with Gary Kraftsow, E-RYT 500, M.A.
Explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods that will help you achieve your highest potential.
This weekend includes lectures and practices to help move you towards optimum health by adapting various practices to your needs and interests, allowing you to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and transformation. Join Gary Kraftsow, the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute for this incredible journey.
Each day holds a new theme:
Thursday: The Relationship with your Spine
Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Focusing on the spine, we’ll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric asana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease
Friday: The Relationship with Your Autonomic Nervous System
Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we’ll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric asana and pranayama as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation.
Saturday: The Relationship with Your Mind
Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we’ll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we’ll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace.
Sunday: The Relationship with your Heart (Tantra)
Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential.
Gary Kraftsow is a gifted instructor full of enthusiasm and knowledge. You feel his passion and he shares his wisdom and personality. — Wendy Bonvechio
Gary Kraftsow’s Yoga is the real deal. I feel the therapeutic effects in my own body and look forward to learning more. — Lynda Barrow
This program was very beneficial with quality staff/instructors. All services contributed to a quality experience of growth, insight, and well-being. — R. Hudson
Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out:2 pm
About the Instructor
Gary Kraftsow is the Founder, Director and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation and the educational DVD series Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips; Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety; and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression.
He began his journey as a student, practitioner, teacher, therapist, at age 19 when he traveled to Madras (now Chennai) India, to study. He later received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France. Gary graduated from Colgate University in 1976 and received his master’s degree in psychology and religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983.