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What is Viniyoga?
“Viniyoga is an ancient Sanskrit word that implies adaptation and appropriate application. It is an approach to yoga practice that adapts the tools of yoga to the unique condition, needs and interests of the student. This approach to yoga practice evolved out of the teachings of
R. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.” Gary Kraftsow
Each class is prepared following a preparatory sequence for each pose and adaptations and modifications are made for the unique needs of each student throughout the yoga practice. Yoga looks different in each body as we move directionally into the pose.
What is Viniyoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy adaptats and applies yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing structural, physiological and/or mental/emotional conditions. Yoga therapy is derived from the Yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health.
The long-term effects of yoga therapy as described by AVI include:
- reducing the symptoms of suffering that can be reduced
- managing the symptoms that cannot be reduced
- rooting out causes wherever possible
- improving life function, and
- shifting attitude and perspective in relationship to life's challenges.
Yoga practice is essential to living a balanced life. As a Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher I work to live each day following the wisdom presented in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. I teach in the viniyoga tradition integrating all the tools of yoga including asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, chanting and lessons from the yamas and niyamas (precepts for social and personal behavior as presented in the yoga sutra). My Yoga Therapy practice follows the teachings of Krishnamacharya as presented by Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute . Masters' degrees in both Communication Disorders and Holistic Counseling support 20 years of practice in integrated energy medicine. Following a health issue, I studied with Myra Partyka and received a Reiki certification at the master level. I hold certifications in Depth Hypnosis, Advanced Energy Medicine and Healing Shamanic practices with Foundation of the Sacred Stream with teacher Isa Gucciardi, Founder and Director.