Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and registered yoga teacher in Brooklyn, NY.

She is an affiliate teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy and will be teaching a 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program in Brooklyn in the spring of 2014.

Laura is also the cofounder of Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers & Babies.

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Listening

“In what ways is simply listening already a healing process and therapy for both the client and the yoga therapist?” Being heard and understood is a primal need most humans require. In infants, it becomes a matter of physical survival (hungry, tired, uncomfortable) and in adults it creates connection & peace and is a huge […]

Read More Posted on March 19, 2014 by Laura

Dads Yoga

At 75, my dad is starting his yoga practice. The facts are as follows; he is basically thin and fit, a tennis player, gardener and avid ballroom dancer. A psychiatrist, which makes him precise, direct and punctuated with shoulder tension. He has a history of asthma and abandonment issues (mother) and above all stays far […]

Read More Posted on March 12, 2014 by Laura

Thank YOU

In my hospital job, it is customary for my manager Nora to print out letters of appreciation that we occasionally receive from our patients. In honor of that tradition, and as yoga teachers we know it is even less frequent, I am posting a recent email I received from a student. To all the yoga […]

Read More Posted on February 25, 2014 by Laura

Yoga After a Spinal Fusion – Class 1

Pranayama- Ujjayi breathing in to lower abdomen and diaphragm (lying on back) Mudra: Rupa Mudra for Bone Health Body Awareness- place thin support under lumbar spine for isometric abdominal toning (belly button towards spine); one at a time, lift each knee to chest on exhale. Asana work: • Bridging with block between knees (slowly with […]

Read More Posted on January 22, 2014 by Laura

Spinal Fusion Rehabilitation

Two important concepts throughout the lumbar fusion therapy protocol are maintenance of a neutral spine and core stabilization. Stabilization can be defined as a balance between strength, flexibility and postural control and a neutral spine can be thought of as a dynamic position between flexion and extension, making it possible to maintain a neutral spine […]

Read More Posted on January 3, 2014 by Laura
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Occupational Therapy + Yoga

Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.

Integrative Yoga Therapy

Read more about the upcoming Brooklyn IYT training.