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Understand Yoga Deeply | Teach Yoga Powerfully

Have you heard how Viniyoga adapts to the individual? Or have you experienced the power of the Viniyoga lineage in a workshop or conference. Perhaps you have enjoyed classes with a local Viniyoga teacher and felt the transformational effects of breath-centered asana?
Advance Your Yoga Studies - Launch your Yoga Career

The foundational program for the highly acclaimed Viniyoga Therapist Training welcomes current yoga teachers pursuing a career as a Viniyoga Therapist, aspiring teachers, or anyone interested in deepening their personal practice. In the Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching & Yoga Therapy, you will:
  • Acquire a grounding in Viniyoga that translates to confident teaching of the full spectrum of yoga tools
  • Develop an understanding of the ancient philosophy that informs the modern Viniyoga practice
  • Experience a dynamic curriculum continuously updated to reflect the growing acceptance of yoga in modern health care
  • Learn the skills and knowledge essential for working with individuals and specialized groups while you advance toward yoga therapy study
  • Work with professional mentors and colleagues
  • Grow with your sangha, forming life-long friendships
  • Attend daily lectures and transformational practices with Master Teacher Gary Kraftsow and AVI Senior Faculty
  • Focus on your own personal practice to support professional development and joy
No matter where you are on your yogic path - whether you are seeking professional yoga training or are interested in deepening your personal practice, whether you are new to yoga or have years of prior experience in yoga or health professions – there is an option for you. If you are:
  • an aspiring yoga teacher — no prior training is necessary
  • a Current Yoga teacher  — additional certification in the Viniyoga approach is available
  • a Health Care Professional — add the essential tools of Viniyoga to your skill set

Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation in the U.S. for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the American Viniyoga Institute and author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation.


Dona Robinson




Ancient Yoga Center
Austin, Texas
Begins April 24, 2018

Session 1
April 22 - May 4, 2018

Session 2
November 4 - 16, 2018

Session 3 
April 28 - May 10, 2019

Session 4
October 6 - 18, 2019


Early Bird: $2900/session
through 2/22/2018

Full Price: $3150/session
after 2/22/2018

Lodging is booked directly with AVI.  The cost of lodging depends on choice of room.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available!  Start now for more affordable monthly payments. Contact Dona Robinson for more information: / 317-938-0123

Cancellation Fee
If tuition has been fully paid and the student then decides not to attend prior to the beginning of the training, the full amount paid minus a $250 administration fee will be refunded.