Viniyoga™ (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application.
The practices of Yoga provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person's present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available. Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual.
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.
This approach to yoga evolved out of the teachings transmitted by T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar of Madras, India (Right).
There are four points that characterize the main difference between the Viniyoga™ approach and most other forms of asana practice.
Mirka Scalco Kraftsow has been a health practitioner and educator since 1974. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied
different modalities of dance, movement, psychology
and meditation in India, Europe and the United States.
Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of
individuals develop and maintain a personal practice
and manage challenging personal and therapeutic
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8 month program January-August 2013
Fridays 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm, Sundays 10:30-5pm
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This longer format is designed to set the stage for students to generate a deeper, more sensitized understanding of exploring yoga for well-being. The 8 month format allows time for practice and integration, so that students are ready for the next wave of learning and can most fully benefit from Mirka's inspired teaching.