Dr. Yana Kleyman is a backcare and scoliosis specialist and a 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher. She received her 500 hour certification as well as backcare and scoliosis training at Yoga Union in NYC. She then went on to study with Elise Browning Miller and completed her Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program in 2021. Yana is also certified in yoga for osteoporosis which she studied through the lens of current scientific research with Dr. Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall who have done compelling research in this field, and holds additional certifications in chair, ropes and slings yoga.
Yana’s journey began almost two decades ago as a Doctor of Pharmacy focused on medication therapy management to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes for her patients. However, during the same time period, she was suffering from debilitating back pain and fitness injuries. Without successfully attaining wellbeing through conventional pain management, Yana turned to alternative methodologies beyond those offered by traditional western medicine.
After achieving and maintaining her own personal wellbeing goals, Yana was inspired to share her practice with others. Now with her combined healthcare background, scoliosis and backcare training, she is able to achieve results for others.
Yana teaches alignment yoga and yoga for scoliosis, herniation, posture, backcare, osteoporosis, and healthy aging. She teaches with an emphasis on alignment and breath, and addresses the spine and how it relates to the rest of the body to bring it into balance. Her classes inspire and encourage students to move mindfully, helping them become aware of their habitual body-mind patterns and teaches her students how to overcome them.
Yana is a life-long learner and continues to develop her work so that she can serve her students better. Currently, Dr. Yana Kleyman offers private sessions in-person and virtually.
“Transformation is not something you wake up to in a given moment, but something you choose every single day. My goal is to equip you with the tools for this journey” – Yana
Dr. Yana Kleyman