Phoebe Sherman is an Artist and Yoga Teacher living in Oakland, CA. She currently divides her time between teaching yoga all over the Bay Area, and creating art. She is a printmaker-creating pieces on fine paper but also usable goods. Currently her big project is feminist responses to the political climate. She makes uterus zip-up pouches, jackets and packets and donates a percentage of proceeds to Planned Parenthood, an organization she strongly supports. She also does some media consulting on the side.
Phoebe was always a maker. She was always building things, painting, drawing, sewing, making, problem solving. She loves creating and making and inventing. She went to University of California, Santa Cruz (2009-2013) and discovered this magical process called printmaking. Printmaking is this amazing technique where the artist works with layers of colors, and creates multiple individual handmade prints. Phoebe fell in love with the process--with the black ink between her fingers and the turning of the press. She cut herself way too many times with her wood carving tools, and got way too much ink on her previously white headphones, but she fell in love anyways. She dabbled in relief print, where you carve into wood and linoleum and create blocks to print from. She worked with stone for lithography, graining and polishing, and bevelling to create a surface from which to create beautiful charcoal looking images. She tried screen printing in Italy where you can make tiny fine lines and get tons of color and intaglio where the copper printing process creates intricate whimsical pieces.
In her last year of school she discovered this thing called yoga. She had this amazing teacher at this studio called Divinitree, that wove together a vigorous physical practice with the divine. She loved the practice itself, the sweat, the calm, the fact that she cared less about things she shouldn't care about. Phoebe was less anxious, calmer, and seemed to have more time for the things that she cared about. From this she knew she wanted to commit her life to the practice, and she wanted to teach.
In 2013 after she graduated, Phoebe completed by 200 hr yoga teaching certificate with Yoga to the People in San Francisco, California. Since then she has been teaching all over the Bay Area. She's taught at Earth Tribe Yoga, Island Yoga, and is currently teaching at Yoga Alameda, Left Coast Power Yoga, Mt. Tam Racquet Club, and the UCB Cal Recreational Sports Facility. In 2016 Phoebe completed her 500 hrs in Goa, India with Tribe Yoga and had an absolutely inspiring experience. You can find her schedule here.
Continuing with her theme of making things, Phoebe became infatuated with jewelery and started her company Gypsy Scissors. It had a bit of success and she traveled around to a couple of shows, hosting parties herself, and selling online.
Now, Phoebe is working on balancing her yoga with her art. She plans on going back to her printmaking roots and focusing more on creating fine art. With yoga you can expect lots of workshops and a magical retreat in the future. She will continue to work on merging art and yoga, working towards making light and magic.
Stay tuned. Keep checking back. Thank you for joining us through this journey.