Neil Baldwin, Yoga Teacher Facilitator Guide (Yoga Alliance cert RYT-200)

Breathing is a key guiding element to the yoga I teach, and the yoga I practice everyday. It is integrated into each yoga posture and the movements between them. My yoga approach tends toward:

  • being a practice, more so than a workout
  • being unhurried, though not plodding
  • being gentle, while still offering challenge
  • avoiding complex or highly finessed poses in favour of foundational poses which cultivate stability
  • emphasizing quality of experiencing the poses rather than quantity of poses accomplished

Yoga is personal. Like eating, we all have our preferences, tastes and needs… some people may love a certain food or groove on a particular restaurant while others may get little enjoyment or satisfaction from the very same. Browse menu items on this page to learn more about me and my yoga to determine whether it’s a good fit for you. And if it does, I hope to see you here in the forest yurt sometime soon!

Yoga Classes

I offer private in-person classes, either as part of a Day Retreat or as a standalone service for airbnb guests staying at Off Grid Retreat. Instruction can be at the novice (complete newbie), beginner (a bit of yoga experience) or intermediate (familiar with common asanas and basic concepts) level.

Each class is custom-developed based on the experience, goals and preferences participants specify on their intake form. The form even allows you to indicate whether you prefer a practical, down-to-earth practice, something a bit more esoteric, or even an experience that includes chant or sound such as singing bowls. To help integrate what you learn participants get access to PDF downloads for the main poses they did (click for sample – Tree Pose Tip Sheet).

Yoga classes take place in a large, bright yurt with space for 6 mats and a panoramic view of the forest. A clear dome topping the 10′ roof peak connects you with the sky, while a beautiful floor made from local Sugar Maple supports you from below.

Sorry, I do not offer public classes or online instruction.

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