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Come learn the philosophical foundations of Tantric Yoga, as well as the methods and purposes of the various practices that have emerged from the tradition. Explore the integrated use of breath-centric āsana, mudra, kriyā, prāṇāyāma, and bandha to bring our awareness into the central channel, and the journey along the path to liberation.

We will activate mantra in the chakra-s through central channel breathing and use the power of meditation to affect deep inner transformation using breath-centric āsana, prāṇāyāma, chanting, and meditation. Whether you are just taking your first steps on the Yoga path or are an experienced Yoga teacher, please join us. This workshop will immerse you in the traditions of Yoga that have been benefiting humanity for thousands of years.

This training may be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training Program.


  • December 7 – 9, 2018
  • Friday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:30 – 4:30 PM


  • $325 through November 1,
  • $370 after

About the Teacher: Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500

For more than 40 years, Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation. His journey as a yoga student, practitioner, teacher, therapist, and teacher of yoga teachers and therapists began at age 19 when he traveled to Madras, now Chennai, India, to study Saiva Siddhanta, the Saivite Tantra of south India, with the respected mystic/scholar V.A. Devasenapathi, and yoga with T.K.V. Desikachar, son and student of T. Krishnamacharya.  Gary received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France.

Gary graduated from Colgate University in 1976 and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. Gary is the Founder, Director and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation; and educational DVDs: Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips and Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders, Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression.

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