Okanagan Yoga Professionals

“True Yoga is not about the shape of your body but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.”

Welcome to Okanagan Yoga Professionals, your go-to source for high-quality yoga instruction in the Okanagan. Our team of certified and registered yoga professionals is dedicated to making the practice of yoga accessible to all levels, regardless of age or ability.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, our experienced instructors offer a range of classes and personalized instruction to help you achieve your wellness goals. We work in and around the community, providing yoga instruction at special events, community centers, and recreation centers, as well as offering retreats and continuing education courses.
At Okanagan Yoga Professionals, we believe that the practice of yoga is more than just a physical workout. It is an opportunity to connect with your body, mind, and spirit, to find peace and stillness amidst the chaos of daily life. Our classes provide a space where you can unplug from the world and find inner peace and clarity.
Our team is committed to helping you achieve physical and mental wellness through the practice of yoga. We are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to helping you discover the benefits of yoga. Join us for a class or retreat and experience the transformative power of yoga for yourself!

Past Events

Kelowna Made- Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made - Yoga with Shri26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Electric Fusion “A Journey Through the Chakras26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made - – Yoga With Shri Ananda26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made -Little Yogi Song, Dance and Craft26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made - Yoga for EVERY Body26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made- E- Meditation, Intuitive Meditation with Emitt26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made / BEND AND BREW26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Kelowna Made26 Aug 20231600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Huki Lau Hawaiian Wind Up06 Jul 20232375 Whitworth Road, West Kelowna, BC, Canada
Electric Fusion /Journey Through the Chakras03 Jul 20232375 Whitworth Rd, West Kelowna, BC, Canada
Mother Nature Yin Yoga03 Jul 20232375 Whitworth Road, West Kelowna, BC, Canada
Mother Nature Chair Fit03 Jul 20232375 Whitworth Road, West Kelowna, BC, Canada
Electric Fusion/ Journey Through the Chakras03 Jul 2023Whitworth Rd, West Kelowna, BC, Canada
Compassionate Care Yoga26 Jun 2023
Karma Class Move to Cure ALS06 Jun 2023900 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Julianne Smith

E-RYT200, RYT500 YACEP Yoga Therapist and Continuing Education Facilitator

Meet Julianne, a Yoga therapist with an undeniable passion for bringing joy and happiness through her teaching. Her Yoga Alliance E RYT 200, Yoga Alliance RYT 500, and Yoga Alliance YACEP certifications prove her dedication to teaching yoga at all types of levels and yoga should be accessible to all. Julianne is certified in various forms of yoga such as Hatha, Yin, Acu Yin, Advanced Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, EFT, Sound Healing, Aquatic Yoga and much more. She brings a sense of fun and joy to her classes by teaching mudra, mantra, and other interesting aspects of yoga. Her clients love her for her beautiful and joyful soul that radiates through her teachings. Julianne also offers continuing education to yoga and fitness professionals, ensuring that they receive continuing education credits and certifications . As a mobile yoga therapist, she works within the community at recreation centers and local events, always willing to share her love for yoga with everyone. Come and experience the magic of Julianne's teachings today!

Nikki Kennedy

(they/them/she/her) RYT300 Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology

A writer, film maker, mental health professional and advocate for those who suffer with mental health related issues. Our beautiful Nikki shares her light and brilliance guiding others on a healing journey. Nikki is a RYT 300 teacher of Yoga Science and Meditation a Certified Hypnotherapist Intuitive Healer ,Card Reader and Guide

Dr. Kathleen Williams

PhD, LPC, LFYP-2, RYT-200 Retreat Coordinator

Dr. Kathleen Williams Kathleen Williams PhD, LPC, LFYP-2, RYT-200 is a private practitioner in New Jersey, specializing in healing trauma from a psycho-spiritual perspective. She has been serving adolescents, adults, and groups independently since 1996. In addition to her therapeutic endeavors, Kathleen provides consultation and supervision in her community. She has worked in universities as a counselor and teacher, as well as offering training for clinical staff and teachers in a private school on a trauma-informed approach for working with students. Kathleen holds certificates in EMDR, Brainspotting, Yoga of Recovery, reiki and shamanic studies, Kripalu yoga, and LifeForce Yoga where she is also a mentor and trainer.


