Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Founder & Director

Gary is the Founder, Director, and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute.

MA | E-RYT 500 | C-IAYT

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation in the United States for more than 40 years. He is the author of two books: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation. He created four DVDs: Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum, and Hips; Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety; and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression. He has created several digital courses, written numerous articles, and frequently delivers keynotes at yoga conferences and symposiums.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
2019 Heart-Mind Retreat 1 Weeks December 4, 2019
Yoga for Life 2 Days March 8, 2019
Foundations of Tantric Yoga 2 Days December 7, 2018
The Living, Healing Tradition of Yoga Therapy 3 Days March 22, 2018
Yoga Therapy for Stress Management 3 Days March 8, 2018
Viniyoga Therapy for Structural Conditions 2 Days February 16, 2018
Unbeatable Mind Summit 2 Days December 1, 2017
2017 Heart-Mind Retreat 1 Weeks November 8, 2017
Yoga Therapy Summit 2 Days September 29, 2017
Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain -52 Weeks August 18, 2017
Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing 2 Days May 19, 2017
Continuing Education for AVI Alumni 1 Weeks April 5, 2017
Viniyoga Intensive – Yoga for Life 1 Weeks March 1, 2017
Yoga for Life 3 Days February 24, 2017