Gary Kraftsow

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Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 30 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga™ Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988. In 1983 he opened the Maui School of Yoga Therapy. Since then, he has become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at many conferences and schools nationally and internationally. He is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute, and the author of two books published by Penguin: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation.

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What Can We Learn from Viniyoga?

Tami Simon speaks with Gary Kraftsow, a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for more than 30 years. Gary is a teacher of the viniyoga methodology and founder of the Maui School of Yoga Therapy. He is the author of the book Yoga for Wellness, and with Sounds True has released four training DVDs, including Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders. In this interview, Tami speaks with Gary about his work in research on yoga’s health benefits, his understanding of the true purpose of yoga, and how that purpose might become a focus for the practice of yoga in the modern world. (53 minutes)

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