Information and Dates for the 2014 training coming soon……..


200 hr. Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Program with Mirka Kraftsow – 2013

This intensive will develop and refine your yoga skills for your personal practice and provide training to conduct your own beginner classes. This intensive is open to everyone who has completed some studies in the Viniyoga Tradition. Upon completion of this intensive, all participants will receive a Certification of Participation.

Foundation Level

  • Principles of Breath and Movement
  • Observation and body reading
  • Principles of adaptation of form
  • Science of sequencing
  • Pranayama
  • Sound, chanting, meditation

Introduction of Patanjali Yoga Sutras

All seminars include enough lecture to create a conceptual context, and multiple daily practices to help integrate the theory into personal experience.

This longer format is designed to set the stage for students to generate a deeper, more sensitized understanding of exploring yoga for well-being. The 8 month format allows time for practice and integration, so that students are ready for the next wave of learning and can most fully benefit from Mirka’s inspired teaching.

The 200 hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training is an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship to your own personal practice and inspire others through teaching in the time-honored and authentic tradition of Viniyoga as transmitted by Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute through his senior teachers. The 200 hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Program meets Yoga Alliance’s Registered Yoga School 200-hour registration requirements for yoga teachers.


As a teacher, I have a new quality, a kinder approach, more nurturing and calm, mainly because of your pranayama; using, understanding and coping with the breathing, for the first time in my practice. In all these years, I actually enjoyed the breathing and found I loved exhaling and holding the pause. The in breath and retaining are actually more frightening! What a revelation!

For more information, please visit the American Viniyoga Institute program description and for registration details.

January 11th – 13th
February 1st – 3rd
March 1st – 3rd
April 12th – 14th
May 10th – 12th
June 14th – 16th
July 12th – 14th
August 16th – 18th

AVI Teacher Training

Mirka trains teachers throughout the years at the Mt. Madonna Center.  The schedule of training sessions and more information on the programs can be found on the AVI website.