JJ is the Director of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School and founding member of the Surya Chandra Yoga Sanga. Since 1979, JJ has immersed herself in the study of Eastern health and philosophy - with a focus on Yoga and Ayurveda. She has worked on her own strong, balanced practice of diet and lifestyle as the foundation of her life. After many years of internal and external studies, she finds great joy in sharing the ancient knowledge from Yoga and Ayurveda to educate and empower others. JJ holds a Master’s of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition, is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and is an Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500). 

Gentle asana, pranayama, and meditation

Saturday and Sunday at 7am

Join JJ Gormley or Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy as they offer gentle asana, pranayama, and meditation to start your conference mornings off with a sense of ease and calm.

Bring your own props as none will be available.

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Laura Jane is the founder and director of one of Chicagoland's premier yoga studios - Yoga Among Friends. She has had in-depth studies in yogic philosophies and as a clinical psychologist. She enjoys blending her MA in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with her Yoga Therapy providing her clients with a holistic approach to psychological and emotional imbalances.

JJ Gormley, MS, C-IAYT,



Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy, MA, C-IAYT,


Morning Yoga

2017 Yoga

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