Vinyasa Flow 1 | I


This class is taught by:

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. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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:

  • Tue Nov 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Nov 24 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Nov 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Nov 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Nov 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Dec 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Dec 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Dec 04 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Wed Dec 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Samantha Carpino
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Dec 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Steve Ferrell
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Thu Dec 06 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Sat Dec 08 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kelly Fife
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Dec 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Chris Nguyen
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton
  • Tue Dec 11 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kerry Casarin
    at De La Sol Yoga Hamilton