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Meet our

Union Team

Staff and instructors are knowledgable and welcoming.  We'd love to speak with you about building your practice, modifying to accommodate injury or joining as a new client!  Meet the team:

→ Instructors at Union Yoga

→ Get to know the Studio Team

Our class schedule shows instructor info:​


M – plays music

T – trauma informed

P – prenatal support


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Erick Stewart

Yoga + Pilates Instructor


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Gaby Alanes

Yoga  Instructor



Juzbi Wallia

Yoga Instructor


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Scotty Mac

Yoga + Pilates Instructor


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Tash Francesca

Yoga, Barre + Fusion



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Erika Suárez

Pilates Instructor


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Indu Vashist

Yoga Instructor


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Krista Janke

Yoga + Pilates Instructor


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Stephanie McAllister

Yoga Instructor


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Tef Shojai

Yoga Instructor


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Darcie Ladd

Yoga Instructor


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Jaimée Horn

Yoga Instructor


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Liz Coucean

Yoga Instructor


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Taryn Diamond

Yoga + Barre instructor


Union Yoga Instructors

The Studio Team

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Ruby K

Studio Director, Occupational Therapist, Meditation Coach (she/her)

Union's warm vibes and sense of community reflect Ruby's welcoming spirit and her original intention to provide "a place for all." Connect with her to share ideas and offer feedback, or drop in to one of her meditation classes or groups.

Ruby is a Registered Occupational Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher with a specific interest in Buddhist Meditation in the Theravada Tradition.  Recently, she's enjoyed her time in a 2-year Community Dharma Leader Mentorship program offered by True North Insigh and Spirit Rock Meditation Center's LEAP program.

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Melanie N

Operations Manager (she/her)

We are delighted to welcome Melanie to the Management team. Working cooperatively with everyone within the Union Team and our entire community, you are sure to enjoy the energy and clarity of vision Melanie brings to Union. 

Connect with her to rent our space or bring yoga to your workplace!

Melanie brings a wealth of experience in community building.

Help us give her a warm welcome when you meet Melanie in-studio!

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Leia G

Membership + Communications Manager (she/they)

Leia works remotely from the West Coast, and is happiest solving puzzles, ensuring you have a wonderful experience, and helping tailor the perfect pass to meet your needs.  As someone who identifies as queer & disabled, Leia's lived experience has informed a supportive, compassionate individualized-care approach to Union's community and members since early 2017. 

Helping others feel heard & valued is Leia's love-language.  So ask those fussy questions about billings, customized class options as your body changes, or your contract.  Troubleshooting? Tap Leia's expertise with our online platform.  Have a brilliant idea or feedback?  Please share!

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Kamille G

Desk Staff & so much more (she/they)

You'll find Kamille handling some of our busiest shifts with a welcoming smile.  She is a natural seeker of knowledge, and can help you find the answer to any questions about your account.  She will make your Saturday morning as smooth as butter.  Kamille's love for Union's community is reflected in the meticulous care and attention she devotes to our customers and our space alike.

Kamille may look familiar, as she also works at Glad Day Bookshop, or from events related to her studies to become an American Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf community.

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Janeva F

Desk Staff (she/her)

Janeva is our easy-going ray of sunshine.  She self-identifies as a queer artist, and creates a soft and warm place for folks to land when they arrive at Union.  You immediately feel the care she puts into her work, which she divides between Union and her career as multi-media artist weaving in themes of breathwork, nature, thought, and an on-going exploration of gender & sexuality.  

Explore her art & support a local artist at

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Nicole B

Desk Staff (she/her)

Nicole is masterful at taking great care of our clients, and continually upgrading our space.  Her skills in staging and visual merchandising, as well as team-integration are just outstanding.  

Always going above and beyond, should you have a question or require support, Nicole will listen deeply to your needs and then connect you to all the resources you require.  So happy this dauntless wonder is part of our team!

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Sarah H

Desk Staff (she/her)

Sarah Hillock is the newest member of our team!  She is still learning the ropes, so please extend a warm welcome to make her feel at home and appreciated.

When she isn't at Union either enjoying class or helping you at the desk, Sarah is world-class professional figurative oil painter found by galleries & collections across Canada and abroad.  Take a peek!

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It takes a village

We offer heartfelt thanks everyone who has helped us along the way. ♥

We are grateful to all of the EEs, RMTs, instructors, and YTT faculty who have worked with us over the years.  Union wouldn't be the same with you.  Thank you so much to our former managers and staff: Sarah W. — Nicky Y. — Kim M. —— Pia S. — Lauren D. — Yoanna S. — Jyoti P. — Jenny W. — Katie P. — Sarah R. — Peter M. — Stephen L. — Quinn B. – Vinique L.  — Kate H. V. — Darcy B.  — Leslie R. — Your contributions have been immeasurable.

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