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2014 Irvine, California Program

200-hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor

Juris Zinbergs, E-RYT 500, CYT
June 6, 2014 - October 5, 2015
Eight weekend sessions
UC-Irvine Anteater Recreation Center (ARC), 680 California Ave
Irvine, California 92697-4515

  • June 6-8, 2014
  • June 27-29, 2014 
  •  July 11-13, 2014 
  •  August 8-10, 2014 
  •  August 22-24, 2014 
  •  September 5-7, 2014 
  •  September 19-21, 2014 
  •  October 3-5, 2014

Fridays: 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sundays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

UC-Irvine Anteater Recreation Center (ARC), 680 California Ave, Irvine, CA 92697-4515

Juris Zinbergs, E-RYT 500, CYT Juris Juris has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and has served as a senior faculty assistant to his teacher Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) since 2008. Juris completed his own training with AVI in 1997. Juris is highly trained in the practices of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation in the living Viniyoga tradition of Gary’s teachers, TKV Desikachar and Sri T. Krishnamacharya. In 1999, Juris also completed AVI’s Yoga Therapy program, in which yoga is applied as a therapeutic process for managing acute and chronic conditions. Juris is certified by Yoga Alliance at the ERYT - 500 level. Juris, a respected leader in the local yoga community, teaches public classes and conducts private sessions throughout his native Orange County. Juris lives in Laguna Beach with his dog, Matisse, and his surfboards. 

Tuition: $3500

Early-Bird Tuition Discount: Receive a $300 discount if tuition paid in full by May 6, 2014.

Payment Plan: Initial payment of $1200 must be made by May 6, 2014. Five (5) additional monthly payments of $460 will be required. Total of $3500.


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3. Applications are due by May 1, 2014.

See Tuition above for payment information.

Refund Policy - If tuition has been fully paid and the student then decides not to attend prior to the beginning of the training, the full amount paid minus a $250 administration fee will be refunded. If the student has attended some part of the training for which they’ve paid, the refunded amount will be prorated based on the number of days attended. The full $250 administration charge will still be applied.

Contact the AVI Student Advisor, Dona Robinson, at or the 200-hr VWI-Irvine Training Assistant, Stephani Sutherland, at or call 360.666.7676.
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