Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 30 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga™ Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988. In 1983 he opened the Maui School of Yoga Therapy. Since then, he has become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at many conferences and schools nationally and internationally. He is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute, and the author of two books published by Penguin: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation.