A segment that aired on CBS Morning News in March 2015 featured an interview with Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, discussing the benefits of enhancing employee wellness in the workplace, and showed a clip of Stephanie Harding leading an Aetna employee Viniyoga class. View the segment
It was a great pleasure to read the New York Times article about Mark Bertolini and Aetna’s expanding commitment to implementing Mind-Body Stress Management Programs within their own organization as well as encouraging other companies to do the same. Viniyoga teachers continue to lead classes for Aetna employees at their various corporate locations. As mentioned […]
“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.
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 […]