|As individuals on our own paths, we are all at different places,
with different bodies, different histories and our purposes for Yoga are often different
Viniyoga means to start at the appropriate place for each individual
and proceed with appropriate steps in the desired direction. Viniyoga, in this broad sense
of practice and purpose, is thus not so much a style as it is a methodology
for the cultivation of practice based upon individual ability and purpose using the many
classical tools of Yoga. It is traditionally taught on a one-to-one basis.
There are no set practices for Viniyoga, instead, the practice is developed in unison
by the teacher and student, to fit the individuals needs and abilities. Personal
practices include asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation, and other classic
Viniyoga is the Yoga of T. Krishnamacharya and continued by his son, T.K. Desikachar.
It's a long and influential Yoga tradition well known for a broad, deep and individual
approach to practice. Through his many famous students, Krishnamacharya is sometimes said
to "have launched the Hatha Yoga renaissance in modern times, which is still sweeping