Pam is the owner of Shift Power Yoga and the leader of a spectacular tribe of teachers. It has been her passion and commitment to create a community of acceptance, belonging, service, inspiration, and badass, extraordinary living! In 1999 Pam began practicing yoga to heal her back and found that it healed her life and empowered her in ways that she never dreamed possible. She is deeply honoured to be able to share this practice and its life-changing teachings with both the Okanagan and Vancouver yoga communities.
Pam is an ERYT500, and is proud to be a 500 Hour certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher. She is the founder and facilitator of The Shift Power Yoga Institute which is Shift Power Yoga's 200 and 300 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training school. Pam is a best-selling author, a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach, speaker, and leadership development facilitator. She also co-founded The Lit From Within Project which is a grassroots fundraising platform that funds the integration of yoga and meditation into trauma, mental health, and addiction recovery facilities throughout the Okanagan.
Always a student herself, Pam humbly and gratefully remains in ongoing training with Baron Baptiste and her many guides and teachers. Through sharing the tools of Baptiste Yoga she is at cause for creating more bold leaders on this planet and to leave a legacy of love and service, empowerment and possibility.
Carol Domanko was raised in the Okanagan Valley, and discovered yoga while completing her BFA in Film Production at UBC in Vancouver. 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. Carol is an experienced teacher who has been teaching since 2011. She loves to lead everything from power to yin. When she's not in front of the class, you can find Carol behind the camera, riding her bike, or making mala bracelets and necklaces for her small biz "Shakti Bling". Carol loves this community and sees Shift as one big badass family that she is super blessed to be a part of!
Ryan has been an avid student of yoga for many years and is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200 hour and 300-hour teacher trainings. He has grown exponentially as a person and a teacher through his experiences with Shift Power Yoga and 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!
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!
Lexi is a graduate of our 200-hour and 300 hour teacher trainings and is our resident ray of sunshine. Through overcoming many personal challenges through yoga Lexi ultimately gained the courage to quit her lucrative career in the Alberta Oil Fields to pursue her love of teaching yoga and personal development full time. Lexi is a Certified Coach with our sister company Shift Labs Inc. and dedicates her life to helping others grow. No matter how you walk in, we guarantee that you will feel brighter and lighter after spending time with Lexi! Don’t let her sweet demeanor fool you though...
Levi is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-hour yoga and 300 hour teacher trainings and has studied with both Baron Baptiste and our friend and master yogi Ryan Leier. Levi found yoga after a debilitating car accident, and SPY has been the home where he's found acceptance, forgiveness, personal growth, and community. Levi wholeheartedly embraces Baptiste Yoga on and off the mat, and he will lead you through a powerful class while sharing generously of his own struggles and how he's overcoming them. He is a member of our teacher training faculty and aspires to share the healing power of yoga with everyone who walks through our doors. He’s also a talented musician and singer. If you’re lucky you might get a ukelele savasana serenade!
Michelle is our amazing studio manager who is always eager to make your time at Shift Power Yoga enjoyable. Michelle has been involved in health and fitness her entire adult life including competing in fitness and owning her own gym. She was guided to yoga as an access to self healing and is now a graduate of both our 200 hour and 300 hour teacher trainings. Michelle believes that being a YES to the Shift community is a game changer. By learning to be comfortable with discomfort, living life at her edge, and by being present, she is able to find happiness in every situation and she looks forward to sharing her cheery enthusiasm with you!
Jaylene is a Graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-hour training and a Registered Massage Therapist (yes you want hands-on assists from her!) Jaylene is an experienced practitioner and teacher and loves to be of service to her students and community.. 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.
Colleen is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-Hour and 300 -hour Teacher trainings 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 and experienced eye for alignment 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!
Shannon believes firmly that to teach you must first and always be a student. That constant observation and learning is essential to personal progression both on and off the mat. She has practiced and completed training in various yoga styles such as Vinyasa, Power, Prenatal, Yin, and Restorative through which she has developed her own unique style. Balancing strength and flexibility with a focus on creative transitioning and sequences, her instruction is both challenging and playful. Her classes require a mindful presence, physical awareness, and a pairing of breath with movement. She’s pretty fancy and we love it!