Yoga by OWM is the only studio in Western New York to offer this unique and versatile Iyengar-based suspension system.
The Great Yoga Wall is a system that replaces traditional Iyengar ropes. Beautifully designed adjustable straps support different parts of the body, taking strain and pressure off unstable and/or overused joints. The Wall is ideal for students new to yoga as well as experienced students and teachers looking to enhance and refine their practice.
A Bit About Iyengar Yoga
BKS Iyengar is considered the father of alignment-based, therapeutic, and restorative yoga. Iyengar yoga stresses alignment and postural balance as a gateway to both inner and outer transformation and healing. BKS Iyengar invented most of the props typically found across various yoga settings today: mats, blankets, bolsters, straps, and more. His style of yoga integrates props to adapt traditional yoga postures for a Western body: helping us to truly start from where we are, taking our practice further and experiencing a greater depth to the practice.
Our Adaptation of Iyengar Principles
Focusing on optimizing alignment, strength and flexibility Yoga by OWM creates the perfect environment where function is restored. The studio is designed for small classes and private sessions where all participants receive individual attention.
Bringing The Great Yoga Wall To Buffalo:
Dr Kaplan discovered this amazing system during his search for a yoga approach that would be accessible to all and provide support while strain can be placed on the areas that need to be strengthened and stretch on the regions that need to be stretched.
In 2014 Dr Kaplan went out to Redmond Oregon to work with Brian Legere, the Wall’s founder, and became certified as a level one Great Yoga Wall instructor.
He brought the system to Buffalo and incorporated it into his wellness center.
Bryan passed away on July 10, 2019. He was a great teacher and has touched thousands of lives with his spirit and guidance. We honor his memory with every Great Yoga Wall class we host.
Our head instructor and studio manager Jessica Vargas is one of the most experienced yoga practitioners in Buffalo and has advanced training in the Great Yoga Wall system.
All of our instructors bring extensive yoga experience and the the highest level of dedication and love for the practice of yoga to every private and class instruction.
Head Instructor, Studio Manager
12PM - 12:45 PM Online via ZOOM on Mondays and Fridays and hybrid (online and in studio) on Wednesdays. All classes now REQUIRE pre-registration *A minimum of 2 students must be pre registered 2 hours prior to class start time in order for the in studio option to run. * The window for registration/cancellation of registration will close two hours prior to the class start time. So please take care of grabbing or releasing your spot early. * If you are registered for class and do not show or cancel within less than 2 hours’ notice, no refunds will warranted. * As per recently updated NYS guidelines, masks are optional for all in studio classes.
Saturdays 10:30 - 12 PM * All classes now REQUIRE pre-registration *A minimum of 2 students must be pre registered 2 hours prior to class start time in order to run. * The window for registration/cancellation of registration will close two hours prior to the class start time. So please take care of grabbing or releasing your spot early. (This applies to classes). * If you are registered for class and do not show or cancel within less than 2 hours’ notice, no refunds will be warranted. * As per recently updated NYS guidelines, masks are optional for all in studio classes.
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