Viniyoga, which can be translated as "right application," is a tradition of yoga handed down by the great yogi named Krishnamacharya, as taught by his son T.K.V. Desikachar.
Many of the styles of yoga known to the West originated with Krishnamacharya, including Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. Desikachar's many years of study with his father brought about a lineage called Viniyoga, which emphasizes modifying poses to suit the needs of individuals, adapting to suit the needs of young and old, those with significant infirmaties and those who climb mountains.
In Bozeman, the Viniyoga
tradition is carried on by Paola Feher, who studied in India with Desikachar
after having studied with Desikachar's students Trish O'Reilly and Brian
Dorfman. Paola continues to study with many teachers around the world,
and offers yoga teacher training certified by Yoga Alliance. I was Paola's
first student to become a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition and am also
certified by Yoga Alliance.