For over 30 years, Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of Yoga for health, healing and personal transformation. He began his study of Yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974. Gary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colgate University in 1976 and received his Masters in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. He began practicing at the Maui School of Yoga Therapy in 1983 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988. In 1999 Gary founded the American Viniyoga Institute. He is a renowned speaker and respected teacher of the Viniyoga methodology for conferences and schools nationally and internationally.