OUR INSTRUCTORS

At OYS, we believe our instructors are the heart & soul of this family. Without them, we wouldn't be here. Take some time to get to know them, read their bio's and check them out in studio.

TAYLOR MORRICE

300 HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2014

OWNER/TEACHER

Giving myself the gift of choosing a career in sharing this practice is one that I will forever be thanking my mind, my soul and my body for. This practice has changed every aspect in my life and continues to do so everyday.
I hope this practice brings you the same joy through continuous dedication and commitment.

 

Our journey to finding inner peace isn’t an easy one but it is one that will bring the outmost contentment in your everyday lives. Our Yoga Space was created to allow you to feel at ‘home’, comfortable, supported and loved. This community is such a powerful antidote to whatever you may be going through. I hope you find a little slice of ‘home’ in OUR space.
 

Sweet little things that light up my soul:
Yoga (duh), coffee (double duh), wine (triple duh), my sweet little baby, Benji who, I promise, you will all get to know as he is my little sidekick in all things life, my uber supportive + loving husband Dave, our fullhearted frenchies, Sophie (the stubborn + lazy princess) + Hamlet (the ridiculously cuddly + crazy younger brother), cozy nights at home, coffee dates, cranberry cheese,anything and everything Oreo, Maui beaches + the salty ocean,all the plants I can get my hands on, And of course, my loving family + friends, this community and all of you.

See you on the mat.

TESSA MURRAY
500HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2011  ​

I love being inspired and sponge up any opportunity to learn. In 2017 I embarked on an intensive journey to accomplish my 300hr advanced teacher training with Clara Roberts-Oss. This course was just what I needed to push my practice and offering as a teacher to the next level. I hope by living these teachings I can help elevate my life and the life of others. Everything I have learned I try to bring that across to students in a safe, creative, accessible, and empowering way.

 

Yoga has brought balance to my life in so many ways, physically, mentally, and energetically. I believe Yoga can give us the tools we need to get the most out of life and be comfortable with discomfort of all sorts. Some of my other loves in this life include spending time adventuring local lakes on my SUP with my dog at my feet, solo camping; there is something so peaceful and soul igniting about being in the quite outdoors with just you, your dog and the stars above. Horseback riding, something I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Owning a horse again would be an absolute dream. Wine touring with friends, because who doesn’t love that.
 

If you are reading this, I am so happy you are interested in bringing Yoga into your life;
I would be honoured to be a part of that process.

ROZ HUBER

500HR YTT; YOGA TEACHER EST. 2014 

I am a lifer - you know those humans who create + soak up everything they can in life? Yep, I’m one of those. I was born + raised right here in Kelowna and a few of my favourite things usually include lake jumps in the summer, red wine on the deck with an ice cube, biker gang rides, my hubby and that feeling where your meal is an experience. Also, I’m a hugger. I love a good full body squeeze. 

 

I found yoga back in 2009 when I played varsity basketball at UBCO and fun fact: I actually fell in love with yoga at a studio that was in the very space that is now OYS - talk about full circle! I personal train and lead adventure retreats which has been a real dream to live out alongside teaching yoga - what keeps me coming back to the mat is the people. I love every aspect of community; teachers, students, class vibes & togetherness as a feeling. 

 

I do my best to create little pockets of fun everywhere I go — I’ve been told I have a special ability to make the hard stuff fun which is something that always makes me smile. My style of classes have an element of play & I love to offer up a little something for your mind to ponder, for your heart to savour and for you to be in your body in an empowered way. I can’t wait to see you!

ASPEN PERCIVAL

200hr YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2014 

I have always found great joy in exploring athletics, from team sports to mountain sports and many endeavours in-between, I have found the challenge, vigor and exhilaration immensely fulfilling. As I began to explore the world of yoga, I fell in love with the integration of movement, breathe, rhythm and flow. For me, yoga is all about being present, aware and open to learning what my body-mind has to teach me.

