Claudia Crowe, M.A., OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist who specializes in pediatrics. She is the owner of OYT Occupational Yoga Therapy, a private yoga therapy company which tailors individual yoga programs to fit the unique needs of children and families.
She received her 200 hour yoga training and certification in Los Angeles in 2000 before moving to Seattle to study occupational therapy. The focus of her graduate research work was the integration of yoga into rehabilitative therapy to support the physical and psychosocial goals of children. Her thesis consisted of the transformation of this research into an evidence-based instructional manual on the use of yoga for occupational therapy. Today she uses this manual to lead instructional workshops and in-services for teachers, parents and therapists.
As an occupational therapist, Claudia has worked in the schools and in private clinics with children having a wide range of diagnoses including genetic and developmental disorders, emotional and behavioral diagnoses and attention deficits. In the schools she has developed and lead yoga groups focused on increasing participation and play skills for students with autism diagnoses.
Claudia considers humor, generosity and fun to be inseparable from yoga therapy and has built OYT on this philosophy.