Kylea Taylor is a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California (MFC #34901), and a Consultant specializing in Ethics, and author of The Ethics of Caring. Kylea 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, spiritual practice, breathwork, hypnosis, spontaneous openings, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress, substance use and addiction, medicine work, and energy release phenomena. Kylea’s private practice is based in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Kylea does consulting and teaching related to InnerEthics™ based on her updated and expanded successful 1995 title The Ethics of Caring. The substantially revised book with the same title won the 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the category, “Relationships & Communication.”
Education & Background
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 community counseling center for sixteen years. She worked at a Santa Cruz residential substance abuse treatment center for 9 years. Her study of kundalini yoga in the 1970s 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 served for two years as the Ethics Chair on the Board of the Santa Cruz California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioner, Trainer & Speaker
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 work with ethics at conferences in the United States and abroad. In 2019 she will be teaching in GTT modules in California and Austria. She has authored four books about Holotropic Breathwork®. For 17 years Kylea served on the Board of the former Association of Holotropic Breathwork® International (AHBI) and edited The Inner Door, the Holotropic Breathwork® community newsletter.
SoulCollage® President & Trainer
Kylea and Seena B. Frost created the SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainings in 2003, and she is currently President of SoulCollage Inc., and a SoulCollage® Trainer. There are over 3,600 SoulCollage® Facilitators around the world today.
Author & Editor
Kylea is the author of the following books published by 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.