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Workshop

with Gary Kraftsow

www.yogayoga.com

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July 17-19, 2015

Viniyoga Structural Therapy Weekend

Viniyoga™ draws on ancient insights, applying the tools of asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, relaxation, and personal ritual to help individuals achieve wellness, improve function, reduce suffering, regain self-confidence, and find happiness.  Learn about this multi-dimensional approach to health care that empowers the individual to understand their own unique needs and promote effective healing for a wide range of conditions.

Friday, July 17 - Principles of Viniyoga Therapy for Structural Conditions

Over 100 billion dollars are spent annually in the United States on back pain. In addition to being the most common job-related disability, back pain is the second highest cause for visits to primary care doctors. Eight out of ten people will experience back pain. In December 2005, the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that yoga is an effective treatment for chronic back pain. These results were found in a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the yoga protocol in that study was designed by Gary Kraftsow using the gentle approach of Viniyoga.  This methodology will be used as the basis to learn and experience specific therapeutic sequences for the lower back, sacrum and hips, as well as the upper back, neck and shoulders, and is designed for therapists, teachers, and individuals who suffer from any type of back, neck, or shoulder pain.  Gary will present the yoga therapy perspective, means and methods for working with chronic and acute structural conditions including: assessment, goals, treatment strategy and application.

Saturday, July 18 - Upper back, Neck and Shoulders

In this two-part segment, Gary will present the means and methods for working with chronic and acute structural conditions including: assessment, goals, treatment strategy and application.  Explore the biomechanics of the upper back, neck, and shoulders, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. We will experience a sequence of adapted āsana-s designed to relieve symptoms as well as strengthen these areas of the body.  Lecture and practice.

Sunday, July 19 - Low back, Sacrum and Hips

In this two-part segment, Gary will present the means and methods for working with chronic and acute structural conditions including: assessment, goals, treatment strategy and application.  Explore biomechanics of the lower back, sacrum and hips, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. We will experience a sequence of adapted āsana-s designed to relieve symptoms and strengthen these areas of the body.  Lecture and practice.

 

July 20-21, 2015

Monday & Tuesday, July 20 & 21 -- Yoga for Stress Management

In a recent study, 75 percent of yoga students reported attending yoga classes for stress management and 15 percent were using yoga specifically for depression or anxiety. Stress and other emotions can play a primary role in disease. Yoga has tremendous potential for reducing stress and its effects on our bodies.  Gary Kraftsow, a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation and founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, shares tools for managing stress—including asana, breathing techniques, relaxation, mental practices, and education.

Combining insights gained from the mystical teaching and practices of Saivite Tantra with the practical science of yoga, Kraftsow developed a successful 12-week program for a major insurance company. In this workshop, you learn to relieve musculoskeletal tension and headaches, improve sleep, and increase feelings of well-being. You also learn coping strategies for dealing with stressful events and negative symptoms caused by stress. You come away with new skills for reducing stress through yoga to use at home and at work.


 
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