PhillyD’s Inspirational hip hop yoga has totally rocked Waterloo! The buzz that gets created around this class is truly amazing. Phil gets students moving, grooving, sweating, smiling, high fiving each other and as a result, walls are let down. People let go and let be. They have fun. After our first two hour hip hop class, people couldn’t stop talking about it or asking when Phil would be coming back. It’s something you just have to experience.
Seriously, try it!
Moksha Yoga Waterloo | Studio Owner
I was quite anxious to meet Phil having heard about him for days. We were all waiting for him, actually. A big man with a big voice and a big heart,his sensitivity and keen awareness of others reverberated through out the room the day he was to give his presentation. I was curious to hear what he would say and I gave him my best ears. Phil tells wonderful stories of despair, hope and change and gives eye witness descriptions of the strength of the human heart and the power of interconnectedness. As a yoga practitioner, I was struck by the pertinence of this. Phil is able to share his vision of love and the possibility of personal change in a way that is accessible to all, encouraging us all to be more in touch with our innocence and the power of our beliefs. As yoga settles the mind, these new ways of being and doing can flourish. On top of that after Phil’s workshop, I got such good hugs from the most surprizing sources, again proof that he has an amazing ability for touching people’s souls and giving them the courage to reach out to others.
Suzie Veroff, Montreal, QC
Phil puts dreams and actions together, providing real achievable action items to actually make the transition from wishing for a better life to getting to livng a better life. He does it with so much enthusiasm, and loving energy. I left feeling like I had tools completely complimentary to my yoga practice, it’s beautiful to find ways of living my practice off the mat. I loved Phil’s program - and for me - it was the single most powerful presentation with regards to my attitude and actions within my own life, that I heard on our one month Yoga teacher training session.
Lisa Donovan, Whistler, BC
“Philly D’s amazing presentations touched my life in a time when I was in a major period of transition. His empathy, kindness, honesty and energy throughout his presentation provided a healthy, inspiring environment which not only made me want to work to better my own life, but gave me tools in how to help enrich the lives of others. As a yoga teacher, social worker, and aspiring music therapist, I am constantly seeking out ways in which I can empower people to enrich their own experience on this Earth through a variety of modalities. Philly D’s presentations creates a unique experience for the cohesive group and the individual body.
Karina Frost, Chicago, IL
“Phil’s presentation far exceeded anything that I have seen before. His passion, compassion and creativity shined through in his thought-provoking presentation that was uniquely personalized to reach our yoga group. It left me feeling empowered, inspired and motivated, in a comfortable way.”
Lisa Zawaski, San Diego, CA
Philly D’s talk made me stop and think. What was this inspiration that I felt? Something inside was lending such a soft yet directed purpose to my actions after the talk. I played around with cultivating the feeling through my yoga practice on the mat, and it changed how I expressed and felt in my postures. I found that moving from that place of compassion and direction that his talk had inspired was natural and easy, it quickly began to move off my mat. I had so much more to offer and give and share with the people around me. Thanks Phil for showing that it is possible to tap much more deeply into that inner universal creativity. Everyone around us benefits when we connect more deeply with our own potential.
John Pattison, Calgary, AB
As I reflect back to the presentation ‘become who you can be’ my heart warms and I feel a sense of joyfulness, reflection and amazement. I remember my belly hurting from laughter and my tears streaming down my face from the pure emotion that was brought to my awareness. Phil has a special talent of clearing the path and bringing forth what really matters in life. Thank you, Phil, for sharing your laughter, honesty and sincerity.
Karen Dermody, Stouffville, ON