Laura Staton MS, OTR/L, C-IAYT holds a Master's Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy from NYU and is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist specializing in injury rehabilitation. She works as a yoga therapist and occupational therapist and her recent book bridging these two disciplines, Yoga Bones - A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Pain and Orthopedic Injuries Through Yoga, was published in 2021. Laura is passionate about yoga’s powerful effect on physical and emotional well-being, and how this interacts with daily life. Laura also teaches continuing education and professional development courses for Yoga Alliance and IAYT in addition to teaching at Yogi’s and Yogini’s, Clinton Hill Studio and Adaptive Yoga at Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in Manhattan. For many years, Laura was a dancer and choreographer in NYC, received her BFA from The Juilliard School, and is the co-author of Baby Om -Yoga for Mothers & Babies.