Rhonda Mills

CNVC Certified Trainer, Coach & Group Facilitator
Transformation Playground Website

St. Louis, MO
United States

Areas of Interest
Emotional Intelligence
Social Change
Spiritual Growth
Spoken Languages
Public Message

Rhonda's mission is to explore what’s deeply essential and share what she's learned to facilitate connection, collaboration, and emergent creativity.  Principles of nonviolence underpin her work which opens a space of compassion, inner freedom, and discovery.  

After an international dance career, Rhonda discovered yoga and meditation in 1999.  A new focus emerged at the intersection of devotional spirituality, the ancient tradition of yoga, and modern influences of movement, mindfulness, and creativity.  In 2001, Rhonda began to teach yoga, and in 2003 she was initiated into the tradition of Sri Vidya by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute.  She studied with and assisted ParaYoga founder Rod Stryker from 2003-2009.  Rhonda completed certifications as a Big Leap Coach in 2008, a CNVC Certified Trainer in 2009, a ParaYoga Level II Teacher (500-hour) in 2009, and Transformational Leadership in 2010.  She facilitated several year-long foundational and advanced yoga teacher trainings each year from 2010-2018.  Rhonda founded a year-long coaching program - the Facilitator of Embodied Transformation Training - and trained groups of coaches for three years (2015-2018). 

Since 2018, Rhonda is actively engaged in the training community of Thomas Hübl, studying meditation, Transparent Communication, and Trauma Healing on the individual, ancestral and collective levels.  In 2020, Rhonda returned to University at Ubiquity for a B.A. Completion Degree in Integral Transpersonal Psychology.  Upon completion, she intends to continue to an M.A. in Inner Science. In 2021, Rhonda completed her certificate as a NARM-Informed Professional  (Neuro Affective Relational Model for Complex Trauma).  

In the last several years, Rhonda has actively engaged in studying the collective traumas of systemic white supremacy and colonialism, to increase her capacity to disrupt systems of oppression.  She participated in a St. Louis YWCA Witnessing Whiteness Class Series in 2019, and after receiving training volunteers to co-facilitate other cohorts.  Rhonda participated in a Pocket Project Research Lab on the topic of Racialized Trauma and Reparations in the U.S. in Spring of 2021. In summer of 2021, she received a 50-hour certificate for Embodied Social Justice.  She regularly facilitates Global Social Witnessing practices, which support groups to connect while turnings towards collective traumas, including racism.

Rhonda is an avid learner, infinitely curious about the intersection between consciousness, embodiment, connection, transformational leadership, and play.  In addition to coaching individuals and couples online, Rhonda delights in supporting groups and creating powerful "we-spaces" in service of their shared purpose.