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Kylea Taylor, M.S., MFT (MFC #34901) is a California licensed marriage and family counselor in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. She is particularly interested in helping clients integrate the effects of rapid spiritual development catalyzed by non-ordinary states of consciousness, including the transformational effects of meditation and spiritual practice, breathwork, hypnosis, spontaneous openings, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, substance use and addiction, medicine work, and energy release phenomena.

Kylea earned her Master of Science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She started working as a counselor in the addictions recovery field in 1970 and served as the executive director of a New Jersey community counseling center for sixteen years. Her study of kundalini yoga in the 70’s began her enduring interest in the interface between psychological, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. She has extensive personal and professional experience with addiction, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, women’s issues, “spiritual emergence(y)”, and kundalini phenomena.

Kylea Taylor began ongoing study in 1984 with Stanislav Grof, M.D., in transpersonal psychology and non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is a certified Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioner (now retired from Holotropic Breathwork® facilitating) and has been a senior trainer for the Grof Transpersonal Training since 1993. Kylea has assisted Stanislav Grof at many large workshops and has facilitated workshops and presented her own work at conferences in the United States and abroad. In 2019 she will be teaching in GTT modules in California and Austria.

Kylea is the author of the following books from  Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc.: The Ethics of Caring, The Breathwork Experience, Considering Holotropic Breathwork® and The Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator’s Manual*, and is the editor of Exploring Holotropic Breathwork®. She has also written numerous articles and book chapters for print and online magazines and journals and anthologies. Kylea served for 17 years on the Board of the Association for Holotropic Breathwork® International and for two years as the Ethics Chair on the Board of the Santa Cruz California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Board.

Kylea and Seena B. Frost created the SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainings in 2003. See information about Kylea’s other work.


*This Manual is available only to those in training to be or certified as Holotropic Breathwork® practitioners

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