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Yoga Therapy for Stress Management

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Stress and its manifestations on anatomical, physiological, emotional, and cognitive levels are both causal and contributing factors in disease. Yoga and yoga therapy have tremendous potential to reduce and manage the symptoms of stress.

Join yoga therapy pioneer Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT, for an exploration of principles and practices for stress management and understand how to manage stress at all levels—a fundamental life skill for achieving and maintaining optimal health and well-being.

You will participate in sessions that include:

  • A general introduction to yoga therapy
  • An overview of structural manifestation and physiology
  • Study of stress and its manifestation on a physical, physiological, mental, and emotional level
  • Tools and techniques for addressing chronic stress and its root cause.

Each session will consist of a presentation, practice, and time for dialogue and questions and answers. You will take home powerful tools to manage health challenges at any level and receive an electronic copy of the sequences taught.

Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500

March 8 - 11, 2018
Thursday-Sunday , 3 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Stress and its manifestations on anatomical, physiological, emotional, and cognitive levels are both causal and contributing factors in disease. Yoga and yoga therapy have tremendous potential to reduce and manage the symptoms of stress.

Join yoga therapy pioneer Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT, for an exploration of principles and practices for stress management and understand how to manage stress at all levels—a fundamental life skill for achieving and maintaining optimal health and well-being.

You will participate in sessions that include:

  • A general introduction to yoga therapy
  • An overview of structural manifestation and physiology
  • Study of stress and its manifestation on a physical, physiological, mental, and emotional level
  • Tools and techniques for addressing chronic stress and its root cause.

Each session will consist of a presentation, practice, and time for dialogue and questions and answers. You will take home powerful tools to manage health challenges at any level and receive an electronic copy of the sequences taught.

Faculty Bio

Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for more than 30 years. Founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary has successfully developed protocol for two National Institutes of Health studies relating to the practice of yoga therapy for both physical and psychological ailments.

Gary’s journey began at Colgate University where he immersed himself in religious studies and then traveled to south India for private study on the teaching and practices of Saiva Siddhanta with well-known mystic and scholar V. A. Devasenapathi. Simultaneously, he studied the practical science of yoga with T. K. V. Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya, the ‰father of modern yoga.‰

Back in the United States, Gary learned from respected scholars and teachers, including Kenneth Morgan, M. Holmes Hartshorne, Dr. Raimundo Panikkar, and Kalu Rinpoche. With his master‰’s in psychology and religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he opened the Maui School of Yoga Therapy and become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at conferences, schools, and institutes throughout the world.

He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, and the creator of several DVDs, including Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum, and Hips and Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety.

Why Attend

  • Understand how stress manifests in your body and mind and learn to transform it.

  • Shift your attitude and perspective about the challenges in your life with the energy and flexibility that the practice of yoga generates.

  • Optimize your health and well-being through the evidence-based practice of yoga therapy.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required; beginners are welcome.

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothing

  • Recommended Reading

    Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation by Gary Kraftsow

  • Special Interest to

    Yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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