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Karma Yoga and Fitness Grand Opening

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Dusty Warawa and his team of Yogis are pleased to announce the grand opening of Karma Yoga and Fitness! Do not miss this energetic weekend of free classes, meet and greets with the teachers, live music by Eric Chisholm and more!

We have limited availability (30 people per class) so please sign up in advance at

We are also offering 20% off punch cards and 1 month unlimited this weekend only!…


9:30 AM- Karma Hot (Dusty Warawa & Tara Greer)

12:00 PM- Karma Yoga (Tiffany Anderson)

4:00 PM- Warm Yin (Julie Martin)


9:30 AM- Warm Yin (Leanna Hay)

12:00 PM- Karma Hot (Suzie Doratti & Juliana Lavelll)

4:00 PM-Karma Yoga (Pam Rader with live music from Dagan Braun-Reid)

6:00-8:00PM- Meet the KARMA teachers with live music from Eric Chisholm and tea service from CHAIBABA

Please message us or call (250) 717-1227 for more details.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right”  -  Henry Ford 

Control your thoughts, they become your words;

Control your words, they become your actions;

Control your actions, they become your habits;

Control your habits, they determine who you are.


Cream Hair & Makeup Lounge in studio now.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

You talked, we listened.

From your feedback we heard that you were keen to get some shampoo and conditioner into the studio showers.  We thought it might be nice to get some really nice products so asked our friends at Cream Hair & Makeup Lounge if they would like to partner with us.  We now have some great Bumble & Bumble products in both the men’s and lady’s changing rooms, courtesy of Cream.

Cream are possibly the coolest salon in town, with three locations (Cooper Road, The Madison and on the Westside) see their website for more information.


Heard the Gossip?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Great selection; friendly service – Kathy V. Friendly studio with great instructors! – Anna M. The perfect answer to Sunday yin yoga – Barbara A. Very friendly staff, who have time for you – Leanne R. Excellent caring instructors, love the location – Sheri W. The classes are excellent – Deb B. Beautiful, clean studios and a great instructor! – Bianca M. Friendly, nice clean environment – Jen C. I enjoy the friendly staff and the people I’ve met – Debbie M. Very attentive, peaceful place to get in tune with yourself for an hour – Forest S. Melissa really takes you on a relaxing journey, while working out your body. I never felt like she was pushing anyone out of their limits. I love this place! – Alana B. I like the warm studio, I like the showers and nice change rooms. I think the instructors are great and the classes are challenging – Jamie I. Brenda is one of the most peaceful people on the planet! I love her strength and calm combination. The studio is always extremely clean and always welcoming. I’m very thankful to have found Kelowna Hot Yoga – Tara B. I just do the warm yin yoga. I am 62 and find that many studios offer Hot yoga for a younger population. Warm yin fits my needs at this time of my life & would also recommend it to my friends – Mona F. I love how clean the studio is and how kind the employees are. Its always a pleasant experience – Kara B. You guys are fabulous, love KHYS! – Val D. Very friendly, clean, and the instructors are fantastic – Jen F. The variety of classes, friendly (and awesome!) instructors, beautiful studio and change rooms, more affordable than most other studios in town, and although I no longer drive, when I did I was always thankful for the abundance of parking right across the street – Chris D. Very clean, relaxed atmosphere, instructors are great for making adjustments in class to enhance students poses, overall great vibe – Emily E. I love the cool lemongrass cloth at the end of class. The teachers are amazing and friendly – Lisa P. Quick, friendly work out, good location, good parking, no lines, competitive monthly fee – James P. Wonderful atmosphere, and great and knowledgeable teachers! – Julia P. Great attitude amongst staff, very knowledgable, and clean facilities – Monti C. I love the studio – Kim E. Dedicated, knowledgable, Professional! Always ready to give encouragement to persist on practicing by consistent classes, or answer to a question about a specific pose! Literally everything 10/10 – Daniela L. All who come through the door are greeted with a friendly smile! As a 4th year Customer of Kelowna Hot Yoga Studio…it is not hard to recommend! – Liz P. I enjoy the friendly greeting when you walk in, and the experienced instructors. I enjoy that I get a great work out and feel fantastic afterwards. I find the studio relaxing yet stylish – Dorothy E. I love the studio and everyone is always friendly – Stacey S. Positive and unpretentious attitude in the studio; I tell lots of people about my positive experience at Kelowna Hot Yoga – Nina G. All of the instructors are so friendly and the classes are a great way to exercise, relax, and clear your mind. I love the studio. I think the prices are very reasonable and the class times are so varied that it makes it easier to go to more classes. I like that every class is a little bit different too. I’ve recommended Kelowna Hot Yoga studio to tons of people and I’ve also brought almost all of my friends to a class to try it out – Molly W. The location is perfect, instructors are great – Nicole B.


