Viniyoga Yoga Directory

Gary Kraftsow founded the American Viniyoga Institute in 1999. His main teacher for the past 40 years has been T.K.V Desikachar. Viniyoga is tailored to the individual’s needs and physical condition. Classes emphasize mobilizing the spine and coordinating each movement with breath. Viniyoga teaches students how to begin the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.


Fall in Love with Yoga and Brazil during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Brazil's Santa Catarina Island near the city of Florianopolis.

June 19, 2016 to June 30, 2016

Our popular 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive will be held again this June at the Four Seasons Resort in Westlake Village, California (just northwest of Los Angeles).  Our program is inspired by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his focus on an individualized approach to yoga for each student.  We value the individual in you and through our program students learn how to teach and practice many different forms of hatha yoga, and to discover their own unique voice and yogic path.


Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

"One of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world." (Yoga Journal)

Described as the place "where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest," Haramara Retreat is an exclusive, intimate, magical and idyllic place created and designed to provide a natural and supportive environment. Haramara offers serenity, seclusion and security to ensure relaxing and renewing retreats and vacations for groups, couples and individuals.

Listening to my heart

Irma Vázquez, Certified Teacher of Yoga (CYT)

Creator of Space: xuntas - the place to gather

Mistress of Energy:  chakraTUDE charm your chakra with an attitude of energy


Escape to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat in Playa Grande, Panama, to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.  Rainforest and beach in one spectacular tropical location. Seven a/c bungalows accommodating groups up to 22 participants. Facilities include a yoga studio sorrounded by nature, a walking labyrinth, a beautiful nature trail, and meditation areas.  Additional highlights include our gourmet cuisine,  SUP classes and excursions, massage, and much more!


Prana del Mar is a stunning beachfront yoga and wellness center specializing in yoga retreats and yoga holidays, and featuring many acclaimed international teachers.

It features luxurious accommodations in wonderfully-appointed rooms and suites, two elegant yoga studios, a community building with reading library and rooftop deck, delicious and healthful cuisine, a swimming pool and hot tub, a desert garden and stone labyrinth, environmental awareness (including being fully-powered 24/7 by an extensive solar electric system), magnificent views, and warm Mexican hospitality.

March 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Opens Thursday PM. Join us for pre and post conferences, too! SYF Gives Back training for yoga teachers, March 8-10: "Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga", Introduction to Yoga full day with Mark Whitwell Thursday, Yin, Chair Yoga and more!

SYF provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West.

July 22, 2016 to July 29, 2016

Michelle, a 500-RYT Yoga Therapist of 30 years, will connect you with the 5 powerful earth elements, earth, fire, sky, water, and air.   Balance your own individual elements to balance  the earth.  Michelle will guide you to connect with your own inner elements using ball work, asanas, breath work and meditation.  Once connected, Michelle will lead you on exciting adventures to vibrate with each element on the fully alive Big Island of Hawaii.

Earth - Root into the space of manifestation and abundance.  Hike the beautiful old Puna Road.

April 02, 2016 to April 09, 2016
Begins April 2 at 6 pm and ends April 9 at 10 am.

The True Yoga Retreat based on the new book True Yoga: Practicing With The Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment offers a fun and inspiring week of practices to help you achieve lasting happiness no matter what life throws at you. Through a mix of asana, meditation, philosophy discussion, devotional chant and more, Yoga Therapist and Author Jennie Lee  shares strategies for applying the Eight Limbs of Yoga throughout life.

May 04, 2016 to May 14, 2016

Healing happens by knowing the self deeply.  Explore yourself and teach others to get to know themselves through the study of yoga and the energy body.  You will understand the language of the body, awaken the emotional guidance system, reconnect to the flow of life and come away with the ability to teach Theraputic Yoga Classes.  Yoga Alliance Approved School.  Ongoing 200 & 500 hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Trainings Available.  One on one or small group teacher training available.  200 hour offered again November 6-16th, 2016.