Neil Taylor

Hometown: Southborough, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: "Because you are alive, everything is possible." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first experience with Yoga was a Rodney Yee VHS tape. Everything changed after that, and I began to attend classes from there.

What / who inspires you? Music, family and friends.

What I love most about yoga is: The shift that occurs within my emotions, physical body and thoughts. The practice always leaves me feeling light and simple.

What you might not know about me: I've spent many years working as a professional bass player. I've performed and/or recorded throughout Western Europe, Japan and the U.S.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Keep looking for the pretty notes"

My favorite book: Light on Life - B.K.S Iyengar.

Favorite Word: Breathe

Local escape: Trails in the woods near where I grew up. Beals Preserves. Part of the Southborough Open Land Foundation.

My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): I love to be creative. Whether it be creating new music or simply cooking a good meal.

Neil Taylor instructs the following:
  • Noontime Flow (Hot Heat)
  • MYoga Flow Yoga covers a wide variety of yoga styles. Including; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram and Baptiste. It is a vigorous practice that strengthens the core muscles in the body, enhances flexibility, while encouraging deep concentration and focus. All Flow Yoga is practiced in a heated room. The heat encourages perspiration, which helps to detoxify and cleanse the body. The muscles respond to the heat by relaxing and allowing us to move deeper into a posture. There is an assumption that you have practiced before, so there is less attention to alignment ques. This moves at a faster pace to elevate the heart rate and elevate the cardiovascular system as well as develop strength and flexibility. This practice will tone and sculpt your body and heal your soul. Be prepared to sweat, and discover your inner strength!  (Hot Heat)

  • Shakti Flow - Slow (Mild Heat)
  • Shakti is described as the “divine force, manifesting to destroy demonic forces and restore balance. This Vinyasa class is taught by senior teachers and will step outside our standard Vinyasa format. Each class has a different theme or focus and no two classes are exactly identical requiring students to cultivate an even greater sense of “present moment” attention and focus. There is an assumption you have practiced before and class will move at a quicker pace than slow flow. Be prepared to sweat and feel empowered.  (Mild Heat)