Hot Yin Yang


This class is taught by:

Martha Shea

Martha has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2000 and received her first 300 hour yoga certification with The American Yoga Academy that same year. In 2001 Martha received her yoga certification from The Yoga and Healing Center in New Jersey with Wendy Grosse, who specializesin Soul Sweat Yoga. In 2003, Martha was certified in Prenatal Yoga with Janice Clarfield at Kripalu Yoga, and in 2008, her Yoga Ed Certification in Ontario.
 
Martha has been inspired by David Life and Sharon Gannon and has attended several intensive training and summer camps with them. This year, Martha completed her Baron Baptiste Level 2, and is currently working on her certification with him.
 
Martha’s mat is a vehicle for creativity and freedom in her life. She counts her blessings on her mat. It is a place of pure space where she connects to her center, her strength and her authenticity. Yoga has brought Martha through some very challenging times in her life. She believes in many ways that it has saved her. It reminds her constantly that she is always stronger than she thinks she is, and it reminds her to be present in her moment, her life, one breath at a time.
 
Martha’s favourite poses are arm balances. Arm balances combine freedom and strength. You need to draw on your core, your truth before you can find the courage to fly. They remind you that anything is possible – all you have to do is break the branch, trust and fly into endless possibilities !!!

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.

Kerry Casarin

Kerry began practicing yoga as a teenager, and was instantly drawn to the physical challenge. She continued to practice as a means of exercise but her focus shifted after the birth of her daughter, and her practice became a way to find quiet, mindful space in her busy life. While she still enjoys a vigorous flow class, she equally enjoys melting into her mat for restorative yoga too!

After becoming a mom, Kerry decided that she wanted to spread her love of yoga with everyone she could, and completed her 200 hr teacher training in 2013 at De La Sol in Hamilton; she also studied prenatal and postnatal yoga through the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto, and children’s yoga with Yoga Rocks.
 
Kerry's favourite pose is Garudasana,(Eagle Pose). It makes her feel fierce and powerful, yet soft and graceful.

Steve Ferrell

Steve found his pathway to Yoga as a bodybuilder and personal trainer who was always feeling tight, sore and looking for “more” out of his physical workouts. Steve tried his first class with Hamilton’s Alex Bovkis and immediatley fell in love. Within 3 months Steve was enrolled in his first 200hr Teacher Training with Heather Greaves. Steve was certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), a style founded by renowned Yoga therapist, Joseph LePage. Steve found his way to De La Sol where he immediately fell in love with the fluidity, strength and meditative qualities of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. Steve is always learning, and combined with his interests in Human Anatomy, Ayruveda and Buddhist Meditation, he continues to deepen his practice. He offers a challenging, invigorating but very quirky and light hearted class, blending the physical with an emphasis on the mental and spiritual facets of the practice.
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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 30 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed May 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jun 01 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Jun 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Jun 02 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Jun 04 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Jun 05 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Jun 05 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jun 06 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Jun 07 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jun 08 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Jun 09 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Jun 09 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Jun 11 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Jun 12 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Jun 12 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jun 13 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Jun 14 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton