Hot Flow 1


This class is taught by:

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!

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 !!!

Tim Smith

Tim started his yoga journey in 2003 with books and through self instruction he developed a consistent home Hatha practice. In 2011 after 8 years of home practice he took his first yoga class and quickly gravitated to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga where he eventually met Ron Reid at Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto. Through Ron's training Tim deepened his understanding of body movement within Ashtanga's first series and the beginning of second series. In 2015 Tim furthered his yoga studies by making his first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois, the director of the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and the grandson of the institute founder Pattabhi Jois. Tim continues to practice Ashtanga daily under the capable instruction of KPJAYI Authorized Lv 2 teacher Anna Muzzin and has completed second series with Anna's guidance. Tim now blends tradition with evolution to support growth and understanding of the practice of yoga in a non harmful way which involves an open dialog between student and teacher.

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.

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.

  

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.

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.

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.

Jessica Scott

Jessica graduated DLS teacher training a year ago and teaches a fun, challenging flow style class! She is eager to teach as much as she can at DLS.

Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan

Naz's love for yoga was first discovered in 2002. Struggling with obesity at the time and knowing changes needed to be made, she started her daily practice in her living room to a Yoga dvd until eventually making her way into her first studio class. With a daily practice, and balanced nutrition Naz fell in love with Yoga and successfully lost 125 pounds and has successfully maintained her dedication to self improvement.

Through encouragement and support from her family and friends Naz completed her 200hr Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training at De La Sol.

Naz's passion for fitness and desire to explore mind/body connection flourishes through her yoga teaching. Her classes offer powerful fitness sequences, with a focus on flow and core. Naz's favourite poses are triangle pose "trikonasana " and four limbed staff pose "chaturanga dandasana"

Antoniette Finelli

Antoniette's roots are in Ashtanga Vinyasa and was certified at Vinyasa Flow in California. She has been teaching yoga since 2002 and her favourite class to teach is fun flow with lots of heat and great music!
 
Antoniette also teaches yoga to children aged 3-19 in schools, camps, outdoor education and private venues in California, Toronto and across Canada. She is passionate about engaging children of all ages and abilities to become healthy and active through the use of these non-competitive activities. She is also a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner and Regisitered Reflexologist.
 
Antoniette's favorite yoga pose is Ardha-Chandrasana (Half Moon) because she feels like she can fly!
Using the principles learned in an Intro, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Apr 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Apr 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Apr 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Tim Smith
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Apr 26 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Apr 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Apr 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Apr 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Apr 29 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Apr 29 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Apr 30 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm with Jessica Scott
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon May 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon May 01 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue May 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue May 02 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed May 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed May 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed May 03 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Antoniette Finelli
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed May 03 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Anthony Berlingeri
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton