Phyllis has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry since 1986, with the foundation of a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, minor in psychology. She achieved certifications from American College of Sports Medicine, Cooper Institute (CIAR), American council on Exercise GX & PT (group exercise, personal training), Pilates Powerhouse Institute, Power Pilates and Physical Mind, Yoga E-RYT 500, Zumba, Silver Sneakers and Barre. Then became an Ayurveda councilor in 2022 to gain certification with National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Phyllis began her journey with personal training when it wasn't even thought of as a profession. After years of Training and observing client perform exercises with faulty body mechanics and posture, Phyllis was drawn to the Pilates method of conditioning. With an emphasis on posture and mechanics which began in her college studies. she wanted to improve clients function through well defined movement. Movement that has a purpose, effective and efficient.
Phyllis’s experience comes not only from the fitness field, but her professional experience carried over to the medical field. She worked in physical therapy where she taught back school and rehabilitative exercise to patients who were recovering from various orthopedic injury. This prompted her certification/endorsement as Orthopedic Exercise Specialist through ACE. She worked in Cardiac rehab and in a medical office of obstetrics and gynecology and supports women's health. While working for the YMCA she was asked to assist the Cancer rehab program. Then went on to gain CETI certification. Cancer Exercise specialist. Cancer is a life changing experience one that often needs coaching. The benefits of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are vital.
Phyllis utilized her teacher education to teach for Collin County Community College as associate faculty for nine-year. She taught for the American Red Cross, CPR and first aid Then she held a management position as athletic/Fitness director at Stonebriar County club where she designed conditioning programs for golf, tennis, and general population of the members for seven years.
Phyllis journey in yoga began with a fitness certification from SCW- Fitness in 2003 when her instructor told her to get yoga certified! From then until 2010 she studies with various people. Of significane was Diane Long who was taught through the linage of Indra Devi and Vonda Scaravelli. Both having dance and body mechanics in teaching. In 2010 she expanded her yoga with Purple Lotus achieving RYT-200.
Her love for yoga was heightened by her studies in eastern medicine, and influence in native American spiritual culture. She studied the work of various shamanic practitioners, as well as training in Healing Touch and Reiki levels of energy medicine. After a decade or two of teaching yoga she gained RYT 300. And now E-RYT 500.
She loves creating guided meditations in the form of story or imagery to draw her clients to a blissful place/ finding their samadhi (bliss). Her meditation are a combination of Christian, Eastern, Western philosophy with spiritual guidance using mantras, mudras, the four directions.
The physical movement, energetic healing and spiritual alignment evolved to a deeper level to heal and coach clients in a specific path. In 2018 she went through a Life Coach training to help others find their dharma (life path/passion).
As a teachers teacher, Phyllis presented at the following events:
Fall of 2016 Dallas Mania convention “Yoga and Chakra”.
Spring of 2018- Dallas Yoga festival- Supported Yoga w/Stability Ball.
February 2020 - Bhakti festival - Yin Yoga, chakra's and meridians.
July 2021 - Holistic Festival of Life - Yin yoga and your Doshas.
"Yoga brought it all together" physical, mental, spiritual, energetic, wisdom, the self. To fulfill her greatest desire, to teach others, with over thirty years of knowledge and experience. Phyllis currently is a YACEP (yoga alliance continuing education provider) for Yin yoga, Biomechanics of Asana, Supported yoga w/ball. The later is a program she created, wrote manual which holds copyright on content. she is in the final stages of creating a written manual for Yoga Alliance to be a 200 and 300 hour teacher trainer.
Phyllis currently offers private yoga, meditation, healing and finding your Dharma. she offers online - zoom or in person sessions. She has a paid FB group where she posts weekly classes for members to participate in at their own time. She performs weekly meditations relevant to the cycles of the moon, season, women, nature. She is connected with the animal world and does animal card readings and meditations.
In September of 2021 she move to Eastern Oklahoma with mountains, deer, trees, hills.
My best picture - with my daughter (L)
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