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This class is taught by:

Chris Nguyen

Chris is a yoga and Pilates teacher. Curiosity is what brought Chris into his first yoga class. That curiosity marked the beginning of an ongoing journey and passion for the practice of yoga and a profound desire to deepen that relationship. 
 
Chris completed De La Sol's 200 hour YTT and is currently studying the Ashtanga Yoga method. With persistence and dedication, one's yoga practice can only strengthen and grow deeper. In 2015, Chris embarked on two separate trip to Mysore, India to study with R.Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Rangaswamy at KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), the source of Ashtanga yoga. In 2018, Chris completed his fourth trip studying at the Shala with Paramaguru Sharath Jois. Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) under Dr. Andreo Spina and continues to work with Head FRC & Kinstretch Master Instructor, Dana John Heimbecker. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca. Chris is also a second degree Reiki practitioner.

  

In 2017, Chris completed the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 Teacher Training created by Jill Miller.

To Chris, yoga is not something to "excel" at but rather about cultivating contentment, compassion, mindfulness, self acceptance and bringing awareness into the body. Yoga has transformed his life on and off the mat. As a teacher, he aspires to help others find a santosha (contentment) and a deeper connection to themselves. 

  

One of Chris' favourite poses is urdhva dhanurasana (upward bow pose). The feeling of opening up to endless possibilities can be quite addicting.

Kelly Bortolin

Kelly began her love affair with yoga over 20 years ago. Being an athlete, her first draw to yoga was to attain mental and emotional strength and peace in the same way she had physically.

Yoga put Kelly on a path of self discovery and awakened awareness and inspired her passion for facilitating healing and growth in others. Kelly is also a Holistic Healer and Life Coach. Her intention is to combine all of her gifts and modalities to facilitate healing on all levels for her students.

Kelly has completed 200 hour YTTs in both Integrative yoga therapy and Vinyasa Flow. She has also completed Pre/Post Natal TT, YogaRocks Kids and Teens TT, and Yin/Yang TT.

Kelly’s favourite postures are Astavakrasana (eight-angle pose) as it demands strength, flexibility, concentration, balance and a connection with curiousity and playfulness and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) as Kelly loves to be upside down while connecting with a sense of commitment, strength, grace and fun!

Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan

Naz's love for yoga was first discovered in 2002. Struggling with obesity at the time and knowing changes needed to be made, she started her daily practice in her living room to a Yoga dvd until eventually making her way into her first studio class. With a daily practice, and balanced nutrition Naz fell in love with Yoga and successfully lost 125 pounds and has successfully maintained her dedication to self improvement.

Through encouragement and support from her family and friends Naz completed her 200hr Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training at De La Sol.

Naz's passion for fitness and desire to explore mind/body connection flourishes through her yoga teaching. Her classes offer powerful fitness sequences, with a focus on flow and core. Naz's favourite poses are triangle pose "trikonasana " and four limbed staff pose "chaturanga dandasana"

Anthony Berlingeri

Anthony relates yoga to being in a relationship; it takes commitment, vulnerability, playfulness, faith, forgiveness, & compassion. Anthony’s love affair with yoga began about 8 years ago & like most relationships do, it started on the surface. My hamstrings were super tight and I wanted to loosen up while toning my body. Little did I know yoga would remain with me throughout some of the hardest times of my life. Yoga became a mirror for me to see myself in. Most of us start to practice for the simple reason of strengthening the mind and body, but ultimately we begin to re-discover our own truth. We get out of our heads and into our Selves, which is the very nature of love. As a teacher I believe the essence of yoga is also the art of living. Its about being present for our Self, and the world that we live in, so that we can express and celebrate the divinity that we all share. Yoga isn’t a religion, nor does it have anything to do with becoming a better person. Its simply about letting go of the past, as well as our fears of the future, so that the gift of the present can be received! Anthony is recognized in the community for his commitment to bring yoga and meditation into schools through his Yoga Affects Youth initiative. His intention is bring the gift of yoga and meditation to children so that they can begin the path of their own discovery from an early age. For more information check out yogaaffectsyouth.com.
 
Anthony's favourite yoga pose is Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand). It's not often he flips his world upside down, but when he does it gives him a completely different view and perspective. It also forces him to be present to avoid tumbling over.

Annelie Gutgesell

After playing hockey competitively for 10 years, Annelie was introduced to yoga in 2014 after struggling to find physical activity to commit to after she retired. Annelie began her yoga journey in her own home, where she practiced daily until stepping into a studio a year later. During this time, Annelie learned how to listen to her body - and strengthened her own body awareness.

Wanting to deepen her own practice, Annelie completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute in 2017. Annelie believes that with dedication, mindfulness, and commitment, one’s yoga practice will only grow deeper on and off the mat. To Annelie, the practice of yoga is creating space, mindfulness, contentment, and body awareness, through asana and meditation. Yoga is not confined within the four corners of the mat, but transcends into every day life. As a teacher, Annelie aspires to help others strengthen their own body awareness, and create a deeper connection between ones’ mind, body, and soul.

Annelie’s favourite pose is Vrschikasana Pincha Mayurasana (Scorpion Forearm Stand), for this counterbalance demands strength, concentration, and flexibility, and is the essence of strength mixed with vulnerability.

Open Flow is a class designed to cater to students of all levels who have a generally good level of fitness and ideally, some yoga experience. Different modifications will be offered to suit intro level students up to intermediate and advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Oct 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Oct 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Oct 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Oct 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Oct 29 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Oct 29 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Oct 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Nov 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Nov 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Nov 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Nov 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Nov 03 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Annelie Gutgesell
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Nov 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Nov 05 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Nov 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Nov 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown