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Yoga + Acupuncture FAQs

Do I need to make a reservation and what does it cost?
When we are open to reservations, there will be a link included on this page.  All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session costs $50 and becomes non-refundable three days before the session. If the space reserved for you is otherwise filled, you will be fully refunded.

Is there any paperwork?
As with anything medical, there is a small amount of paperwork for your first session! Please complete it and bring it with you to the first session. After that, you can update Dr. Wells if you have any significant health changes. You can download the form here.

Where are the sessions?
The location varies, however we have gratefully held these sessions inside West End Yoga Company at 149 Woodlawn St Unit E West End, NC. 

What do I need to bring and how should I prepare?
For your fist session, please bring the completed consent form. Before each session, please eat a small meal or snack. Wear comfortable, layered attire that allows you to stretch and rest easily into a variety of yoga poses and adjust to varying temperatures. You are welcome to bring your own mat and any of your preferred props. To aide in your comfort, mats, bolsters, blankets, and blocks will be provided!

What style of yoga will we be doing?
Severine Hutchins, RYT-500 will lead us in a gentle and accessible yoga sequence, including modifications to meet each person where they are on their yoga journey. No yoga experience is necessary, just bring a willingness to learn and explore your body and breath.

What is the acupuncture treatment?
During this session, Dr. Wells uses a standard 5 point selection commonly referred to as the NADA protocol or auricular acupuncture. Although originally developed in the 1970s to support drug and alcohol treatments, the use of this protocol has expanded into a wide variety of community settings around the world. It can be helpful to overall wellbeing and stress reduction, including those healing from high pressure living, trauma, human conflict, natural disasters, or addiction.

What are the benefits of this auricular acupuncture treatment?
While each person is unique and has their own experience, most people feel overall more relaxed. Many people report they have a reduction in pain (back, neck, knee, shoulders, headaches), experience an increased ability to focus, sleep better, notice relaxed muscles, feel more balanced emotions, reduced cravings, or have less stress and tension. When we are more at ease, the body systems respond favorably!

Does auricular acupuncture hurt?
Some people don't realize the needles are there while others feel a quick and fleeting sensation. Regardless, most don't mind if there is a slight awareness as they ease into the treatment and experience the relaxation. 

I've never had acupuncture before or don't have yoga experience. Can I come?
ABSOLUTELY! This offering is open to all adults, however it is important that you are able to get onto and up from the ground.  The yoga is gentle and modifications are available so you can honor your body and avoid postures that bring you discomfort,

What if I arrive late?
The session begins promptly at the listed time.  For the benefit of the group, we will post an "In Session" sign on the door once we begin and kindly request no interruptions 

When are the sessions?
These sessions are scheduled periodically and all dates will be posted on the Yoga + Acupuncture page. as they become available. We will also note if a session is full!