OWM Yoga Downtown is a one of a kind yoga and wellness studio located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, New York.
The OWM studio was specifically designed to be a high end urban retreat for both beginner and advanced yoga practitioners. We provide an alternative or compliment to busier and faster paced yoga classes. OWM Yoga Downtown collaborates with Yoga Parkside whose instructors create a unique, accepting and safe environment. They provide specialized and nuanced instruction, as well as space for transformation and personal growth.
Esthetics and function come together perfectly in this beautiful and truly restorative yoga sanctuary. The floor was designed to absorb shock which reduces pressure on the joints. Therefore standing postures are easier on the knee and hip and prone postures are easier on the wrists. Three walls of the space are lined with the Great Yoga Wall suspension system that allows for support of the body in a variety of positions from inversions to upright postures.
Dr. Leonard Kaplan, Founder & CEO
As an osteopathically trained spine and sports medicine physician, I am dedicated to helping my patients lead a healthy and independent lifestyle. My mission is to make every person who comes to me for help, a life-long exerciser. Exercise has been shown to promote muscle and bone strength as well as heart and lung fitness.
Yoga has been a passion of mine for the last 10 years. I brought Yoga into my home and have been practicing it with my whole family for the last six. I was amazed to see the transformation of my own and my family’s mental and physical well-being. Through my own practice I have come to appreciate the health and the medical benefits of Yoga and wanted to pass that on to my patients. This is how Osteowellness Yoga was born. Steeped in research and backed by medical science, this program has already helped hundreds of folks with back and joint problems improve their quality of life.
Dr. Kaplan has been a leader in the care of nonsurgical spine and sports care in Western New York for more than 10 years. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. As an osteopathic physician, he focuses on providing holistic care that is centered on his patients. Dr. Kaplan is one of the few clinicians in Western New York who is extensively trained in Prolo and PRP therapy for all regions of the body, including complicated chronic cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions.
Dr. Kaplan creates innovative programs to treat chronic spine and limb conditions. He maximizes patients’ healing potential by incorporating wellness counseling, including modalities like mindfulness stress reduction techniques. Dr. Kaplan oversees the only physician-supervised yoga program in Western New York.