About The Teacher
Taylor is a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and self-proclaimed “anatomy nerd.” Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2013, with an Associates degree in Applied Science for Massage Therapy. Post graduation, he immediately took a continuing education course, becoming a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist. Taylor was introduced to working with fascial lines during his NMT training, and continues to study, practice, and integrate myofascial techniques into sessions with clients. He is very dedicated to continuing education and practicing with the highest standard of ethics and professionalism. Taylor has a technical style he describes as “anatomically precise,” and the goal of promoting maximum function to the soft-tissue structures of the body. He specializes in “shoulder work,” often restoring range-of-motion to his clients’ shoulder joints that have previously been adversely affected, in regard to the individuals activities-of-daily- living. Taylor’s work is extremely intentional – inspiring the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Complementing his background in bodywork, Taylor is a yoga instructor and practitioner – guiding students of all levels through Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga classes. Combining yoga with healing touch, he has recently developed a juicy new sequence dubbed “massage-asana.” His personal practice includes a wide-variety of styles, with roots in Ashtanga Yoga. He studies an array of subjects that are holistic in nature, and is an avid supporter of the “Healing Arts.” Taylor believes that there is an opportunity to learn, teach, and grow in every moment.
Wether it be bodywork or yoga, sessions with Taylor are always customized to fit the individual needs of his clients. His main goal when working with people is to promote positive change to occur – physical, mental, energetic, and spiritual – change that will continue to unfold with time.
Taylor began working in the restaurant/hospitality industry at the age of sixteen. He immersed himself into the culture of health and wellness long before establishing himself in the field of complementary & alternative medicine. At the age of twenty-five, along-side his father – Tom Morisette – and CJ Ananda Page, he co-founded Present Moment Retreat. In 2012, he completed his first yoga-teacher-training with School of Yoga Institute – embarking on a life-long journey, a dream, to integrate his experience as a restaurateur with an education in health and wellness.
In addition to his commitment to making a positive impact on the health and well- being of people, Taylor is very passionate about the well-being of animals, especially dogs. Taylor believes, “Too many animals suffer, specifically in third world countries, many people simply don’t have the resources to provide the basic necessities that they need!” He wishes to one day have a non-profit animal sanctuary. He almost always has a foster dog that he is personally sponsoring, and often rehabilitating. To date, he has fostered and found “forever homes,” for a countless number of dogs in need. Taylor is a big believer in Selfless Service, the Karmic Wheel, and paying-it-forward.
Needless to say, Present Moment Retreat is Taylor’s ideal platform to integrate his passions: teaching yoga, leading guided meditations, doing bodywork, writing menus, cooking, inspiring the team, “solutionizing,” interacting with guests, leading by example, doing personal practices, and finding homes for his foster dogs.
“The more time I spend in a leadership role, the more I fall in love with the people I’m leading. I couldn’t dream of a place tailored better for me, pun intended!” -Taylor Morisette