About our Team

We are a community of people who step up for one another and champion each other. We are rule-breakers, dreamers and creatives. Crushing goals and having fun while doing it is at the core of everything we do, both on the mat and in our everyday lives.

Jade Billo

Owner, Founder and

Dream Chaser

"You're stronger than you think."

Jade is a firecracker and the person to light up the room with her contagious and positive energy. This is partly due to her caffeine intake, but mostly because what she loves the most is watching people thrive and crush their goals. With more than a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry, Jade is able to get you excited and motivated to show up on your mat and make your fitness goals come true.

Ashley Thorne

Instructor and

Goal Crusher

“It's your world, I'm just living in it!”

Ashley has an infectiously outgoing personality (you will definitely hear her before you see her) that drives her students through a vigorous workout. She will do anything to help them achieve their goals and will bring comedic value, her love of dance and the power of music to bring out her students’ inner fun and crazy side. She loves the Big Bliss community and has been teaching there since its inception. She is more than just an instructor, she's your friend.

Lo Koehler

Lead Instructor and

Master Motivator

“Yaaaaas Queen, So Good!”

Lo is our energizer bunny, always laughing, dancing and spreading positivity. She loves to see her students push themselves and break down barriers. Lo has been motivating students for over five years and always makes everyone feel special. She keeps her classes engaging and exciting, leaving students feeling accomplished, strong and at peace.

Jackie Klue

Instructor and

Secret Badass

"Play Around"

Jackie loves to unlock new yoga skills for those who never thought them possible, including arm balances and inversions. Jackie likes to get creative and encourage her students to do the same. Expect to try something new and experiment, in a safe space.

Rebecca Lofsnes

Instructor and

Flow Queen

"Positive thoughts, kind words, open heart"

Rebecca is kind and compassionate, fun and lighthearted with a zest for life that shines through in her teaching style. Whether she’s teaching yoga, pilates or barre, she’s motivating, inspiring and keeps a sense of humour that makes any class with her a joy.  Rebecca believes that within each and every one of us is our own best teacher. She hopes to guide you through a practice of self exploration, encouraging you to follow your own internal compass, and find what feels good in your body. She hopes that some of your yoga practice will trickle into your day to day life.

Kelly Brown

Instructor and

Go Getter

"You're already a little harder to kill"

Kelly is a beam of light and laughter. She loves pushing her students to their peak and helping them push outside of their comfort zones. Kelly has been kicking ass and taking names in the fitness world for over five years. Whether you see her teaching your barre class or your yoga class, Kelly will always have a smile on her face and coffee in her cup. You’ll leave her class feeling energized, motivated, and maybe a little sore.

Val Simoncic

Instructor and

Wellness Prescriber

"Stay in the fire"

Val is always looking to find heart in the hustle, while not taking herself too seriously. She is known for her authentic and passionate personality, which she brings to each and every one of her classes. Always encouraging students to find their edge and stay in the fire, Val weaves together classes that are challenging, yet playful, and encourages exploring the boundaries of the practice in a safe and encouraging environment. Val’s classes are a great place for friends to come together to breathe a little, sweat lots and leave with a happy heart.

Balsam Ibrahim

Instructor and

Ashtanga Alchemist

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"Aaaand, sit a little deeper"

Don't let the calm and serene voice fool you, you are in for a challenge! Balsam loves to create unique sequences that will have you transitioning seamlessly from one pose to the next. Get ready for a flowy, fun, and thoughtful practice, with a curated playlist that will uplift you then end in a sweet, well deserved savasana.

Rebecca Lofsnes

Instructor and

Flow Queen

"Positive thoughts, kind words, open heart"

Rebecca is kind and compassionate, fun and lighthearted with a zest for life that shines through in her teaching style. Whether she’s teaching yoga, pilates or barre, she’s motivating, inspiring and keeps a sense of humour that makes any class with her a joy.  Rebecca believes that within each and every one of us is our own best teacher. She hopes to guide you through a practice of self exploration, encouraging you to follow your own internal compass, and find what feels good in your body. She hopes that some of your yoga practice will trickle into your day to day life.

Kelly Brown

Instructor and

Go Getter

"You're already a little harder to kill"

Kelly is a beam of light and laughter. She loves pushing her students to their peak and helping them push outside of their comfort zones. Kelly has been kicking ass and taking names in the fitness world for over five years. Whether you see her teaching your barre class or your yoga class, Kelly will always have a smile on her face and coffee in her cup. You’ll leave her class feeling energized, motivated, and maybe a little sore.

Petra Sepsi

Tiana Bentley-Dittmar

Concierge and

Busy Butterfly

“You’re KILLING IT!

Tiana is a bubbly, yet strong, personality that keeps all the logistical stuff organized at the front desk. Emails, check ins, giveaway prizes, you name it, and Tiana has probably made a list (or three) about it. With a strong passion for health and yoga, paired with her contagious positivity, Tiana always has a friendly face waiting to greet you when you come into the studio, and wish you a great evening when you leave.

Amy Desloges

Concierge

Katt Dewson

Photographer and

Magic Maker

"Smile Beautiful"

Katt has a creative and imaginative mind and is our studio photographer. She loves to see people working towards their goals and feels inspired to capture those moments in photographs. Always wearing a smile (and a beret), don’t be surprised if you catch her in a class accompanied by her camera, snapping photos of fellow BlissSeekers.