Samamkāya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective
Samamkāya is a therapeutic, worker-owned yoga studio. Our aim is to make yoga accessible and healing to students of all ages and abilities who are living with back injuries, chronic/acute pain, differently shaped spines/bodies, scoliosis and spinal fusions. In addition to offering highly specialized therapeutic yoga, we are unique in our business structure. We are the ONLY studio operating as a worker-owned cooperative (that we know of) in Manhattan. We are the only center dedicated exclusively to back care and scoliosis that is owned and run by our teachers. Our cooperative model allows us to build a collaborative co-created environment with sustainable living wages for our highly trained and talented teacher community.”
Founded in 2016, StraightForward Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has the mission to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by scoliosis through empowerment, education, awareness and preventative care. With a vision to celebrate and share the empowering stories of people affected, SFF sets out to create a society where people do not feel invisible and showcase scoliosis in a more empowering light to break the stigma of scoliosis. Having a unique approach, SFF raises proceeds for medical research by way of fashion and art.
The National Scoliosis Foundation
THE NATIONAL SCOLIOSIS FOUNDATION HAS A SINGULAR FOCUS: TO IMPROVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH SCOLIOSIS.
Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
IYNAUS promotes the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar
Scoliosis Research Society
The purpose of the Scoliosis Research Society is to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities.
– First, to foster the best conservative management, early detection, prevention, care, education and information of scoliosis and other spinal deformities.
– Second, to encourage multidisciplinary team work, including scientists, medical and healthcare professionals, patients and their families.