Keyla Ortiz

Chicago, IL
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

Keyla is a Certified Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Children’s Yoga teacher. She has had a lifelong love, not only, for body movement and flow ( ballet, jazz, capoeira) but also for the advocacy and wellness of children and families. As a psychotherapist, she has had extensive experience in research, therapeutic and diagnostic services for more than a decade. With a love for neuroscience and psychology, her training and studies have been focused on the human mind.

When Keyla first came to experience Ashtanga Yoga, she fell in love. It provides a beautiful and holistic approach to mind, body and emotional health. For the first time, she found a way to integrated and incorporate what she loves the most into her life and into her work; the science of psychology and yoga. As a dedicated and enthusiastic student she has built a daily practice. As a passionate and mindful teacher, her focus is not only on the asana but, more importantly, on the individual needs of each student.

As an Ashtanga yoga teacher, her classes are invigorating with the intention of taking you further into your practice and deeper into your intellectual and emotional self.

As a Children’s Yoga teacher, her classes are tailored to meet the developmental, physical and emotional needs of each child within a multi-sensory environment that connects to the child’s world.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Keyla will always have a special place in my heart, she is the one that really got me into practicing yoga everyday. She introduce me into the whole yoga lifestyle and I love it. I love my journey.
Before her I use to take the occasional yoga class at the gym but never engaging. She was my first real teacher, always pushing me to be a better version of myself. I miss her everyday. (I no longer live in Chicago)


I recently visit her in Chicago and was lucky enough to be in one of her toddlers yoga class, it was so emotional, she is great with kids. And the connection she has with them and the bond she is helping create between caregiver/parent and toddler is simply amazing. It was a blessing to be part of the experience.
I recommend her to everyone, she is such a good soul.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Keyla is one of those rare human beings you wish to meet. I was lucky one. My daughter and I love her and her yoga class. Keyla is gentle, loving,enthusiastic, energetic, creative and very knowledgable teacher. We are forever thankful❤️.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Keyogui is amazing

I learned a lot injust one class! She is focused and dedicated and one can see the passion she has for teaching by simply being in the room with her. Great instructor!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The best!

Keyla is a true Yogi! Very commited and very experienced. Keyla is great with both children and adults . A big plus also is that she is fully bilingual, able to communicate in both English and Spanish.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Keyla's enthusiasm is infectious and I always feel more joyful in her presence. She expresses so effectively how to engage the body that I rarely need a demonstration to understand. Even when she forgets a word in English, como ‘elbow’ por ejemplo (and so, substitutes Spanish), my body is still right where it needs to be because she has led me there. Keyla encourages me to deepen my stretch or offers a more challenging approach, always keenly aware of my abilities and without compromising form or safety. I look forward to each Wednesday practice with her and our little community.

Keyla OrtizOctober 1, 2015

You flatter me with such beautiful words and eloquence! It means a lot, and it's good to know that my occasional spanglish doesn't interrupt the practice hehe =). I look forward to having you in class every week! you are incredibly beautiful and strong!! I love you energy, focus and determination! <3

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Loving Ashtanga Yoga with Keyla

I had never considered practicing Yoga before I started doing Ashtanga with Keyla. I always considered yoga as something boring and too soft for me, until she made me work. Now I'm super into it and love to practice with her. She makes me sweat and do forms that I have never imagined I was able to do. Now, yoga is part of my life thanks to Keyla and I really enjoy it. I don't consider it at all soft or boring anymore. She makes it very fun and exciting. I completely recommend practicing Ashtanga with her.

Keyla OrtizOctober 1, 2015

This makes me so happy! Especially because you amaze me with every practice! Thank you for your support and for your growing love for the practice! You are Ommaaaaazing!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga with Keyla!

The instructor keyla has help me discover a new world of peace & balance. She's been super helpful and friendly. Keyla has awesome spirit & energy. I highly recommend checking a class out or schedule individual attention now!

Keyla OrtizSeptember 4, 2015
Thank you!! =)

It has been a true pleasure having you as a student! Your energy is strong and beautiful! I'm lucky to get to share that energy with you,..a dedicated, hardworking soul!! Besos!!!