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Viniyoga and mindfulness programs result in reduced perceived stress levels

Aetna Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace Trial Results Published “The AVI/Aetna collaboration represents a significant step in the integration of ancient insights into health and healing with modern evidence-based research. Hopefully this type of collaboration will lead to more widespread adoption of self-care practices that support people in their wellness and reduce the burden […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga . Yoga Therapy
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Can Yoga Be Bad for You?

“It’s not about the postures, it’s about the practitioner.” — Gary Kraftsow KQED (NPR affiliate station in Northern California) held a radio show on January 12, 2012 about a recent New York Times Magazine article focused on how yoga can cause serious injury. The safety of yoga practice was addressed by a panel of speakers […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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The Purpose of Kriya Yoga

Does suffering and your relationship to it hold you back from actualizing your full potential? Listen in as Gary discusses the purpose of Kriya Yoga. We invite you to comment in our blog about your own understanding of/experiences with Kriya Yoga. » Listen now

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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Dec
28

Nikki Myers and the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Nikki Myers was introduced to yoga in the 70s. Then it lay dormant while she pursued her dual careers of jazz singing and software design (she holds songwriting credits and software patents in these fields). Emotional and physical stressors encouraged her to return to her yoga practice some years later. Now Nikki is a Viniyoga […]

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Dec
05

An Introduction to Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali by Gary Kraftsow

The second chapter of the Yoga Sutra-s is called Sadhana Pada. Sadhana is a the Sanskrit word that is used to mean “practice.” This chapter is for most of us, who are called Baddanjali, meaning those who are bound, caught, in circumstances and those kind of experiences that cause us suffering. Suffering comes in many […]

By Robin LIlly | Yoga
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Tuition Assistance for Military Spouses

Military spouses are now approved for tuition assistance for AVI Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Yoga Therapy. AVI has been approved by the Department of Defense for MyCAA (Military Career Advance Accounts) funding for military spouses. We are currently in the process of setting up the necessary accounts to make this available to eligible […]

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SYTAR 2011 Event Recap

Viniyoga Based Stress Reduction in the Workplace Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) and Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, CYT, AVI Director of Administration, presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research on September 3, 2011 in Monterey, CA. Gary discussed […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga . Yoga Therapy
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VIniyoga Stress Reduction Program

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. The current phase of the project has been an expansion of the number of classes offered […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga
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Jul
28

Chapter One of the Yoga Sutra-s

AVI is pleased to announce the release of Gary Kraftsow’s commentary on Chapter One of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patañjali 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. You will come back to these lectures over […]

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