Yoga Therapy for Depression

Join renowned yoga therapist and American Viniyoga Institute founder Gary Kraftsow for a comprehensive new course.

In this course, Gary will introduce you to the multidimensional nature of depression (how it affects both the inner and outer dimensions of life), as well as to empowering yoga therapy techniques for working with depression.

A Practice-Based Approach

You will get two practices: one addresses the anatomical and physiological symptoms of depression, and the other is designed to work with symptoms of depression at the level of thought-cognition, mood-feeling, and behavior-action.

In this 3 hour digital course, you will learn:

  • A breakdown of how depression influences us at multiple levels.
  • The anatomical and physiological symptoms of depression.
  • General and specific yoga therapy management principles for working with states of depression.
  • Two practices you can use in your daily life to manage depression.
  • How to address the inner dimensions of your psychology from a yogic perspective.
  • General recommendations from both the yoga tradition and outside of yoga for anyone suffering from depression.

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years and is known as a leading expert in Yoga Therapy. He began his study of yoga and yoga therapy in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988.

Gary graduated with a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University in 1976, and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. Since then, he has become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology both nationally and internationally. In 1999 he founded the American Viniyoga ™ Institute.

Through the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary offers workshops throughout the U.S. and trainings for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. Teacher training begins again in 2018.

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