Trainings

Yoga Therapy for Depression and Anxiety + Teacher Intensive

Devanadi warmly welcomes Gary kraftsow, the Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute for two unique trainings in 2020.

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 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. See Gary’s full bio HERE.

REGISTRATION is now open!

  • Feb 7, 2020 – Yoga Therapy/Viniyoga Teacher Intensive
  • Feb 7-9, 2020 – Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
All details below!

Upcoming Trainings

  • Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Weekend Training

    WHEN: Friday-Sunday, February 7-9, 2020
    TIMES: Fri: 6-8pm | Sat & Sun: 10:00am-4:30pm (lunch break 12:30-2pm)

    COST INFO:
    Regular Students: $350 ($400 after Dec 7, 2019)
    Devanadi TT/Grads Price: $325 ($375 after Dec 7, 2019)

    SIGN UP ONLINE

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    Mark your calendars! February 7-9, 2020, study with founder and director of The American Viniyoga Institute!

    Workshop Description:
    In this workshop, Gary Kraftsow will present the Yoga therapy perspective and methods for working with anxiety and depression. We’ll focus on psychological aspects of the human system, explore models of the integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings and discover the science of meditation that the ancients developed for reducing suffering and cultivating our higher human potential.

    Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of OVERALL health. The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood (feeling uneasy or overwhelmed), our cognitive processes (worry or obsession), our behavior (addiction or compulsion) and our physiological responses (sleeplessness or digestive distress). As a result, they developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones.

    We’ll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of anxiety and depression. Recognizing the direct influence of thought and emotion on biochemistry and knowing that positive states have a deeply restorative impact on the entire system, we are able to develop certain practices to transform negative qualities of mind, promote general well-being and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

    Gary will present Yoga Therapy methods for working with negative emotions, including leading an integrated practice that provides an example of how to transform states of anxiety and depression and promote a deeply restorative impact on the entire system.

    Weekend Training Schedule:

    Friday, Feb 7: 6:00-8:00pm
    Upaya: Adaptation and Application of Viniyoga Methodology

    Saturday, Feb 8: 10am-12:30pm + 2pm-4:30 pm
    Yoga Therapy: Managing Anxiety

    Sunday, Feb 9: 10am-12:30pm + 2pm-4:30pm
    Yoga Therapy: Managing Depression

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    Notes for the Weekend:
    • Full weekend enrollment only available at this time. We will open up spots for drop-ins if space allows but will give preference to full weekend attendees.
    • Please bring your yoga mat and props, and something to sit on if needed. Props are limited. Please also bring a notebook and pen.
    • Lunch break is 1.5 hours per day Sat & Sun. There are many local restaurants nearby, or bring a lunch.

    Cancellation Policy:
    • No refunds. Registration is non-refundable. Cancellations 14 days prior to the workshop will receive studio credit less $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 14 days of the workshop will receive no credit. Commit and sign up now! This will be awesome!
    • Cancellation must be received by Devanadi by phone or email
    • “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment

  • Viniyoga/Yoga Therapy Teacher Intensive

    WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2020
    TIME: 2-4:30pm

    COST INFO:
    Regular Students: $60 ($70 after Dec 7, 2019)
    Devanadi TT/Grads Price: $55 ($65 after Dec 7, 2019)

    SIGN UP ONLINE

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    Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Ayurveda Specialists and Wellness Practitioners… you are invited to attend Gary Kraftsow’s special workshop open to wellness professionals!

    Workshop Description:
    Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, and named by Yoga Journal as a Lifetime Contributor and “One of America’s Leading Yoga Therapists”, for an intimate roundtable discussion for yoga teachers. Ask questions, get answers. Hear about Gary’s time training in India with Kriṣhṇamācārya and his son, Deśikāchar, and the lineage that Gary carries forward from them.

    Learn about what differentiates Viniyoga from other lineages:
    – Function over Form
    – Breath and Adaptation
    – Repetition & Stay
    – The Art & Science of Sequencing

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    Cancellation Policy:
    • No refunds. Registration is non-refundable. Cancellations 14 days prior to the workshop will receive studio credit less $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 14 days of the workshop will receive no credit. Commit and sign up now! This will be awesome!
    • Cancellation must be received by Devanadi by phone or email
    • “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment

Program Teachers

Gary Kraftsow

Founder and Director of America Viniyoga Institute