The second chapter of the Yoga Sutras is called Sadhana Pada. Sadhana is a the Sanskrit word that is used to mean “practice.” This chapter is for most of us, who are called Baddanjali, meaning those who are bound, caught, in circumstances and those kind of experiences that cause us suffering. ..
By engaging every aspect of our being, yoga teaches us how to lift ourselves out of depression and move toward a deeper sense of self.
--Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, Founder and Director American Viniyoga Institute ..
Gary Kraftsow was a member of a panel that discussed issues of yoga and religion with Yoga Journal. ..
Early on, I was inspired by TKV Deskichar and Gary Kraftsow to learn recitation of the Yogasutra by memory as a traditional path of yoga practice. Within a year’s time I’d visited Desikachar at his Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India as well as begun my formal yoga study with Gary at his American Viniyoga Institute, then located in Hawaii. Shortly after, I became aware of S Ramaswami who was a long time student of Krishnamacharya and a founding partner of the KYM along with Desikachar. I reasoned there would be no better teacher from whom to learn the Yogasutra than Ramaswami. ..
Watch two interviews with Gary Kraftsow & David Sunshine as they discuss how the culture of yoga has changed over the years at the 2011 Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park. ..
The Aetna Mind Body Pilot won the Top Research Abstract Award at the International Association of Yoga Therapists' Symposium on Yoga Research on September 23 - 25, 2011 at Kripalu, Lenox, MA. ..
Military Spouses Now Approved for Tuition Assistance for AVI Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Yoga Therapy
AVI has been approved by the Department of Defense for MyCAA (Military Career Advance Accounts) funding for military spouses. We are currently in the process of setting up the necessary accounts to make this available to eligible recipients. ..
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