My greatest gift as a yoga teacher, has been to hold space for others to cultivate more presence, harmony and deep gratitude while on and off the mat. My passion to support others in creating new levels of health and vitality led me to
complete my Naturopathic medical degree in 2020, and embark on the entrepreneurial journey I am on today. I’m jazzed by the confluence of yoga, thepelvic floor and how we can foster a deeper connection with our wild feminine to
blossom into our most radiant selves. I am passionate about learning, growing and connecting with others and am always happy to discuss the latest art and science of health, yoga, food as medicine, and more! 

 

I hold deep reverence for the beauty of nature, and make it a priority to spend ample time in the mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, soaking up all our precious Earth has to teach me.  I am so honoured to be a part of your journey at OYS, and look forward to personally meeting each of you!

MILES KROEKER
200HR AYTT, YOGA TEACHER EST.2014

The physical practice of yoga asana is something that has cycled through my life, however, the unity and love that Yoga represents has stuck with me and continues to be my guide no matter the physical representation. 
 

I appreciate the unique qualities that every individual brings to the practice and truly believe we all have something to learn from one another. My deepest desire is to hold space for people to discover and unlock their greatest potential for growth, discovery and love.
 

When not teaching you can find me enjoying other beautiful things in life through the culinary art, exploring nature or performing circus/dance. May we all delight in life and find the freedom to truly express ourselves!

JULIANA LAVELL

700+ YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2011

I discovered yoga as a teenager from the influence of my Mom who is a Kundalini Yogi. Yoga, for me has been a way to find reconnect with myself and embody my connection to the infinite, nature and the cosmos. I love to teach and practice with my whole heart, with playfulness, kindness and integrity.
I encourage students to move with intuition and fullness of breath. My mat has always been my safe space to ground and return to love. I enjoy the study of Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, anatomy and the connection between science and spirituality. Often you will see me upside down in acro or aerial Yoga, drinking out of mason jars, laughing too loudly, painting, making music and spending time with my daughter. I look forward to seeing you in class! 

JAMIE THRASHER

500HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST.2016

Being introduced to yoga was the most beautiful gift I could have ever received. It has guided me into a deeper awareness of my soul and my truth. Yoga to me is this magical medicine that can guide us to where we need to be, and to bring in teachings of that which we need to learn, whether that is on or off the mat. I began teaching in 2016 and received my 500 hour training in 2019.

My heart lies within the energetic and spiritual teachings of yoga but also, if you have taken my class, you'll probably know I also love getting creative with my sequencing and trying new things. Teaching in this way feels like an art and I love being able to find new ways to express and move and to share that in my class!

But, besides yoga I do enjoy other things!

You can catch me with my daily dose of caffeine or enjoying a cool cider in the sunshine ;)

I pretty much enjoy anything that is outdoors- hiking, beaches, biking, gardening, camping, snowboarding (yes, I am one of the ones that actually enjoys the snow!).

I love learning about plants (I definitely have my hands full at home with those) and I also love learning about astrology, tarot, and crystals...basically any metaphysical type arts. I often also spend my time in the park doing acro yoga or spend time at home practicing guitar. Besides that, just a girl that enjoys her time with friends and family!

Hope to see you on the mat.

HAYDEN KEE

200HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2020

I came to postural yoga several years ago on the advice of my physiotherapist. At the time, I only hoped to mend a body that was wearing down prematurely from years of neglect and recklessness. But I soon realized the practice had much more to offer than just physical benefits, and it is the subtle effects on my mind and character that keep me practicing.

 

Off the mat, much of my life has been dedicated to research and teaching in philosophy and the sciences of mind. As my postural yoga practice developed and opened new horizons of experience, I naturally became interested in the history and philosophy of yoga. I began to integrate these two aspects of my life in 2019 when I traveled to India to deepen my practice of postural yoga and begin studies in Indian philosophy.

