Viniyoga

The ViniyogaTM approach to yoga, offers you the tools you need for physical, mental and emotional wellness. Each class offers a welcoming space for you to discover the power of your yoga – uniting your breath and movements, body and mind –  as building blocks for self-transformation.

Highlights of the ViniyogaTM Approach

  • Breath-centric practice
  • Repetition in and out of postures (asanas)
  • Staying in postures
  • Flowing movements (vinyasas)
  • Adaptation of postures
  • Safe & intelligent sequencing
  • Multi-faceted approach incorporating sound, mantra, pranayama & meditation in some classes (noted in class description)

River Flow Yoga students benefit from this approach in subtle, yet powerful, ways:

  • Slow controlled movement in and out of postures paired with staying in postures leads to greater strength, stability, flexibility and physiological benefits
  • The breath supplies muscles with power, builds vital energy, is a powerful tool for stress reduction
  • Elegant and safe sequencing safeguards against injury, promotes healing and prepares the body and mind for more advanced postures for a rewarding practice and a sense of mastery
  • Your practice serves you because it’s adapted for your needs
  • Integration of other yoga modalities increases concentration, focus and mental conditioning
  • Classes focus on your needs and help you rejuvenate from the challenges of work or play.

River Flow Yoga students bring a sense of curiosity to their practice and are rewarded with greater awareness, clarity, balance and strength.

Please bring your mat and blanket to class.  Contact the teacher of the series in advance if you have any health condition that may require adapted practice. 

Viniyoga Resources

Viniyoga Articles and Interviews

Viniyoga Products by Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute

Viniyoga Reduces Stress.

In a Study Released by Aetna – January 13, 2011 Aetna, a health benefits company announced that early results from randomized controlled pilot studies of two stress-reduction programs showed significant reductions in stress as compared to the control group. Aetna’s review of medical claims’ data showed a positive correlation between costs and study participants’ stress levels, suggesting potential health care costs savings could be realized by reducing stress.