Our Staff

Connie Robertson – Desk Staff

Hemma is a special place that I am honoured to be a part of. A space that welcomes all with a sense of community, heart, teaching, learning, healing and fun! 

I am an adventure seeker at heart, from the inside out; ever curious about human connection and potential. I’m #gratefulcon

Jonni-lyn Friel- Yoga Manager

I arrived at Hemma like may of us, looking for a home. After living for many years in Greece, I arrived in Victoria with my family feeling a bit lost and lonely. I missed my studio, my friends, my students and my community. Hemma was the first place that I came to where I thought ” It doesn’t feel like home yet…. but I think someday it could.”

And I was right. A year later,after teaching Yoga here at Hemma and being a part of this warm and supportive community, I am pleased to be stepping into the role of the Yoga Manager. I look forward to offering this little piece of home to our expanding community and helping to fill Hemma with love, light and laughter.

Michael Hall – Owner/Director

For more than twenty years, as a student, practitioner, and teacher, I have been immersed in the fields of Acupuncture, Massage, and Yoga.   This focus culminated into hemma in 2007.  Since then my mission has been to foster a neighborhood business that; provides essential and meaningful health-care, provides meaningful work and employment for staff and providers, and enhances and strengthens the spirit of community and cooperation among all.