Phyllis Jeffers-Coly


Phyllis Jeffers-Coly is the cofounder and coowner of Diasporic Soul and Tangor Café, which she established with her husband Eddy Coly in 2016. Diasporic Soul offers heritage and healing experiences that integrate both culture and contemplative practices, including restorative yoga. Phyllis is also the author of We Got Soul; We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience and a certified 600-hour yoga instructor who has identified ways that culture and contemplative practices can allow us to respond to race-based stress and trauma in ways that are healing and restorative. Prior to launching Diasporic Soul, Phyllis served as the dean of enrollment management at Central State University. Her experience in higher education includes serving as faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Montgomery College, and the College Success Foundation in Washington DC.