At Evo Studio, we believe in proper process and positioning when training.
We teach you how to master your movements and maximize your recovery.
It is important to combine different training practices in order to have a better quality of life and a balance in our daily lives. To be better humans and better movers.
That is why we offer yoga, strength training and movement/mobility classes all in one location.

Our philosophy is that human bodies need a balance between 3 physiological aspects: Physical, Spiritual and Emotional, to acquire quality of life. Our one of a kind approach to fitness will allow you to reach that balance.

Basically, evolution in physical training must be assisted by spiritual training. Combining the two practices will help in: finding inner peace to break the walls of endurance, sleeping better for a faster muscle recovery, working your mobility for an improved performance and developing your flexibility to prevent injuries.

Evolution in spiritual training must be assisted by physical training. Strength training will help in developing muscle tissue required in perfecting your techniques, completing yoga poses as well as building confidence in your capabilities.

Together, these practices positively impact the third component, the Emotional aspect of our entity and results in the evolution of a perfect physical balance and living a better life.

The story behind Evo Studio – Message from the Founder

EVO stands for Evo-lution

“I have explored the world of yoga for a few years; practicing, teaching and sharing with others all of it’s benefits. Through my own, as well as others experiences, I have come to the understanding that acquiring balance leads to less physical pain. Allows you to build physical and mental strength and that a peaceful mind brings clarity of thoughts which positively enlightens emotions and leads to good health. Not being able to shut down or slow down our minds can lead us to develop health issues just like repeatedly putting our bodies through stressful situations, moving improperly or placing stress on joints and muscles.

Having recovered from major injuries a few years ago, I have rebuilt my physical and mental strength by combining different types of training together, including yoga, movement and mobility as well as strength training. I believe that combining all of the different practices found at Evo Studio can be beneficial to everyone, for all level.

My team and I are looking forward seeing you in class and being a part of your EVOlution!”

Melissa Bourdeau
Owner & Founder of Evo Studio

Certifications: Personal Training, Mobility and Movement, ELDOA Level 1 & 2, FRC Training.

Meet our Team

Marc - Yoga

Marc’s current classes: Evo Flow & Detox, Evo Yin & Meditation

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I started practicing yoga to help strengthen my body as a whole and increase my range of motion. This has not only assisted in injury prevention but I also noticed that I bounced back more rapidly from sport injuries. Through the activation of muscles group not normally engaged during my regular exercise routines, combined with the introduction of new body alignments provided in my yoga practice, my physical body has evolved allowing me to perform physical daily tasks and sporting activities with greater easy, strength and comfort. Practice makes permanent!

On a mental and spiritual level, combining the effects of controlled pranayama (the breath) during yoga practice allows the union and synchronicity of the mind-body experience, creating a sense of peace, presence and calmness within.

My mission as a yoga instructor is to convey my passion of the benefits that yoga can provide to those within my local community. Come join me to deepen your range of motion, activate your inner core, develop mindfulness and expand your inner smile!

Kevin - Yoga

Kevin's current class: Evo Elements Yoga & Evo Yin and Meditation

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I was a classic overthinker growing up, and out of habit, spent so much of my energy listing the potential pitfalls of a situation rather than actually doing anything that might challenge me.

It wasn’t until I discovered meditation where I learned how to slow things down and to understand that the intellectual brain is only a minor aspect of our total being. When my attention was focused inward, I could see just how misaligned my body was and how detached I was from it, and thus began my love of Yoga. After a few years of practicing every day, I completed my 200 hour Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh India in Feb 2018.

My mission as an instructor is to pass along the knowledge I’ve accumulated and try to get students to understand just how complex our bodies really are, and learn how to be more present and in synch with them. I believe pranayama (breathwork) is a necessary part of learning about the body and I also like to explore a journey through the chakra systems as a way to get them more connected to the different aspects of their lives.

Amber - Yoga & Fitness

Amber's current classes: Evobility, Evolates, Evo Stability, Evo Barre Fitness

More about Amber

Amber Green started her movement training at the age of 6, figure skating competitively until the age of 18.

While attending university in Toronto she started taking pre-professional level dance technique classes at the National Ballet School, Metromovement, and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

After graduating from University, Amber decided to audition for The School of Dance’s 3 year Professional Contemporary Dance Program in Ottawa. This allowed her to explore ballet, contemporary, contact improvisation, partner lifting courses, Pilates, yoga, anatomy, somatic classes, and many different ways of moving from around the world. She graduated from the program as a professional contemporary artist in 2015.

After graduating she decided to continue expanding her movement knowledge by enrolling and completing a 200 hr yoga teacher training certification as well as Level 1 Yoga Tune Up certification.

Since then she has been sharing her knowledge from her dance training at the Gloucester Skating Club and in elementary schools with Momentum Moves Canada, has been performing and choreographing, and has been teaching group and private yoga classes around the Ottawa area.

Kim - Yoga

Kim's current class: Evo Wake Up Slow Yoga, Evo Gentle Morning Yoga and Evo Aroma Yin Yoga


Kim fell in love with the practice of yoga a little over 5 years ago. What began as a casual practice has for Kim now grown into a daily activity. Kim finds that what she practices while on her mat helps her to feel more grounded in all areas of her life and she strives to let those lessons form her into a better person overall.

Kim loves to travel. She loves summertime, singing, hiking and swimming. On a personal level, Kim likes it best when she is able to make deep connections with individuals.

