Gillian Taylor is the founder and owner of One Love Yoga.  She has created a space where students feel safe, loved and welcomed whoever they are and wherever they are at in their yoga practice.  She is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP and Pilates Instructor. Her training also includes Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Womb Yoga, Yoga Nidra and she is also a certified Women’s Health Coach.   She often shares specific Womb Yoga and healing practices for women at the studio in the form of workshops or on an individual basis.  

 

Gillian’s classes ensure a safely held space that encourages each individual to explore their practice through the lens of compassion and a mind-body connection.  She believes strongly in allowing each student the freedom to delve into their practice within class in a way that feels safe and best to them. 

 

Originally from Northern Ireland, Gillian grew up during the “Troubles.”  This has shaped her view of the world and her commitment to peaceful living and the belief that all humans are equal and deserving of love, compassion and respect. In her spare times she enjoys making Malas, reading (mostly non-fiction) and spending time in nature with her husband and four legged friends!

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Erin grew up with a background in ballet and has always been

fascinated by the language of the body. After children she

began searching for some sort of physical regime and her first

introduction to yoga came as a need for fitness and stress relief.

Shortly after her first class, she was hooked. She started to

realize the impact yoga would have on her life, on and off the

mat. Gillian Taylor was one of Erin’s first yoga teachers and

finds it exciting and auspicious that she has the opportunity to

work alongside her.

Her training began in 2014 and she went on to become an

ERYT-500 hour receiving her certifications through Renew

Yoga under the instruction of Pat Ray, Melissa Smith, Mellony

Ritchey, and Brenda O’Donnell. She also gained an RPYT

(Registered prenatal yoga teacher) certification through Katie

Wise and Kirsten Warner’s Yo Mama Program and is a

professional doula. Erin is a certified BUTI instructor and enjoys

the mix the practice provides. She always looks forward to

learning, growing, and sharing alongside her fellow students on

this journey we call yoga.

Erin establishes a warm and open environment where students

can feel safe, connected, and present throughout their practice.

Aside from her love of yoga, Erin is passionate about

snowboarding, all forms of dance, pregnancy and birth, traveling

the world, and being a wife and mother.

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Patti is originally from upstate New York and has called Palm Coast home since 2010. She discovered yoga, out of a dare, venturing into 90 minute hot vinyasa class. After her initial thoughts of "I can't do this" and "I’m not meant to bend this way" dissipated, Patti realized she was actually enjoying her practice. As time passed, she noticed that the aches and pains she had been suffering from were decreasing and her severe asthma was dramatically improved. Her completive nature softened and today she lives by the words of Amrit Ray" if you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."

 

Patti's love of yoga led her to teacher training in 2013 and she has been teaching ever since. Patti’s non-judgmental classes bring humor to her classes. Students feel comfortable and at ease in her classes. Whether new to the practice or a seasoned "Yogi", Patti will help you better understand the tradition of yoga so you can be confident in your practice. She has specialized training in yoga adjustments and can help you find depth and integrity in a pose.

 

Patti is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and has furthered her education in the fields of Restorative Yoga, Accessible Yoga, Yin Yoga Foundations, Anatomy and Physiology, Chair Yoga and The Christina Phipps Foundation and she is just as passionate about being a student as she is a teacher. She can also be found teaching a wide variety of fitness classes in the community as she is also trained to teach just about every fitness class out there!

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Shawna Miller is a firm believer in making health and fitness a priority.  She grew up being active in many sports and developed a love for strength training in her early 20s.  This passion led her to become a Certified Fitness Trainer and her career quickly took off as she began helping others work towards their goals.

 

She has added many certifications over the past 10 years including Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and enjoys helping others learn how to optimize their health and performance from the inside out.  She knows what we put into our bodies we get back out.  This includes our thoughts and as she embarked on her Yoga Teacher Training journey in 2020 with Gillian Taylor, after practicing yoga for five years, she quickly found the spiritual connection that she had always heard about.  The mind/body/breath connection has become so powerful and life-changing that her whole perspective on her personal practice has shifted.  She strives to always deliver a challenging, creative, and unique flow to her students and encourages them to not take it all too seriously, to just have fun, be present and enjoy each moment. 