 

My practice combines the practical and intellectual dimensions of the yoga heritage. I identify equally with the complementary paths of hatha yoga and jnana yoga: the yoga of force that transforms the self, and the yoga of knowledge that illuminates it.

 

My body, mind, and heart have been transformed through my studies and practice of yoga around the world. It's a privilege and honor for me to share this knowledge and experience with the OYS community. 

KELLY DAY

800HR YTT, YOGA TEACHERS EST. 2014

I first found Yoga in a time that felt clouded with dark. It was the medicine that pulled me from anxiety and depression and led me into purpose. Upon moving to Kelowna in 2013, I was introduced to my teacher Meghan Currie, who I studied with in 2014 and 2016, where I gained over 500 hours of experience in Vinyasa and Anusara yoga.

Yoga has been such a transformative + healing gift to my life. It's been a practice that has gifted me with mental clarity and access to my intuition, while empowering me to become my own guide and teacher in this life. Movement has allowed me a vehicle for expression + an ability to connect to myself in a deeper, more holistic way. Through the power of practice, yoga has guided me on a journey of self discovery—aligning me to my deepest truths + inspiring me to be a more compassionate, conscious human.

Other fun facts about me: I love nerding out on books, thrifting, writing words, getting into nature, sippin' oat milk lattes, music, dancing and hanging with my pup Diego. I'm so excited to be on this wild journey with you. I feel honoured to teach and share, and look forward to connecting with you in class!

LUCIE EGER

260HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2015

Yoga has been one of my constants through many of life’s crazy changes. Without much of a plan I took my first teacher training at 18 years young - quitting my grocery store job and spending a few months in Vancouver to learn from some truly amazing teachers was one of the best decisions I could’ve made.

I grew up in a tiny town with a high cow population, somewhere in the south of Germany (if you asked I’d tell you it’s close to Munich, but really it isn’t close to anywhere). My family made the big move overseas in 2011, and I’ve been lucky enough to call Kelowna home ever since. Outside of teaching (which brings me so much joy), I love being close to the ocean, climbing, surfing and snowboarding or cruising around on my little penny board. Music, time spent with friends and family, baking while watching every single baking show on Netflix, sunshine and stormy evenings. I have a serious love for travel and languages, seeking to continuously grow and broaden my perspective through experiences and stories. In everything I do, I hope to inspire community, compassion, and a conscious way of living.

EMILIE MANN

200HR YTT, YOGA TEACHER EST. 2014

Yoga for me has been a consistent constant in my life that always brings me “back to me”.  

 This practice has been the foundation of growth for my body, mind, and heart. It has an incredible way of encouraging me to move forwards. It reminds me to pause and indulge in transitions and quiet moments. All the while keeping me grounded when life becomes unpredictable, hard or challenging. 

 

When I am not on my mat I am at the hospital working as a Respiratory Therapist or in the mountains running ultra marathons or biking with my little Mexican rescue pup, Shrimp.

 

I am so excited to dive deeper into my practice with this community. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned and offer some fun, strong + sweaty classes! I’m so looking forward to learning, moving, and breathing as a teacher and a student at Our Yoga Space.

ANGELA WALSH

200HR YTT; YOGA TEACHER EST. 2019

I fell in love with yoga about five years ago during a very stressful season of life, when I realized that my mat had become a place of comfort and solace in the storm.  

 

I was a total beginner, and I found that moving my body connected me more deeply to myself and helped me to move through the emotional heaviness.  And somehow the things I learned on my mat were coming out the door with me and helping me find more ease physically and emotionally in the day to day.  Now as a teacher, getting to hold such a space for others wherever they are at brings me so much joy.  One of my favourite offerings is Yoga Nidra, a beautiful meditation technique where I guide students into progressively deeper levels of relaxation and connection to themselves.  
 

Off the mat you can find me trying to keep up with my 6 year old son (oh the energy!), lost in my thoughts, riding my bike, or exploring a deliciously deep topic of conversation with a dear friend/near stranger.  Join me for a practice, a chat, or both :)