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About Mirka Scalco Kraftsow

AVI Director of  Teacher Development

Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is the AVI Director of Teacher Development where she is a facilitator of personal transformation and a mentor for students on the teaching path. She has co-taught with Gary Kraftsow in the AVI 500 hr Viniyoga Teacher Training for 25 years.


Mirka has a deep understanding of the teachings and practices of yoga, a compassionate heart, and the gift of skillful communication. She is one of the finest yoga teachers I have ever met.

— Gary Kraftsow


Experience Mirka

There are many opportunities to practice with Mirka in-person and from afar.  Some of her offerings include:
  • 200 Hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training
    Visit this page on our website for more information. 
  • Private Yoga and Yoga Therapy Sessions
    Mirka’s private sessions work especially well for people recovering from sports injuries, or small groups of friends that would like very personalized classes for a few days to a few weeks in beautiful Sebastopol, CA.
  • Teleconference calls
    The combination of Mirka’s philosophy and gift of communication make her a master of utilizing teleconferencing tools to serve students anywhere in the world.
  • Workshops & Retreats
    From the "Art of Personal Practice" to "Yoga & Neuroplasticity" to a yoga retreat in Assisi, Mirka offers a variety of workshops & retreats.
  • Weekly Group Classes
    in Sebastopol, CA
Visit Mirka's website www.viniyogalife.com for schedule and full details of her current offerings.

Mirka is a remarkable teacher. She is intuitive and uses this gift in her teachings. She is able to read what her students need know the appropriate time to apply it. Watching her gift of adaptation is inspiring.

— Art of Personal Practice Workshop participant


Mirka uses all of her heart and soul to make this an experience like nothing else.

— Art of Personal Practice Workshop participant


Mirka is wonderful, engaging, highly skilled and clearly passionate about what she does.

— Gloria, Wisconsin

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