JJ is the Director of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School (Sun and Moon Healing Yoga) which conducts yoga teacher trainings at all levels as well as Yoga Therapist Training. Please seewww.SuryaChandraHealingYoga.comfor information on these trainings.
JJ is a Yoga Therapist and Holistic Healthcare Coach with an MS in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is also the founder of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School (a school for training yoga teachers) and Surya Chandra Yoga Sanga (a 501c3 dedicated to bringing yoga to communities in need). She has been studying yoga since 1979 and has studied from many traditions of yoga including: Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Integral, Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Sivananda, and most recently and comprehensively, the teachings of TKV Desikachar in the Krishnamacharya lineage and tradition commonly called Viniyoga. She began teaching yoga in 1989 and teaching teachers in 1994. She has been developing and running Teacher Training Programs consistenly since 1994, producing highly qualified and sought-after teachers. She has Directed Teacher Training Programs at many locations across the United States, training hundreds of teachers.
JJ is known for her ability to create a supportive environment where she leads participants toward their strengths, mentoring them to transform current habits and make changes for the better. Therein lies the most simplest of yoga principles: making changes for self-betterment. JJ teaches from her heart taking what she loves from each tradition she has studied and continues to study and learn under the tutelage of her current teachers focusing on therapeutics.
*An Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 500, (E-RYT-500). The E is for experienced and the 500 indicates the highest level that the Yoga Alliance Registers teachers.