Brick by Yoga Brick: Romy Phillips on Building the Mind/Body Connection

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Romy Phillips is a true Renaissance woman - from her beginnings as an art historian, to dance and movement, right up to today as an interdisciplinary yoga instructor, her focus has been building the mind/body connection within herself and within others.

Find out more about her story and strategies, and her new book in this insightful episode!


Meet This Episode's Guest

Romy Phillips

Romy Phillips, founder and creator of Yogathology, has been teaching yoga since 2001. A former arts administrator from New York City, with a BFA in painting and sculpture from the Maryland Institute of of Art; an a MFA in Arts Administration, from Columbia University. She spent a decade serving a number of roles at prominent arts organizations in New York City, namely the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum. In time, the pressures and stress of work and city life led her by chance to Los Angeles in 1999, where in spite of her artistic pursuits, a life devoted to health took over. She walked into City Yoga one spring day in 1999 and her life took a dramatic turn which led her on the path to becoming a yoga teacher. Now she is a certified yoga instructor who has taught in a number of studios in the Los Angeles area and leading teacher trainings in Tokyo, Japan, China, and Vietnam.

Romy has background in dance and studied ballet, modern and jazz in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City. She has also completed a number of teacher trainings including Anusura and Yoga Works (Lisa Walford & Birgette Kirsten). She has assisted three 200 hour trainings at Yogaworks and has lead five Yoga Works 200 Hr. Teacher Trainings in Tokya & Osaka, Japan (2012-2017), Beijing (2015) and Shenzhen (2016). She has lead the first 300 Hr in Beijing in June/July 2016. Romy has developed a 30 Hr Yoga Forma Intensive that was taught four times at First Ship in Tokya & Osaka. Her first published book was released in July 2018: Yoga Forma: A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back.

Check out Romy’s website Yogalthology here!

Get her book Yoga Forma on Amazon!

 
 Photo by David Gordin

Photo by David Gordin