Deborah Wolk

deborah_wolk_2Having practiced yoga since 1994, Deborah found that practicing alignment-based yoga could control back pain and arrest the progression of her scoliosis.

That awareness inspired her to complete Alison West’s Yoga Union Teacher Training in 2000. Deborah then studied Yoga and Scoliosis with Bobbie Fultz, completed Karin Stephan’s Advanced Studies Program in Therapeutics and Healing in 2003 and was certified as a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer through Elise Browning Miller’s Yoga & Scoliosis Teacher Training in 2005.  Deborah also assisted her primary teacher Genny Kapuler for 10 years.
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.
For information on upcoming workshops, classes and private lessons please contact Deborah at or call 917-826-9712.  For more information on Samamkāya please visit