As a yoga teacher, Kim’s primary intent is to encourage her students to love and accept themselves just as they are.

Patricia - Yoga & Fitness

Patricia current classes: Evo Power Hour Yoga & Evo Hip Opening Yoga

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Patricia loves yoga!
Over the years, she has discovered that one of her greatest joys is experiencing Life through the physical body. For Patricia, yoga has become the conduit between the pleasure of movement and self-actualization. Since completing her Yoga Teacher Training in 2013, Patricia has honed her skills in a variety of studios throughout Ottawa. She gives mindful, flowing classes with a hint of playfulness. You may even be pleasantly surprised and delighted to hear her crack a joke occasionally! Yoga is a way of life and life is meant to be fun. Off her mat, she is a nutritionist who loves to ride her mountain bike and eat french fries.

Melanie - Fitness

Melanie's current classes: Evo Met/Con

More about Mel

I have enjoyed and participated in sports and fitness activities from a young age, but my main interest was figure skating. I was involved in different sports throughout high school, and I broadened this interest in sports into an interest and passion for health and fitness.

I earned my certification as a Group Fitness Instructor with CanFitPro and am always trying to learn new techniques and ways to make fitness fun.

That is one of my main goals – in addition to the many physical benefits, I think you really get a lot out of your fitness routine if you have a good time while you’re doing it. So, you will often find that I try to incorporate some fun into my classes.

I also like to work with youth and help show them how fitness is not only good for us, but can be enjoyable as well.

Jimena - Fitness

Jimena's current classes: Evo Met/Con, Evo Strength & Mobility

More about Jimena

With a second-degree black belt in Olympic-style Taekwondo and several years of high-performance experience under her belt, Jimena spent most of the past decade on the road competing at the highest national and international levels.
You could say this fit mom can kick-ass!
Her journey as a personal trainer begins with the realization of the benefits that training smart and good nutrition brought not only to her career but also in her own journey of becoming a mom (twice!) and working her way back. Now retired from competition, she shares these experiences with those around her.
As a trainer, Jimena is always on the lookout for the next challenge. Passionate about helping people navigate through their own wellness journey and achieving their goals one step-at-a-time. Whether it is working out at the gym, mentoring young athletes, climbing walls or enjoying the outdoors with her two young girls, she is known for her contagious work ethic and positive attitude towards life challenges.

Joey - Fitness

Joey's current class: Evo Strength, Bringing Booty Back, Evo Strength & Mobility, Evo Mobility

More about Joey

Becoming a health coach and personal trainer has always been a dream of mine. Once becoming certified as a registered Personal Trainer with CanFitPro, I took many other specialized courses and continue to expand my repertoire.

Darby Training Systems- Level 1: Perfecting individual programming methods.
DTS- Hypertrophy Fundamentals: Specializing in the most optimal ways to build muscle.
DTS- Kettlebell Fundamentals: Learning proper & safe execution of explosive kettlebell movements.
DTS- Lean Body Coach: Methods in the best sustainable fat loss techniques.
DTS- Low Back Fundamentals: Assessment methods identifying the motions, postures and loads that cause back pain for clients and creating a resilience plan to remove pain triggers.
Six Stages of Speed: Helping athletes achieve their highest performance potential with acceleration, power, agility & speed.
The Stretch to Win Institute- Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 & 2: Helping clients exercise, move and live life pain free.
Exercise Therapy Association Level 1
Functional Range Conditioning

My vision is to truly listen and understand clients' needs and create specific, achievable and sustainable life long goals. If some of your needs are to:
Lose weight ✔️
Gain more strength ✔️
Improve performance in a chosen sport ✔️
Acquire more self confidence ✔️
Have the energy to play and keep up with your kids ✔️
Develop and create meals that fit your goals and lifestyle ✔️
Move daily PAIN FREE ✔️

Isabelle - Yoga

Isabelle's current class: Evo Hot Yoga

More about Isabelle

Isabelle completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and has been teaching in the Ottawa Area since 2017. Isabelle has pursued training in Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga. She loves to blend different styles of yoga in her classes and feels inspired by fellow yoga teachers and students.

Being in the present moment and using breath to bring awareness to the body’s wisdom is a key element that Isabelle brings to her teachings. She cultivates a practice and life that feels good, from the inside out. Isabelle is also a Registered Dietitian. Nurturing the body with nutritious foods as well as movements is a concept that she cares deeply for.

Isabelle also loves connecting with nature and enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking and stand-up paddleboarding with her dog Onyx.

Always bringing her smile to her teachings, she blends creative sequencing, breath work and yogic philosophy in a way that can be taken off the mat following the practice. She offers a supportive and welcoming environment for all students and clients.
See you on the mat yogis !

Gen - Yoga

Gen's current class: Evo Power Hour Yoga

More about Gen

The beauty of yoga is that it is a truly soul nourishing experience. There’s always something new to be learnt from this wonderful practice as we dive deep into the true meanings of thought, breath and movement. This practice is a form of self-expression that has guided me towards a path of self-discovery and improvement. By showing up for ourselves and by uniting our energies, we find the strength to create a powerful, yet peaceful state of mind.

I completed a bachelors in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Ottawa,and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Health Science of Rehabilitation to become an Audiologist to help populations who are hard of hearing.

To me, 80% of yoga is showing up.

See you on the mat!