Tantra: Cakra Sadhana with Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Tantra: Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship

Devanadi warmly welcomes Gary Kraftsow, the Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute for a new series on the Tantric Cakras. (NOTE: the Sanskrit “chakras” is pronounced with a hard “ch” like “cheese” or “chocolate” 🙂

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 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. See Gary’s full bio HERE.

Tantra: Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship
with Gary Kraftsow

LIVESTREAM on ZOOM – links sent the day before the workshop.

WHEN: 3 Mondays, December 4, 11, 18, 2023
TIME: 5:30-8:30pm daily (US Central)
COST: $200 ($225 after Nov 4)
CEs for RYTs: 9 with Yoga Alliance


Tantra: Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship

3 part series description

According to the Ancients, human beings experience suffering as a result of our entanglement with the World of Name and Form through identification and attachment and because of our ignorance about the true nature of ourselves, the world around us, and Ultimate Reality. There is perhaps no greater context in which we experience this tension and suffering than in the area of our personal relationships.

At the same time, according to the Ancients, each of us has within us extraordinary and mostly untapped potential which, when actualized, will transform our lives at every level. There is perhaps no more important context for this transformation than the area of our personal relationships.

Deep Inner Practices evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which we can:

  • break identification and attachment,
  • realize our true nature,
  • actualize our innate potentials,
  • improve our relationships at every level, and ultimately,
  • become free

These Inner Practices were transmitted generationally and relied on complex symbol systems.

Laya Yoga is one of these ancient systems of Inner Practice. It uses the symbolism of the Cakra-s as both a map of the landmines (the sources of suffering) to be deactivated and a treasure map to help us uncover and activate our innate potentials.

In this three-part workshop, we will explore the dynamics of interpersonal relationships using the Cakra Symbol system as a focal point and working with the Laya Yoga methods of Bhūta Śuddhi and Cakra Sādhana.

Schedule of topics

Each three-hour session will include: a presentation and discussion about each of the cakra-s followed by an integrated practice that will include āsana, prānāyāma, mantra japa, and meditation.

Session 1: Monday, December 4: Mūlādhāra & Svādhiṣṭhāna Cakra-s
Session 2: Monday, December 11: Maṇipūra & Anāhata Cakra-s
Session 3: Monday, December 18: Viśuddhi & Ājñā Cakra-s

Replay/Recordings + COntinuing ed credits

Recording Access in a secure portal will be provided by Gary’s team and will remain open for registered participants until June 1, 2024.

Certificates will be in the Portal after Session 3 and a little short quiz to earn the CEs.

Who is This Immersion For?:

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, AND dedicated students. Come with an open mind and be prepared to start and/or see your  practice in a completely different way!

Cancellation & Registration Policy:

No refunds. Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations received 14 days prior to the start of the session will receive studio credit less $90. Cancellations received within 14 days of the session start date will receive no credit.

Policies for ALL Students:

• Cancellation must be received by Devanadi by phone or email
• Fees, once paid, can neither be refunded nor transferred
• No verbal commitments will hold your spot.


Program Teachers

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Founder and Director of America Viniyoga Institute