Hi! I'm Dr. Leah Taylor. You can call me Leah.
I work with individuals and groups guiding and supporting you in the most simple, effective, and fun mind-body-spirit practices and strategies for radiant health and wellbeing.
My journey to embodiment and radiant health began on the dance floor at live music, really by accident. I was originally there for the party, but soon discovered the deeper power of positive emotions, flow, deep connection, and spirituality.
I was so intrigued by it I pursued a Master’s in Somatic Psychology and a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine to learn as much as I could about how it all works. In addition to my education, I followed my own path of self-discovery and healing that has influenced everything I teach today.
Now I get to take decades of education and practice and break them down for you, to help you easily understand and empower yourself to lead the life you desire and deserve.
Dance and music have always been a huge part of my life. My dad owned a music store when I was growing up, so I always had the latest music at my fingertips. I spent countless hours rocking out and choreographing dances to Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, George Michael, Madonna, and Tina Turner as a young girl.
The first time I ever had my body rocked to live music was Rusted Root when I was 18. My whole body was broken open by the percussive rhythms like I had never experienced with the recorded music from my childhood. I felt as if everything in my body was shaken up, released, and renewed. It was my first spiritual soul cleanse.
A few months later, I attended my first Phish show and I was hooked by the live music scene. The music of Phish and the community taught me how to dance with abandon, wild & free without caring what others thought. This led to other live music and now, 25 years later, I am still rocking out to live music liberated and joyful.
Since that first Rusted Root show in 1997, I have dedicated myself to discovering the specific benefits and meaning live music holds for fans. I have a MA in Somatic Psychology and a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine. I have conducted research on the benefits of live music and co-host a podcast, Groove Therapy, on Osiris Media focused on connecting health and wellness with the live music experience.
I am trained in the Nia Technique and have been a movement teacher for over 15 years. I have extensive training in embodiment and bring this knowledge as well as my expertise in Mind-Body Medicine to the creation of Embodied Groove ™.