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 18 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 and 300 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training school. Always a student myself, I gratefully remain in ongoing training with my teacher Baron Baptiste, and I also recently received my certification in Strategic Intervention Coaching from the Robbins/Madanes Institute. 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.
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 a certified Baptiste teacher with a 200-hr Ashtanga training, Baptiste Level One and Level Two 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 demeanour fool you, she will stand powerfully for you stepping into your greatest possibility on your mat and everywhere in your life!
Sandy is our bubbly energizer bunny with an infectious energy! She has worked in the wellness industry for over 25 years as a personal fitness trainer and councillor. After the sudden loss of her husband 16 years ago, she began to study various styles of yoga and traveled the world learning and teaching yoga. Sandy recently received her certification from Baptiste Yoga, bringing her close to TEN 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 and is excited to share her abundant knowledge with you!
Carol Domanko is the Shift Power Yoga Studio Manager. She 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 the courage to stand on her head, opened up her heart, and her life began to fall into place. Carol has over 6 years teaching experience. Carol did her first 200 hour training in Maya Yoga with Nikki Doane, and after experiencing the transformative effects of Baptiste Yoga, completed a second 200-hour as well as the 300-hour Master Training with Pam Rader at Shift Power Yoga . 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.
Ryan has been an avid student of yoga for six years and is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 hour and 300 hour teacher trainings. He currently assists Shift Power Yoga's 200-hour trainings and is all about contribution. He has grown exponentially as a person and a teacher through Baptiste Yoga and is excited to empower his students into their own growth. Yoga has given him the ability to connect with people in a deeper way than ever before. Ryan believes that yoga will heal the world and that peace among all people is possible. 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!
Caroldean is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings. 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!
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!
Dawnalee is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 Hour and 300 Hour teacher trainings. Her background in healthcare and healing touch give Dawnalee a special edge when it comes to teaching about the restorative power 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! Dawnalee's favourite classes to teach are of the slower, more nurturing variety. Come check them out and have your heart filled up!
Jaylene is a Graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 hour training. She is a very eager learner and couldn't wait to start teaching! During training she decided to take a big step and go to college to become a Registered Massage Therapist and loves to use her growing knowledge of physical anatomy to give amazing hands-on assists! She has been practicing yoga for about 6 years now and loves the mental and physical changes/challenges Baptiste yoga provides. Jay is truly honoured to teach at Shift because anything is possible in this dynamic community full of game changers. Come spend some fun time on your mat, you will be welcomed with a big open heart.
Lexie is a graduate of the 200hr and the 300hr Shift Power Yoga teacher trainings. She is committed to learning and growing with you. She is a believer in adventure and the power to choose happiness and fun in every moment. So take a break from adulting, come have some fun and discover something new on your mat and in your life.
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!