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Tammy is the Director of Content Development at YogaDigital and has been practicing Yoga since 1999. She has taught private and group classes for children and adults since 2002 and earned her teaching certification from the American Viniyoga Institute in December 2007. She also holds a PhD in physics from the University of California Irvine and has worked in astronomical research and in science policy at the National Science Foundation.
Tammy is certified by Yoga Alliance at the RYT – 500 level and currently teaches groups classes and private studies in Regensburg, Germany. She is also passionate about supporting the integration of traditional Yoga teachings into the daily life of anyone who would like to benefit from them and as recently been expanding this vision to the development of digital tools to support users anywhere in the world.
Mirka Scalco Kraftsow
An experienced presenter with a personal touch, Mirka guides participants through deep experiences with all the tools of Yoga. She masterfully weaves a tapestry of the teachings of Yoga, with special focus on the kosha-s and the eight-limbed path of Patanjali. Using the artistry of language and the science of Yoga, Mirka’s workshops connect students to their inner Self while deepening understanding of the ancient teachings.
Mirka’s vision to train and support Yoga teachers has been fundamental to the growth and development of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), which she has helped to build with Gary Kraftsow for over twenty years. She has a unique ability to develop quality Yoga teachers and support them in their personal and professional growth. Mirka has worked closely with faculty assistants and students to support their understanding, integration, and application of the teachings in their personal and professional lives.
Juris began practicing yoga in 1993. 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 conditions. Juris serves as a faculty assistant for AVI teacher trainings and teachers group classes, workshops, and private sessions for students in Orange County where he is a fixture of the local Yoga community . Juris is certified by Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT – 500 level
Andrew Sugerman is a Senior Yoga Therapist practicing in New York City. He trained with Gary Kraftsow; and studied yoga philosophy and chanting the Yogasutra with Srivatsa Ramaswami. In 2000, Andrew spent two months in India studying yoga under the tutelage of TKV Desikachar; and in 2011 he spent ten weeks practicing meditation and Sanskrit under the tutelage of Swami Veda Bharati. He studied anatomy with Kriota Wilberg and Leslie Kaminoff; and learned basic Sanskrit from Vyaas Houston. Andrew has conducted workshops internationally; and has trained yoga teachers for the American Viniyoga Institute since 2004.
Stephanie Harding has taught Viniyoga since 2005. She offers general Viniyoga classes as well as specialized classes in chair yoga, back pain, stress reduction, and sleep at several locations just north of New York City. She also has a yoga therapy practice, working with individuals to use yoga to help with various conditions.. She completed her teacher training and Viniyoga therapy training with Gary Kraftsow and also studied anatomy for yoga with Leslie Kaminoff. She also serves as coordinator for the Viniyoga Stress Reduction program at Aetna Insurance Company and is one of the teachers in the program. She often assists Gary at his workshop appearances in the Northeast and assists at teacher trainings. Stephanie holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in Computer Science and worked in Information Technology for many years before embarking on her yoga career.