We all know movement is a key component of optimal health, but it has to be accessible and it has to be smart. The benefits of any physical practice are also amplified when other holistic methods coalesce— restful sleep, proper nutrition, mental health, the development of healthy relationships, and so on. On the mat, Taylor's teachings are upbeat, light, and playful. He encourages healthy, skillful movement. Off the mat, Taylor— a paramedic, anatomy teacher, and current emergency & psychiatric nursing student— uses yoga with both his students and patients to illustrate new ways of thinking about their bodies and their lives. His passion for the way the human body works is contagious and his long-term goal is to move people toward a healthier life. Catch one of his upbeat classes, and you may just find your frown turned upside down.