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YOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TEAM Sunny Yoga Vidya

 

Sunny McGill

Sunny McGill
Organizer & Lead Trainer

Sunny is a passionate yoga teacher. A registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and is an ERYT 200 (her experience in teaching is at least 1,500 hour), she has been teaching multiple classes nearly everyday since 2012.

Trained in Sivananda yoga and incorporating other styles of yoga in her teaching, Sunny’s classes and trainings have a firm foundation in Hatha & Vinyasa yoga. She started her teaching career in Bangkok area at a fitness centre then assisted and led at a few yoga teacher trainings in Kerala, India.

Sunny lived and worked in Canada for 11 years. Before she moved back to Thailand and became a yoga teacher she worked at a hospital in palliative care. For many, this job is an eye opener, and it was for Sunny. Caring for people nearing the end of their life, she realized she should live and enjoy 02-YA-TEACHER-ERYT-200things she really loves and is passionate about before the end of her life.

“Teaching yoga is my passion. It makes me happy. I love seeing my students with a happy face and sweating, yet peaceful after the yoga session. Teaching yoga is also helping me to have better awareness of what’s is going on around me and what’s is going on in my own mind. This enhanced awareness improves every aspect of my life and I just love to share what I’ve learned, and contribute to improving the lives of others.”

 

Arya Murty (Murty-ji)

Arya Murty
Yoga philosophy, Yoga Sutra, Meditation

Arya Murty is the Founder and Director of Arya Yoga Sala. He belongs to a South Indian Brahmin family from Andhra Pradesh and started his yogic practices at the age of 15. By the age of 18, he was initiated into Mantra Yoga and his practices included the mantras of Ganesh, Shiva, and Shakti.

These practices kindled in him a strong desire to pursue the spiritual path with total commitment, so he left his position as a mathematics teacher and travelled to Rishikesh. There, at the Sivananda Ashram, he improved and deepened his yogic practices under the guidance of a residential brahmachari; he also studied under several senior students at the Bihar School of Yoga whom are well-known exponents of Hatha Yoga.

He lived in the Swami Dayananda Ashram as a residential student of Vedanta for three years. Under the guidance of Acharya Sakshatkritanandaji, he
02-YA-TEACHER-ERYT-500studied the Bhagavad Gita and some of the Upanishads.

After completing his studies in the ashram, he became a wandering spiritual seeker. For five years, he traveled—living in semi-forested areas to be closer to nature and intensify his spiritual practices. He spent two years in the small village of Kollur and also had occasion to live on a small hill in a thatched hut without electricity or any other modern amenities for six months at a time. He feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from various authentic masters and practice the disciplines that they have taught.

In his experience, he found the practice of adhering to a vow of silence for several days at a stretch to be a very helpful in mastering one’s own mind. He finds it joyous and meaningful to lead a self-disciplined yogic life with regulated sleep and food habits—beginning the day by waking at the Yoga-stipulated time of approximately two hours prior to sunrise.

After several years  of wandering in relative seclusion, he began teaching at various yoga schools in 2008. He finds joy in sharing the knowledge he’s cultivated from various traditional Indian Yoga teachers. To date he has taught yoga philosophy and asanas, mostly to international students, in over thirty yoga teacher training courses (TTCs).

Arya Murty is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) through Yoga Alliance, USA.

 

Nancy Huettig

Teaching Assistant, Ayurveda, Chakras, Reiki

Nancy’s life changing journey started as she walked away from her corporate job to find her heart’s desire. She followed her desire- travelling guided her through healing from her burn-out and she found her new inspiration for her life. Yoga, Reiki and Meditation in combination with the nature and the holistic Ayurvedic system of self-healing helped Nancy to create the right balance, mindfulness and peace in her body, mind and soul to reach her purpose in life with love, compassion and consciousness. Nancy’s life transformed into more happiness, better health and observation regarding her body and deeper understanding and connection to herself she felt had been lacking for longtime.

 

 

Nina Solstice

Nina Solstice
Teaching Assistant, Asana

Nina Solstice has practiced and instructed Sivananda and Classic Yoga for years, and is an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor through YogaWorks 200HTT. Nina focuses on managing stress and instructs in a calm manner suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Her method gives room for silence in mind and body, and provides space for listening to ones personal needs. She loves showing her students that everyone can master yoga. Her philosophy is that yoga is a tool for reaching ones highest potential – whatever that means for the individual self.