(All comments gathered by indepoendant third party – Listen360 – during April 2013)


Welcome to Whitnee!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013


Whitnee will be teaching:

Fridays @ 5:30 pm
Power Hot Flow Class

When I was began my practice of yoga I had no idea what an amazing journey would lie ahead of me. What began as a physical practice has taken me down a path of self exploration and mental and spiritual growth. To me yoga is not just something that I do when I come to my mat and move through asana, but rather a way to be present in all things and truly a way to live life. It is about freedom, love, play and so many other things, and I like to try to bring in these elements when I teach. I completed my 300 hour training through Moksha and have studied and continue to study vinyasa with Clara Roberts, for whom I am so grateful to have as a teacher. I look forward to meeting you and sharing this practice together!

Hari Om

Welcome to Juliana!

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Juliana will be teaching:
Tuesdays @ 9:15 am
Wednesdays @ 4 pm
Fridays @ 12 noon

at Kelowna Hot Yoga Studio, 1445 Ellis Street.

Juliana was born in Kelowna BC, grew up in the small village of Lumby BC surrounded by the Monashee mountains. From a young age her connection to nature, animals and the outdoors was a foundation for her healthy lifestyle and peaceful heart. Her journey into motherhood has inspired her to see clearly what she wants to contribute to society and what kind of ripple effect she can send into the world.

Yoga has been an amazing tool for her rehabilitation from physical injuries and personal growth. She truly believes yoga is a powerful practice that can create significant impacts in our lives and community. As an instructor, Juliana feels compelled to encourage people to reconnect with their body, mind and spirit; challenging students to listen carefully to individual needs and always encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones.

Juliana completed the 500 hour Moksha Yoga Teacher Training in Montreal.
She attended Aerial Yoga teacher training in Boulder Colorado and has completed a “Joga” Teacher training, a program designed for athletes and other various workshops.

Outside the hot room you can find Juliana playing with her daughter Jada, strumming a guitar, hanging on her aerial hammock, enjoying the outdoors or getting messy with a paintbrush. She is a local Artist! Juliana’s art can be spotted at local wineries, coffee shops, galleries and events. Her collection is currently at home at “Society Salon” at the Delta Grand Hotel.
Facebook page: “Art by Juliana”

The month of LOVE February specials!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

This is the perfect opportunity to recruit your friends and loved ones!

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Yoga Schedule

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone!


9:15am- power hot

12noon- power hot


9am- hatha hot

11am- power hot


9:30am- power hot

12noon- warm yin

4pm- warm hatha


9:15am- power hot

12noon- power hot


Back to Regular Schedule!


Grand Opening

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

We are now open and classes running full tilt! Plus- Downtown construction alternate routes= TONS of additional parking!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Hello everyone and welcome back!

We are now up and running full tilt-
Please see our online schedule for current class times and join us to fire up the fall with yoga and joy!

Downtown Construction = TONS of convenient additional parking!

Alternate routes to get to the studio’s tons of convenient additional parking:
From highway 97- exit on either: Richter Street, Pandosy Street or Water Street; to Doyle.
Turn onto Doyle; to Ellis street.
Turn onto Ellis street and drive or bike beyond the local traffic only sign to the on street or parking lot parking.
*the abundance of parking has left some people questioning if you can park there, but YES you bet you can! :)

Studio Update and Class Schedule for Monday August 27th-September 5th, 2012.

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Hello everyone,

We would like to thank everyone for your patience and support of the unfortunate situation of the fire next door.

The hold up of re-opening on our side has been due to the delays of multiple inspections and such next door, of which limited us to what we could complete on our side.

The complete restoration of the entire studio on our side is taking place, leaving us with a re- open date of September 5th.

Until then we are finding opportunity by continuing our hot yoga classes outside into the Okanagan heat as Karma classes these next Monday thru Friday mornings @ 9:15am, and Tuesday & Thursday evenings @ 6pm at the base of Knox mountain on the tennis courts side.
*Knox mountain is located at the end of Ellis street thru the 4-way stop.

Long Weekend Class Schedule:
Saturday September 1st- 8:30am- Outddoor Yoga in the park @ Knox
Sunday September 2nd- 9:30am- Outdoor Yoga in the park @ Knox
Sunday September 2nd- 12noon- Outdoor Yin Yoga @ Knox
Monday September 3rd- 9:15am- Outdoor Yoga in the Park
Tuesday September 4th- 9:15am- Outdoor Yoga in the park
Tuesday September 4th- 6pm- Outdoor Yin Yoga in the park
Wednesday September 5th- 9:15am- Yoga in the park

This is a really GREAT opportunity to gather your friends and family to experience yoga and our incredible community-

Thanks again and we are so excited to see your shining faces back in the hot studio next week!

Much love and gratitude,
brenda and the fabulous gang at KHYS