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Yoga for Stress Management with Gary Kraftsow
May 20, 2016
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.
This weekend with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, will include lecture and practice including methods to relieve musculoskeletal tension, relieve headaches, improve sleep, increase feelings of well being, improve coping strategies for dealing with stressful events and the subsequent negative symptoms of stress, and offer home/office strategies.
In a recent study, 75% of yoga students reported attending yoga classes for stress management and 15% were using yoga specifically for depression or anxiety. Stress and disturbing emotions play a primary role in disease and therefore, emotional health and the skills to relieve stress are fundamental to the maintenance of health in the physical body. Yoga has tremendous potential for assisting the general population with reducing stress and the effects of stress-related diseases.
Gary developed the successful 12-week program Stress Management for Aetna Insurance Company staff. The intervention introduced tools for managing stress including asana, breathing techniques, relaxation, mental techniques, and education.
This training may be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training Program. For more information click here.
Date: May 20-22, 2016
Price: $270 through April 1, $295 after