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Taylor MacGillivary (photo by Scott Munn)

Taylor MacGillivary

Taylor was drawn to Yoga after losing his drive to pursue professional hockey, and a long and adventurous trip across Canada during the dead of winter. Taylor’s mother, a Yoga teacher, got him started with a practice that revolved around staying active after giving up the gym and hockey training. Yoga always starts off with the body, and finds its way into the mind.

After a yearlong affair with daily practice, Taylor decided to become a teacher. He did his first study with Moksha/Modo Yoga in Brazil, while finding mentorship in Ryan Leier, one of Canada’s leading and most studied Yogi’s. Since his inaugural training, Taylor has completed over 800 hours of study/training, which he continues personal level daily, including intensive study with  Srivatsa Ramaswami, the last living disciple of Krishnamacharya who is responsible for the revival of Yoga in the modern world. Taylor holds an E-RYT 500 hr. designation with Yoga Alliance.

Taylor lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he co-owns two Yoga studios with his family. He also leads retreats around the world with the love of his life, Kyla Mackinnon. When he’s not busting out headstands, Taylor can be found on the nearest mountain, tearing up his snowboard.