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This class is taught by:

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 !!!
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:

  • Sun Oct 22 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Oct 24 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Oct 25 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Oct 28 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Oct 29 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Oct 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Oct 31 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 01 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Nov 04 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Martha Shea
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sun Nov 05 8:45 am - 10:00 am with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Mon Nov 06 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kelly Bortolin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 07 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 07 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton