The Relationship with your Spine – June 3, 2021 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 āsana as a […]
According to the Ancients, human beings experience suffering as a result of our entanglement with the World of Name and Form through identification and attachment and because of our ignorance about the true nature of ourselves, the world around us, and Ultimate Reality. There is perhaps no greater context in which we experience this tension […]
According to the Ancients, human beings are caught in a perpetual cycle of tension and suffering that is characterized by unfulfilled desires, frustrated emotions, attachment & aversion, distorted self-perception and misidentification. The root cause of this cycle is our ignorance about our true nature, the world around us, and of Ultimate Reality. Because of that […]
In this online workshop, learn the philosophical foundations of tantric yoga, as well as the methods and purposes of the various practices that have emerged from the tradition. Explore the integrated use of breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, and mudra to bring awareness into the central channel (suṣumnā) and the journey along the path to liberation. You’ll […]
Don’t miss this special online opportunity! The Ancients proclaimed that our entanglement with the ‘World of Name and Form’ binds us in the sea of cyclic existence known as Saṁsāra. The cause of this perpetual cycle is the bondage of Avidyā (ignorance), Kāma (desire), and Karma (action), resulting in the tension and suffering of unfulfilled […]
We live in perpetual state of identification with and attachment to changing internal conditions and external circumstances, not seeing our true nature. The Ancients said that the cause of this perpetual cycle (saṁsāra) is the bondage of – Avidyā (ignorance), Kāma (desire) and Karma (action) – resulting in the tension and suffering of distorted self-perception, […]
Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder & Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific Yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential.
Discover of the “knots of the heart-mind” (hṛdaya-granti) in relation to the bondage of desire, action, and ignorance as they manifest through the cakra-s and influence our feelings, thoughts and behavior. We will use the cakra model to explore these knots that form the framework of our personality and bind us in this life. Untying […]