Gentle Hatha


This class is taught by:

Allison Stark

Having been first introduced to yoga by my mother as a young child, I was always intrigued by it and dabbled here and there over the years but didn’t take the steps towards a dedicated practice until much later in life. In 2014 I joined De La Sol having spent the previous year recovering from a stroke. There, I found my practice, I found proper alignment, I found my breath, and I found myself, all amongst a beautiful community of people – students and teachers alike. Having recently completed the amazing experience of De La Sol YTT this year, I am developing my teaching style to support the unique story of each student from the beginner to multi-decade practiced yogi. I believe it is incredibly important to develop an eye that moves students into shapes that work best for their physicality and moves them away from trying to mimic the people next to them or what they’ve seen in photos. Off the mat, my passion for teaching chair yoga to seniors has confirmed “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down” ~ Jigar Gor

Anita Kaiser

Anita has been practicing yoga on and off since she was a child. There have been many teachers along the way, but joining Katie's Ashtanga level 2 class over eight years ago really sealed her commitment to continue on this path. Since then the practice has become integral to her health and wellness.

In 2006, Anita trained in Portland to become an Itsy Bitsy Yoga teacher and then trained further with Yoga4Kids in Toronto. She has been teaching babies, toddlers and children since then. In 2011, Anita decided it was time to pursue her adult teacher training. She studied in Windsor, ON with Renee Janisse and obtained her 200 hour RYT certificate. She has been teaching adults since then and is thrilled to be able to offer a safe space for gentle exploration of your body through Asana. Anita is excited to share her love of the healing that yoga can bring to you.

Anita’s favorite pose is currently Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose). The flow of energy reminds her to live life to the fullest.

Barb Sotos

Barb encourages approaching postures or asanas with curiosity, an open mind and a light heart is always allowing students to be wherever their body tells them to be in that moment, free of judgment and full of awareness and appreciation for their limitations. After all, Yoga is about uniting the body with the breath and the mind, not about perfecting the asana!

Barb appreciates everybody’s uniqueness. Knowing that life is full of challenges, self awareness through her instruction in order to better understand and appreciate the power you have in dealing with situations and living your life. She creates a non intimidating environment and is often told she is clear and easy to follow. Infusing positive energy, genuine concern and respect for each individual and their personal journey.

A non demanding practice that emphasizes gentle stretching, stress relief and proper alignment. Perfect for all levels and those with mobility issues.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Allison Stark
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Jul 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 02 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Aug 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 09 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Aug 13 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Aug 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Aug 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sarah Lawrance
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Aug 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Barb Sotos
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Barb Sotos
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Barb Sotos
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Sep 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anita Kaiser
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown