Jim Phillips is a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer and holds certifications on all GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment, extensive working knowledge of the original Floor Units, and additional training in GYROTONIC® Applications for Golf with PGA Tour Instructor David Rasmussen, GYROTONIC® Principles in the Context of Osteopathy with Master Trainer/Osteopath Silvia Frosali D.O., and GYROTONIC® Applications for Pre/Post Operative Hip Replacement (also assisting in this course) with Hilary Cartwright, co-founder with Juliu Horvath of the White Cloud Studio New York - the original GYROTONIC® studio. He has studied with system creator Juliu Horvath and extensively with Ms. Cartwright and is now the custodian of her hip course information.
For 17 years, he has been on the faculty of American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive and has been a guest teacher for ABT’s JKO Professional School teaching Yoga Narada™ and Luigi's Jazz technique and style. He has assisted and worked alongside Ms. Cartwright in teaching Yoga Narada™ for visiting ballet schools, internationally, and her New York classes. He teaches Yoga Narada™ world-wide to people from all walks of life and also works with her teachers in the teacher training program.
He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with additional studies in Opera and Minors in Piano and Dance from Shorter College. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, the professional union for stage actors, and has appeared in classical and contemporary musical theatre, solo recital, major choral and orchestral works, and classical pas de deux
on the New York stage, regional theatre, recital halls and cathedrals around the U.S., Europe, and has also danced with Liza Minnelli. He showed horses for over ten years in Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, and Three-DayEventing. His knowledge and application of both Yoga Narada™ and GYROTONIC® exercises
combined with his sense of humor and dedicated personal attention make him a sought after teacher and coach.
He was a master teacher for The Sports Club/LA New York at Rockefeller Center and has taught for the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Reebok Sports Club NY, Fluid Fitness, Chelsea Movements, CLAY, The Harvard Club, Broadway Dance Center, NBC Network News Ad Sales, White Cloud Studio Amsterdam, and Bassi Brugnatelli Symposium for Opera Singers and Conductors (Italy).
His clients have included television celebrities, renown film actors, opera singers, conductors, ballet dancers (Royal Ballet, ABT, New York City Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Scapino Ballet, Alvin Ailey), ballet students of Gelsey Kirkland, Broadway (TONY Award® winning directors, choreographers, singers, dancers), professional race car drivers, high-fashion models, equestrians, enthusiasts of golf, tennis, swimming, hockey, rowing, muay thai, Olympic weight lifting, triathlons, and more. He has worked with leaders of the legal and financial worlds, children, the elderly, pre and post-natal mothers, scoliosis sufferers, pre and post-surgery (ruptured achilles, dislocated ankle, torn meniscus, ACL repairs, knee replacement, pre/post-op hip replacement, labral tears of the hip, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, dislocated shoulder, fractured shoulder, bulging and herniated discs, discectomy, trigger finger, mastectomy, TRAM flap reconstruction) and works regularly with other GYROTONIC® instructors on their work and technique.
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