About Us

abilitYoga is run by Samu Raj, an occupational therapist who is a certified Yoga Instructor. She has also been trained in Sonia Sumar's Yoga for the Special Child (R) program.

Samu Raj has been an occupational therapist since 2001. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from New York University in New York City and her Bachelors in Biology from State University of New York at Oswego. Samu has worked in pediatric occupational therapy, both in New York City and the Rochester metropolitan area, and she has treated individuals with social, emotional, neurological, sensory and learning challenges. She has completed the Sensory Integration Certification Program by USC/WPS, i.e., she is SIPT-certified (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests). Samu continues to take a wide variety of courses in both occupational therapy and yoga for individuals with differing needs, which keep her knowledge, skills, and abilities up to date. She also has direct experiences with a family member in the Autism Spectrum, where she has witnessed the beneficial outcomes of practicing yoga in relieving stress, reducing anxiety, enhancing education potential, and improving overall well-being and quality of life. 

abilitYoga is thus committed to providing superior services that will allow all individuals reach maximum potential across all environments. We will create an optimal environment to foster development and growth for each client.