Open Flow | Hot


This class is taught by:

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.

Kelly Bortolin

Kelly began her love affair with yoga over 20 years ago. Being an athlete, her first draw to yoga was to attain mental and emotional strength and peace in the same way she had physically.

Yoga put Kelly on a path of self discovery and awakened awareness and inspired her passion for facilitating healing and growth in others. Kelly is also a Holistic Healer and Life Coach. Her intention is to combine all of her gifts and modalities to facilitate healing on all levels for her students.

Kelly has completed 200 hour YTTs in both Integrative yoga therapy and Vinyasa Flow. She has also completed Pre/Post Natal TT, YogaRocks Kids and Teens TT, and Yin/Yang TT.

Kelly’s favourite postures are Astavakrasana (eight-angle pose) as it demands strength, flexibility, concentration, balance and a connection with curiousity and playfulness and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) as Kelly loves to be upside down while connecting with a sense of commitment, strength, grace and fun!

Jacey Mazurek

Jacey graduated from De La Sol's Teacher Training in 2015 and started teaching yoga full time between different studios. She teaches everything from pranayama in a Sweat Relax Restore to challenging apex poses in a Vinyasa Level 1. Jacey reads her students before class so she can tailor the class to their needs. She teaches a mindful class with emphasis on cues and likes using open ended questions to encourage her students to delve deeper into their practice. Jacey likes to leave enough time near the end of her classes so her students have time to let go of their practice with a deep savasana. (She may even chant while playing singing bowls or give essential oil neck massages!)

Samantha Carpino

When Samantha was introduced to yoga four years ago she had no idea of the lifelong journey she was about to embark on. She grew up as an athlete and didn't realize the importance of listening to her body. Yoga has since then taught her to honour her body, let go of her ego and live in the present moment-where she has become more in tune with what her body is telling her. In her present day athletic endeavors, she is a more mindful, well rounded athlete and respects the balance that has been created in her body, mind and soul.
Samantha completed her Hatha-Vinyasa teacher training through De La Sol in Hamilton and will remain a student for life. Yoga has also drawn spirituality and creativity back into her life. You can find this in her classes along with, the expectation to move mindfully with your breath, build strength, and create more space for love and patience. Life is a journey of self discovery and she invites you to embark on this journey with her.

Currently Samantha's favourite poses are arm balances! The strength, courage and freedom that Samantha feels in these poses motivate her to push harder and step out of her comfort zone- on and off the mat.

Molly Kubes

As a Reiki Master and 200 hr Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Molly has followed the Yogini's path since a young age. She emanates a true purity of being, and has the rare gift of helping others connect to their power through Mother Earth. Once a provincial level gymnast, Molly first fell in love with the asana and acrobatic side of Yoga. However, as her practice progressed, so did her love for the spiritual side of Yoga. She began to recognize many of the therapeutic benefits Yoga has for the mind as well as the Spirit. Molly has studied from many different teachers and traditions, including Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha, and even Shamanism and various forms of energy healing. With love and great respect, she guides her students to be fully connected with their inner radiance and purpose.

Trish Dingman

Movement, theatre, poetry and music mold Trish’s world; working professionally as an actor in stage, film and television, since age 12. Drawing from her 9 years of teaching, over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and her creative background as a classically trained actor, Trish is creating something new and exciting on the mat.
In 1999 Trish began practicing yoga while attending the theatre-acting conservatory, at Ryerson University. She fell in LOVE with yoga in 2006, when she used it to help heal herself from addiction and depression.
Since then, Trish has studied asana, philosophy (both tantric and classical), anatomy, therapeutics, meditation and pranayama with some of the world's most inspiring teachers, including Ana Forrest, Noah Maze, Seane Corn, Martin Kirk, John Friend, Christopher Hareesh Wallis and Baron Baptiste.
Trish's teaching style is unique, fluid and energetic! She weaves story telling, poetry, music, dance and theatre into her asana classes. She is never short on laughs and lends kind healing hands to her students.
Trish's mission is love through creativity and authenticity. Her mantra is: "Find out what makes you special and share it with the world!"

Jessica Scott

Jessica graduated DLS teacher training a year ago and teaches a fun, challenging flow style class! 

Anwar Qureshi

Anwar found yoga in 2006 after realizing an active youth had given way to less healthy habits as he aged. Determined to regain his healthy lifestyle, he was drawn to yoga for it's fitness component, which works as one of the best cross trainers for many athletic endeavours. After practicing casually for two years Anwar found it was the mental and emotional benefits that kept him coming back to his mat.
 
With the new found depth to his practice, Anwar began practicing more seriously and completed his 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification at De La Sol in 2011 and is now teaching yoga full time. Anwar has taught with Yoga Rocks, a yoga program that brings yoga to high school boy's gym classes. 
 
It is the combination and balance between the physical and mental that led Anwar to reorient his life towards practicing and teaching yoga. His favourite pose embodies these qualities, Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand), which requires both focus and strength.

Michelle Hudecki

After years of competitive gymnastics, Michelle found yoga in 2006 in an effort to heal and connect to her body and spirit. After an ankle injury she could no longer compete and found yoga was able to fill what she felt had been missing. Over the years, the practice gradually infused into every aspect of her life. Michelle completed her first 200 hour training program at De La Sol Yoga Studio and is still continuing her education further. Some of Michelle's teachers and biggest influences include, Doug Swenson, Kino McGregor, Meghan Currie and of course, Katie McClelland. Michelle is passionate about teaching and making yoga accessible to the community. Michelle’s motto is a body in motion stays in motion.

Whether she is teaching or taking a class at the studio she always feels surrounded by so many awesome people which makes it hard not to love De La Sol and the Sol Yoga family! Meeting such beautiful individuals who continue to inspire her is just one of the many reasons why she wanted to join the De La Sol and the Sol Yoga family.

Michelle leads a vegetarian lifestyle and loves spending time with family and friends. Michelle's favourite pose is Urdhva Dhanurasana because it is an uplifting posture. It stimulates the nervous system and opens the heart, and can leave you glowing with energy and vitality for the rest of the day. Also, in this pose Michelle, with her heart shining to the sky, likes to send an intention or a message of love to someone who she feels needs it.

"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teachings of my soul". – Rumi

Open Flow is a class designed to cater to students of all levels who have a generally good level of fitness and ideally, some yoga experience. Different modifications will be offered to suit intro level students up to intermediate and advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jul 21 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Jul 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Jul 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jacey Mazurek
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Jul 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 24 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Molly Kubes
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Jul 25 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Trish Dingman
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Jul 26 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Jul 26 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Jessica Scott
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Jul 27 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Jul 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Jul 28 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Michelle Hudecki
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Jul 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jacey Mazurek
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sun Jul 30 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 31 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Jul 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Molly Kubes
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Aug 01 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Trish Dingman
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 02 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Aug 02 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Jessica Scott
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown