Yoga Services Offered in Buffalo, NY
Yoga by OWM’s Iyengar Wall Suspension System 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.
Therapeutic Yoga in Studio
10:30am – 12:00pm
Yoga Instructor, Laura Lane
A minimum of 3 students must be pre-registered 2 hours before class start time in order to run. Registration is required.
FREE Yoga Wall Demo
ro.. First Saturday of every month
12:30pm to 2pm
Yoga Instructor, Laura Lane
A minimum of 3 students must be pre-registered 2 hours before class start time in order to run. Registration is required. (Students will receive a one time promotional deal for future class passes).
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Yoga Instructor, Carolyn Kugler
Hybrid (both in-studio and virtual)
A minimum of 3 students must be pre-registered 2 hours before class start time for the in-studio option to run. Registration is required.
Classes and Workshops
All classes now REQUIRE pre-registration. A minimum of 3 students must be pre-registered 2 hours before class start time for the in-studio option to run. The window for registration/cancellation of registration will close 2 hours before the class starts time, so please take care of grabbing or releasing your spot early. If you are registered for a 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.
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 the 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
OWM Integrative Wellness founder, Dr. Kaplan discovered this amazing system during his search for a yoga approach that would be accessible to all and provide support while a strain can be placed on the areas that need to be strengthened and stretched on the regions that need to be stretched.
In 2014 Dr. Kaplan traveled to Redmond, Oregon to work with Brian Legere, the Wall’s founder, and became certified as a level one Great Yoga Wall instructor and brought the system to Buffalo to incorporate it into his wellness center. We honor Legere’s memory with every Great Yoga Wall class we host.
“Enjoyed my WALL YOGA session with Laura last Saturday. This was my first class with any type of yoga, and she made it fun yet determined to show us the proper techniques to use to climb that wall! My body felt great all day, and I look forward to being in class again with my buying a 10-pass kit.”
“Whether you have always wanted to try yoga and are too intimidated by the traditional yoga studios or you have an injury that you think precludes you from continuing your practice, you need to try a session with Yoga by OWM. OWM-skilled instructors take their time to get to know each of their students and their particular concerns. The straps on the wall help to relieve any pressure on all of your joints and instructors are there to ensure that you are doing the positions correctly. You will be surprised, and relieved, at how much better you feel, physically and mentally, after a session with Yoga by OWM. My sessions have helped to alleviate neck pain from an injury and help strengthen bum knees.”
Meet Our Instructors
All of our instructors bring extensive yoga experience and the highest level of dedication and love for the practice of yoga to every private and class instruction.
Yoga Studio Manager, Instructor
Services We Offer
As your total health center, our robust service offerings focus on your overall well-being and quality of life, viewing the body as a whole unit.