I’m Sedalia Phankhaysy. I love all things yoga, my family, my tribe, books, pastries, and being in the woods. Hi!
I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I was confident in was that I wanted to help people in ways that magnifies the beauty that makes them who they are. Well, it wasn’t in a restaurant kitchen. It wasn’t behind an office desk. Who knew I would have found it back on a mat I first stepped onto years ago? While I have practiced off and on for over a decade, it wasn’t until I needed to heal from diastases recti and postpartum anxiety/depression that I found my passion. I found my dream. And then I found a 200hr YTT with the lovely Kim Zegil. At age 35, I had finally figured out my calling.
Does this mean I’m a grown up now?
A silly mantra I have is “small steps lead to big changes.” Silly in that it’s easy to say, but challenging to implement. This is why I strive to meet the needs of my students by integrating different techniques to ensure that you are being guided and nurtured along your individual paths to truest form. What can you expect from me? Great things! No really, expect an empathetic presence. Expect to be received as your are. Expect deeper breaths and deeper ideas. I want you to walk off of your mat with a lightness of being you can’t help but share with the world.
Let’s get started.
I am an Alexander County native, but I've called Statesville home for 12 years. I taught at the ymca for 14 years as well as worked at several other gyms here in Statesville. I have a fairly active lifestyle and enjoy helping others get and stay active. I will be teaching Tone & Glutes!
I began practicing Yoga roughly 20 years ago and have found it to always be at the core of my well being. Through various injuries and ailments, Yoga was consistently my go to for healing physically. As time passed I learned more and more about the benefits of Yoga mentally and spiritually which helped me cope with grief, stress, anxiety and depression. I have worked in hospitals, managed gyms, taught fitness classes and managed a Health Food Store. Over the variety of careers I’ve had, I saw how much people could benefit from Yoga in their own lives and wanted to share with them how much it helped me. In January of 2020 I had the opportunity to get certified as a Yoga Teacher through Shakti Yoga with Linda Winnick in Woodstock, NY. There I learned far more than just “How to Teach Yoga”. I studied the history and philosophy of Yoga, the Asanas (poses), Pranayama (breath work), Dhyana (meditation), and Ayurveda (known as “The Science of Life” and sister science to Yoga). Our Yoga practice goes beyond the mat. I have a practical and accessible approach to help incorporate Yoga into everyday life for EVERY BODY. At the end of practice I hope everyone leaves with having a good experience, feeling good and feeling lighter as they go on in life. After a lifetime of traveling between NY and NC visiting family, in the beginning of 2021 I finally had the opportunity to make NC my permanent home with my Husband and Daughter. I am grateful to join Angie and the One Love Yoga Community and hope to provide a great experience for all of you. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. Namaste!