An Immersion into the Art of Personal Practice

12 hour immersion with Mirka Kraftsow

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19 2019 12 hours

The immersion is a deep dive into wholeness. The Pancha-Kosha (five layers) model is an ancient way to understand the multiple dimensions of the human system: The physical system, Vitality, Intellect, Personality, and Heart. Mirka will bring these ancient teachings into clear focus for this moment in your life. She will focus on the wonder of ‘ordinary’ life when we are able to consciously witness the world around us and feel grounded in our place in it.

These systems are not separate but interconnected and dynamic. Understanding each individual system and how they work with the others is the foundation of wholistic Yoga practice and therapeutic applications of Yoga practices.

Each day, we will be guided to understand how each of these systems manifest in our own system through theory and direct experience. We will also have the opportunity to experience practices designed to support these systems.

Suggested Reading: “Yoga for Transformation: Ancient teachings and practices for healing the Body, Mind, & Heart” by Gary Kraftsow (Mirka Kraftsow contributor)


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...or directly at the Studio!

Location: Tarayoga, Am Brixener Hof 5, 93047 Regensburg

Friday- Sunday 12 hours - 300 Euros

Easter sepcial registration until April 22nd - 275 Euros

Daily schedule
9:00 - 12:00 Morning session
14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon session
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Mirka Scalco Kraftsow
E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, is a senior teacher in the tradition of TKV Desikachar (Viniyoga).

She is gifted with both the capacity and the passion to creatively communicate ancient teaching in modern context. Her students come from all walks of life and find a home in the richness of Yoga tools that Mirka helps them uncover. In group classes and immersions, she uses her extensive background to integrate body awareness and imagery with traditional Yoga practices. Mirka’s own experience and intuition strongly influence her teachings, as do tradition, creativity, innovation, and evolution.

A student of TKV Desikachar and Gary Kraftsow, Mirka has been teaching in the Viniyoga methodology in the tradition since 1985, and she has been practicing yoga therapy since 1988. She has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.

Mirka co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), LLC with Gary Kraftsow in 1999. Her vision to train and support Yoga teachers has been fundamental to the growth and development of AVI.

She has a unique ability to develop quality Yoga teachers and support them in their personal and professional growth. Mirka has worked closely with faculty assistants and students to support their understanding, integration, and application of the teachings in their personal and professional lives.

She has consulted on several successful Yoga studies nationwide, and developed material with Gary Kraftsow for his two books “Yoga for Wellness” and “Yoga for Transformation.”

She currently lives in Sebastopol, California and is available for private sessions (in person and over video chat). She leads retreats, seminars, and workshops in the USA and Italy.