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Aug 17-24 2014Lenox, MARegister Now


with Gary Kraftsow

August 17–19

Yoga Therapy for Sleeplessness and Insomnia

Insomnia and sleeplessness are two of the most common and troubling symptoms of chronic physiologically-based conditions. The stress and strain of daily life, changing emotional landscapes, diet, environmental toxicity, and hereditary tendencies can all contribute to the development and exacerbation of many different conditions that produce similar symptoms. In addition, as we age, the length and quality of our sleep can be significantly affected. In this workshop, students explore the theory, principle, and practices of yoga therapy in addressing insomnia and sleeplessness.

August 20–22

Yoga Therapy for Common Digestive Conditions Including IBS and IBD

This workshop focuses on ways to understand commonly occurring digestive conditions within the Ayurvedic and yoga therapy frameworks. Come explore specific yoga therapy strategies related to the following conditions:  constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Gary Kraftsow’s presentation emphasizes the application of condition-specific yoga strategies including adaptation of asana, breath awareness, and pranayama as well as contraindications to their use.  

August 22–24 

Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Including Headache and Structural Pain

The Viniyoga methodology for working with people who deal with chronic pain utilizes a variety of strategies that address the whole person.  Movement and breathing are the most well-known yoga strategies for chronic pain, yet it is often the inner dimensions of yoga that are fundamental to optimal life functioning. This special workshop is designed for health professionals, yoga teachers, and others who would like to understand Viniyoga’s therapeutic interventions for chronic pain and learn Viniyoga strategies for assessing individuals with chronic pain and intervening in beneficial ways.

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