I had my first experience with yoga in 2011. I attended a hot yoga class with my mom, and a sense of curiosity was sparked in me. Coming back to my mat created the feeling of returning home. It was a safe place that held me, and allowed space for transformation and healing. I knew that if I continued to show up on my mat, the power of practice would be life altering. Fast forward 5 years, I landed in Nicaragua to attend my first yoga teacher training with Mocean Yoga.
Since then, I have lead classes at studios in Vancouver ( The Dharma Temple + Distrikt Movement ) and Kelowna ( One Yoga + Solstice Yoga ). My passion is creating ways to share the practice outside of yoga studios in not-so traditional environments, like cafés, offices, and art studios. I’ve lead classes for clients such as lululemon, Vega and Hootsuite.
I am forever a student. My thirst for knowledge and growth has lead me from Vinyasa to Yin yoga teacher training, with an emphasis on hands on touch ( Feelosophy ).
My classes are fine balance between strength and softness, full of clear alignment cues, and creative and intentional sequencing. I keep it light with my playful, yet grounding energy and find a way to weave real-life lessons and ancient yoga teachings within my offering. I’m known for my bad ass playlists and for being unapologetically myself in hopes that my vulnerability inspires others to be themselves.
I am always amazed at what we can learn about ourselves by getting quiet and moving in ways to further deepen our awareness of our physical and energetic bodies, thought, patterns, and feelings.
Please see my schedule to find a class!
Trainings + certifications:
RYT® 200 with Yoga Alliance
Licensed Feelosophy Yoga Teacher
Mocean Yoga 200 hr YTT, Nicaragua 2016
Vinyasa Yoga Mentorship with Alli Shafer, Kelowna 2018
Love Light Yoga Advanced Yin Yoga 20 hr YTT, Vancouver 2018
Feelosophy Hands on Training 10 hr YTT, Vancouver 2019
One Yoga 200 hr YTT, Saskatoon 2019
move to feel.
You can find me offering classes each week at several spaces in Kelowna.
I skillfully cater the class to best suit your needs and intention around the practice. Enjoy the comfort of your own space, I come to you and will bring props necessary for the practice. Please contact me with all inquiries.
one on one:
A great option for new students looking to begin their yoga or mindfulness journey. You have the choice to work in a progressive series or a one-off session.
Whatever the occasion is, I’ll bring the yoga to you.
For companies looking to introduce mindfulness practices into their workplace, a variety of styles of yoga and guided meditations tailored to your office’s need.
Feelosophy @ solstice yoga
Feelosophy - a small, intimate, restorative yoga class with safe, supportive hands-on touch to help you become more connected with your body and to create a space for communities to gather and talk about touch.
Drew Hertz, along side Feelosophy trained teachers Kelly Day and Charlee Perrier, will lead you through a 120-minute chill yoga practice mixed with relaxing, massage-based adjustments. Each class uses introspective questions and music to set an intention, offering you space and permission to slow down and feel.
Expect good tunes, deep conversation, and all the touch you crave.
Limited spots, so register early to save your space. A small class size ensures each person gets the most attention and adjustment time.
When: Sunday, August 11th from 5-7pm
Where: Solstice Yoga, 406 - 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna BC
yoga + beer
The sun is out and the beers are flowin’. Join Drew Hertz and Kelly Day for a fun, all-levels yoga class, followed by beers from Kettle River Brewing Co. Yoga starts at 11am, beers to follow. Please BYOMat. Save your spot through Eventbrite (below) or cash at the door. $20 covers the class, discounted beer prices for anyone who attends yoga. Come for the yoga, stay for the beer!
When: Saturday, June 8th, July 6th and August 10th from 11am-1pm
Where: Kettle River Brewing Co. - 731 Bailie Avenue, Kelowna BC