Chris Nguyen

Chris is a yoga and Pilates teacher. 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. 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 2018, Chris completed his fourth trip studying at the Shala with Paramaguru Sharath Jois. Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) under Dr. Andreo Spina and continues to work with Head FRC & Kinstretch Master Instructor, Dana John Heimbecker. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca. Chris is also a second degree Reiki practitioner.

  

In 2017, Chris completed the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 Teacher Training created by Jill Miller.

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.



Chris Nguyen instructs the following:
  • Hot Yin Yang | I
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vinyasa Flow 1 | I
  • Using the principles learned in the Intro or Fundamentals class, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Our flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

  • Open Flow | Hot | I
  • 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 Yin Yang | I
  • 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.

  • Yin Yang | Hot | I
  • A popular style of practice where the first half of the class is vigorous (a level 1 flow) and the second half is passive and restorative.

  • Yin | Reduced Heat | G
  • Suitable for most yoga students, yin yoga is the perfect complement to the hectic, fast-paced, yang lifestyles we usually lead. A quiet practice, yin yoga invites stillness of mind and body by soothing and quieting the central nervous system. Postures are gently held for 3-5 minutes, giving the body opportunity to open and release tension from deeper connective tissues in the spine, hip and legs. A regular yin yoga practice is a great addition students with more dynamic daily physical activities and is also beneficial for those interested in meditation as well as students wishing to increase their range of motion or increase the flow of energy within their bodies. See you on the Yin side!

  • Hot Flow 1 | I
  • Experience the profound joy a flow-style practice can bring to your body, mind and heart! Our experienced teacher will guide you safely through creative sequences, emphasizing linking breath with movement. Ideal for someone with a generally good level of fitness and some yoga experience.

  • Yoga Jam | Hot | I
  • A playful blast of vinyasa with awesome tunes; level 1-2 class.

  • Vinyasa Flow 1 | I | YOGA 8
  • Using the principles learned in the Intro or Fundamentals class, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Our flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

  • LiveStream Open Flow | I
  • Chris and Annelie are excited to launch De La Sol’s first LIVESTREAM YOGA CLASS on social media!

    Our signature flow classes - now accessible to you from home or anywhere in the world! Co-created and taught each week by Chris and Annelie.

    Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm EST at our Waterdown location or stream the class on our Instagram pages (@DeLaSolYoga, @dlswaterdown, @annelieyoga and @chrisenmoves) Class will be available 24hrs after the classes has ended!


  • Yin Yang | I
  • 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.
     

  • 30 Day Challenge - Strength: Yes You Can
  • Mon Nov 5, 6:30-7:30pm 
     
    If you think you'll never be able to lift up, or if you want to take your lifting up to a new level, this workshop is for you. This class integrates full body work in a way that is accessible for everyone.

    By using natural and scientific principles, like gravity, weight distribution, and mind-body connection, you will gain a new understanding of the potential for natural strength in your body. You will leave this workshop with tools you can apply to reach a new level of strength, presence and awareness. All levels.
     
    This workshop welcomes all levels but is designed especially for those who are aspiring to strengthen their practice physically and mentally and take it to the next level.
     
    FREE for 30 Day challenge participants
    Not a challenger, join for $20