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Sunny has been teaching meditation and yoga in Northwest Arkansas for over 15 years, having studied Vinyasa Yoga with Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with Geshe Dorjee and Vipassana Meditation with Joy Fox. As a Transcendental Meditation practitioner, Sunny is researching the science and technology of consciousness through Maharishi International University. Her research focuses on the influence authentic emotions have on the development of higher states of consciousness and how they can be used as the measuring stick and map for fulfillment. She is a Chopra Certified Meditation Coach, Certified Conscious Aging Facilitator, Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Taking Charge of My Life and Health Facilitator for the Whole Health Institute.
In addition, she operates The Sunny Soul, providing on-site wellness, meditation and yoga classes for local companies and schools. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Bentonville, the Network of Executive Women, and active in the Greater Bentonville Chamber. She has been a resident of Bella Vista, Arkansas since 1999 and has three children, Jamie, Hannah, and Robbie.
Strongly committed to ensuring all children have access to high quality care and education, she began the HighQ Center to collaborate with 400 Northwest Arkansas early childhood centers by providing professional development, resources, and support services.
Finally, she led a team of experts to design and build the first healthy campus in America; eliminating six classes of chemicals from construction to classroom materials. The campus opened in spring of 2019 and will act as a model for healthy practices in early childhood education.
Certification include: Certified Program Administration Scale Assessor and Trainer, Certified NPPS Early Childhood Outdoor Play Inspector and Trainer, Certified trainer for Taking Charge of Change, Advanced trainer in the state of Arkansas, Leading Change Coach, Strategic Plan Facilitator, Communications Across Barriers Certified Trainer (Poverty Institute), FISH! Philosophy Trainer, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Leadership