Friday, June 27, 2014


   Tues., July 8 - Tues., August 18

                    9:25 AM – 10:30 AM

   $15 per session, if paid weekly
   $90 prepaid for 7 sessions                                                                                                       
 Recent research has shown the practice of yoga to be beneficial for depression, anxiety, and stress reduction, as well as for other mental health conditions.  A weekly beginner’s chair yoga class focusing on breathing, asana practice, and relaxation to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress will be offered at Psychological Health of Roanoke.  Chair yoga is designed for people who may have difficulty getting up and down off the mat but who are able to sit in a chair and stand behind a chair using the chair for support to practice yoga.  After the second class, if you choose to continue, you will be obligated to attend and pay for the remaining classes.  However, if you know you will miss a class because of vacation, you may make arrangements with the instructor prior to July 8th to miss a session without paying for the missed class. 

Instructor:  Maureen G. Guelzow, Ph.D., LPC, Yoga Alliance Teacher, 55 hours of training with Life Force Yoga for Mood.  

Equipment:  Wear loose fitting gym clothing.  Bring a yoga mat and 2 bath towels.  Bring a light weight jacket and a light blanket (or lap blanket).  If you have yoga blocks, please bring them but they are not required.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

25 Years for the Virginia Commonwealth Games

In 1990, the Roanoke Valley held its first Commonwealth Games — a series of Olympic-style competitions. Those first games included 29 sports and more than 4,400 athletes. Despite the initial success, no one was sure if the games would grow as the years progressed or if the Games organization, Virginia Amateur Sports, would survive. This summer the Games will host 60 events.

For the full Roanoke Times story including comments by PHR Clinician and Games Board member, John Heil, 


Psychological Health Roanoke Clinicians and Family support SARA
at  Roanoke's First Fridays

SARA of Roanoke is Sexual Assault Response Awareness.

Office: 540-345-7273 

24-hour Hotline: 540-981-9352

Tuesday, June 10, 2014