Philly T. (Puran Kaur) is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT* 500). She has earned yoga certifications including Kripalu Partner Yoga, The Barkan Yoga Method and Yoga Fit. She is Level 1 Certified in Yamuna Body Rolling. Philly has attended workshops with well respected yoga practitioners such as Doug Swenson, David Swenson, Bikram Choudrouy and Rod Stryker.
Her journey into yoga began over 15 years ago. Having 13 years clean & sober, a corporate management position and two young children ages 5 and 7, life was hectic and overloaded! A neighbor recommended Bikram Yoga classes twice weekly at the local gym to gain a balance in life. “For 1 ½ hours, I was finally able to quiet my mind and leave the extraneous voices outside. I felt immediate relief.” She felt that the spiritual base of yoga blended perfectly with the 12 Steps of recovery.
One day Philly’s yoga instructor asked her to substitute for her class. “It felt so natural. It was like a calling. It felt like I had always been teaching yoga.”
In 2000, the beginning of a new century coincided with the beginning of another new way of life. She left the corporate world, earned a yoga certification and opened up Mystic Yoga Healing Studio. She taught yoga wherever she could. PhillyT now spreads her love of yoga to public school systems, corporate employers and many drug and alcohol treatment centers.
She is on the teaching staff at local yoga studios.
Philly is active in the recovery community. She continually works the steps with her sponsor and applies those principles in her daily life. She facilitates tradition workshops, is involved in service and believes in carrying the message of recovery to others.