Featured Viniyoga Graduates near Asheville, NC

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

As a follow up to Gary's recent workshop in Asheville NC, we'd like to introduce five American Viniyoga Institute-trained teachers and therapists in the area. We're proud of our graduates and would love for you to have the opportunity to practice with these gifted professionals. ..

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Influencing the Direction of Change: Practicing Yoga for Stress Reduction

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Got stress? The ancients handed down a systematic approach for overcoming the effects of stress on the mind and body: yoga. These teachings and practices remain highly relevant and applicable for reducing stress and mitigating the effects of chronic stress on the human system. 

by Gary Kraftsow
YogaChicago Magazine, March/April 2012 
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Meet a Viniyoga Therapist - Lynn Weinberger, Sonoma, CA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lynn Weinberger began practicing yoga while serving with her husband in the Peace Corps in India. The study and practice of the full range of yoga sustained their health and wellbeing in the face of a variety of challenging conditions. Some 30 years after this initial exposure, and following much intensive exploration, Lynn found her yoga home in Viniyoga. “I am grateful to all my teachers, and to the precious friendships I have formed through my rich relationship to the AVI community."  ..

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Begin Again

Thursday, March 15, 2012

by Mirka Scalco Kraftsow
published in Yoga Journal / February 2012

Fortunately, yoga offers a compassionate approach to making changes. Start by setting an intention for the behaviors you'd like to change, and then actively work toward it without judging yourself when the process takes longer or is less flawless than you'd like. If you do slip into an old habit, forget the impulse to direct disappointment or anger at yourself, and decide to simply start again. Here are three ways to take a yogic "time-out" and set forth on a transformative path that might change your behaviors (and your life) in ways far grander than you might ever imagine. ..

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Viniyoga and mindfulness programs result in reduced perceived stress levels

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Aetna Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace Trial Results Published

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Can Yoga Be Bad for You?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's not about the postures, it's about the practitioner.
-- Gary Kraftsow ..

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Viniyoga for Low Back Pain: New Study Results Released

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Karen Sherman’s first randomized controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain was published in 2005 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Her initial study was met by high enthusiasm among Viniyoga teachers and therapists as well as the broader yoga community. ..

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The Purpose of Kriya Yoga...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Does suffering and your relationship to it hold you back from actualizing your full potential? Listen in as Gary discusses the purpose of Kriya Yoga. We invite you to comment in our blog about your own understanding of/experiences with Kriya Yoga. Select comments will be published...

» Listen now ..

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Why Chant the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Chanting makes the sutras intimate for you. That's true in every tradition: if you want to have serious membership in the tradition you memorize the ancient texts. The way to have this intimate connection to it is to know the words by heart and to recite them. You're removing the distance between you and the Word.
-Andy Sugerman, AVI Viniyoga Foundations Program Faculty in an interview in YogaCity New York ..

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Clare Collins awarded the IAYT 2011 Karma Yoga Award

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
IAYT 2011 Karma Yoga Award for Remarkable Service and Effective Leadership goes to Clare Collins! ..
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