Staff and Faculty

Gary Kraftsow

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

Julie Shaw

VCAP FACULTY
Julie is Senior Faculty and Training Coordinator for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program.

Juris Zinbergs

VFP FACULTY
Juris is Senior Faculty in the Viniyoga Foundations Program (VFP).

Kathy Jamison

VFP FACULTY
Kathy is Senior Faculty and Training Coordinator for the Viniyoga Foundations Program (VFP).

Kenneth Tom

VCAP FACULTY
Ken is faculty for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program.

Margy Smariga

VCAP FACULTY
Margy is faculty for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program.

Martha Johnson

VFP & VCAP ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Martha is the the Administrative Coordinator for the Viniyoga Foundations Program and the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program.

Nancy Chapdelaine

HEART-MIND COORDINATOR
Nancy is the Program Coordinator for Heart-Mind Retreats.

Paul Entwistle

DATABASE MANAGER
Paul is the Database and Website Manager.

Robin Gage Lilly

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Robin oversees training, events, and marketing for AVI.

Stephanie Harding

REGISTRAR/STORE MANAGER
Stephanie helps students with registration and manages all aspects of the AVI Store.

Bernadette Soler

STUDENT ADVISOR
Bernadette is the Student Advisor for AVI’s training programs.