Meet the team

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Maegan Merrifield (owner, yoga teacher, meditation teacher) is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher with over 300 hours of yoga and meditation teacher training. She has her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and is certified in Expressive Arts Therapy. Maegan believes in creating spaces for people to approach themselves with compassion, radical self-acceptance, and to cultivate peace. 


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Natalie Bishop (program director, yoga teacher, meditation teacher) completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta following a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training from Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane in Maui, U.S.A.  She went on to further her training, studying the Professional Yoga Therapy Method, (PYT) founded by Ginger Garner which focuses on the use of yoga as a therapeutic modality by health care professionals. After completing over 12,000 hours of post-graduate training and a decade of observing yoga’s great potential to heal in therapeutic practice, Natalie is dedicated to sharing yoga through compassion and kindness.


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Drew Hertz (yoga teacher, meditation teacher) completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in Nicaragua with her teachers Susie Newson, Kristine 'Piper' Doiron and Natalie Bishop, of Mocean Yoga. For Drew, coming to her yoga mat created a sensation of returning home. It was a safe place that held her, and allowed space for transformation and healing. Since completing her training, Drew has created many accessible ways to share the teachings of yoga with her community.


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Patti Dorin (yoga teacher) has a degree in Communications and a background in marketing. She completed her 500-hour Moksha teacher training certificate under the teachings of Ted Grand and Jess Roberts, as well as her 200-hour Moksha Flow training. Patti teaches with love, attention, and encouragement. She lives her life with passion; a feeling you will experience when you meet her.


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Julia Lalach (yoga teacher) is currently attending Okanagan College; she will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Business. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Nicaragua, with Mocean Yoga. As a former dancer, she found expression through movement, and quickly fell in love with the practice of yoga. The practice has taught her strength confidence, mindfulness and compassion. She learned the importance of moving through the flow of life with an open heart and an open mind.             


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Adithya (Adi) Ravishankara (yoga teacher) has his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math from the University of Alberta and is pursuing his Master of Science in Engineering at UBCO. He has a broad and acute interest in the discovery of innovative ideas and movement. As a motivated yoga student, he completed his 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training from Prana Yoga, with a specialization in Akhanda Yoga. He enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals.


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Rachel Sacharuk (yoga teacher) has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, so cares passionately about alignment during asana practice. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Kelowna with Oranj fitness and is currently completing her Neu Yoga therapy training. She encourages her students to mindfully create space within their body to strengthen and heal wherever needed. She is dedicated to guiding people to truly connect to their personal yoga practice whether it be internal, external, on or off the mat.


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Debra Sieben (yoga teacher, meditation teacher) has her Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling from the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling. The years of long days working in both corporate and independent businesses made Debra realize the need to find a method to maintain calmness in daily chaos. This led her to study various methods of yoga: Hatha/Raja, Sattva, Integrative Therapy, Restorative, Faithful flow, Meditation and Yin yoga. Her focus as a teacher is to inspire and assist students in finding balance, calmness in the chaos, mind-body-breath connection, and an awareness of the possibilities that can come from the practice of yoga.