As the visionary and founder of One Love Yoga, Gillian has created a space where students feel safe, loved and welcomed whoever they are and wherever they are at in their yoga practice.
Gillian is a teacher who teaches with grace, sensitivity and creativity, with an ability to connect to the energy of those in attendance and teach accordingly. She has a gentle spirit and encourages her students to practice Ahimsa - compassion - towards themselves in all her classes. Expect classes to encourage a mind body connection with an invitation to embody your expression of your practice. Gillian has been teaching yoga since 2012 and has devoted herself to extensive study and personal development.
Gillian is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP and Pilates Instructor. She is also a certified women’s health coach and is currently training as a Womb Medicine practitioner. She is passionate about women’s health and connecting women to the divine feminine energy each one possesses. Her other training includes yin yoga, prenatal yoga, fertility yoga, yoga for breast cancer and women’s circle leadership.
Gillian is originally from Northern Ireland and 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 creating Malas (look out for these workshops at the studio!), reading (mostly non-fiction) and spending time in nature.
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.
Patti is originally from upstate New York and has called Palm Coast home since 2010. She discovered yoga, out of a dare, venturing into 90minute hot vinyasa class. After the 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 leads her to teacher training in 2013 and she has been teaching ever since. Patti’s non-judgmental classes bring humor, a down to earth approach and her deeply caring nature 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 of yoga. 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!
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.
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 those 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, “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.
Macie Thornhill's yoga practice has evolved from an exercise form to a spiritual form; meaning she approaches her own practice to help ease her mind, help her body, and fuel her soul allowing her students to experience the same through her teaching. Macie is also a registered and licensed dietitian as well as the founder and owner of The Mindful Eating Dietitian, LLC. Macie started this nutrition coaching business to combine her passion of nutrition and yoga into one and to spread the practice of mindful eating. Macie has been teaching yoga since 2015 in the Palm Coast and Jacksonville area and her teaching and personal practice has evolved to showcase her knowledge in movement, breath, and spirituality in the practice of yoga. You will walk out of Macie’s classes feeling whole, refreshed, and empowered ready to take on your week or go right to bed.
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 ‘loose weight’. What she lost was so much more than that. 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.
Maggie grew up in a small village in County Cork, Ireland. From a young age she found a love of movement and as a very quiet child it became her form of self expression. She started taking Irish dancing lessons from a local teacher at the age of three and then quickly found a love for all forms of dance which led her to perform with the Cork City Ballet in multiple productions and spend a year in Dance College at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa. Upon turning eighteen years old Maggie decided to leave home and travel. Spending two years working and living in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, she grew and learnt a lot about other cultures and strongly cultivated the Yama “Aparigraha” (letting go) into her life as she traveled and lived with the most basic possessions.
Ultimately her travels led her to Palm Coast Florida where she returned to her love of movement and mind body connection through yoga and embarked on her 200hr YTT under Gillian Taylor, founder of One Love Yoga.
Not only did this program allow Maggie to gain an extensive knowledge of the asana practice and an understanding of the philosophy of Yoga, it also led her to find her voice.
Now Maggie is excited to be able to share her practice with you as she continues her own learning and practice of applying the Yamas and Niyamas to her daily life.
Jeff was first introduced to Yoga through his wife who has been teaching for years. Watching her grow motivated him to find his own path to becoming a yoga teacher and he did so through Gillian Taylor at One love yoga. He quickly realized that the mental practice of yoga was just as important as the physical practice. He Enjoys all types of yoga and prefers to teaches a slower paced class with a beginners mindset. Off his mat Jeff is a profession tattoo artist owning a studio in ormond, loves mountain biking, snowboarding,and spending time with his wife Erin and their 2 sons. In between tattooing and traveling you can find him leading a men’s group based around yoga philosophies bringing awareness to men’s mental health.
The light of yoga came to Vanessa during a time that felt like unending darkness. It all started five years ago when she decided to take a free class at a nearby studio just for fun. Two 21 day yoga challenges and two one-year free yoga member- ships later, all the signs from the universe were there and she knew yoga was meant to be a part of her life.
This led her to pursue her 200hr certification with Gillian Taylor at One Love Yoga. Vanessa has found through her training that the combination of her physical practice, a strong focus on the ethics of yoga, self determination and finding the strength to believe in herself are what she needed to her find her true self. Today she makes a daily effort to practice both on and off the mat.
Vanessa plans to further her training with certifications in both Yin and Nidra yoga in the near future.
Her classes take students back to the fundamentals of yoga with a steady and light-hearted flow, as she celebrates the individuality in her students, and empowers them to find and listen to the teacher that resides within.
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 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 a 200 teacher training, she knew it was meant for her. Through her training she learned the philosophy and science behind the physical practice of yoga. Leading 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!