Private Yoga Sessions with Shelly Werts, LCSW, CYT

All Yoga sessions are self pay only and not covered by insurance.
Each session is $70 for 60 minutes for new clients and $60 for current therapy clients.
Payment is due in full at the time of service. 

Private yoga sessions include assisted yoga with a focus on improving overall mental wellbeing and release of tension through healing and restorative postures. 

The ancient practices of yoga, dating back over 5,000 years, have been found to be beneficial as an adjunctive therapy to standard psychotherapy practices.  While yoga is not a cure, it is a tool that can be used to assist with mental health recovery. 

The benefits of yoga include but are not limited to:

·       Improving memory and concentration
·       Increasing “feel good” chemicals in the brain to improve overall mood
·       Reduces anxiety and depression through increasing GABA levels
·       Reduces stress
·       Improves ability to manage mood lability
·       Protects against brain aging
·       Reduces symptoms of PTSD by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
·       Decreases pain through improved flexibility of muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues
·       Improves sleep
·       Stimulates the vagus nerve to improve depression

Yoga is a way of being and doing by connecting the mind and body in becoming one with the universe, with the self, and with others through breathing exercises, meditation, mindfulness, visualization and body postures.  Yoga means to create balance of mind, body and soul.  Yoga is not meant to be practiced perfectly.  It is meant to be practiced to the best of your ability wholeheartedly, at whatever level. 

Yoga Requirements

A Waiver Form is required for teens and adults. 

Please ensure personal hygiene is attended to prior to a yoga session and wear comfortable clothing that is loose fitting, light and comfortable.  Please ensure clothing is appropriate and tasteful.  No see-through clothing and no holes in clothing that would be revealing.  

Allow enough time for your body to digest.  Practicing yoga on a full stomach can be very uncomfortable, can hinder your ability to complete the poses, can create excess gases running through your system when completing twists, and can be counterproductive to practicing yoga as digestion requires energy.  Generally, allowing two hours after a large meal and one hour after a light meal will be sufficient.  

Please discuss with your medical provider any concerns you may have about practicing yoga if you have any medical or physical ailments that may not be suitable for attendance.

You are ultimately responsible for your health and wellbeing. Some individuals with chronic medical concerns may be unable to attend or may have to significantly modify poses when attending classes.  

Please make sure I am aware of any medical concerns you may have and instructions from your medical doctor in writing should you have any life-threatening illnesses.  

I have chronic pain from physical injuries sustained while in the Navy and while working in Corrections.  I too have my own limitations due to these injuries and have to make modifications for some of the poses.  I will be teaching modifications with my limitations and the limitations others may present with in mind.

All information derived from research conducted by University of Massachusetts, University of Illinois, Boston University, University of Utah, National Center for Biotechnology Information, and The Mayo Clinic