Sweat, Relax, Restore


This class is taught by:

Melissa Lam

It's so great to be back at De La Sol to see new and familiar faces!

I had the pleasure to teach at De La Sol about 2 years ago when the Waterdown Studio first opened.

I love to travel and for the past 2 years taught English and Yoga in South Korea.

I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program in 2013 with Global Yoga Shala while living in Peru.

I am trained in the Ashtanga Method - Primary Series, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. I am confident in subbing any of the classes offered at De La Sol.

My focus when teaching is to encourage students to develop a mindful, creative, and most importantly sustainable yoga practice.

Chris Nguyen

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 through his Level 2 authorized teacher, Anna Muzzin. 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 2016, Chris completed his third trip. Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) studying under Dr. Andreo Spina. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus coach. Nicolas Montes de Oca.

  

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.

Claudia Bauman

Claudia believes that people come to yoga to feel better and that we are all seeking an experience of our own goodness. It is Claudia’s intention as a teacher to encourage others to be open of heart, open of mind, open to feeling better both on their yoga mats and most importantly, during the yoga of everyday life.
 
Claudia has drawn upon the experience of her teaching career in education and brought it into a new domain..the yoga mat. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in the Anusara Tradition with Michael Siddal in 2008 and continues to learn from him. Guiding and inspiring Claudia on her journey have been her valued friends and teachers Katie McClelland and Andre Grandbois.

Luisa Caruso

Luisa is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, she graduated from Prana Yoga College in Vancouver in 2009. She started practicing as a result of a drawn out battle with depression and anxiety and began seeking alternative therapies to support growth as well as emotional and physical wellness. Since studying out west she continued her yoga practice with many Iyanger, Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin inspired teachers, she is currently studying Ayurveda.
 
Luisa has been practicing yoga since 2006 and has accumulated over 500 hours of both teaching and studying experience, she is also a certifed Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. Luisa has a passion for social justice and activism and is currently pursuing her apprenticeship in Child and Youth Work, she believes that her yoga practice has nurtured and supported these passions. Luisa teaches both Flow and Yin classes, with specific emphasis on breathing and awareness of the patterened habits of the mind and body. In her classes you will create both strength and flexibility in balance, combining controlled movement, deep stretch and a good laugh.

Luisa's favorite posture is Adho Mukha Svanasana (Wild Thing / Flip Dog). Letting go and dropping back into the unknown, opening the heart while cultivating strength in the arms.

Enjoy this candle-lit class created to relieve stress and tension. The heat stimulates deep muscle release and detoxification of the body and the relaxed atmosphere helps to quiet the mind. This class is open to all levels, including absolute beginners and is a great introduction to the Infrared Hot room.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 24 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Aug 24 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Aug 28 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Aug 31 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Aug 31 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 07 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 07 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Sep 11 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Luisa Caruso
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 14 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 14 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Sep 18 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Luisa Caruso
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 21 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 21 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Luisa Caruso
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 28 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Sep 28 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Oct 02 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm with Luisa Caruso
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Oct 05 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Melissa Lam
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Oct 05 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton