As a follow up to Gary's recent workshop in Asheville NC, we'd like to introduce five American Viniyoga Institute-trained teachers and therapists in the area. We're proud of our graduates and would love for you to have the opportunity to practice with these gifted professionals.
Emily Bondy RD
Emily lives in Rocky Mount, 45 minutes east of Raleigh and has been a student of Gary’s since 1998. She completed AVI teacher training in 2004 and currently teaches small groups, and individuals at her private studio and within the community. She is also a certified Pilates instructor, Registered Dietitian and former dancer. She loves sharing Viniyoga with her students and enjoys watching them absorb and live these ancient teachings.
Marilyn Granger, MD, RYT500
Marilyn, a practicing psychiatrist for 24 years, has been a yoga practitioner for the last decade. She is certified yoga instructor at the 200 and 500 hour level. She completed the 500 hour teacher training with the American Viniyoga Institute and is currently enrolled in the AVI yoga therapy training. Marilyn is located in the Winston-Salem area.
Paul Entwistle E-RYT500
Paul first studied with Gary Kraftsow in 1997. He began his three year teacher training in 1998 and his therapist training in 2001. Following teacher training, Paul assisted at two more of Gary's teacher trainings. He began teaching public classes in 1997 and private yoga therapy sessions soon after that. Pranayama is a favorite focus of Paul’s personal practice and private instruction. He has an abiding interest in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In both practice and instruction, Paul remains committed to the Viniyoga methodology. Paul currently lives and works on a Biodynamic farm with his wife, who is also an AVI teacher training graduate, and two children. They run a small CSA and he maintains a practice in middle Tennessee.
Sydney Hughes-McGee, LMBT, RYT500
Winston-Salem Yoga Therapy
Sydney is a Viniyoga instructor, yoga therapist in training, and has practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years. She is currently in training to become an Anatomy Trains Teacher for Movement Educators. Sydney has taught the Viniyoga Stress Reduction Program in High Point, NC as part of the ongoing study of this program with major health insurer, Aetna, and she currently teaches Yoga for Stress Management to medical students at Wake Forest University. She has a special interest in the application of yoga in the treatment of anxiety and works alongside a clinical nutritionist to provide yoga support for those with eating disorders.
Whitney Davis, RYT500
Whitney graduated as a Certified Viniyoga™ Teacher from the American Viniyoga™ Institute in May 2011. She is currently enrolled as a Therapist-In-Training and expects to graduate in April 2013. Her primary interests in yoga include helping people to use the tools of yoga to come to a deeper self-understanding and to apply the yoga sutras to daily life. She is credited with editing Gary Kraftsow’s two Audio CDs on the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali available at www.viniyoga.com/audioproducts. Whitney is located in the Rocky Mount, NC area.
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