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Heather stepped into her first yoga class in 2009, as an avid runner and tri-athlete yoga was the perfect fit in her fitness routine.  While the physical practice is what first drew her to yoga, it was the life lessons she learned on the mat that kept drawing her back.  Not knowing what life had in store for her she can look back now with such appreciation for all that yoga has given her. In 2013 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Even though she would take some pretty long breaks in the first couple of years after diagnosis, yoga was always there for her, in the pages she followed on Instagram, in the books she read and the magazines she subscribed to. She was always called back to her mat and her home practice continued to grow. Through treatment and recovery it was the breath, the mindfulness and the contentment of just being in the moment on her mat that made the heavy days lighter.  In 2018, Heather found the courage to step into studio space once again at One Love Yoga. Heather says, “it was very much like coming home after being away for a long time, I instantly felt like I belonged.”  Heather became the 1st teacher trainee under the masterful guidance of the owner of One Love Yoga Studio, Gillian Taylor in May of 2019 and completed her Yoga Alliance RYT200 in November 2019.  Heather comes to her mat every day with an open heart and lots of excitement for what she will learn and how she can grow.  She holds a certificate in Accessible Yoga and believes that yoga is for EVERY BODY.  She loves to help her students remember that they are perfect exactly where they are and that they are capable of whatever they desire. A student always, she is looking forward to adding additional certifications and specialties to her teaching and looks forward to adding her RYT300 in 2021.

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Melissa Byram did her first sun salutation while pursuing a conservatory degree at the Atlantic Acting Conservatory in New York City in 2007. A Flagler Beach native spreading her wings in the big city, Melissa eventually found her way back to the sunshine state when her beloved grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. After coming home, Melissa fell in love with a long time close family friend and decided to establish roots in the place she loved so much. On Mother’s Day 2013, after a difficult pregnancy and traumatic emergency delivery, Melissa was overjoyed to become a Mom and embrace the big time changes life would bring. In an effort to reconnect with a body she no longer recognized, Melissa decided to try Yoga again to lose weight. What she lost was so much more than that. On July 4, 2014, Melissa experienced the sudden loss of her Dad/best friend and her life took a tailspin. It was through the practice of yoga that she found herself and her joy again. Melissas core values are rooted in gratitude, kindness, and appreciation for life, which guide her interactions with her students. She welcomes yogis of all abilities and is honored to be able to help people find their own healing and experience their own joy through the practice of yoga.

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Jessica, a native of New Jersey, moved to Palm Coast in 2008 with the love of her life. They have two wonderful kiddos together whom Jessica has had the fortune of staying home with. 

Before becoming a mother, Jessica earned her cosmetology license and loved the way she was able to connect with clients and nurture her creativity at the same time. 

Once Jessica began her journey as a stay at home mom, she longed for a new creative outlet. That’s when she discovered her love of baking! What originally started as a hobby has blossomed into a profession. Jessica enjoys challenging her skills with dietary requests or restrictions - hello vegan Banoffee Pie! 

Among all of life’s journeys, one hobby has followed Jessica through it all - yoga! Jessica first tried yoga in high school. While most things from high school leave us, yoga remained because Jessica loved the way it made her feel on top of a great work out! 

Jessica firmly believes that “what is meant to be will be.” So when she found out that One Love would be offering RYT200 teacher training, she knew it was meant for her. Through her training she learned the philosophy and science behind the physical practice of yoga. This led her to become a yoga teacher who is well connected with the meaning behind the workout and brings the creativity that she’s been nurturing for many years. A class with Jessica is sure to challenge and inspire! 

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Bri has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and teaching for three. When she isn’t guiding yogis through their practice or meditation she fosters dogs. Yoga became a large part of Bri’s lifestyle when she played rugby in college. It offered balance to her mental well being along with a new strength and understanding of her body. Since then she knew she was meant to share this knowledge and passion with others. Bri received her teaching certification while living in Southern California, but she now resides in Florida.

