Meet our Therapeutically Oriented Instructors
Asheville Yoga Center employs some of the best Yoga Alliance certified instructors and certified health care professionals in the nation. With their guidance, you will deepen your knowledge of yoga as you explore therapeutically oriented yoga traditions, modalities, and yoga practices.
Janelle Railey, MA, LPC, RYT
Janelle Railey MA, LPC, RYT is a licensed psychotherapist, meditation instructor, experienced yoga teacher and trauma researcher. Her work is primarily concerned with developing trust in the human experience through a self-sensing awareness of the present moment. Through her personal and professional work she has come to know that such awareness sets the stage for a direct and fresh experience with life – the prerequisites for transforming suffering into understanding.
Janelle has a deep reverence for the limitless potential of the human spirit- which she witnesses first hand in her work with others. She has deep gratitude for the privilege of studying with master teachers in many wisdom lineages. Her training and education have been a twenty-year endeavor including Contemplative Psychotherapy, advanced yoga teacher trainings, Buddhist meditation and philosophy, Authentic Movement, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, neuroscience and perinatal psychology. Her approach to trauma integrates her clinical experience with the dynamic, creative nature of human beings.