Vinyasa Flow 1 | I


This class is taught by:

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.

Chris Nguyen

Chris is a yoga and Pilates teacher. 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. 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 2018, Chris completed his fourth trip studying at the Shala with Paramaguru Sharath Jois. Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) under Dr. Andreo Spina and continues to work with Head FRC & Kinstretch Master Instructor, Dana John Heimbecker. In 2018, Chris completed the Kinstretch Instructor training in the Functional Range Systems under Dewey Neilson and is currently completing the certification. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus performer and coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca and handbalance legend, Yury Bozyan. Chris is also a second degree Reiki practitioner.

  

In 2017, Chris completed the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 Teacher Training created by Jill Miller.

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 Fife

As a competitive gymnast, Kelly was trained from a very young age to ignore how her body was feeling and to push through pain. This mindset stayed with her for years, but ironically only lead to tight muscles and stiff, achy joints. Although Kelly was initially drawn to yoga to increase pain free range of motion, she has since learned how to move and breathe with awareness, as well as experienced the physical and psychological benefits of leading a mindful life.
 
A recent graduate from De La Sol's 2011-2012 Yoga Teacher Training Program, Kelly's classes are inspired by the benefits of maintaining proper alignment while moving in and out of postures, as well as by the enjoyment she has found in moving with breath while flowing from one posture to the next.

As a student in her class, Kelly hopes you will find space to move with your own breath, explore your own practice, and eventually experience how a mindful practice on the mat can lead to greater overall well-being once you are off.

Kelly's favourite yoga pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand). Even if just for a split second, there is a feeling of weightlessness she can find there that she never experienced standing on two feet!

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.

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.

Using the principles learned in the Intro or Fundamentals class, this class moves you through sequences at a faster pace and explores more challenging asanas such as backbends and arm balances. Our flow classes contain elements found in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara and Iyengar practices.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jan 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jan 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Jan 19 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jan 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jan 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Jan 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jan 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jan 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Jan 26 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jan 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Jan 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Jan 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jan 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Jan 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Feb 02 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Feb 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Feb 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Alaina Evans
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Feb 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Feb 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Feb 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton