VIniyoga Stress Reduction Program

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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.  ..

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What is Yoga? What are the fruits of samadhi? What are the means and methods of achieving samadhi?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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.  ..

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"Yoga and Daily Living: Outer and Inner Dimensions of Practice"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Two New DVDs by Gary Kraftsow

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Pranamaya, Inc ..
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Yoga Therapy educational standards draft proposed

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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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Mantra

Monday, July 11, 2011


Gary Kraftsow and Corey Kelly from TriBalance Yoga at the Art and Science of Sequencing Session

"A mantra practice is like a psycho-emotional digestive enzyme that dissolves neuroses."


--Gary Kraftsow in the Yoga Journal Conference-Grand Geneva session,

"Tantric Yoga Meditation and the Heart-Mind."


From the pastoral glacial moraine of Lake Geneva, WI, Gary Kraftsow is wrapping up his 4th day at the Yoga Journal Conference at Grand Geneva.  Through the course of the conference, Gary has worked through a comprehensive view of yoga with sessions on evidence-based Viniyoga Therapy for structural conditions, sequencing asana practice, pranayama and bandha, meditation and the heart-mind, evidence-based Viniyoga Therapy for stress management and today, Viniyoga Therapy for emotional conditions. 


Gary's next workshop is this coming weekend in Portland, Oregon where he presents Journey to OneSelf; Harnessing the Power of the Body, Breath, and Mood and Thought at Yoga Shala.  FOR MORE INFORMATION


Gary Kraftsow at the Evidence-Based Viniyoga Therapy for Structural Conditions session




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AVI 2010 Yoga Therapy Class Commencement

Thursday, June 16, 2011
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The Art and Science of Adaptation in the Viniyoga Tradition

Thursday, June 16, 2011

We use the term Viniyoga to refer to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual - giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.  Mirka Scalco Kraftsow demonstrated the Viniyoga principle of adaptation in her workshop for yoga teachers, "Therapeutic Applications for Neck, Back and Hips" at River Garden Yoga Studio in St. Paul, MN on June 15, 2011.   ..

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A Viniyoga Stress Break at Indiana University Health

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dona Robinson, AVI Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Graduate, presented a 15 minute Viniyoga relaxation sequence to 1,500  Indiana University Health leaders and managers on June 9 and 10, 2011.  ..

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Gary at Kripalu's Yoga Therapy Intensive

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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