As an artist and yoga teacher, Phyllicia Bonanno finds art making to be a powerful form of meditation. Painting puts her in a state of calm focus that allows her to dig deep and release her truth onto the canvas. Much like a powerful yoga sequence, it’s a process immersed in energy, intention, and love.
Phyllicia first discovered yoga as a high school student in New Jersey. She began taking Bikram classes at her local gym and eventually developed a consistent vinyasa practice over the years. Then, while balancing work as a full-time art teacher and graduate student, Phyllicia decided to pursue teacher training to learn more about yoga. She completed her 200-hour training in 2016 and fell in love with the disciplined and humbling practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
She currently inspires others as an elementary school art teacher, yoga teacher, and Reiki healer. She is also the co-founder of a social media collective called Sisters of Yoga, which celebrates and empowers the underrepresented, diverse community of yoga teachers and students around the world.