Susan Taylor, PhD

Susan Taylor is a visionary and thought leader. She believes that each and every one of us has the precious gift within ourselves to heal—we just need to learn how to use it. Imagine getting up each day with the confidence and understanding to navigate the ups and downs of life with calm and focus, knowing and trusting yourself to direct your choices and actions without concern.

Described as the “lab coat yogi,” Taylor bridges the gap between science and spirituality as she teaches how to connect to the inner source of knowledge and access the higher functions of being to experience the joy and vitality that lies within our own realm of consciousness. Taylor is leading a movement to inspire teachers and health practitioners to go beyond the status quo and help bring the change that is needed to make the world a better place, first inside, and then outside.

A trained scientist and practitioner, Taylor has based her career on understanding the link between psychological function and physical reality, and how the mind-body matrix plays a role in our health and healing mechanisms. Her areas of interest include inflammation and immune function, weight loss, and mental health, utilizing Ayurvedic Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and evidence-based meditation.

She has achieved international recognition for her teaching of practical ways to integrate the best of Western medicine with natural healing traditions. For more than 20 years, nationally and internationally, she has been teaching meditation and its practices as a therapeutic model for health and healing. Taylor developed the widely acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training, which provides a unique skills-building competency platform that leads to certification for health care practitioners.

Her long career began at Columbia University Medical School of Nutritional Sciences, where her master’s degree work became the basis for a clinical nutrition practice specializing in the nutrient factors that affect psychological function. Through client and workshop sessions, she concentrated on resolving the physical, emotional, and psychological issues related to diet. She later earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she conducted research in nutritional biochemistry, which appeared in The American Journal of Physiology, Analytical Biochemistry, and Clinica Chimica Acta.

During the past decade, she established the Center for Meditation Science, which provides programs internationally to health care practitioners, teachers, and business professionals. Dr. Taylor has authored several best-selling publications that include The Vital Energy Program, Sexual Radiance, and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, she also hosts an online podcast.