Our Teachers

Tika Rochell

My name is Tika and I am a yoga teacher and spiritualpreneur. Yoga found me at a time in my life where I lost connection with myself. As a retired ballerina, being connected to my body has always been important. Overtime I became disconnected and didn’t know where to turn. That’s where yoga came in! 

I decided to take a leap of faith and signed up for yoga teacher training at Elevate Yoga in Ottawa, Ontario. I didn’t think I was good enough to teach yoga and didn’t believe I fit the image of what being a yoga teacher was. Something within me decided it was time to stop being afraid and start living for me. After graduating I found my connection to myself and my purpose. 

 I believe with yoga as a consistent practice, anyone can have a sense of tranquility and connection. It is important that we all take a moment for ourselves, to connect and listen to what our body is telling us. As your teacher, it is my mission to guide you to finding tranquility and connection within yourself, while following your highest excitement. In my classes, you will learn to connect with your mind, body and spirit. I teach hatha, vinyasa and even spiritual inspired classes. Join me for a moment to disconnect from the 3D realm and connect to the 4D and 5D realms. Together we can align to our higher selves and vibrate peace to everything around us. 


Myriam is a hatha yoga and meditation teacher trained in the Sivananda yoga tradition. She strongly believes in the calming, balancing and energizing effect of the yoga practice and is looking forward to seeing you on the mat and inspire you to live a more yogic lifestyle.

She is also completing her PhD in linguistics and is a part-time lecturer at the University of Ottawa. Teaching is her vocation and her practice gives her all the energy and inspiration to live up to her potential.

Myriam has been teaching at Yoga.Unity for almost a year and truly feels like she is part of a big, growing family.

Lucila Almar

Lucila is a yoga practitioner, singer, songwriter and creative expression facilitator. Her classes aim to inspire, empower, and advance awareness of breath and movement and how it’s interconnected in everything. Lucila takes a mindful approach that reminds students to be gentle with themselves and to appreciate the ever-evolving moment of right now, to be fully present. Her hope is that you step off the mat and into the world feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

Check out her website for more info www.lucilaalmar.com


Sydnee’s a new yoga teacher in Ottawa, seeking to expand her role as a healer into different ways of relating to her community. She once was sheltered by the safe space that is Yoga Unity and was eager to provide back to the space, a dream first fulfilled this Spring. Sydnee fell in love with Ottawa’s greenspace a couple year back and has not considered returning back to her hometown in Montreal, yet. Currently, in her freetime, she entertains an affair with the cello, training for a triathlon (going through the process anyhow) and spending time with her new pet rabbit.