Sama [sämə]: Calmness, tranquility, equal or same.
Yoga for every body, age and ability.™
We are an inclusive, traditional, accessible yoga studio and an accredited training academy offering classes, workshops and continuing education for all.
Our philosophy: you are unique, and your yoga practice should be, too.
Our teachers meet you where you are and make yoga enjoyable so that you can walk away with a renewed sense of interconnectivity and well being.
Expect an expertly ventilated, sanitized, welcoming environment, Sama trained instructors, all registered with the Yoga Alliance, a diverse and supportive community, alongside lasting imprints.
Join as you are, in this shape, in this body, at this age and with all of your current abilities.
Please contact us should you wish to schedule private lessons, small group ‘pod’ sessions, corporate retreats, wellness events at the studio, your home or office and discuss your individual needs.
To locate us, follow covered parking to the end and enter through our garden. Ample, free covered parking, lockers, sanitizing stations, contactless entry and exit provided.
Leadership & Teaching Team
Founder/Owner of Sama Yoga Center, Co-Founder Sama Yoga Academy + Sama Experiences, Yoga Teacher + Teacher Trainer, AMI Montessori Assistant Teacher Certified, Mother of two young boys. CT native, returned after 12 years working and studying abroad. Rebekah’s mission is to make yoga inclusive, safe and accessible for every body, age and ability.
Yoga Teacher + Teacher Trainer, Sama’s Director of Communications, Co-Founder of Sama Yoga Academy + Experiences, completed her first yoga training in New Delhi, India with yoga masters under the Hatha and Raja Yoga traditions. Originally from Austria, degrees in Design & Marketing, mother to two teenage boys.
Amy’s @bilden_farmacy hand poured candles offer ritual from Sama to home, to care & nurture ourselves and each other. Graduate of Sama Yoga Academy’s Teacher Training and Sama Community Leader. ‘By caring for ourselves we are contributing to the greater good of our shared planet.’
Wonderful human, and tech guru of both Sama Yoga Center & Academy. Currently living in Brooklyn after training at a Buddhist monastery in California. Certified yoga teacher under Cyndi Lee and senior Zen student under Roshi Enkyo O’Hara.
After competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics, joyfully transitioned into full time student, yogi and now yoga teacher! Sama Yoga Academy Teacher Training Graduate. Passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga including self acceptance, awareness, peace, spirituality, and concentration. Super happy to be an apprentice at Sama Yoga Center and look forward to being with you!
Connecticut native, client manager at a design agency and graduate of Hofstra University with a BBA in Marketing and Minor in Psychology. Sama Yoga Academy Kids Yoga Teacher Training Graduate and via Jate Yoga for 200 hr. Our yoga offers strength, freedom, mindfulness and fun!
Darien, CT native, mother of three. Yoga from passion to priority. Graduate of Sama Yoga Academy’s Teacher Training Program. Welcome – may you be comfortable, safe and flexible in mind and body on your mat.
Happy at the beach and living in North Salem with my hilarious boys and entertaining dog. Beauty in all. Graduate Sama Yoga Academy Teacher Training. Painter, illustrator, photographer, designer. Delighted to welcome you.
Health Coach through Institute for Integrative Nutrition, former corporate finance executive and long-distance runner. RYT 200 hr and Sama Yoga Academy Kids Yoga Teacher Training Graduate.
Loving Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Chakra Yoga with Anodea Judith, time on the water and being with you.
Graduate of Sama Yoga Academy Teacher Training and Kids Yoga Teacher Training. Teacher at Whitby School in Greenwich, CT., BS in Early Education and Childhood Education from SUNY Plattsburgh and a dual MPS in Literacy and Special Education from Manhattanville College. Kindness, authenticity, and an open heart. Can’t wait to see you and your little ones on your mats!
Sama Yoga Academy 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Graduate and an associate elementary school teacher. B.S. in Psychology and American Studies from Trinity College. Pursuing her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Penn State. Love to celebrate each student’s unique gifts and help them grow.
Sama Yoga Academy 200hr and Kids Yoga Teacher Training graduate. Ayurvedic cooking enthusiast, passionate gardener. Former Interior Architect & Designer. Transplant from NYC via Brasil for peaceful lifestyle. Look forward to sharing in the joy of our moving meditation with you!
A Word From Our Founder:
Welcome! My name is Rebekah Jacobs, Founder of Sama Yoga Center, Mindbody Visionary Award Winner 2018 and 2019 and Co-Founder of Sama Yoga Academy, the nationally accredited training program registered with Yoga Alliance®.
My mission is to make yoga inclusive, safe and accessible for every body, age and ability.
Sama was created for you. A space to be as you are, where you are, in the shape that you are in. As a small business owner, my commitment is also for us to give back to our community. I created ‘Sama Dana’ (Dana is the Sanskrit word for generosity or charity), to do just that. We partner with multiple organizations to improve the lives of those in need and to make our acclaimed yoga classes, trainings and workshops accessible for everyone.
With over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, I credit my teachers and YOU for this opportunity to serve. Personal Yoga Certifications include: E-RYT® (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), YACEP® (Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider), Hatha (Ross Rayburn), Restorative (Judith Lasater), Prenatal (Mary Barnes/Jennifer Pettit), Somatic Awareness (Leslie Kaminoff), Applied Psychology (Livia Cohen-Shapiro), Yoga for Youth (Christine McArdle-Oquendo), Pilates (PhysicalMind NYC/Vancouver), Meditation (Sally Kempton). Accolades include ‘Best Yoga Center’ as former director of The Yoga Loft, an assistant teaching certificate from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale), Lululemon brand ambassador, and Ambassador Summit appointee. As a Connecticut native, I hold dear my roles as mother, wife, student, mentor, business owner and teacher.
I am grateful and proud to serve our community, knowing that it might help us all create a shift toward connection and kindness from the inside out.
Rebekah Jacobs, E-RYT®, YACEP®
Founder, Sama Yoga Center, Co-Founder Sama Yoga Academy