Discover Viniyoga

Appropriate application of the tools of yoga

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Viniyoga is a comprehensive and authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga including āsanaprāṇāyāmabandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual and study of texts. Viniyoga (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiationadaptation, and appropriate application.

tasya bhūmiṣu viniyogaḥ
Patañjali Yoga Sūtra III.6

The American Viniyoga Institute uses the term Viniyoga to refer to an approach to yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual, giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

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Current classes:

Breath & Movement with Julie
Mondays at 12:30pmET

On replay, explore classes about:

Breath and Movement:

  • Envelope Breathing – 12/21/22
  • Working with Repetition – 1/10/23
  • Working with Stay – 1/16/23
  • Understanding Directional Flow of Breath in Asana – 9/11/23
  • Posture Adaptations for Upper and Lower Body – 1/23/23
  • Posture Adaptations for Neck and Shoulders – 2/13/23
  • Posture Adaptations for Lower Back – 2/20/23; 2/27/23
  • Putting it all Together: Viniyoga Practice for Overall Health – 4/3/23
  • The Simple Joy of Breath and Movement – 7/10/23

Breath Adaptation:

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing – 3/6/23
  • Viniyoga “Directional Flow” of Breath – 3/13/23
  • Understanding Directional Flow of Breath in Asana – 8/21/23
  • Enhance Energy – 1/30/23
  • Calm the Nervous System – 2/6/23
  • Krama Breath – Part 1: 3/20/23; Part 2: 3/27/23

Working with Structure:

  • Understanding Origin of Movement in Asana – 8/7/23
  • Understanding Release Valves in Asana – 8/14/23
  • Lengthening the Spine – 4/17/23
  • Forward Bending – 4/24/23
  • Back Bending – 5/1/23
  • Forward and Back Bends in Relation to Spinal Curves – 5/15/23
  • Twists – 5/22/23
  • Lateral Bending – 6/5/23
  • A Safe Inversion Practice – Adapted Shoulder stand – 8/28/23

Working with Energy:

  • Morning Practice for a Good Night’s Sleep – 6/12/23
  • Evening Practice for a Better Night’s Sleep – 7/3/23
  • Yoga for Managing Stress – 7/17/23
  • Cool Yoga for Hot Days – 7/24/23
  • Pranayama for Immune Support – 9/25/23; 10/2/23
  • Pranayama for Energy Boost – 9/11/23
  • Pranayama for Better Sleep – AM Practice – 10/9/23
  • Pranayama for Better Sleep – PM Practice – 10/16/23

Meditation in Yoga

  • Asana to Prepare for Pranayama and Meditation
  • Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation for 1st cakra – 11/6/23
  • Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation for 2nd cakra -11/13/23
  • Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation for 3rd cakra – 11/20/23

Breath & Movement with Stephanie

On replay, explore classes about:

Chair-assisted Viniyoga
Viniyasa
Working with Balance
Working with Structural Issues
Using your Breath to Work with Energy
Viniyoga 101 with Stephanie: a general practice

Peak Posture Exploration with Bernadette

On replay, explore classes about:

Utthita Eka Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana
Ubhaya Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana
Mahāmudrā
Ardha Matsyendrāsana
Jānu Śīrṣāsana Parivṛtti (Lateral Adaptation)
Dhanurāsana
Upavista Konasana
Virabhadrāsana III

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What distinguishes Viniyoga from other forms of yoga?

There are four points that characterize the main difference between the Viniyoga approach and most other forms of āsana practice:

Function Over Form

The emphasis on function rather than form in āsana practice, and the science of adapting the forms of the postures to achieve different results.

Breath and Adaptation

The emphasis on breath as the medium for movement in āsana, and the science of adapting the pattern of breathing in āsana to produce different effects.

Repetition and Stay

The use of repetition into and out of the postures, as well as holding the postures.

Art and Science of Sequencing

The refined art and science of sequencing which allows teachers to create practices of different orientation, length, and intensity to suit the intention and context of each practice and/or practitioner