Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School is dedicated to uniting the best of traditional yogic teachings with the best innovative approaches in complementary medicine available to us today. Grounded in ancient texts (primarily) of India, this program offers a comprehensive and integrated study, preparing students to:
1. Complete a Yoga Teacher Training at several levels, or
2. Take up the profession of Yoga Therapy after completing the 900-hour curriculum, or
3. Simply find a welcoming community happy to share the wonders and the creative joys of yoga.
Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School has grown from the Sun & Moon Yoga School, one of the most established yoga schools in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. J.J. Gormley founded Sun & Moon in 1994, and then expanded to include the Eureka Yoga School in Montana, which subsequently merged under the umbrella organization to become the Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School, which also provides more in-depth programs of training in the emerging field of professional Yoga Therapy. High quality yoga programs are offered in various locations across the country, and their focus has always been on quality, excellence, and integrity in providing a complete education in the art, science, and philosophy of yoga.
SCHYS courses are taught by highly qualified faculty who have the ability to merge valued tradition with innovation. The courses are structured to be strong and intense, yet flexible in encouraging students to explore their own inner resources with commitment and self-discipline. This facilitates development of responsible professionalism, and cultivates a truthful and authentic self-confidence. While a well-rounded yoga education is taught, a primary goal within the Krishnamacharya tradition is to teach an in-depth understanding of how the tools of yoga—asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy—can be practically applied in the service of health and healing for each individual person.
Students enrolled in the SCHYS Yoga Therapy Program are prepared to teach different populations in a variety of settings, to be conversant with western medical management, and to provide the new and innovative approaches of Yoga Therapy. They are also trained to develop individualized therapy regimens unique to each person who comes to them. SCHYS students, spanning old and new, East and West, are prepared to extend informed patient-centered care—safely, successfully, and compassionately.