JJ is the Executive 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 Nutritionist with an MS (Master of Science degree) in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School (a school for training yoga teachers and Yoga Therapists) 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.
What students say about JJ . . . "JJ Gormley 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."
The most simplest of yoga principles: making changes for self-betterment exemplifies not only what JJ brings out of her students, but what she illustrates in her own behaviors and her own self-growth."
"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. This gives her a well-rounded approach to yoga and then she has a wonderfu ability to teach the most esoteric teachings in a way that is most understandable and approachable."
"In short, what I've learned from JJ in one year is way more than I learned in my 15-years of study prior to meeting JJ."
*C-IAYT means that JJ is a Certified Yoga Therapist and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
E-RYT-500 means that JJ is 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.