Yoga Classes, Private Sessions and Occupational Therapy in Brooklyn.

Laura Staton is an occupational therapist and registered yoga teacher based in her Clinton Hill Studio.

Yoga Classes with Laura

Studio Classes are Cancelled on Labor Day Weekend: Friday 9/4 – Monday 9/7
Friday Gentle Yoga/Stretch Class will be cancelled on Friday 10/2

Lower Back Pain Workshop

This workshop will go over the muscles of the lower back and provide asanas to stretch and strengthen this vulnerable area of our body. We will work on pain relief strategies and simple exercises to do at home. The workshop will be 25$ and requires pre-registration/payment.

  • Class Hosted Online Via Zoom

  • Saturday September 12: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Drop-In Pricing: $25

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Gentle Yoga / Stretch Class

This class is inspired by the principles of the deep slow stretching mixed with some yoga based functional strengthening. We will spend time stretching the deeper intrinsic muscles that surround joints to help free chronically tight areas in the muscles and joints of the hips, shoulders and spine. This class will not run on Friday, 10/2

  • Class Hosted Online Via Zoom

  • Every Friday,  Starting September 1110:00AM -11:00 AM

  • Drop-In Pricing: $20

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Yoga Therapeutics

The morning yoga classes will stretch and strengthen your body to develop better alignment and core support. The class offers a nurturing and educating environment for individuals who want to practice yoga and also work on specific body areas or manage chronic issues. If you have been practicing yoga for less than one year please contact Laura prior to attending.

  • Class Hosted Online Via Zoom

  • Mondays (Level 1) & Wednesdays (Level 1/2): 10:00 AM – 11:15AM

  • Drop-In Pricing: $20

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Intermediate Back Care / Intermediate Yoga & Scoliosis

For students with mature yoga practice or who have been taking the Yoga & Scoliosis or Back Care class on a regular basis for a minimum of 1 year. All poses will be modified with props and awareness techniques so each student can move along with his/her practice. There will also be some focus on inversions. The Intermediate class is not for new beginners.

  • Samamkaya Yoga
    119 W 23rd, Suite # 406 (between 6-7th ave) | 646-964-5772

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Unwind from your week with restorative yoga. The class uses yoga props to support the body in asana practice while breath focus resets our nervous system towards deep inner calm. You will leave feeling refreshed and ready to head into the weekend.

  • Class Hosted Online Via Zoom

  • Fridays: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Drop-In Pricing: $20

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Adaptive Yoga
10 Week Series for Students with Special Needs or Disabilities

Classes taught by Laura Staton, Deborah Wolk, Julie Brandwein, Roxlyn Moret and Frank Ricci.

Samamkaya is pleased to announce we have received grants to fund a weekly yoga class for students with disabilities. Non able-bodied individuals include people with neurological conditions such as  Cerebral Palsy (CP), Parkinson’s, and CVA as well as other conditions that may impact movement such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal Cord Injury, and amputee’s among others. Individuals who use wheelchairs or other forms of assistive devices are welcome to attend.

Next Series: 

September 14, 21, 28,
October 5, 19, 26,
November 2, 9, 16, 23

Register: Please email info@samamkayabackcare.com to register.

Adaptive Yoga
A 10 week series for Students with Special Needs or Disabilities

Advanced Studies Workshop at Samamkaya:
Practical Strategies for Working with the Aging Student.

October 2-4
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 -1:00

Working with an aging population requires an understanding of age-related health concerns and a deft ability to observe what kind of support is needed. This 12- hour course will provide an overview of common issues often seen in an “older” population and the strategies for safely working with students in their home or studio. The topics we will cover include the normal physical, neurological and sensory changes that occur with aging, assessing the difference between joint limitations and muscle weakness, safe transfer techniques, and breathing and mindfulness practices to increase energy and focus. We will also explore sitting and standing balance activities and how to use common house hold furniture to enhance therapy.

Hand-outs will be provided to accommodate the on-line learning experience. The workshop is divided into three convenient time slots and the material will be presented in a collaborative way which will include discussion and embodied practice.

The workshop will be recorded and can be provided to individuals if their schedule does not allow for full workshop participation

 

Next Series:
October 2,4 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM -1:00PM

Full Workshop Access (3 Days)

$265One-Time Fee
  • Access to all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Sessions
  • Includes Recordings, Resources, and Handouts

Single Day Access Pass

$100One-Time Fee
  • Access to a single Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Sessions (4 Hours Each)
  • Includes Recordings, Resources, and Handouts

Private Sessions

Laura is pleased to offer privates for individuals who are working on specific issues, want to get back “into” yoga or develop a customized home practice.

Laura assesses a private student as an Occupational Therapist and as a Yoga Therapist. An initial private will consist of getting a background history, asana work and a recommendation for a limited home practice.

  • Personalized Yoga Session

  • Occupational Therapy

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“We bid ‘namaste’, grateful for Laura’s wisdom and the invaluable knowledge we would take with us to our next time on our mat and beyond”

About Laura Staton
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L and IATY Certified

Laura is senior occupational therapist specializing in acute rehabilitation at Staten Island University Hospital and an IAYT Registered Yoga Therapist. She teaches yoga classes in Brooklyn at her home studio and in Manhattan and at Samamkaya Yoga Backcare & Scoliosis Collective. Laura is a member of the Samamkaya Collective and co-teaches the adaptive yoga class for students with special needs or disabilities.

Laura also co-teaches Samamkayas Advanced Studies Course in Yoga Therapeutics which is open to teachers and students who are interested in broadening the scope of their practice with more in depth studies of yoga therapy. Laura Staton and Sarah Perron co- authored Baby Om Yoga for Mothers and Babies published by Henry Holt and Co. in 2003.

Baby Om

Laura is also the co-author and founder of Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers and Babies

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RISE UP Workshop: Safe Transfers On and Off the Floor

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Clinton Hill Studio
Laura Staton
207 Washington Ave (Between Myrtle & Willoughby)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
917-209-5507 | staton.lula@gmail.com