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[Live Streamed] Yoga for The Autonomic Nervous System with Gary Kraftsow

May 13

| $200 – $330

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[Live Streamed] Yoga for The Autonomic Nervous System with Gary Kraftsow - 8 Limbs yoga

Managing your energy
May 13, 20, 27, 5-8pm Pacific Time
8 Limbs Livestream

The stresses and strains of changing circumstances have a direct impact on our physical and mental condition. While much of the focus in contemporary yoga is on how to manage our structure, in this series, we will focus on how to manage the impact of the stress and strains of daily life on our energy.

Interestingly, a large percentage of pharmaceuticals prescribed for managing symptoms of chronic illness are sympathetic/parasympathetic regulators. The Ancients understood how to use the breath to gain control of and regulate the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). so we will learn how to use breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation.

In this series of events we will:

1. Learn the ways of regulating the breath in āsana and prāṇāyāma to impact the ANS.
2. Focus on these common symptoms of stress:  anxiety and sleeplessness.  Learn how to calm sympathetic over-activation, engage parasympathetic response, and promote relaxation and peace.
3. Focus on these common symptoms of stress:  fatigue and depression.  Learn how to activate suppressed sympathetic function, restoring energy and enthusiasm

Recordings of reach class will be available for participants until June 10, 2021.

Cost: Supported: $200  | Sustainer: $275 | Supporter: $330

Registration will open by February 1, 2021

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to two weeks prior to start of training. No refunds allowable after that time.

300/500-hour Teacher Training

This module may be taken for credit towards the 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program, where you can start when you’re ready, and end at your own pace. Learn more here.

Teacher Training Enrollee Registration

Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to register. This ½ module will have an Opening Circle with the TT Director for ½ hour after the first and third sessions, on May 13 and 27, and counts for the following Yoga Alliance hours: TTP: 4, TM: 1, AP: 3, PLE: 2


About the instructor: 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.


May 13
$200 – $330
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