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Natascha’s journey to yoga included a move across the Atlantic from her original home near cold and snowy Bern, Switzerland, to her dream home here in warm and sunny Florida! A lifelong athlete, she played competitive soccer before meeting her husband, training as a geriatric nurse, and having three children. The family moved to the US in 2012, fulfilling her childhood dream of living near the beach.

Once in the states, Natascha took up weight lifting and running, regularly logging more than 40 miles a week until she suffered a serious leg break in 2016. She had a long recovery from that injury, and was never able to run as well even after fully healing. In 2019 she discovered yoga while recovering from a surgery and was excited to find a new way to keep her body moving while bringing calm and peace to her mind and spirit. The physical practice got her body back on track, building her strength up and helping her maintain a healthy weight, and the pranayama and meditation helped her through the frustration of accepting that her days as a competitive athlete were over. She began to educate herself in yoga teachings like the sutras and yamas and niyamas and mythology and physiology, and in 2022 she earned Yoga Alliance certified RYT200 status.

Natascha loves helping people to feel good, guiding them and showing them the power of their minds and bodies. She finds that the mindfulness of the yoga practice, the bringing together of mind, body, and soul, and the connection to the source makes everything fall into place. The teachings of the yamas and nyiamas and the sutras help her to find peace and balance, and she is excited to help others find them as well.

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Meghan has been drawn to Yogic practices since she was about 13 years old; whether that’s breathing, meditation, asana, or the like. Being an independently motivated practitioner and in search of inner healing and external structure, she found her way to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga following the birth of her son in 2015.  Yoga established an order and direction for her life, and eventually encouraged her to share her learnings with others. Meghan completed her initial YT200 in Ashtanga and Hatha Vinyasa with Siddhi Yoga.  

Meghan has seen breath prove to be a very transformational part of the practice. When she teaches, she begins and ends each asana practice with mindful awareness on the breath. She aims to be a resource for others; providing a safe space to learn and practice tools we utilize on and off the mat.

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Elizabeth (aka Betia) is an avid traveler and lover of life. She considers herself a student of the world and has gained a deep respect and admiration for many people, cultures, and places she has had the privilege of visiting. Betia recently moved back to the States after teaching yoga and English in Tokyo the past six years.

 

Betia’s yoga journey began when her Tía Sarah took her to her very first class in Ormond Beach. Betia immediately fell in love and grew a passion for the practice. She took her practice abroad where after just a few short months of teaching English in Tokyo, Betia found herself needing to reconnect with herself and others. In August of 2015, she spontaneously bought herself a ticket to Thailand where she completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training in Ashtanga. Three years later, Betia was in search of a more spiritual connection which led her to the yoga capital of the world: Rishikesh, India, where she completed her 300 Hour Teacher Training in Ashtanga/ Vinyasa. It was a once in a lifetime experience that she will forever cherish.

 

Betia loves to teach fun, creative, and challenging vinyasa flow classes. She clearly breaks down poses and transitions so all students can mindfully reach their personal intention for their practice. She continues to learn from her own personal practice as well as from other amazing instructors.

 

Betia is absolutely fascinated by the connection and power between the mind and body. Since having her first child, she has a new found respect for our anatomical structure and its incredible potential to change. Betia firmly believes in the magic of yoga. Yoga allows the self to be still; to listen, feel and awaken our authentic soul.

 

Teaching is in her nature and practicing yoga has been a transformative experience in her life. She hopes to help provide inspiration and direction to her students as they embark on their own unique yoga journey.

 

 

 

Qualification

  • Ashtanga 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified

  • Anatomy Yoga Teacher Training (20-hour Padmanjali Anatomy Yoga teacher Training course)

  • Ashtanga and Vinyasa 300Hr Yoga Alliance Certified

  • ACY Teacher training

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