Sweat Relax Restore | Hot | G


This class is taught by:

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.

Alaina Evans

As a competitive dancer throughout her childhood and teenage years, Alaina first came to yoga as a way to stay fit and flexible as she came into adulthood. Soon after beginning to practice she realized that there was so much more to yoga than the physical postures. She began to notice how she was able to cope with stressful situations and felt more balanced in her everyday life. Alaina loves the physical, mental and spiritual connection that yoga marries. She loves to challenge herself physically while working to maintain a calm breath and calm mind in her practice and loves to bring this to her teaching as well. She graduated from De La Sol 200 YTT program and immediately began teaching. She has also been certified in Prenatal and Children's Yoga. She is so excited to be able to share her passion for the practice with others.
Her favourite pose is Garudasana (Eagle Pose) as she loves the feeling of fresh prana and energy flowing through the body after restricting the flow in the pose.

Anthony Berlingeri

Anthony relates yoga to being in a relationship; it takes commitment, vulnerability, playfulness, faith, forgiveness, & compassion. Anthony’s love affair with yoga began about 8 years ago & like most relationships do, it started on the surface. My hamstrings were super tight and I wanted to loosen up while toning my body. Little did I know yoga would remain with me throughout some of the hardest times of my life. Yoga became a mirror for me to see myself in. Most of us start to practice for the simple reason of strengthening the mind and body, but ultimately we begin to re-discover our own truth. We get out of our heads and into our Selves, which is the very nature of love. As a teacher I believe the essence of yoga is also the art of living. Its about being present for our Self, and the world that we live in, so that we can express and celebrate the divinity that we all share. Yoga isn’t a religion, nor does it have anything to do with becoming a better person. Its simply about letting go of the past, as well as our fears of the future, so that the gift of the present can be received! Anthony is recognized in the community for his commitment to bring yoga and meditation into schools through his Yoga Affects Youth initiative. His intention is bring the gift of yoga and meditation to children so that they can begin the path of their own discovery from an early age. For more information check out yogaaffectsyouth.com.
 
Anthony's favourite yoga pose is Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand). It's not often he flips his world upside down, but when he does it gives him a completely different view and perspective. It also forces him to be present to avoid tumbling over.

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 !!!

Samantha Clarke

Samantha began her journey humbly from her own home in 2002 and has since completed her 200 YTT in the fall of 2012 with Katie McClelland and Andre Grandbois of De La Sol Yoga Studios.

Her love of nature, health and spirituality keep her classes inspirational and loving. Her approach to teaching emphasizes the transformative nature of the practice. Samantha herself, credits her yoga practice and time in teacher training as transformational and has helped her to discover a greater joy and enthusiasm for all aspects of her life both on and off the mat.
Samantha’s passion for the practice continues to grow with the study of yoga philosophy, something she hopes to develop further as her journey progresses. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family and spending time with the many canines in her life!
Samantha’s favorite pose is Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank Pose) because she can feel the strength of her entire body at work and the beautiful balance between earth and air.

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 a great introduction to the Infrared Hot room.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Nov 23 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Nov 24 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Nov 25 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Karen Barber
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Nov 27 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Nov 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Nov 29 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Samantha Clarke
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Nov 30 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Dec 01 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Dec 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Karen Barber
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Dec 04 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Dec 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Wed Dec 06 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Samantha Clarke
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Thu Dec 07 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Fri Dec 08 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Sat Dec 09 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Karen Barber
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown
  • Mon Dec 11 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Waterdown