Staff and Faculty

All Staff Faculty

Alex Garland

VFP & VCAP Administrative Coordinator/VCAP Faculty Assistant

Got a question about your manual? Contact Alex!

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.

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.

Kenneth Tom

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Ken is faculty for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Training.

Laurie Lopesio

Teacher Training Faculty

Laurie is faculty for AVI's Viniyoga Foundations Program.

Margy Smariga

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Margy is faculty for the Viniyoga Therapist training.

Nancy Chapdelaine

Heart-Mind Coordinator

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