Staff and Faculty

All Staff Faculty

Alex Garland

YT Faculty Assistant/VFP Manual Coordinator

Got a question about your VFP manual or YT homework? Contact Alex!

Donna McCloskey

Director of Administration

Donna serves as AVI’s Director of Administration, Event Coordinator, and Administrative Coordinator for VFP.

Gary Kraftsow

Founder & Director

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

Julie Shaw

Yoga Therapy Faculty/ CE Administrative Coordinator

Need help with your YT homework or have a question about a Continuing Ed event? Contact Julie!

Juris Zinbergs

Teacher Training Faculty

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

Kathy (K.O.) Ornish

Faculty Specialist

Kathy is currently Faculty Specialist for AVI's Viniyoga Foundations Program.

Kathy Jamison

Teacher Training Faculty

Kathy is currently the Training Coordinator and Senior Faculty for the AVI's VFP Training.

Kenneth Tom

Yoga Therapy Faculty

Ken is faculty for Viniyoga Therapist Training

Laurie Lopesio

Teacher Training Faculty

Laurie is faculty for AVI's Viniyoga Foundations Program.

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