Phyllis first stepped on to the mat in 1998; ten years later she graduated from the North Carolina School of Yoga, and has been teaching ever since. Phyllis incorporates mindfulness, breath practice, physical postures and gentle movement to support others in turning inward, connecting mind and body, cultivating balance and flexibility – the kind that really matters! Reflecting on her passion for yoga and appreciation of recovery issues she quotes a mentor about the “issues in our tissues” we unnecessarily hold – crediting the practice for helping clear the way toward healing and wholeness. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Education, Phyllis received her M.A. in Communal Service from Brandeis University. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, and teaches out of her home studio, Neshamah Yoga. Favorite times are reunions with their two young adult children – when all four practice as a family! Phyllis delights in sharing yoga with every age and ability, and remains grateful to her students – each uniquely openhearted, inspiring and stronger than they think they are!