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Our Tribe of teachers

Joyce Dawn Ryckman M.H., C.H.T.

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Owner, Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, & Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Joyce is a certified Yoga teacher with a love for Vinyasa and teaching around the world. She found Yoga and meditation after falling deeply in love with helping people find strength and self empowerment through the strength within their body. Additionally, Joyce has a strong background in personal training, martial arts and as a health and fitness coach. Her classes focus on building strength, flexibility and balance both on and off the mat. She has integrated yoga and meditation into her care beyond just the physical, by helping calm the mind and find peace for those amongst chaotic minds. Joyce has a warm, playful teaching style encouraging her students to heal their minds and bodies through the joy of movement and play.

Joyce graduated through the IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Association) as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. 

Jayleen A Turner

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Hatha Flow Teacher

Beginning her yoga journey in 2012, Jayleen really found her passion for yoga while traveling Australia in 2013. A 30 day Moksha hot yoga challenge solidified a decision to certify as a yoga trainer herself. In the foothills of the Himalayas, Jayleen completed her first intensive 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth over a 6½ weeks. Training continued shortly after, and in July of 2015 she completed a Moksha 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Kelowna. In the last year, Jayleen has been drawn to Vinyasa flow, Yin and SUP yoga. To say Jayleen is dynamic in her ability and training is an understatement!

Jen Eaton

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"I am a mother, an artist, an outdoor enthusiast and a Blissology-inspired Yoga Instructor living in the Comox Valley. I enjoy climbing rocks, riding bikes, and hiking mountains. I love movement that makes me feel alive, especially movement in wild, inspiring places. I value opportunities that allow for growth. I find these opportunities in nature, on my yoga mat, and in life in general.
My yoga journey started more as a means to improve my rock climbing abilities; to infuse more strength and flexibility into my climbing. As yoga does, when you commit time towards the practice, many layers of positive health benefits for body & mind started to show up in my daily life and help with so much more than I had originally expected. I chilled out more easily. I felt clearer, and more mindful. My yoga practice offers up the opportunity to check in with myself; to learn and grow through challenge and simply be with whatever is that day.
In the Spring of 2016 I travelled to Bali to study and train with Eoin Finn, and the Blissology Yoga crew. I completed my 200hr YTT with Blissology Yoga in 2016. In the summer of 2016 I completed an advanced training with Eoin Finn in Tofino called "Yogic By Nature". We dove deep into yoga philosophy, connection with the natural world and meditation techniques. I was invited back to Bali in the Spring of 2017 to complete my "Blissology YTT Assistant" certificate. This was an incredible experience, as I helped teach and assist the new Blissology students. In the summer of 2017 I had the pleasure of assisting Eoin at Wanderlust in Whistler.
Blissology Yoga stands rooted in the philosophies of love & connection, and striving to always deepen these connections we share with our communities and the earth. We practice a beautiful, alignment based class, while making time to also connect with each other.
I am so excited to be able to spread these teachings and amazing vibes throughout our community here in the Comox Valley. Classes will be open to all levels of experience. We keep it real, we connect, we learn and we grow.
Hope to see you in the studio!"

Tori

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Tori has had an ongoing love affair with yoga since 2012. She is a 500hr RYT. Her love for the practice brought her to travel to India where she did her first 200hr training in Hatha in 2016. Since then she's traveled back every year to India to further her studies, practice and to teach. She has also completed a 300hr training in Vinyasa and has her level 1 in Kundalini. The transformation that yoga has brought in Tori's body both physically and mentally is something that has been life changing for her and that she feels called to share. Tori is honoured to teach yoga and spread its light with you.

Emma Nielsen

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Emma Nielsen was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley & has been practicing yoga since October 27th, 2014 when she began taking Ashtanga and Yin yoga at Harmony Yoga & Wellness Centre, in Duncan. Yoga very quickly became a focal point of her personal health journey, and something she will practice for the rest of her life.


In November 2016, she completed her RYT200 YogaTeacher Training (YTT) through Harmony Yoga Centre. Since then she has been teaching Flow Classes, Yin Yoga, and Ashtanga Fusion classes to all levels. In October 2017 Emma completed her Level 1 Yin (YTT) with Carly Forest, in April 2018 she completed her Prenatal (YTT) at MokSana Center with Ann-Kathrin Martins, in July 2018 she completed her Restorative (YTT) with Sarah Domes, and in September 2018 she completed her Level 2 Yin (YTT) with Carly Forest.


Having lived a life with much physical pain, Emma now pain free, finds that there is little in life, that is greater than seeing someone move into a state of wellness. She draws much from her Medical School Training (MD), and in-depth studies of Eastern Religion when she guides a class. Her foundation was in Ashtanga yoga, dating back many many years. This method of yoga is mentioned in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, written approximately 2000 years ago – coming from Asta or 8, meaning eight limbs – Ashtanga yoga (and all yoga) includes the full 8 limbs of the yogic path; the first starts with the Yamas and ahimsa “to do no harm”. For Emma this has been at the center of her practice and teaching, being at ease with where one is on any given day, during any moment … this is the place where we begin to transform our very being. To her yoga is about freedom, nourishment, and connection to the divine light that lives within all beings on this beautiful earth!

Christina Roersma

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 Christina Roersma has thru personal experience has seen and felt the benefits from a yoga practice. Due to this she decided to add it to her Wholistic practice as a teacher to continue to help others. She is a passionate soul full of knowledge. As she continues to Strengthen and Stetch herself come join in and support each other in this island life  

Ma Mansi

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Ma Mansi
Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki master, Life&Business Coach.
Mansi  has her First Level in Kundalini Yoga and currently pursuing Level 2,  which can be completed within the terms of 5 years. She has an education  in business administration, thus combining it with the knowledge of  yoga for life and business coaching. 

Mansi  has been on her conscious journey for over a decade. Kundalini Yoga has  become an essential part of her life bringing depth of inner  connection, joy, clarity and containment. She is a Gong player (when it  is available), which brings healing to the whole Nervous System. 
She  is also passionate about serving Women and their Femininity through  Kundalini Yoga pre-natal classes and various practices for women’s  empowerment.
Her classes are filled with love, gentleness and stability. Bringing the teachings of Yoga in an understandable way. 

Mansi is constantly traveling the world, experiencing life and expanding her knowledge of yoga and meditation.

Nina Thomas

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  Nina Thomas is a new yoga teacher currently completing her 200 hr yoga alliance certificate through Integrative Yoga Therapy at Yoga Studio 10, giving her a foundation in Eastern approach of the whole body using the Koshas or sheeths of our being as a guide to wellness on all levels. She is a creative soul and loves to provide guided imagery meditations to her students. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Nina was introduced to yoga by her sister and Holy Cow Yoga Studio is where she first fell in love with yoga. With a focus on safety and guidance she is looking forward to learning and growing along side her students.

Leah Woodrow

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Founder of the holy cow yoga studio