Welcome to Paradigm Studio –

Where We Love what We Do And Do What We Love


Paradigm Yoga Studio is a small studio within Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine in downtown Vernon.  We are a smaller, intimate studio with space for up to 12 students so we do encourage you to register for your classes We offer classes 7 days a week including  noon hour and  Rise ‘n Shine,  Power with Matt, Yin with Kate, Restorative with Mel and more.  We are sure you will find a class that suits your needs and if you have any suggestions please do let us know!

For the most up to date schedule and any changes, teacher subs and to be sure sure your class is happening please click on the large See our Schedule – Register for a class banner below.

You can view our complete studio schedule by clicking below and NOW you can register for your favorite class and reserve your spot ONLINE! Simply Click Below and you will come to our online schedule.  On the upper right hand corner click on the Classes Tab.  If you have not already created a profile for yourself you will be asked to do so and then you are ready!

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Get to know our Instructors:

Mel Spooner – Mel completed her 200RYT Teacher Training with SOYA in Penticton in the Spring of 2014.  Mel loves working with people to determine how to implement a healthy lifestyle individually! Whether it is nutrition, a training program for an event or a yoga pose everyone will have their own way of expressing it and feeling it. Understanding that people’s needs are individually based is the foundation of how Mel works. Sure there are general guidelines but how do those work with each person’s own life? Whether dealing with food sensitivities, weight loss, event goals or how to do a headstand effortlessly– Mel understands that we are all unique. She enjoys being a part of a great team that works together to help educate people to get the most out of life! 


Kate Tooke – “Yoga is a joyous, magnificent integration of all my heart-felt passions!”

Kate Tooke lives on acreage here in Okanagan heaven with her husband, three kids and a whole lot of animals. She recently completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Blissology Yoga School. With a background in psychology, creativity and working as a certified professional life coach, she’s found the challenges we face in life, continually circle back relationship we have with our bodies. Yoga can be the most beautiful expression of a positive relationship, based on respect, listening, growing, compassion, connection and self-love that ripples into every aspect of your life.


Matt McDowell – Matt McDowell has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and received his teacher training in Costa Rica from Amazing Yoga founders Karen and Sean Conley.  Originally from California, Matt moved to Vernon ten years ago and hasn’t looked back (okay, maybe the occasional glance).  Matt has run marathons, half IM triathalons and adventure races.  An avid golfer, swimmer, tennis player, cyclist, kayaker and movie watcher, Matt feels that yoga is a perfect form of exercise that enhances every aspect of life: physical, mental and spiritual.

In addition to yoga, Matt teaches filmmaking at the Center for Arts and Technology in Kelowna and has a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and a BA in Motion Pictures/Television from UCLA.  He lives in Coldstream with his lovely wife, two fantastic children, one great dog, and two angry cats.

Jessica Nobrega, B.Sc., RYT

With a background in dance and music, Jessica has been practicing yoga for over 18 years.  Her training emphasized alignment and anatomy, and she is excited to awaken your core and generate some tapas (inner fire) with you!  Jessica lives in the Okanagan with her husband and two little boys who love outdoor adventures. 



For Questions email Mel Spooner at melspooner@shaw.ca