October Teacher of the Month: Phyllis Rowley

Phyllis Rowley

Our Teacher of the Month for October 2017 is Phyllis Rowley.

Phyllis’ first yoga class was in 1974, when a physics professor put up a note: “Yoga, 4pm, Lecture Hall.” They met a few times, learned a few poses, then the class fizzled away. But it started a life-long practice, which deepened when she found Anusara yoga, and learned to breathe properly. Teacher training with Chaya Spencer, at Shree Yoga, was a dive still deeper into the world of yoga. 

Her classes are light hearted and energetic. “I started teaching for Kula as a brand new yoga teacher, wanting to give to the community at large,” says Phyllis. “Cancer patients were a natural fit, as my husband is an oncologist and sees first-hand the positive effects that yoga has on his patients. My students have been a perpetual joy. The Tuesday morning crew at the John Theurer Cancer Center enjoys being with each other, and it is lovely to see them offer advice and support to each other as well as keep track of visits to grandchildren and other adventures.”

Along with your students, we appreciate your dedication and generosity, Phyllis! Thank you!