As the owner of Shift Power Yoga and the leader of a spectacular group of teachers, it is both my privilege and my commitment to create a community of acceptance, belonging, service, inspiration and badass, extraordinary living! I came to yoga to heal my back and found that it healed my life and empowered me in ways that I never dreamed possible. I am honoured to be able share this practice and its life changing teachings with our community. I have been teaching yoga in the Okanagan for over 17 years and am proud to be a 500 Hour certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher as well as the founder and facilitator of The Shift Power Yoga Institute which is our 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training school. Always a student myself, I gratefully remain in ongoing training with my teacher Baron Baptiste. Through Baptiste yoga I am at cause for creating more bold leaders on this planet and to leave a legacy of love and service, empowerment and possibility. I invite you to experience our one-of-a-kind community of game-changers and step into your greatness!
Dustin is our resident Miracle Maker and hands-on assisting magician. Dustin teaches the Baptiste methodology with passion, purpose and clarity. His powerful style and genuine love of Baptiste yoga shines through in every class. Dustin is a certified Baptiste teacher who is strongly committed to growth and service. He remains in ongoing training with Baron Baptiste and is a co-facilitator in Shift Power Yoga's 200 HR Yoga Teacher Trainings. Dustin is one of Kelowna's most popular and loved teachers and he looks forward to being of service to you in a powerful way! As a current lululemon ambassador you can even catch his handsome face on the wall of our local store!
Our sweet Jolene comes from an Ashtanga background of teaching but has since fallen in love with the Baptiste style of practice and teaching and fits right into our crazy little tribe! This beauty is an experienced teacher with a 200-hr Ashtanga training, Baptiste Level One training and Shift Power Yoga's 200 Hour training under her belt. Jolene is on a mission to provide you with an unforgettable experience every time you step on your mat! Don't let her sweet demeanor fool you, she will stand powerfully for you stepping into your greatest possibility on your mat and everywhere in your life!
Colleen is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-Hour Teacher training and an experienced student and teacher. She first came to yoga for the physical benefits but quickly discovered the whole life transformation that awaits the dedicated student and embraced her journey whole-heartedly. Colleen brings a genuine desire for her students to experience something special and be inspired in each and every class. Her attention to detail will help you create true north alignment in your poses and new possibilities in your life! Colleen looks forward to welcoming you to your mat soon!
Sandy has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for over 25 years working as a personal fitness trainer and councelor. After the sudden loss of her husband 15 years ago she began to study various styles of yoga and traveled the world learning and teaching yoga. With over eight teacher trainings including Yin, kids yoga, Sivananda, Anusara-inspired as well as Baptiste Level One, Level Two and Art of Assisting, she is passionate both about teaching and being a life-long student of yoga.
Carol Domanko was raised in the Okanagan Valley, and discovered yoga while completing her BFA in Film Production at UBC in Vancouver. Through her practice, she released stored energy in her hips, found th courage to stand on her head, opened up her heart, and her life began to fall into place. Carol has over 5 years teaching experience and recently completed a second 200-hr YTT with Pam Rader at Shift Power Yoga in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa style. She sees yoga as way of life, a means for self-expression, and a way to connect with something beyond - a place where we are all one.
Caroldean is a recent graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 Hour teacher training. She has been a dedicated and passionate student for years and is truly excited and honoured to have the opportunity to share her new teaching skills and passion for the transformative power of yoga with you! You can catch CeeDee (as she likes to be called) at our community classes where she brings together her love of yoga and her generous heart of service. We love CeeDee and we know that you will too!
Ryan has been an avid student of yoga for almost five years and is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200hr teacher training. He has experienced much growth in that time and now teaches to serve and give that experience to you! Ryan believes strongly in the power of community and the things that can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal. He invites you to join him for an opportunity to grow and work together to unlock your potential, your power and become your best self!
Dawnalee is a recent graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 Hour teacher training. Though she has been practicing only 4 years, her background in healthcare and healing touch give Dawnalee a special edge when it comes to teaching about the healing powers of yoga. One of the warmest and kindest human beings that we know, she gives amazing hands-on assists that will have you coming back for more! Check out Dawnalee at our Community Classes and have your heart filled up!
Lea began her love affair with yoga 10 years ago after realizing it not only made her body feel better but also awakened her to living more intentionally and passionately. In the past 5 years she has completed two 200 hour YTT's, the most recent here at Shift Power Yoga. Lea's passion led her to develop a Yoga & Wellness program at Kelowna Secondary School and she specifically loves sharing the power of yoga, intention, self- love and compassion with youth. Always a student herself Lea is committed to always learning, growing and evolving on and off the mat and she looks forward to having the privilege of being one of the teachers on your journey sometime soon!
Val truly embodies what it is to be a dedicated, life long student of this practice. With more than 8 teacher trainings under her belt including Baptiste Level One, Level Two and Art of Assisting as well as Shift Power Yoga's 200-Hour YTT she also has years of dedicated practice. Val is lovely in every sense of the word and will warmly and generously share her wealth of knowledge, experience and a big generous heart with you every time you meet her! She is our resident Yin Master and can throw down a badass Baptiste Power Class to boot! Join Val for a class and you will leave feeling like you just got the biggest hug from the sweetest person guaranteed!