Having practiced yoga since 1994, Deborah found that practicing alignment-based yoga could control back pain and arrest the progression of her scoliosis.
Since 2002 Ms. Wolk has taught Yoga & Scoliosis and Yoga for Back Care workshops in New York City, nationwide and in Europe. In 2003 she created the first weekly Yoga & Scoliosis class on the East Coast. Weekly Back Care classes are offered at Yogasana Center for Yoga
in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
In 2007-2014 with Alison West, Ms. Wolk Co-Founded and Co-Directed the successful Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis
and instituted a wide variety of classes for students with back problems and scoliosis including the first Yoga & Scoliosis classes for children and Yoga & Scoliosis for students with Harrington Rods and other spinal fusions. Descriptions of Deborah’s classes have been written up in YogaCity NYC
, The New York Times
as well as by the now (in)famous writer Emily Gould
January 2015 marks the opening of Samamkāya Yoga/Back Care & Scoliosis Collective
. Deborah founded this workers cooperative to simultaneously offer a unique boutique style center exclusively devoted to Back Care & Scoliosis and to support the amazing and talented faculty there.