Yoga for Life

Lectures and practices to help you move toward optimum health.


Gary Kraftsow
Founder & Director




Yoga Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, #420, Austin, TX 78745   View map

Explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help you achieve your highest potential. This program includes lectures and practices to help move you towards optimum health by adapting various practices to your needs and interests, allowing you to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and transformation. Join Gary Kraftsow, the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute for this incredible journey.

In this special program, you’ll explore:

The Relationship with your Spine
Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Focusing on the spine, we’ll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric asana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease.

The Relationship with Your Autonomic Nervous System
Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we’ll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric asana and pranayama as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation.

The Relationship with Your Mind
Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we’ll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we’ll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace.

The Relationship with your Heart (Tantra)
Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential.






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