Mirka Scalco Kraftsow
Mirka Scalco Kraftsow was born and raised in Italy and has been a health practitioner and educator since 1974. She traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology, and meditation in India, Europe, and the U.S. Mirka has been teaching the Viniyoga methodology since 1981 and practicing yoga therapy since 1988. She has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.
Mirka’s philosophy is comprehensive; all aspects of practice – physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual – are addressed in each practice session. Mirka believes this creates not only a balanced practice, but also a balanced life.
Mirka is the Director of Teacher Development for the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) and Co-Instructor of AVI’s Teacher Training Program. Mirka works closely with faculty assistants and students to support their understanding, integration, and application of the teachings in their personal and professional lives.