Join Gary Kraftsow, recently named by Yoga Journal as a Lifetime Contributor and “One of America’s Leading Yoga Therapists”, as he demonstrates the Viniyoga Therapist approach to managing structural, physiological, and psycho-emotional conditions.
A skilled Yoga Therapist accesses client conditions at multiple levels by:
- understanding client limitations,
- developing multi-dimensional practices calibrated to individual needs, and
- inspiring clients to practice.
In the structural segments, we will explore practices to work with common structural conditions related to the back, hips, neck, and shoulders. In the physiological segments, we will explore practices to manage the symptoms of sleeplessness and pain that accompany many conditions. In the psychological segment, we will explore practices to manage symptoms of depression, reframe our life orientation, and find sources of happiness and inspiration.
Don’t miss this comprehensive workshop for fresh insights into working with modern conditions drawn from the ancient lineage of Yoga Therapy.
“Yoga therapy treats the whole person, seeking to change attitudes and actions that inhibit the natural healing process, and cultivate attitudes and actions that support it.”
Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute™
Introduction to the multidimensional nature of yoga and the applications of Yoga Therapy. Learn the distinction between a yoga class and a session with a Yoga Therapist.
Morning – Yoga Therapy for Low Back/Sacrum/Hips
Explore biomechanics of the lower back, sacrum and hips, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. Experience a sequence of adapted āsana-s designed to relieve symptoms and strengthen these areas of the body.
Afternoon – Yoga Therapy for Sleep Issues
Insomnia and sleeplessness are two of the most common and troubling symptoms of chronic physiologically-based conditions. Explore the theory, principle and practices of Yoga Therapy to address sleeplessness.
Morning – Yoga Therapy for Upper Back/Neck/Shoulders
Explore the biomechanics of the upper back, neck, and shoulders, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. Experience a sequence of adapted āsana-s designed to relieve symptoms as well as strengthen these areas of the body.
Afternoon – Yoga Therapy for Common Pain
Explore the theory, principle and practices of Yoga Therapy to address common pain such as headaches.
Morning – Yoga Therapy for Depression
Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of health in the physical body. Learn to recognize the direct influence of thought and emotion on biochemistry, and explore certain practices to transform negative qualities of mind and promote general well-being
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