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Form vs. Function: Viniyoga and the Art and Science of Adaptation

  • Down Under School of Yoga 1054 Beacon Street Brookline, MA United States (map)

Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, and named by Yoga Journal as a Lifetime Contributor and “One of America’s Leading Yoga Therapists,” for an intensive for teachers and advanced students.

Much of contemporary āsana practice is focused on mastering the forms of each āsana. One of the great gifts of Kriṣṇamācārya’s teaching was to shift this focus from the form of the āsana to its function for the practitioner. Come examine the science of adapting the form of an āsana to serve the functional needs of the practitioner and explore the creative art of integrating adaptations into our personal practice and our teaching. We'll focus on how to make appropriate adaptations, what is useful and what may be harmful, and how to modify asana for different conditions. Discover this multidimensional approach that empowers the individual to understand his or her own unique needs and promote effective healing for a wide range of conditions.

Cost: $55