E-RYT200, RYT500, YECEP, Reiki Master, Sound Healer and Retreat Specialist.

Deborah started her yoga and meditation journey over 25 years ago and has not looked back. She has taught meditation and yoga classes, retreats and workshops all over the world and now Los Barriles is her home. Her life is a journey, and her craft is yoga. On this journey, Deborah has been blessed with wonderful teachers and friends. The amazing feeling that yoga gives her is that of peace, harmony and happiness which bubbles over in all aspects of life. Deborah’s classes are welcoming and accessible to all. Her mission is to help people feel more comfortable in their body. She encourages you to make time for what matters—to pursue your own projects, devote time to friends and family, learn new skills, and pay attention to the little things! “The primary job of a yoga teacher is to mirror back the inner radiance and inherent goodness in each human being.” – Judith Hanson Lasater


Chanting this week. the Beautiful Gaytri Mantra with Brenda McMorrow and Jacob Weise also a beautiful rendition by Deva Premal Lets raise the vibration !


The Gayatri Mantra was first recorded in the Rig Veda around 2500 to 3500 years ago. It is considered to be one of the oldest known and most powerful mantras. It is a Sanskrit Mantra and has been chanted for thousands of years.  It was written down during the Vedic period (1500-500 BCE) and is chanted all over the world today. It is said the Gayatri mantra contains all the knowledge of the universe. This mantra is an expression of gratitude and praise to the powers of transformation, inner growth, and self realization provided by the radiant light of the divine.  When we meditate on this mantra, spiritual light purifies the heart chakra and opens it up to receive higher vibrations of love, wisdom, and bliss.

When regularly chanted the Gayatri mantra will not only raise your own vibratory level but also the vibration of those around you , your family and friends, your circle of acquaintances, the entire global community . When we chant this mantra 108 times a day it is said to help us harmonize with the vibrations of the universe.

Benefits of Chanting the Gayatri Mantra 

1. Improves concentration and learning

2. Calms the mind

3. Removes toxins from the body

4.Improves breathing and functioning of the nervous system

5. It keeps your heart healthy and removers negativity 

6. Reduces Anxiety

Below is this beautiful  24 syllable  Mantra with phonetics.  

Om bhuh, bhuvah, swaha (Aumm Bhoor Bhoo-va ha swaha) 

Tat savitur varenyam (Tat Sa-vee-toor Var-ayn-yam)

 Devasya dhimahi (Bar-go Day-vas-ya Dhee-ma-hee)

Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat (Dhee-yo Yo Nah Pra-cho-da-yaat)

O Divine mother, may your pure divine light illuminate all realms (physical, mental and spiritual) of our being. Please expel any darkness from our hearts and bestow upon us the true knowledge.

Brenda McMorrow and Jacob Weise 


Deva Premal





This Mantra is devoted to this beautiful Anadamayi , the joy-permeated, the most perfect, beautiful flower who was attributed to by her service of ,precognition, healing and other miracles .

                                       Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982)

Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) was an Indian spiritual leader with boundless compassion.  She was born in present-day Bangladesh. As a person of remarkable piety, sanctity, and wisdom, she came to the notice of both simple people and famous figures of India. She did not have an outer guru, and emphasized the importance of detachment from the world and religious devotion, encouraging her devotees to serve others. She became a famous saint who like many other female Indian saints stood on the edge of several religious traditions, and in the midst of none. She influenced the spirituality of thousands of people who came to see her throughout her long life, and passed away in 1981.

This Mantra is devoted to this beautiful Anadamayi , the joy-permeated, the most perfect, beautiful flower who was attributed to by her service of ,precognition, healing and other miracles .

Here is the Mantra:
Om Anandamayi, Chaitanyamayi, Satyamayi, Paremeshwari

Pronounced : 

Anan-da-my, Chai-tanya-my, Sat-ya-my ay, para-may shwaree

English meaning:
The Joy-Permeated,

The Consciousness and Truth filled Mother

Oh Supreme Goddess