John Taylor is a Certified Teacher of MBSR as defined by the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute. He has practiced Reiki, and other hands on healing modalities for over 30 years. John is currently a faculty member of the Innerwork Center in Richmond, Virginia where he teaches Mindful Based Stress Reduction, facilitates Silent Retreats and leads other mindfulness programs. In UCSD’s Mindfulness-Based Proffessional Training Insitites’ commitment and our offering of a Teacher Training for a cohort to BIPOC Teacher trainees; he brings a wealth of experience to guide the training. His trauma sensitivity makes him the perfect team member for our MBSR Program for Survivors Empowered ,
John is an active member of the Greater Richmond community where a large focus of his work has been on racial equity, reconciliation initiatives, and facilitated community dialogues. He currently he serves as a director of Side by Side, an organization that provides supportive communities for Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth as well as training, education and awareness programs for adults. John lives in North Chesterfield, VA with his partner, their three children (and three dogs).