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Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training & Personal Development

200hr RYS Teacher Training Program

 


 

Teaching Faculty:

Katie McClellandKatie McClelland
Studio Owner & Director
Yoga Asana, Teaching Methodology & Chakras 

 

Katie has been teaching yoga full time since 1997. She likes to joke that she was ‘certified’ to teach yoga while still in the womb, as her mother went through yoga teacher training while pregnant with her!

Katie’s passion for yoga began in David Swenson’s first Ashtanga Yoga Immersion when she fell in love with the intense, athletic nature of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. Since then, she has studied with many inspiring and renowned teachers in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara yoga traditions. Most notably, Katie studied with the grandfather of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, for five months in Mysore, India.

Katie opened De La Sol Yoga Studios with the intention of creating a vibrant yoga community; bringing together like minded people to practice, share ideas, raise money for charitable causes and contribute to the greater good of the Hamilton Community.

Katie loves a yoga practice that challenges her body, focuses her mind, opens her heart and strengthens her connection to soul. It is these kind of experiences that Katie and her wonderful staff of teachers bring to each student at De La Sol Yoga.

 

 

 

Scott Petrie
Philosophy & Yoga 2.0

 

Scott lives in Toronto where he teaches the philosophy and practice of yoga. He also has a private psychotherapy practice where he integrates eastern and western approaches to one’s healing and self-discovery journey.

 

Inspired by Toronto’s diverse yoga community, he has helped develop greater dialogue between practitioners through roundtable debates, festivals, symposiums, ethics committees, outreach and community service programs as director of Yoga Community Toronto, the Yoga Festival Toronto, and the Acorn Fund.

 

Scott is also a leader in the Roots Village Project along with School of Hustle to help at-risk-youth discover and engage with the world in new ways that develop their potential and sense of self in the community. In 2010, he co-authored Yoga 2.0 with Matthew Remski, an exploration of the evolution of yoga in modern culture.

 

Scott Petrie

 

 

Steve Ferrell
Anatomy

Steve found his pathway to Yoga as a bodybuilder and personal trainer who was always feeling tight, sore and looking for “more” out of his physical workouts. Steve tried his first class with Hamilton’s Alex Bovkis and immediately fell in love. Within 3 months he was enrolled in his first 200hr Teacher Training with Heather Greaves.Steve was certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), a style founded by renowned Yoga therapist, Joseph LePage.

Steve found his way to De La Sol where he immediately fell in love with the fluidity, strength and meditative qualities of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. Steve is always learning, and combined with his interests in Human Anatomy, Ayruveda and Buddhist Meditation, he continues to deepen his practice. He offers a challenging, invigorating but very quirky and light hearted class, blending the physical with an emphasis on the mental and spiritual facets of the practice.


Steve Ferrell

 

 

Nancy Cochren
Hands-on Assisting

 

Nancy began studying yoga in Montreal while earning a degree in physiology from McGill University. She was immediately hooked and after returning home to Ontario discovered Yoga Centre of Burlington where she met Katie and has studied with her ever since.

 

Nancy began teaching yoga in 2004 after developing a sport-specific program. Nancy has been studying and competing in martial arts since age 15; holds a second degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, a blue belt in Jui Jitsu and civilian black belt in Krav Maga. Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge to her teaching from her experience and discipline in martial arts, and continues to grow and learn as a yoga student and teacher. Although she enjoys workshops and classes in all traditions of yoga her true passion is Ashtanga. She completed De La Sol’s 200hr Teacher Training to delve deeper into her own practice and the philosophy of yoga.


Nancy Cochren

 

 

Martha Shea
Personal Growth

Martha has been practicing and teaching a variety of yoga styles for over 10 years. She was certified while living in New Jersey at the American Yoga Academy and The Yoga and Healing Center, both which are recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Martha is also prenatal yoga certified through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Janice Clarfield; a certified Nia instructor and is Level One certified in both Reiki and Thai massage.

Martha Shea 

 

Charlene Rennick

 

Charlene’s first contact with a yoga mat was in 2004, when she tried yoga as a way to balance out injuries in various stages of healing. What began as a physical therapy practice, soon started to permeate through her mind and spiritual body. “The practice of yoga is like cleaning a deep layer of dust from your soul and not knowing what you might find when the image becomes clear. It takes a big heart, a lot of work, and the willingness to accept what you see.”
Today, Charlene is a Yoga Alliance Registered 500 hour teacher with additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda and Thai Massage. She is a talented Astrologer and a Leader in Women’s Spiritual Earth Wisdom ways. She wishes to thank her teachers, Katie McClelland for starting her on her yoga journey and Saul David Raye for guiding her through her advanced training, showing her the way to her big Bhakti heart and igniting her love of Kirtan.

Charlene runs her own business out of her home, Sunninghill Yoga and Thai Massage, where you can purchase home-made beeswax candles, ayurvedic lotions or book yourself in for a Thai Massage, a Reiki treatment, an Ayurvedic consultation or an in-depth Astrology and natal chart reading.
In Charlene’s class, she will gently guide you through an exploration of yourself using the lens of Tantra (philosophy), asana (poses), pranayam (breathwork), mantra (uncomplicated intentions), and meditation.

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