Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and registered yoga teacher (E-200/500 RYT).
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 Fall of 2014.
Two weeks ago, for a cable special on yoga for seniors, I was interviewed at Staten Island University Hospital along with 2 current and one former patient. Each of us was interviewed and the students very eloquently discussed the reasons and health considerations that brought them to yoga. Some memorable moments included Josephine reporting that […]
It been almost 2 months since I left for Texas to finish the 500 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Training I started last August at Kripalu. We were lucky to be a small, cohesive group of 22 students plus a handful of teachers, and equally lucky to be staying on the grounds of a Hindu temple, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.
Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.
Read more about the upcoming Brooklyn IYT training.