Taylor Lockard

Taylor Lockard
400-hour certified
Taylor completed her first 200-hour training at Corepower Yoga and
continued to complete a second 200-hour training at Rise Yoga HB. She is
certified in power yoga and vinyasa, and is always looking to expand her
knowledge and growth in all other areas and styles of yoga. Although Taylor is fairly new to teaching, her ability and passion for learning is never-ending. She loves to further develop her style and own practice through newexperiences and connections with others on their individual journeys. Her teaching style guides students in unique ways to easily find, and prolong, the connection between breath and movement. Taylor stresses the importance of listening to what the body needs in the present moment, and ultimately challenges students to connect with themselves on a deeper level in a safe way. She also
enjoys incorporating yogic philosophy that her students can explore and hopefully bring with them into their everyday lives.
Taylor began practicing yoga consistently in 2016 after deciding to return to California from Kansas, where she played collegiate soccer. Realizing that she wanted to focus on her self-care and personal growth, and pull away from the intense team competition, she fell in love with every aspect of yoga (physically,
mentally, emotionally, spiritually) instantly. In addition to prioritizing her yoga journey through teaching and practice, Taylor is studying to earn her BA in biology so that she can become a school teacher, saving the world one student at a time.

Favorite Yoga Move: 

Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall): There are so many benefits to such a simple posture!

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Yoga has taught me to find acceptance for who I truly am. Society plays a major role in creating unrealistic standards for people today and yoga has helped me realize that beauty and success is not materialistic. My truest, and highest, self shines the brightest when I practice and teach because I see that every body, mind, and being is different; we are all on unique paths in life. It is better to see myself as the individual I am, rather than compare myself to another equally unique soul.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

My mom has been an amazing role model for me. As a yoga teacher, it was her idea to sign me up for my first teaching training. I am forever grateful to her not only for introducing me to the practice, but to teaching as well!

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Healing. Accepting. Thriving. Discoverable. Connective.