pages: 1


Viniyoga is a"concept" (tasya bhumisu viniyogah YS III-6) not a yoga style.

Jan in Texas

I think it would be helpful to give a couple of examples of what Viniyoga looks like for say, a 70-year-old grandparent experienced in yoga, and for instance a new practitioner of the same age.


Yes, Desikachar does not use the term viniyoga to refer to his teaching. He teaches yoga.


Viniyoga was developed by TKV. He founded it and taught Gary. Gary continues this label whereas TKV does not use that title to label his current teachings. Mr. Desikachar's teaching is fully encompassing all that yoga defines itself to be.

Monica from Santa Rosa, CA

I am under the impression that Viniyoga is a child of Gary Krafstow, who studied with Mr. Desikachar. Gary's wife, Mirka, is also a name to be mentioned with Viniyoga. She is the yoga contact for Viniyoga here in Northern California.

She would be a wonderful source for Yoga Journal.


Ivan Breder


I expected more info on Viniyoga as well as on Desikachar's contribution to yoga.

Yoga Journal as well as it's site is my great, great source of yoga inspiration and knowledge.

Ivan Breder, Dorval (Montreal), Canada

Return to article page

Stay Connected with Us!

Yoga Journal Live events
ep14 YJ LIVE! Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado
Sep 14-21, 2014
florida YJ LIVE! Florida
Hollywood, FL
Nov 13-17, 2014

More Events

Join Yoga Journal's Benefits Plus
Liability insurance and benefits to support
teachers and studios.
Learn More
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 4 FREE GIFTS
Your subscription includes
Yoga for Neck & Shoulders • Yoga Remedies
Yoga for Headaches • Calm, Cool, Collected
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Yoga Journal
and my 4 FREE downloadable Yoga Booklets.
Full Name:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions