Juris Zinbergs, Yoga Therapist (IAYT certified) and Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance, E-RYT500 certified), began practicing yoga in 1993 and is a well-known leader in the Yoga community in his area. In 1997, he was certified by Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute to teach asana, pranayama and chanting in the same yoga tradition of his own teacher, TKV Desikachar. Juris has also completed AVI's three year training course in the application of yoga as a therapeutic process for managing acute and chronic disease.
As a faculty assistant for AVI, he helps with training and developing teachers in the Viniyoga tradition. He shares the living teachings of Krishnamacharya, emphasizing that the result of appropriately placed, accurate and integrated yoga techniques can be very helpful and clearly seen in any individuals’ transformation.
Juris Zinbergs is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). He is also an IAYT registered Yoga Therapist.
He has served as Faculty for the Viniyoga Therapist Training, (2010-2015), Faculty for Viniyoga Foundations Program, (2010-2015), Faculty for Foundations for Yoga Therapy Training, (2011-2012), and Faculty Assistant for AVI Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training,(2008-2010). He has also trained Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Teachers (YA RYT-200).