My Spiritual Journey

My name is Liat Philipson and I am 46 years old, married to David with three wonderful children, Tom, Yali and Ben. More than a 15 years ago, due to a family crisis which deeply affected me, I embarked on a search that led me on a fascinating journey. I had no idea where this voyage would take me. On the way, I encountered teachers and masters who introduced me to different spiritual paths and methods such as: Yoga, Theta Healing, Channeling, Tibetan Meditation, “Shamanism”, Reiki, “The Work”, Kabbalah and more.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to each and every teacher I met on the path. You all helped me discover another layer which brought me closer to self-understanding. I hope to be able to continue walking on the path of love and light. Hopefully, I can offer those who study with me some direction which may help lead them back to their center.

My Background

My connection with the physical body began when I was four when I studied classical and modern ballet. That, became a very significant part of my life for the following fourteen years. The fact is, that from that early time, I have never stopped my involvement in developing my knowledge of and work with movement and the physical body. I graduated as a trainer in Basic Gymnastics and Aerobics from the Wingate Institute (1992); I completed my studies to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200) in Vinyasa Yoga in New York (2007) and completed another Yoga Teacher Training course in Iyengar Inspired Yoga (300 hours) at the Reidman College in Israel (2010). In 2015, I received my Intro 2 Iyengar Certification (CIYT) and working on my next certification level. Recently I received my Yoga Therapeutic certification. I’m a certified WPA1 (World Paddle Association) Instructor for Stand-Up Paddle Board. I graduated Tel-Aviv University with a B.A. in Economics and received my Masters in Finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 1998.

I have been practicing and studying yoga for over seventeen years and have had the opportunity to do that with many of the best teachers in the world in different Yoga traditions: Dr. Judith Lasater (Restorative), Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (Kundalini), Lisa Bondi (Ashtanga Vinyasa), Maty Ezraty (Ashtanga and Iyengar), Shiva Rai, Dharma Mittra. In the past 5 years since I have shifted solely towards Iyengar Yoga, I have the privilege to study on a regular basis with these senior Iyengar teachers: Geeta Iyengar, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Carrie Owerko, Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks, Kathleen Pringle and more.

I am a member of the Yoga Teacher’s Association in Israel and Yoga Alliance in the US and a member of the Iyengar Association in the US (IYANUS) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

In 2008 I opened Yogama-the home for awareness and yoga in Even Yehuda, Israel. In Yogama my aim was to develop a place where people from the region could come to study and practice yoga and deepen their knowledge of it through regular guided practice and workshops. In addition, I offered students workshops in a variety of different experiences both physical and spiritual. It was also important for me to communicate the philosophy of yoga and to encourage my students to take yoga into their daily lives. Over seven years I built up Yogama into a place where my students have often said was like home, a place where they found calmness, creativity, and peace of mind. That I was able to do this makes me deeply grateful and I hope I’m recreating the same values and atmosphere in my US Studio: YogamaByLiat.com in John’s Creek, GA.

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