Status message

This event has expired.

200-hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training

This training is offered by Juris Zinbergs, ERYT-500, and American Viniyoga Institute, hosted by the University of California, Irvine. This authentic teaching is in the lineage of Kishnamacharya, from the Viniyoga approach taught by Gary Kraftsow, MA, ERYT-500.


UC-Irvine Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)144158
680 California Ave, Irvine CA, US 92697-4515
Location Map

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jun 5
19:00 pmto19:00 pm

Program begins JUNE 6, 2014!

Eight weekend sessions:

* Session 1: June 6-8, 2014

* Session 2: June 27-29, 2014

* Session 3: July 11-13, 2014

* Session 4: August 8-10, 2014

* Session 5: August 22-24, 2014

* Session 6: September 5-7, 2014

* Session 7: September 19-21, 2014

* Session 8: October 3-5, 2014


Fridays: 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sundays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm



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

Payment plan available.

Full Description

Viniyoga emphasizes the breath, adaptation of postures to suit the practitioner, and postures' function over their form. The training will include Viniyoga foundations of asana as well as introduction to Sutras, chanting, and pranayama breath work.

Graduates will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200, and to continue training with American Vinyoga Institute (AVI) toward teaching and yoga therapy.

UC Irvine is located 40 miles from Los Angeles and 90 miles from San Diego, and just 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Experience in-depth training from Juris Zinbergs, an integral faculty member with AVI, and receive mentorship from other qualified AVI teachers and therapists.

Take your yoga teaching to another level, and prepare for a transformative step in your personal yoga practice. Join our strong and growing Viniyoga sangha in Southern California, and be supported by your peers.

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.