All Staff Faculty

Gary Kraftsow

Founder & Director

Gary is the Founder, Director, and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute.

Julie Shaw

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Julie is the Training Coordinator for AVI's Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program.

Margy Smariga

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Margy is faculty for the Viniyoga Therapist training.

Kenneth Tom

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Ken is faculty for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Training.

Juris Zinbergs

Teacher Training Faculty

Juris serves as Senior Faculty in AVI's Viniyoga Foundations Program (VFP).

Kathy Jamison

Teacher Training Faculty

Kathy is Senior Faculty and the VFP Training Coordinator.

Nancy Chapdelaine

Heart-Mind Coordinator

Nancy is the Program Coordinator for AVI’s Heart-Mind Retreats.