Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching & Yoga Therapy
Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500,
Founder & Director of the American Viniyoga Institute.
Gary is directly involved in the training on a daily basis and is the main lecturer. Gary has been actively involved as a practitioner of Viniyoga for over 30 years. Students at the training benefit from his presence and many years of experience as a teacher, Yoga Therapist, trainer of teachers and Yoga Therapists in the Viniyoga methodology and author of Yoga for Wellness, Yoga for Transformation, Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips DVD, Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders DVD, and Chanting Live with Gary Kraftsow CD.
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Mirka Scalco-Kraftsow, E-RYT 500,
AVI Director of Teacher Development.
Mirka has been teaching in the Viniyoga methodology since 1981 and practicing Yoga Therapy since 1988. She has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions. She has a unique ability to mentor and support students in their personal and professional growth. Mirka's philosophy is comprehensive; all aspects of practice - physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual - are addressed in her morning practice sessions. Mirka believes this creates not only a balanced practice, but also a balanced life.
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Viniyoga Foundations Program Training Coordinator.
Dawn teaches in San Francisco and resides in nearby Pacifica, California. She was certified in Viniyoga in 1992 and was the first graduate of the AVI Yoga Therapist Training in 2001. She has a special love of making the wisdom of Patanjali more accessible through music and cartoons, and she also has a deep appreciation for the power of ritual and chanting. She is profoundly grateful for the skillful techniques of Viniyoga, which have allowed her to transform her body, mind, and heart so gracefully without injury.
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Individual assistance to students is provided through small group leaders who are experienced AVI-trained Viniyoga teachers and Yoga Therapists carefully selected by Gary because of their skill and expertise.
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