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This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Christine Hamilton

Christine was first introduced to yoga in 2011 at De La Sol Hamilton (pretty neat huh??). After her first class she knew that it was the start of a beautiful friendship. She had been searching for something that she was passionate about and yoga was it!!

After practicing for a couple of years she took a leap of courage and enrolled in the teacher training program at Power Yoga Canada. Six months of training was even more proof that yoga was something that Christine wanted to share with people. And even thought she is new to the yoga scene, her love and joy for yoga comes out in her playful and inspirational teaching style.

Christine is a bright light with an infectious energy which most people who come into contact with her can attest to. She is a “what you see is what you get” kind of gal….on and off her mat! And it is with so much love and gratitude to De La Sol that her heart, mind and spirit have been opened to this beautiful thing we call yoga ☺

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 !!!

Nancy Cochren

Nancy began studying yoga in 1999 while earning a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University. She was immediately hooked! After returning home to Ontario she attended the Yoga Centre of Burlington where she discovered Ashtanga yoga with Katie. It was a perfect balance to her study of martial arts in which she holds a second degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and civilian black belt in Krav Maga. As a long time martial arts instructor, she developed a sport-specific yoga program and began teaching in 2004.
 
Soon after De La Sol was opened at the Aberdeen location, with an overwhelming response from the community, Katie found she had to bring on more teachers. Nancy happily began teaching there and went on to complete her 200 hour YTT at De La Sol in 2008. In 2011 Nancy completed the first Yoga Tune Up teacher training held in Canada with Jill Miller. This has reinvigorated her teaching with a physiological approach to the practice and she continues to joyfully share her passion with students.
 
Nancy loves so many poses but does take any opportunity to kick into pincha mayurasana, discovering new perspective in body, in mind and spirit!

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.

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"

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!

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:

  • Thu Nov 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 23 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Nov 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Nov 25 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Nov 25 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Nov 26 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm with Christine Hamilton
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Nov 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Nancy Cochren
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 28 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Naz (Rebecca) Zarezadegan
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 30 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Claudia Bauman
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Fri Dec 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Dec 02 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Dec 02 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Anwar Qureshi
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton