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The Om Work Team

Meet the team behind the vision! We are dedicated to providing accessible Yoga Teacher Training and inspiration for others to continue to spread their light.

The Om Work Project operates on the Unceded Territory of the Lekwungen First Peoples. The Om Work Project team members acknowledge deep gratitude for the opportunity to live, work and learn on this territory.

  Nicole McLellan - Founder, Executive Director  (she/her)  Nicole radiates positivity, ambition, and generosity. Being a true connector and creator at heart, she makes sense of her world by pulling details apart, seeking a better composition and then recreates that life. Nicole first found the practice of yoga at 23, and for the past decade, she is continuously surprised by how much that initial visit to her mat affected her life.  Nicole completed her 200hr Hatha training with Jenny Kierstead from Breathing Space Yoga in Halifax, N.S, in 2013. Her practice has followed her into her classrooms in Northern Canada, Najing, China, the beaches of Australia and to her first book  “I Did Something Different and it Worked.”  The release of Nicole’s book lead to creating the Om Work Project. Nicole envisions a world where her mentorship and empowerment for young womxn allows them to raise their own vibration and consciousness so that they to can create a ripple effect and give back to those around them.

Nicole McLellan - Founder, Executive Director (she/her)

Nicole radiates positivity, ambition, and generosity. Being a true connector and creator at heart, she makes sense of her world by pulling details apart, seeking a better composition and then recreates that life. Nicole first found the practice of yoga at 23, and for the past decade, she is continuously surprised by how much that initial visit to her mat affected her life.

Nicole completed her 200hr Hatha training with Jenny Kierstead from Breathing Space Yoga in Halifax, N.S, in 2013. Her practice has followed her into her classrooms in Northern Canada, Najing, China, the beaches of Australia and to her first book “I Did Something Different and it Worked.” The release of Nicole’s book lead to creating the Om Work Project. Nicole envisions a world where her mentorship and empowerment for young womxn allows them to raise their own vibration and consciousness so that they to can create a ripple effect and give back to those around them.

 
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  Nicole Sampson - Director of The OMie Program & Spreader of Light  (she/her)  Nicole found her yoga practice six years ago, during a time of change and uncertainty about what the next step would be, and yoga offered the space to get clear and choose the path that lights her up.  Nicole has always known she is meant to care for others, in time of good health and in time of most need. Through her own journey of connecting inward, she has been led to yoga and nutrition as tools to care for herself and found a space to meet the true version of herself.   Nicole has completed 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, with Eoin Finn & Blissology Yoga, Rameen Peyrow & the SATTVA School of Yoga and with Danielle Mika Nagel & lululemon's mind.ful.on leadership training. NIcole is also currently studying Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College.   As she has stepped into the role of teaching, it's become more clear how meaningful this work is and it will be to how she contributes. Nicole's purpose is to offer positivity and compassionate leadership. She is so happy to join this team to give more young womxn the opportunities like she had, to further develop into their most authentic selves.

Nicole Sampson - Director of The OMie Program & Spreader of Light (she/her)

Nicole found her yoga practice six years ago, during a time of change and uncertainty about what the next step would be, and yoga offered the space to get clear and choose the path that lights her up.

Nicole has always known she is meant to care for others, in time of good health and in time of most need. Through her own journey of connecting inward, she has been led to yoga and nutrition as tools to care for herself and found a space to meet the true version of herself. 

Nicole has completed 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, with Eoin Finn & Blissology Yoga, Rameen Peyrow & the SATTVA School of Yoga and with Danielle Mika Nagel & lululemon's mind.ful.on leadership training. NIcole is also currently studying Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College. 

As she has stepped into the role of teaching, it's become more clear how meaningful this work is and it will be to how she contributes. Nicole's purpose is to offer positivity and compassionate leadership. She is so happy to join this team to give more young womxn the opportunities like she had, to further develop into their most authentic selves.

  Megan Cooke - Director of Charitable Events  (she/her)  Meg is a critical thinker who values honest self-reflection and a beginner’s mindset. She acknowledges how much she has to learn and is grateful for opportunities to expand her perspective. Meg identifies herself as  creative , introspective, and a dreamer. Yoga entered Meg’s life at a time when her body required support and rehabilitation, but it was the radical shift in spirit and connection to self that pulled her in and encouraged her to pursue her 200-hr teacher training with Randelle Lusk in 2016.  Meg is passionate about trauma-sensitive yoga and accessibility to this ancient and potent practice. Meg is excited to be a part of The Om Work Project Team, and curious to witness the impact that access to Yoga Teacher Training will have as more young womxn are gifted this opportunity.

Megan Cooke - Director of Charitable Events (she/her)

Meg is a critical thinker who values honest self-reflection and a beginner’s mindset. She acknowledges how much she has to learn and is grateful for opportunities to expand her perspective. Meg identifies herself as creative, introspective, and a dreamer. Yoga entered Meg’s life at a time when her body required support and rehabilitation, but it was the radical shift in spirit and connection to self that pulled her in and encouraged her to pursue her 200-hr teacher training with Randelle Lusk in 2016.

Meg is passionate about trauma-sensitive yoga and accessibility to this ancient and potent practice. Meg is excited to be a part of The Om Work Project Team, and curious to witness the impact that access to Yoga Teacher Training will have as more young womxn are gifted this opportunity.

  Rachel Francois - Director of Communications  (she/her)  Rachel is a connector and creator. Growing up in St Albert, Alberta, Rachel moved to Victoria, BC in 2011 to pursue her love for running. A former professional 800-meter runner, Rachel comes from a sports background and has a love for yoga and movement. Rachel is a  copywriter and marketer , following her passion for storytelling and creating opportunity for others.  Rachel fell in love with yoga when she was in high school and has been practicing since. Yoga offered Rachel an outlet that is free of metrics: an opportunity to look inward and explore the self.

Rachel Francois - Director of Communications (she/her)

Rachel is a connector and creator. Growing up in St Albert, Alberta, Rachel moved to Victoria, BC in 2011 to pursue her love for running. A former professional 800-meter runner, Rachel comes from a sports background and has a love for yoga and movement. Rachel is a copywriter and marketer, following her passion for storytelling and creating opportunity for others.

Rachel fell in love with yoga when she was in high school and has been practicing since. Yoga offered Rachel an outlet that is free of metrics: an opportunity to look inward and explore the self.