Teachers

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

Asana Unlocked: Reframe Your Understanding, Renew Your Practice
August 22, 2019

Join Gary Kraftsow in a workshop designed for students and teachers of all levels who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of asana (Yoga posture). Practitioners will learn to use asana as a means to better understand their bodies and begin to transform their present conditions. Teachers will further their understanding of what is happening in their students’ bodies, and learn how to use adaptation in asana to move their students toward transformation. Yoga is an ancient system that includes a set of practical tools to help us heal and transform. Asana is one of those tools and can…

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