SYI FACILITATORS:
MEET XYLOH

MA, RYT 500, RCYT, trauma-informed yogic counselor, YTT facilitator.


Xyloh completed their 200hr yoga teacher training with SYI in 2019 and has worked at various retreat centers in South and Central America. They strive to live authentically with an openness for learning and self-development.

With their background in psychology and philosophy, Xyloh has brought yoga into mental health treatment facilities in the United States as a holistic healing modality. They obtained their Master’s degree in Yoga Studies with a concentration in yoga therapy in 2022 at Loyola Marymount University. Inspired by their own life experiences, they published their Master’s thesis titled “The Solace of Grey: yogic perspectives on healing through complex trauma”.

Alongside their service dog Kokiri, Xyloh has worked privately with yoga therapy clients, taught an undergraduate course on yoga philosophy, faciliated trauma-related workshops and therapy groups, and has led equine yoga sessions. With the wisdom gained through yoga, Xyloh now works as a crisis counselor for the suicide textline and aims to complete their PhD in Clinical Psychology.

As a trauma-informed yogic counselor, Xyloh aims to invite individuals back home to themselves physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Yoga serves as a method for regulation and finding connection in places of disconnect. Xyloh utilizes curiousity as an entryway into exploration of darker aspects of human nature, where one’s own light may be uncovered in the universe they carry within.

Supta baddha konasana

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Finding embodied safety that radiates across levels of body, mind and soul is a large component of my practice. There is power in being able to cultivate space for whatever may be present, without need of judging our experience as right or wrong. The immaterial bounds of our yoga mat allows us to travel without stepping more than a foot. I enjoy exploring the nondual space between black and white, where we find not only grey but an entire spectrum of color, as stars come to converse within our earthly form.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL


~I felt instantly comfortable with Xyloh from the very first day of training when they led us through our first flow as a group. Xyloh has such a calming and connected presence to them, and so much divine wisdom to be heard. It is clear to me that Xyloh has a very deep understanding of everything they brought to us, and I am so grateful for the ways in which they were able to break down complex philosophy in a way that felt easier to understand. I love the playful energy Xyloh brings to their lessons and flows, and I felt comfortable exploring my own flow and thoughts deeper with them as a teacher. I felt very seen by Xyloh in so many ways, it was a joy to have them as a teacher and I feel very grateful.

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~Masterful knowledge of philosophy, sanskrit, mantra, and sacred texts. Wonderful trauma informed approach. Personally helpful to have had them reinforce an approach that honors the body and differences.

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~Deep understanding of yogic philosophies and compassion. Their awareness and sensitivity to others is a superpower.

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