About Jennifer Taylor Yoga Headstand

Jennifer Taylor is a PhD Candidate with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, researching mindfulness for traumatic stress and burnout in doctors-in-training.

She is interested in mindful breath, movement, and meditation for individual resilience in times of wellness, and symptomatic relief during difficult times. 

Her other research interests include eHealth, biofeedback, and biomarkers of the nervous system in mental health and wellness.

Between 2017-2019 she established the yoga program in the BPTOK and MDOK programs at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the Sydney Local Health District and ran a clinical trial of individualised yoga for doctors in training. In 2018, with a grant from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Jen published ‘Direct and Indirect Psychological Impacts of Shark Bite Events,’ in the Australia New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 

Jennifer is a neuroscientist and yoga therapist with a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. She also has a Master of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in politics and languages.

Jennifer is a registered Level Two Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Her Yoga qualifications include a Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching (800-hour) from Byron Yoga, a Trauma-Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga facilitator certification (TCTSY-F 300-hour), and a Yin certification (100-hour) with Melanie McLaughlin of The Yin Space. Jen has also studied yoga therapy, and yoga anatomy and physiology with Simon Borg-Olivier of Yoga Synergy who remains her current teacher.