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Let Viniyoga change the way you practice & teach.

Maybe you’ve heard how Viniyoga adapts to the individual. Or maybe you’ve experienced the power of the Viniyoga lineage in a workshop or conference with Gary Kraftsow or Mirka Scalco Kraftsow. Perhaps you have enjoyed classes with a local Viniyoga teacher and felt the profound effects of breath-centered asana?

Advance Your Yoga Studies and Launch your Yoga Career
Become part of the Viniyoga Tradition during 2014!

The foundational program for the highly acclaimed Viniyoga Therapist Training welcomes current yoga teachers pursuing a career as a Viniyoga Therapist, aspiring teachers, or anyone interested in deepening their personal practice. In the Viniyoga Foundations Program, you will:
  • Acquire a grounding in Viniyoga that translates to confident teaching of the full spectrum of yoga tools
  • Develop an understanding of the ancient philosophy that informs the modern Viniyoga practice
  • Experience a dynamic curriculum continuously updated to reflect the growing acceptance of yoga in modern health care
  • Learn the skills and knowledge essential for working with individuals and specialized groups while you advance toward yoga therapy study
  • Work with professional mentors and colleagues
  • Grow with your sanga, forming life-long friendships
  • Attend daily lectures and powerful practices with Master Teacher Gary Kraftsow and AVI Senior Faculty
  • Focus on your own personal practice to support professional development and joy
No matter where you are on your yogic path - whether you are seeking professional yoga training or are interested in deepening your personal practice, whether you are new to yoga or have years of prior experience in yoga or health professions – there is an option for you. If you are:
  • an aspiring yoga teacher — no prior training is necessary
  • a Current Yoga teacher  — additional certification in the Viniyoga approach is available
  • a Health Care Professional — add the essential tools of Viniyoga to your skill set

Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation in the U.S. for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the American Viniyoga Institute and author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation.


Dona Robinson
317-938-0123 »



March 16, 2014
4:00 PM (PT) / 7:00 PM (ET)

Questions? Gary Kraftsow will host an Information Session (conference call) to talk about the program and answer questions. You're invited! The call is free but you must register to reserve your spot.



West Coast
Mount Madonna Center
Watsonville, California
Begins March 30, 2014

East Coast
Buckingham, Virginia
Begins June 8, 2014


Session 1
March 30 - April 11, 2014

Session 2
October 26 - November 7, 2014

Session 3 
April 26 - May 8, 2015

Session 4 *
November 1 - 13, 2015

* Session 4 is optional and depends on prior experience and personal training desires


Session 1
June 8 - June 20 2014

Session 2
November 30 - December 12 2014

Session 3
June 7 - June 19 2015

Session 4 *
November 29 - December 11, 2015

* Session 4 is optional and depends on prior experience and personal training desires


Early Bird Tuition: $2600
West Coast: through 12/30/2013
East Coast: through 3/8/2014

Full Price: $2850
West Coast: after 12/30/2013
East Coast: after 3/8/2014

Lodging is booked directly with Mount Madonna Center or Yogaville, respectively.  The cost of lodging depends on choice of room.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available!  Start now for more affordable monthly payments. Contact Dona Robinson for more information: / 317-938-0123

Cancellation Fee
If tuition has been fully paid and the student then decides not to attend prior to the beginning of the training, the full amount paid minus a $250 administration fee will be refunded.