Yoga for Life with Gary Kraftsow

Yoga for Life: Exploring an Integrated Practice (Fri, Sept 20)

Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential. Through lecture and practice, you will learn how to move towards optimum health by adapting yoga practices to individualize and actualize your process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

Āsana: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Spine (Sat, Sept 21)

Focusing on the spine, we’ll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric āsana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease. Practice includes breath-centric āsana.

Prāṇāyāma: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Autonomic Nervous System (Sat, Sept 21)

Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we’ll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we’ll explore how to use breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma, as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation. Practice includes breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma.

Meditation – Dhāraā & Dhyānam: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Mind (Sun, Sept 22)

Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we’ll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we’ll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, and meditation.

Tantra – Samādhi: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Heart (Sun, Sept 22)

Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation, mantra, and cakra sādhana.

Date, Time and Location

Fri–Sun, Sept 20–22, 2019 in Silver Spring
Fri: 6–8p; Sat & Sun: 1–7p (includes a break)

Registration Options

REGISTER $375; $325 early bird rate available until Sept 1