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!
Kelly Bortolin instructs the following:
Ashtanga Inspired | $8
Poses from primary and intermediate series are explored. Some vinyasa or ashtanga yoga experience recommended.
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.
Open Flow | Hot
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.
Hot Flow 1
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.
Led Primary Series | Yoga 8
The traditional Primary Series as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. This sequence never changes week to week, as the practitioner commits it to memory, it takes on a meditative flow. Please allow 90min.
Yin Yoga | Hot
A style of practice where passive poses are held for up to three to seven minutes each to encourage the softening of connective tissue. Deeply relaxing. No standing poses and no vinyasas! No yoga experience is required.
Hot Yin Yang
A popular style of practice where the first half of the class is vigorous (a level 1-2 flow) and the second half is passive and restorative.