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!
Nancy Cochren instructs the following:
Open Flow | I | YOGA 8
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.
Yoga 8 is our way of offering affordable yoga to the community! These classes are open to all levels (see: Open Flow). Auto-Renew monthly members can attend for free; class passes can also be used; $8 drop in fee can be purchased at the studio.
YTU Flow Hot | I
Yoga Tune Up is a fitness therapy format designed to eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of Corrective Exercise, Self Massage and Yoga.YTU️ Flow - Targeted poses to stretch and strengthen, intertwined with rolling on YTU massage balls. A therapeutic class that will still get the heart rate up, integrate movement and alignment and finish with cooling, calming poses to rebalance the nervous system. Easily adaptable for all levels.
Hot Flow 1 | I
Using the principles learned in an Intro, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.