YOGA in the heart of bowness

Lorena Vassolo  instructor

I started my yoga journey in the early 2000's at what is now known as Yoga Passage. I have explored many aspects of my growth as a practitioner and teacher of yoga. Including training at an ashram in India in 2007, and the Gaitri training here in Canada. I enjoy all aspects of yoga and meditation and I am currently exploring Kundalini yoga as well as teaching aerial yoga at Bowga, being certified by Juliana Lavell - Elevate Aerial Yoga.

There is so much to learn and so many branches to this tree that brings us to our true inner selves, and I look forward to sharing this healing and transformational journey with you! 


In April, 2010, my wife dared me to join her and try a hot yoga class for my first time.  At the end of that class, as I lay completely still, yet vibrating intensely in a small pool of my sweat, I realized that I was hooked and wanted to come back for more.

Practice and all is coming… I do.  Trying many different practices of yoga over the years and several 30 day challenges.  In the Fall of 2013 I decided to go further, taking a 250 hour teacher program at Yoga Passage Calgary, with much gratitude to instructors Tracy Mann, Carol Hutchinson and Tanis Fishman for sharing their gifts and love of yoga with me.  I am also certified by Juliana Lavell, of Elevate Aerial Yoga, to teach Aerial Yoga, as well as Yin Yoga, completing the 50 hour Yin teacher training offered by Bernie Clark & Diana Batts at Semperviva Yoga Vancouver.

The immense Yoga Tree has many branches and my path has taken me to teaching both Yin and kid's yoga in Calgary studios as well as leading several Yin, Nidra and Kid’s workshops and retreats.  Often opening and closing class with a guitar or ukulele and a song.  My newest path is helping to bring many different types of yoga practice into Bowness's newest studio and strengthening the community, one breath at a time.

​​Paolo Rigoni   instructor-owner

Juliana Lavell   instructor

Lorena is a mom, RYT 200 yoga teacher, meditation guide, reiki practitioner, writer, creator of Wild Heart Workshops & Retreats for women and a lover of all things tropical - beaches, weather, flowers, pineapples and palm trees.

She believes in the laws of the Universe and in the power of love, intention, connection, truth, vulnerability, compassion and kindness. She believes that yoga is for everyONE and everyBODY. She believes that the practice of self love is at the heart of our freedom, personal power, dreams and desires. She believes in the power of play, creativity and intuition. Her classes are accessible to all levels and are known to include inspiring music, creativity, meditation, mantras, pranayama, chakra tuning and most of all lots of fun! You don't need any previous experience with yoga or aerial yoga or meditation, all you need is your desire and willingness to move, connect and have fun together in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. 

CYA-E-RYT 500, RYT 700
Moksha Yoga/ Aerial Yoga / Joga Athletic Yoga / Restorative Yin / Elevate Aerial Yoga

Juliana guides her students in a compassionate, encouraging style. Her class is thoughtful and paced with a full rhythmic breath. She believes in maintaining an accessible practice that is safe for the practitioner's body. You may discover her passion for music with song and guitar during final rest. Juliana will forever be a student of the universe. Taking time for meditation, self-reflection and creativity are vital to her well being. For Aerial Yoga Training inquiries see or email her at:

Offering a CYA-CYS200 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Into The Mystic Yoga in early 2018

Alison Estill   instructor