Our Staff


Angela Brown – Desk Staff

It is my pleasure to join the team at Hemma. Angela BrownAfter arriving in Victoria I found Hemma was a place I felt most welcome. The Hemma community quickly became a safe and grounding refuge and I feel blessed to now offer that warmth to others. I have always been drawn to work and study that allows me to support and understand.

In my life, and in everything I do, I endeavor to affect those around me with positivity. I make it a practice to always leave people better than I found them. I value kindness, community, respect and compassion and I believe these principles align with the opportunity to contribute to Hemma’s beautiful vibe.

Coralie Charland – Retail Manager

When I moved to Victoria in 2012, I was seeking a place to pursue my yoga practice,
a community to feel less far from home, and work to inspire me and remind me to be present… I thought I was asking for too much, but serendipitously, at Hemma, I found all three!

It is a true honour to be part of a team holding space for everyone who comes through our door, and I look forward to sharing smiles, conversations, and sighs of post-acupuncture bliss with all of you!



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.




Roxanne Dostie – Desk Staff

Hemma is my home away from home. The place I go to recharge, connect with myself and my community and where I serve and receive with so much gratitude.  From the acknowledgements of each other’s journey to the dishes washing, the shoe notes, the tea making, the hugs and the general tasks; being and growing at Hemma feels in total alignment with me.

It’s an honour for me to hold space for everyone that shows up for themselves.  I see you.