Mirka discusses Heart-Mind Retreats

Monday, October 01, 2012

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.  ..

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Featured Viniyoga Graduates near Portland, Oregon

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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.  ..

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Yoga knew this five thousand years ago

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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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Watch Your Back

Friday, August 31, 2012
Yoga Journal is singing the praises of Viniyoga. In this article focused on back pain relief, Viniyoga shines as an accessible tool with great results. Great sequence by Gary included. Share with your friends! ..
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Heart Mind and Tantra

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In this video Gary and Mirka discuss how the Heart - Mind connection relates to Tantric practice. If you don’t know much about Tantra or if you’re curious to learn more, this video is for you. Learn how Tantric practices can deepen your own practice, making it even more intimate, powerful and authentic to who you are. Who knows, you may even be inspired to sign up for the Heart-Mind Retreat starting November 13. ..

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Featured Viniyoga graduates in the Southern California area...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

As a follow up to Gary's recent workshops at the San Diego Yoga Journal Conference, we'd like to introduce six 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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What is Tantra?

Friday, June 29, 2012

by Gary Kraftsow

Traditional Yoga is very different than the modern incarnation of Yoga in the west; so too traditional Tantra very different than the modern incarnation of Tantra in the west. The purpose of this reflection is to make known some of these differences.  ..

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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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