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Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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 as well as the educational DVD series: Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and HipsViniyoga 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, and 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.

Events with Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Yoga for Longevity – Online
October 6 - 27, 2022

Thursdays: Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 The Ancients developed systems of personal practice designed to help individuals develop and optimize their potential and protect and maintain their health and well-being throughout life. Using a metaphor of the sun, they explained the role of personal practice in relation to each phase of the life cycle.  In the sunrise phase of life (approximately the first 30 years), practice was designed to support optimal growth and development.  In the midday stage of life (approximately the next 45 years), practice was designed to maintain health and well-being. In the sunset stage of life…

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