Five months after she had first heard about Bikram yoga from her daughter’s dance teacher, Marie decied to try this “crazy hippy from Vancouver” stuff. “I found myself settling in at Bikram Yoga Maple Ridge, and I knew I needed to make this yoga part of my life and wanted to share it with everyone.” Marie credits all the work of her family from Newfoundland for enabling her to go to the Bikram training in Spring 2013. “I had been a stay at home Mom for over ten years to two very busy children who combined have 20+hours of activities a week. It was hard to relinquish control of our hectic life, but I had to trust the process and learn to leave it outside the bubble. This is something I still struggle with today.” Marie urges all students to take each 90 minute class as time for themselves, leaving their hectic lives behind. “Coming into my class you are not only getting a certified Bikram Yoga teacher, but you are getting me: a high energy, fun-loving Mom and friend who will always be your biggest cheerleader and will stop at nothing to make sure you are working to your full potential."
Marie Baldwin instructs the following:
Our traditional 90 minute hot yoga class is comprised of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Every posture is done twice. It is a sequence developed by Bikram Choudhury using 26 out of the 84 Asana’s from the Ghosh lineage. This is a beginner class and gives students a strong foundation, helping them to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits in their practice. It works every part of the body, inside and out, maintaining optimum health and function. Bikram Yoga is suitable to all levels of practitioners.
PyroPilates is a low impact training system that combines pilates based deep core strengthening along with cardiovascularly challenging High Intensity Interval Training for an intense, fun workout that increases strength, stamina, flexibility and quality of life. PyroPilates classes are typically conducted in a heated room with 30-40% humidity.