What is Viniyoga?
A comprehensive and authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga as they were taught by T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar, from Madras, India, Viniyoga is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation and appropriate application.
It is focused on the practitioner and their particular condition, needs and interests. It includes: Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Sound, Chanting, Meditation, Personal Ritual & Study of Texts.
Four points that characterize this approach are:
Repetition and stay: we will sometimes hold the postures, and sometimes move in and out of the postures.
Function over form: the function of a posture is what we consider more important, the effect and benefit that it has on each individual.
Breath and adaptation: we always focus on breath, and we offer different postures and breathing adaptations.
Art and Science of Sequencing: we pay special attention to the way the practice is designed. The same postures done in a different order might give a different experience to the practitioner.