Having been first introduced to yoga by my mother as a young child, I was always intrigued by it and dabbled here and there over the years but didn’t take the steps towards a dedicated practice until much later in life. In 2014 I joined De La Sol having spent the previous year recovering from a stroke. There, I found my practice, I found proper alignment, I found my breath, and I found myself, all amongst a beautiful community of people – students and teachers alike. Having recently completed the amazing experience of De La Sol YTT this year, I am developing my teaching style to support the unique story of each student from the beginner to multi-decade practiced yogi. I believe it is incredibly important to develop an eye that moves students into shapes that work best for their physicality and moves them away from trying to mimic the people next to them or what they’ve seen in photos. Off the mat, my passion for teaching chair yoga to seniors has confirmed “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down” ~ Jigar Gor
Exploring modern yoga has become a mine field of blind leading the blind, with emphasis on Yoga, for asana's sake.
““If getting deeper into a pose isn’t getting me deeper into my life, then why am i doing it?””
Developing yoga as a tool for exploration greatly influences the teaching style and approach Peter takes to exploring the depths of yoga. In 2012 Peter was introduced to yoga though one of the more common avenues of discovery, asana. Being drawn by the allure of physical activity amongst a mostly female and nurturing client base created an easy place to find something that felt like personal intimacy/sovereignty. Not long after finding this connection, it was further explored though teacher trainnings, philosophy and long held silence. His practice has continued to develop and branch out, all coming from the root of simply connecting to a place of stillness/fullness/emptiness. This is exactly the intention behind every class, to look for a space in ones mind that is free of pattern, a place to rest and come to know the part of us that is consciousness. Classes are often accompanied by bowls or chanting and always leave room for practitioners to explore their own practice as it comes to them.
Robin Lamarr is a yoga and pilates instructor, thai massage practitioner and eager student of diverse movement practices. She began her yoga journey in 2005, quickly becoming a dedicated student at Downward Dog Yoga Centre, under the guidance of Diane Bruni, Ron Reid, Amica Hilton, Sheldon Shannon and David Bruni. In 2013, Robin completed Downward Dog’s 250hr Teacher Training and immediately started teaching regularly at various studios in Toronto. Since then, she has completed over 700hrs in continuing education training, including Yoga Detour’s comprehensive approach to building a safe, strong and sustainable movement practice - created by Cecily Milne and Kathryn Bruni-Young, Michael Stone's Breathing the Body into Stillness - his approach to intersecting yoga asana with sitting meditation, as well as MISFITMETHOD Teacher Training’s unique blend of yoga, pilates and dance - created by Amber Joliat.
Robin’s thoughtfully sequenced classes are driven by music. Her approach is multifaceted, accessible, yet challenging. Robin is committed to exploring various ways to share mindful movement, endeavouring to make the journey into self graceful, insightful and playful.