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.


200/300 hour certified training programs — Enhance & deepen your knowledge of yoga & gain the confidence & skills needed to safely experience & teach yoga.

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.


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 offers 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.



The American Viniyoga Institute, under the leadership of Gary Kraftsow, offers authentic and ancient teachings for personal practice as well as aspiring teachers and yoga therapists.


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


Step into a journey that will reward you for a lifetime! Launch a new career as a yoga teacher or successfully combine yoga with your existing health profession. This training is also recommended to anyone wanting to deepen thier practice and enrich their personal life.

March 09, 2017 to March 12, 2017
Opens Thursday PM. Join us for integrated training, too! SYF Gives Back training for yoga teachers, March 9-12: "Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga"

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.

September 12, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Our Retreat begins and ends at 4pm

Escape the hassle of everyday life and run away to our charming French village cottage in the L'Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. It is a magical place surrounded by ancient castles, clear blue lakes, hot springs and tranquil farm meadows that will provide the perfect setting for you to relax. You will be exploring this region during the height of the grape harvesting season. You will be eating amazing French food, sharing conversations and memories, relaxing, and rejuvenating. All while you practice your French.