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Gary Kraftsow - Hrdaya-Granti Bhedanam - Untying the "Knots of the Heart"

2020 July 3 (Friday) - July 5 (Sunday)

Unity Yoga is thrilled to be hosting Gary Kraftsow - world renowned Yoga Therapist - for the second summer in a row !!       

Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation in the United States for more than 40 years. 

He is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute and author of two books: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation. He created four DVDs: Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum, and Hips; Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety; and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression. Gary has published several digital courses, written numerous articles, and frequently delivers the keynote speech at yoga conferences and symposiums.

July 3 Fri :

10AM - 1PM : Intensive - Vinyoga Therapy for the Low Back 

Basic, therapeutic yoga practices carefully designed to alleviate pain and promote health in the low back.  Suitable for all levels.  The workshop will be a combination fo lecture, discussion, and practice.

Booking for this intensive is separate from Knots of the Heart event below

Cost: €95

 July 3 Fri - July 5 Sun :

Hrdaya-Granti Bhedanam - Untying the "Knots of the Heart"

We live in perpetual state of identification with and attachment to changing internal conditions and external circumstances, not seeing our true nature. The Ancients said that the cause of this perpetual cycle (saṁsāra) is the bondage of – Avidyā (ignorance), Kāma (desire) and Karma (action) – resulting in the tension and suffering of distorted self-perception, unfulfilled desires, and incessant activity.

The Ancients said that this three-fold bondage forms the framework of our personality, and called it, collectively, the Hṛdaya Granthi: the “knot of the heart”.

Discover the “knots of the heart-mind” (hṛdaya-granti) in relation to the bondage of desire, action, and ignorance as they manifest through the cakra-s and influence our feelings, thoughts and behavior. We will use the cakra model to explore these knots that form the framework of our personality and bind us in this life. Untying the knots leads to the psycho-energetics of transformation.

We will explore the BrāhmaViṣṇu, and Rudra Granthi-s, as well as the Laya Yoga methods of Bhūta ŚuddhiCakra Sādhana, and Devatā Yoga. Each session will include lecture and an integrated practice, using āsanaprāṇāyāma, chanting, mantra, and meditation.


July 3 Fri :   6:00-8:00 pm

July 4 Sat :  9:30 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm

July 5 Sun : 9:30 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost : Early bird discount - Until Apr 1 (no fooling !) : €345

           Late bird price - after Apr 1 - €395

To learn more about Gary visit his website

Methods of payment : Direct transfer, Paypal, check, cash, barter - contact Jeff Gonet for details - E:, M: 086-301-4428

Terms and Conditions : Full payment is due upon booking. 20% of the payment is a non-refundable deposit. If one cancels more than 30 days prior to the workshop, an 80% refund will be issued. If one cancels less than 30 days before the workshop, an 80% refund will be issued as long as one or the studio finds a replacement for one's spot.