so that the fascia is able to be gently stretched without the therapist’s hands sliding.  

Myofascial release has been found to be highly effective in treating a myriad of conditions from TMJ dysfunction to urinary issues to fibromyalgia and much more. It is also a recommended adjunct to PT after surgery. For more information about the John Barnes technique click here.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a combination of acupressure points and deep tissue massage specifically designed for chronic long-term pain. Sciatica, low back, hip, neck, shoulder, and head pain are just a few of the problem areas to which neuromuscular therapy can provide quick relief.

NMT’s time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence. NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. *See Massage + Bodywork pricing

Solid Foundation

30 Minutes

The health of your feet affects balance and wellness in every other part of your body! Treat your feet the attention and care they deserve with a 10 minute hot salt soak, followed by a 20 minute custom-blended oil foot massage that incorporates elements of reflexology and Thai foot massage. – $40

Ananda (Bliss)

90 Minutes

Enjoy a soothing 10 minute hot salt foot soak while you consult with your massage therapist and they custom-blend an oil based on your needs for the session. This is followed by a 70-minute full body integrated massage and topped off with tea + chocolate waiting for you as you get off the table. Ultimate bliss! – $110

Hot Stone Treatment

30 – 120 minutes

Heated stones are used in bodywork to open muscles and connective tissue. They expand blood vessels, which encourages healthy blood flow throughout the body, and can promote deep relaxation.

Hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain and reduce stress. They can be especially effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia and arthritis. Hot stones can be added to any massage for $20.

Couples Massage

60 minutes

Couples massage is where two people are getting massaged at the same time, in the same space. You and your loved one are on separate massage tables, but in the same room, getting an hour full body treatment by 2 different therapists. Join us to enjoy this deeply relaxing and sweet experience: $180


Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese therapeutic technique for stress reduction and healing. Reiki helps alleviate stress and anxiety, body pain, and emotional pain. In addition, it is a wonderful non-invasive way to achieve deep relaxation.

Click here to learn more about Reiki

Thai Massage

60 minutes

Thai Massage is received clothed and without oil – typically on a padded mat on the floor, but can also be performed on a massage table, if getting up or down off the floor is an issue for the client.

Its excellent for those with mobility issues; anyone who has a hard time undressing/dressing (disabled, elderly); and / or athletes, as it uses a combination of stretching + compression, similar to physical therapy.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy: any no shows – or sessions cancelled within 24 hours – will be charged. You will be asked for your credit card information when booking an appointment, and this will be used to charge for the session if you don’t provide at least 24 hour notice of cancellation. If you can’t make your appointment, contact us as soon as possible: 828.246.6570.

Meet the Therapists

Click here to meet our team of massage therapists and body workers…

Intuitive Counsel Readings

$70 for 60 minutes or $40 for 30 minutes

With most of our lives being so busy, and with all of the happenings going on out in the world, it can be challenging to hear our own inner guidance for matters large and small in our lives.

An Intuitive Counsel reading assists you in understanding the supportive energies surrounding you in your life, both presently and incoming, and can offer guidance on the most resonant ways to navigate any areas of concern or question. I incorporate numerology, information from my oracle cards, and for the hour long sessions aspects of your astrology chart (exact time and place of birth are required).

*Mini Session: Energy Work + Intuitive Reading (20 min of energy work + 20 min reading) $40 

  • “Thank you all so much for offering this. It has truly been a gift in my life and I am very grateful to be part of this class!”

    – Kristen, B

  • “One of the things I have loved about the program is that we are not just learning how to teach certain poses; I have been learning things I didn’t even know I could learn about yoga in general, including about the subtle energies, how they tie to both anatomy and the philosophy of yoga.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “I waited years looking for the right yoga teacher training program and WYC was definitely the reason why. I’m absolutely convinced I could not have found a program that was more creative, inclusive, or supportive. I would definitely attribute that to the meticulous design of the curriculum and incredibly talented teachers you brought in to lead so many cool facets of the course. You drew in some of the most amazing students with all this awesomeness and I’ve been so thrilled to learn alongside them this year so thank you, thank you, thank you for every last delicious bit of it.”

    – CJH

  • “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.

  • “With all of my health issues, I never would have believed I could ever learn to teach yoga. WYC’s Real Yoga for Real Bodies built my confidence as a leader, reminding me that my journey is my strength, and I will actually be a better teacher because of the challenges I’ve experienced. Thank you so much for creating a program that encouraged us to bring the beauty and the beast through this incredible transformation.”

    – CJH

  • “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.

  • “YTT provided me with the tools and knowledge to deepen my own yoga practice and help others with theirs. This program challenged me in unforeseen ways and I am so thankful to have experienced this journey with such incredible teachers and fellow students. It was truly a life-changing experience.”

    – Hayley P.

  • I signed up for YTT thinking I had time to myself to focus on me, but the world has other plans. It’s still the best decision I’ve made, and I am so grateful that what I have learned has come to me at a time that I can apply it to so much real world trauma. This YTT has been a saving grace!

    – Kim T.

  • “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.

  • “WYC YTT has given me such tremendous depth in my practice of yoga on and off the mat. I’ve loved seeing my evolution this year as I learned all the ways I can add yoga to my home and work life. I started just expecting to build a stronger personal practice, but now I am so excited to see where this will all take me in the years to come.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “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.

  • “I woke up one morning and realized I was 60 years old, that I could live well into my 80s and that I had to do something to improve my strength and stamina if I wanted a good quality of life. I was caring for small grandchildren periodically, and it exhausted me.

    As soon as I saw Waynesville Yoga Center was opening, I came. I am so thankful to Jay for a place where I feel safe, not self-conscious, and where I can attend classes that benefit me without feeling in competition with anyone else. Restorative and Yin have improved my flexibility and meditation skills; Beginner Flow, Flow Level 1 and Gentle Chair Yoga have increased my strength and balance and also challenged me, as has Barre and Balance!

    I feel better than I ever have – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have met so many new friends. All of the instructors I have had are wonderful and willing to share of themselves. Thank you, Jay, your endeavor is making a tremendous difference in so many lives!”

    – Terri M.

  • “My experience during my YTT at WYC has not only increased my confidence on the mat but has opened up endless possibilities and opportunities for a courageous, confident, and grateful life off the mat. “

    – Teresa F.

  • “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.

  • “What has set the program apart for me, as well, is the approach to teaching that encourages us not to focus on a “perfect” pose, but rather perfecting a pose within our bodies and the bodies of our students. This means everyone’s expression of a pose will be slightly different, and there is such beauty in that. It runs counter to so much that we are taught elsewhere in life.”

    – Kristen, 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.

  • “That special moment when your body, mind and spirit blend into a yummy synchronized yogic OHMMMMMMM……..yeah, YTT has given me like a hundred of those so far! You guys are awesome!”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “When I first began practicing yoga, it seemed like the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. I bought a few books but still didn’t feel like a real student of the practice of yoga. When the 200 hour YTT was offered, I saw it as the perfect chance to really expand my knowledge. I have come to realize that with this deep dive into the practice of yoga, I have a strong knowledge bank that will allow me to continue to expand my knowledge of yoga for years to come.”

    – Jann F.

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

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “I haven’t felt this good since I got my puppy, ten years ago!…”

    – Steve S.

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Waynesville Yoga Center
274 S Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786