Phyllisia Taylor is passionate about teaching yoga to address traumatic stress. We teach yoga to those who suffer with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), such as those who have experienced sexual trauma, been incarcerated, and military veterans.
Students are taught meditation, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to activate healing through the body's energy centers.
Phyllisia has taught yoga in the Lincoln Park community and teaches women whow are incarcerated at Cook County Jail as a volunteer with Yoga for Recovery.
Phyllisia is a registered yoga teacher certified in kemetic yoga. She trained with Yasir Ra Hotep at Yoga Skilks School of Kemetic Yoga and with James Fox of Prison Yoga Project. Phyllisia enjoys practicing AcroYoga.
I enjoy seeing the transformation yoga brings in a studen'ts life within a sixty minute session.
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Our typical process for working with the new student involves listening to the student initially. We like to find out how the student is feeling in their body and if they have any previous injuries before we get started. We advise our new students of modified poses to use in case they have old injuries.
Phyllisia is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200HR yoga teacher. She has trained with the world-renowned Yasir Ra Hotep at yoga skills School of kemetic yoga. She has also been trained to teach yoga for traumatic stress by James Fox of Prison Yoga Project.
Private one-on-one lessons begin at $65 per hour.
Groups classes are available in a six weeks series pay up-front one class free $100 or $20 per class.
Phyllisia begin teaching yoga after practicing yoga for many years as a student. After experiencing a profound peace with her own post-traumatic stress she decided she wanted to share the gift of yoga with others as a yoga instructor.
Phyllisia has worked with a diverse group of students over her career to include men and women from various ethnic, spiritual and economical backgrounds.
A recent event she is very fond of is she got the opportunity to teach yoga to pregnant women who are incarcerated in Cook County Jail.
The advice I would give a student looking to hire a teacher in my area of expertise is Yoga is for everyone and yoga is more than poses.
Questions students should think through before talking to teachers about their needs include:
Do I have any previous injuries I should tell the yoga teacher about?
Are there any emotional issues or traumatic stress that the yoga teacher should be aware of?
Are there any limitations that the yoga teacher should be aware of?
Do I have any specific goals I'd like the yoga teacher to help me reach?