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This class is taught by:

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!

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.

Trish Dingman

Movement, theatre, poetry and music mold Trish’s world; working professionally as an actor in stage, film and television, since age 12. Drawing from her 9 years of teaching, over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and her creative background as a classically trained actor, Trish is creating something new and exciting on the mat.
In 1999 Trish began practicing yoga while attending the theatre-acting conservatory, at Ryerson University. She fell in LOVE with yoga in 2006, when she used it to help heal herself from addiction and depression.
Since then, Trish has studied asana, philosophy (both tantric and classical), anatomy, therapeutics, meditation and pranayama with some of the world's most inspiring teachers, including Ana Forrest, Noah Maze, Seane Corn, Martin Kirk, John Friend, Christopher Hareesh Wallis and Baron Baptiste.
Trish's teaching style is unique, fluid and energetic! She weaves story telling, poetry, music, dance and theatre into her asana classes. She is never short on laughs and lends kind healing hands to her students.
Trish's mission is love through creativity and authenticity. Her mantra is: "Find out what makes you special and share it with the world!"

Nancy Cochren

Nancy began studying yoga in 1999 while earning a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University. She was immediately hooked! After returning home to Ontario she attended the Yoga Centre of Burlington where she discovered Ashtanga yoga with Katie. It was a perfect balance to her study of martial arts in which she holds a second degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and civilian black belt in Krav Maga. As a long time martial arts instructor, she developed a sport-specific yoga program and began teaching in 2004.
 
Soon after De La Sol was opened at the Aberdeen location, with an overwhelming response from the community, Katie found she had to bring on more teachers. Nancy happily began teaching there and went on to complete her 200 hour YTT at De La Sol in 2008. In 2011 Nancy completed the first Yoga Tune Up teacher training held in Canada with Jill Miller. This has reinvigorated her teaching with a physiological approach to the practice and she continues to joyfully share her passion with students.
 
Nancy loves so many poses but does take any opportunity to kick into pincha mayurasana, discovering new perspective in body, in mind and spirit!

Chris Nguyen

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 through his Level 2 authorized teacher, Anna Muzzin. 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 2016, Chris completed his third trip. Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) studying under Dr. Andreo Spina. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus coach. Nicolas Montes de Oca.

  

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.

Jacey Mazurek

Jacey graduated from De La Sol's Teacher Training in 2015 and started teaching yoga full time between different studios. She teaches everything from pranayama in a Sweat Relax Restore to challenging apex poses in a Vinyasa Level 1. Jacey reads her students before class so she can tailor the class to their needs. She teaches a mindful class with emphasis on cues and likes using open ended questions to encourage her students to delve deeper into their practice. Jacey likes to leave enough time near the end of her classes so her students have time to let go of their practice with a deep savasana. (She may even chant while playing singing bowls or give essential oil neck massages!)
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:

  • Sun Sep 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Sep 25 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Sep 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Sep 26 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Trish Dingman
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Sep 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Sep 27 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Nancy Cochren
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Sep 28 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Sep 29 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Sep 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Sep 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jacey Mazurek
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Oct 01 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Oct 02 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Oct 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Oct 03 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Trish Dingman
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Oct 04 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Oct 04 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Nancy Cochren
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Oct 05 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Oct 06 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Oct 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Oct 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jacey Mazurek
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown