Training students to be teachers and teachers to be students
Overview of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School
Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School's (SCHYS) Programs are based on and honor the teachings in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, Mr. T.K.V. Desikachar and Kausthub Desikachar. Work with the chakra model is another foundation of SCHYS teachings: since the mid-1990s, SCHYS Executive Director, JJ Gormley, has been teaching what she calls Chakra Alignment.
JJ Gormley began offering teacher trainings in 1994 through Sun & Moon Yoga School in Arlington, VA, a school she founded in 1992 and managed until 2009. In 2009, JJ opened SCHYS for the purpose of training yoga teachers and yoga therapists.
Our training programs provide the opportunity to delve into the knowledge and experience of yoga taught through the wider perspective of teachings from multiple traditions. SCHYS educates students about traditional yogic teachings gathered from ancient texts by utilizing and demonstrating innovative teaching methods.
The SCHYS Advisory Board is comprised of yoga teachers, students, and other professionals who are a part of the organization, maintenance, and planning for SCHYS.
Ethics Review Board
The SCHYS Ethics Review Board is comprised of yoga teachers, students, legal, and medical professionals. This Board is in place should a student wish to lodge a complaint against the School.
Ethics Review Board members change bi-annually. Students enrolled in any of SCHYS' training programs may contact Barbara Sager, School Administrator, should the need arise: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHYS is registered with the Yoga Alliance for the following:
RYS200 - SCHYS 200-Hour Program
RYS300 - SCHYS 300-hour Program
RCYS - SCHYS Yoga for Children Program
RPYS - SCHYS Prenatal Yoga Program
SCHYS is pleased to announce that we have received accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for our 900-Hour Yoga Therapy Certificate Program.