Staff and Faculty

All Staff Faculty

Alex Garland

Administrative Coordinator for VFP manual and YT training

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

Dawn Summers

Teacher Training Faculty

Dawn is Faculty for the Viniyoga Foundations Program (VFP).

Dona Robinson

Student Advisor

Need some help figuring out your path to Viniyoga? Look no further! Contact Dona!

Donna McCloskey

Director of Administration

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

Ellen Fein

Visiting Faculty

Ellen is a guest faculty member of the AVI Viniyoga Therapist Training.

Emily Large

Visiting Faculty

Emily is visiting faculty for AVI's Yoga Therapy training program.  

Gary Kraftsow

Founder & Director

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

Julie Shaw

Yoga Therapy Faculty/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).

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