Philip Shepherd is recognized as a leader in the global embodiment movement. He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process™ (TEPP), which provides both a fresh philosophical overview of how our culture desensitizes the body, and a series of over 150 practices to help people renew their sensitivity to the world and reclaim their calm, centered presence in it.
He shares TEPP worldwide through in-person workshops and Facilitators Trainings, and has articulated the need for a new, more embodied way of being in two books: Radical Wholeness and New Self, New World. Both books identify the causes, perils, and challenges of our culture’s disembodiment. He developed TEPP with his co-director and wife Allyson Woodrooffe, who also shares the practices in person.
Philip’s personal path to embodiment includes a 2-year journey as a teenager, during which he traveled alone by bicycle through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India, and Japan. He has also studied classical Japanese Noh Theater; co-founded an interdisciplinary theater company; written two internationally produced plays and a television documentary; designed and built several houses; co-founded an arts magazine called Onion; played lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago, and Toronto; and earned a reputation as a coach, both with individual clients seeking a deeper experience of embodiment, and for corporate clients seeking to improve their presentation skills. His most recent book is Deep Fitness, which he co-authored with Andrei Yakovenko.