Have you ever wondered how to explain the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In two recently published articles in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Gary Kraftsow elucidates the differences between yoga teacher training and yoga therapy training programs as well as the distinctions between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session. ..
I read with sadness of the passing of Sri BKS Iyengar yesterday. ..
An article in the September 2014 issue of Consumer Reports lists five alternative treatments for back pain. ..
Austin, TX, June 6, 2014 - The American Viniyoga™ Institute (AVI) announced today that its Yoga Therapy Training Program was awarded accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). The accreditation award was made recently at the IAYT annual conference, the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Austin, TX. ..
As a follow up to Gary's recent workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we'd like to introduce two 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. ..
by Stephanie Harding
At the end of October, with Hurricane Sandy threatening the northeast, I returned to New York from Yoga Therapist training in sunny California. I had to jump right in to prepare for the storm – clearing the gutters and the basement, taking any potential projectiles inside, filling buckets and bottles with water. When the storm hit, we immediately lost power. I tried to concentrate on a candle-lit game of Scrabble with my family as we listened to the howling wind, the creaking house, and yard debris slamming into the windows. In the end, we were lucky – we were without power, internet or phone for more than a week, but many of my neighbors sustained damage to trees and houses. Two young boys in the next town were killed by a falling tree; many others, especially those who live along the ocean shore, lost loved ones to falling trees and storm surges. So many people are now homeless. ..
For Mirka Scalco Kraftsow, the Heart-Mind Retreats that she conducts alongside Gary Kraftsow “are for anyone interested in diving deeper into the inner landscape of one’s Self with the support of the yogic teachings and the tools of tantric yoga.” When we realize the gift of the spiritual path of yoga, she says, we can use these well-tested tools to “transform…from a life of separation to an integrated, full life of wholeness.” And this path is available to everyone. ..
As a follow up to Gary's recent workshop in Portland, Oregon, we'd like to introduce two 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. ..
by Stephani Sutherland
As a practicing psychiatrist for over 25 years, Marilyn Granger, MD, knows something about the inner workings of the brain. But unlike most psychiatrists, Marilyn is also training to become a certified Yoga Therapist with AVI. In an upcoming workshop co-presented with Mirka Scalco-Kraftsow in Sebastopol, CA, Marilyn will lay out some of the ways that Yoga and particularly Viniyoga can promote neuroplasticity—that is, how it changes your brain. ..
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