A beautiful, diverse and thoughtful group of students from several countries gathered for Session #1 of the American Viniyoga Institute's Viniyoga Foundations Program at Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA on July 24, 2011. The first session of the program covered personal practice, the biomechanics of movement, sequencing, adaptation and an introduction to yoga philosophy and the yoga sutras. ..
Michele Hoffman knows something about setting an intention. Today, Michele is a graduate of AVI’s Yoga Therapist Training Program and is on the staff of Fairview Hospital in Red Wing, MN as a yoga therapist. She creates programs for special populations and sees referrals from departments such as occupational therapy and physical therapy. She teaches therapeutic classes and offers one- on-one sessions. Long before this was reality, however, Michele was called to teach yoga. She created a vision of herself as a therapist and made a flier that she put on her mirror. She saw it every day. It was that flier that she put in the hands of the Fairview Hospital management who decided to hire her. ..
Using Viniyoga to Reduce Stress in Ramallah ..
The initial Mind-Body Pilot with Aetna, Inc. that included the Viniyoga Stress Reduction Program has been completed, with preliminary results demonstrating statistically significant reductions in perceived stress compared to controls. Full results will be available at a later date. ..
AVI is pleased to announce the release of Gary Kraftsow's commentary on Chapter One of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali in 12 audio downloads. Study chapter one sutras one section at a time by using the audio downloads. The lectures are also available in a 4-CD set. ..
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) announced the "draft proposed" educational standards developed by the IAYT Educational Standards Committee. Gary Kraftsow, the Founder and Director of AVI has been a member of the committee for the past two years. The educational standards are for the training of Yoga therapists for schools, not individual practitioners. ..
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