Self Care


Physical Therapy


About Us

Sisters Laura Terry and Ruth Newnam bring over 30 years of health care experience to your yoga, self care, and physical therapy practices.

Upcoming Events


New Workshops!

Restorative Yoga for the Nervous System

at The Coalition is located at 1706 E. Franklin St in Chapel Hill.

11/17/19, 4-5:30pm

Join Ruth Newnam, massage therapist and yoga instructor for this workshop blending restorative postures for the whole body, breath practices, and guided meditation for a healthy nervous system. $20

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Self Care Series At ClearWind Farm 2019-20

7961 Scenic Trl, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Advance registration is recommended: 

12/1/19, 1-3pm

Roll and Restore (Ruth)

Full body self massage, warming and restorative postures for the ultimate self care. Improve flexibility, ease tension, release adhesions, and create awareness around strength imbalances. Research shows foam rolling improves flexibility in a measurable way, enhances ease and efficiency of movement, and aids in recovery on the cellular level in the body. Use these techniques to improve your yoga practice, reduce pain, and find more balance within your body. $50 (props included)

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1/5/20, 1-3pm

Lymphatic Flow (Ruth)

By design, yoga supports many of the organ systems in the body, including detoxifying systems like the lymphatic system.. Centuries of trial and error and refining postures and breath practices have led to one of the most full body and holistic forms of movement. Twists, compression, and breath practices seem to magically improve lymphatic flow and detoxifying processes in the body. Learn sequences and poses that will enhance this built-in secret weapon of yoga. If you have specific lymphatic issues or a sluggish lymphatic system, this class is for you. Ruth is a lymphatic massage therapist, trained at the Vodder School for Manual Lymph Drainage. $50


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2/2/20, 1-3pm

Ultimate Neck and Shoulders Release (Laura)

Therapeutic yoga, self massage, traditional physical therapy, and integrative positional therapy for improved posture, pain reduction, freedom and ease of movement, and shoulder stability. Laura’s care, expertise, and attention to the anatomical details will help bring your body into alignment and change your yoga practice for the better. $50

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Registration will open for the following classes in 2020:


3/1/20, 1-3pm

Hips and Lower Body: Release and Restore (Laura)

From the ground up, yoga, self massage, and physical therapy to support your feet, knees, and hips. Release tight glutes, hip flexors, feet and calves. Find stability through the pelvis and hip joints, develop safe practices for increasing flexibility, rehabilitating from injury, and reducing the likelihood of injury. Receive access to short video practices for  lower body care and recovery. $50


4/5/20, 1-3pm

Hands Free Flow (Ruth)

Get off your wrists! This warming flow class takes you through challenging sequences that keep you off your wrists, protecting your elbows, shoulders, and neck. This workshop is for those of us who like challenging flow sequences without stress on the wrists and shoulders. A former swimmer and lover of sun salutations and power flow yoga, Ruth experienced shoulder pain and stability issues after breast cancer treatment. She developed several satisfying sequences that keep the breath flowing, the heart rate up, and offer a strength, stability, and endurance challenge. Modifications and rest built in to allow for a safe and challenging practice for all levels. Access a take-home video of hands-free flow practices. $35



Ruth Newnam
Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor
Laura Newnam Terry
Physical Therapist
Yoga Instructor

Ruth has developed a specialized blend of techniques to help heal chronic and acute pain issues and to maintain health and wellness in her clients. She blends deep tissue and relaxation techniques with a strong anatomical awareness of strength imbalances as well as areas of tightness or restriction.


She works with athletes (endurance, collegiate, and professional athletes) and clients recovering from injury, surgery, and illness, such as cancer, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, repetitive stress injuries, plantar fasciitis and more.


She emphasizes self care in her private practice and group yoga classes. Class offerings include instruction on foundational poses, foam rolling and self massage, joint stability work, and restorative postures. 

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Ruth received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. from UNC-CH before attending the Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC, and the Dr. Vodder School lymphedema and lymphatic massage.

A Physical Therapist since 1998, Laura Terry has practiced in many different settings and with clients with a variety of problems and goals: from people with major neurological disorders and injuries to clients with chronic pain and orthopedic and muscular injuries. Her clients have goals that range from returning to athletic performance, improving balance, to relieving debilitating pain.


Laura started practicing yoga in her twenties. Her yoga practice allowed her to more fully connect her physical and emotional well being.  In 2008, Laura became a yoga instructor in order to share this benefit with others and to integrate it into her Physical Therapy practice. She has specialized training and experience in yoga for athletes, yoga for seniors, yoga for breast cancer survivors, and yoga for chronic pain. Laura has her own Physical Therapy practice in Chapel Hill.


Laura earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1995 and her Masters in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University in 1998. She is the only certified practitioner of Lee Albert’s Integrated Positional Therapy (a gentle and effective manual therapy technique for neuromuscular pain) south of New York.


Contact Us

Practice Well

Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina


Contact Laura Terry

Phone: 919-538-4023



Contact Ruth Newnam

Phone: 919-593-1630



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