I'm Taylor. A lifelong student of traditional yoga, Eastern mysticism + holistic health, lover of all things natural and on a mission to help uncover your wholeness.
By providing unwavering physical and emotional support, education, skills and proper resources, I seek to provide space in which people of all walks of life feel honored, loved and supported.
the short of it
I am a healing arts practitioner with an integrative, holistic mind-body approach to wellness, practicing as a certified full-spectrum doula, yoga/meditation teacher and bodyworker. I specialize in applied polyvagal theory and the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy for dislodging stress and trauma in the body.
I believe that the journey to recovery of any kind is an awakening of the spiritual heart and the ability to be seen and held in your wholeness. With a resilience-informed background, I am here to help identify your Matrix of Support, encourage growing in touch with your body and accompany you to the depths of the health that is never lost, as we practice living in the flow with ease.
here's what i've been studying
Bachelor of Science Psychology, Human Development & Family Science from University of Georgia 2015
Holistic Birth Doula Training from The Matrona 2020
DONA International Certified Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA) 2018, Montessori Postpartum Doula Training 2020
500hr RYT Yoga Alliance Traditional Tantra Yoga Instructor Training at Shri Kali Ashram 2019
Exploring the Vagus System 1,2 & 3 2020-2022 (200hrs with NCBTMB approved provider/educator)
Biodynamic Approach to Craniosacral Therapy 1, 2 & 3 2021-2022 (54hrs with NCBTMB approved provider/educator)
Pre & Perinatal Practitioner Studies 2021-2023 (128hrs)
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 2021
Breastfeeding Basics & Problem Solving Mountain Area Health Education Center 2019
Conscious Caregiving Transforms the World Gold Midwifery Training 2020
Screening for Perinatal Emotional Distress by the Seleni Institute 2019
American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 2022
American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Training 2022
& the long of it
It takes a village. Two people join together in union for their own unique purpose. At times when least expected, they are blessed with giving the gift of life. Sometimes those individuals may not feel ready, may already have their hands full with another bundle of joy, or may just be in a vulnerable state, expected to nurture another human being. For life.
Looking back in history and to those traditional, indigenous cultures, families are surrounded by others who honor and support their transitions - to motherhood and through hardships - there is a sense of community. Oftentimes in the modern world, there is a lack of proximity to support systems and a rush to return to daily life without the opportunity to settle, to heal, or to reorganize oneself into an efficient and natural rhythm. Though it can feel overwhelming, life experience can be simplified to its true nature and transformed into a positive awakening with adequate support. It is possible to learn resiliency and restore the health that is never lost.
We are born knowing. Ever since I was old enough to walk, I was found carrying one or more of my sacred baby dolls. As I grew older, I recognized the same empathetic and nurturing qualities in my Italian family lineage. I have been immersing myself in both paid and volunteer opportunities with children and families throughout my life. I pursued a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Development and Family Science to hone in on my passion and become an expert in my field. Since then, I have continued my studies gathering vast amounts of information, techniques, and hands-on practice to pave my own road in helping others.
Fostering a wholesome life culture. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to yoga in my adolescence by my mother. Over the last 15 years, I've returned to the practice to manage stress and restore self-love and centeredness regardless of external circumstances. Along my journey, which included a three-month immersion at an ashram in Thailand for my 500hr yoga teacher training, I have continued to return to my Dharma, in Sanskrit referring to the real self.
By trial and error, I garnered the courage to find my bliss through compassionate work with women, children and families. Which has evolved into also helping all individuals heal using holistic mind/body practices that focus on the power of dislodging stress and trauma stored in the body. In my experiences and from those around me I have learned that knowledge is power. We already have everything needed within us. Knowledge is simply the key to unlock our potential and enhance our lives. It is increasingly important to prevent preconceived notions and conditions from veiling our potential. We are self-sustaining beings yet find ourselves getting carried away by fear and doubt. I set out to guide all people back to wholeness, encouraging them to live out their purpose and love their lives. ♡