About the School
Sunny Yoga was created in 2011 when Sunny and Shannon McGill started out on a tiny oceanside shala on one of Koh Phangan’s most picturesque beaches with only one class. Sunny had dreamed of building her own school and steadily pursued her vision over the years. As Sunny’s teaching evolved with practice, experience, and continuing education, more and more students discovered her unique personality and teaching style. Soon, she outgrew the small beach shala and moved to a new space, a beautiful hilltop shala in the heart of Srithanu to accommodate the growing clientele in a serene jungle setting.
In addition to daily drop-in Yoga classes (including Sunny’s beloved 10 am Vinyasa class attracting many loyal community members as well as Hatha, Yin, and other classes), Sunny offers Yoga Teacher Trainings, Meditation Teacher Trainings, various workshops, retreats, and special events (see schedule). The classes are taught by experienced teachers who reside on the island permanently.
The school is nestled on a jungled hilltop, surrounded by nature overlooking the green hills of Koh Phangan and parts of the village of Srithanu. Passionate practitioners and teachers from all around the world are welcome in this sacred space to share and expand their knowledge, allowing one’s true nature to rise and shine. Minimalist simplicity, blending into the natural setting, mark Sunny’s style where all you need to do is take a deep breath and listen to the sounds of nature to feel the island’s magic to inspire you in your personal practice.
Sunny (Sunsanee) McGill – Director / Teacher
“Yoga class is like a journey in our lives. There can be easy and there can be challenges. What you have to do is to just breath, enjoy and do what you can ” – Sunny