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 as well.

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 individual’s needs and abilities. Personal practices include asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation, and other classic elements.

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 the world."

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