“I have practiced Yoga on and off for 44 years, but until a client raved about what Viniyoga had done for her, I had not heard of it.” Read what Sandra Levy of Alexandria Myotherapy in Alexandria, Virginia has to say about discovering and then re-discovering the therapeutic benefits of Viniyoga.
I read with sadness of the passing of Sri BKS Iyengar yesterday. His lifelong dedication to the study, practice, and teaching of Yoga has inspired millions of practitioners worldwide. His work on asana has become acknowledged the gold standard for teachers and students alike. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and students. With […]
Austin, TX, June 6, 2014 – The American Viniyoga™ Institute (AVI) announced today that its Yoga Therapy Training Program was awarded accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). The accreditation award was made recently at the IAYT annual conference, the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Austin, TX. The IAYT is the […]
by Stephanie Harding At the end of October, with Hurricane Sandy threatening the northeast, I returned to New York from Yoga Therapist training in sunny California. I had to jump right in to prepare for the storm – clearing the gutters and the basement, taking any potential projectiles inside, filling buckets and bottles with water. […]
by Stephani Sutherland As a practicing psychiatrist for over 25 years, Marilyn Granger, MD, knows something about the inner workings of the brain. But unlike most psychiatrists, Marilyn is also training to become a certified Yoga Therapist with AVI. In an upcoming workshop co-presented with Mirka Scalco-Kraftsow in Sebastopol, CA, Marilyn will lay out some […]
by Gary Kraftsow Traditional Yoga is very different than the modern incarnation of Yoga in the west; so too traditional Tantra very different than the modern incarnation of Tantra in the west. The purpose of this reflection is to make known some of these differences. Yoga in the current public mind is, for the most […]
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 […]
“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 […]