gillian bell


My yoga journey began back in 2006, dragged to class by my sister and my friend (both of whom I share the yoga and fitness journey with today). We had a rough start, yoga and I, as I believed (silly me), that it was all about how flexible you were – and I most certainly was not. Due to my anxiety, it was nearly impossible to stay for savasana, in fact, I was the girl to roll up my mat before savasana even started.

Fast forward 6 years and it happened! It was forced on me (a pitch black room made it hard to escape) but, I stayed until the end, I experienced savasana and all its glory. That was the moment I knew I would love yoga forever and decided to become a yoga teacher. I packed up my downtown office and never looked back. It is almost unbelievable that the very thing I was trying to resist was the very thing I needed most. With the tools from teacher training, I have been panic attack free since 2012.

As a wife, mother, yoga teacher, and realtor, I hope to bring mindfulness to the forefront of our self-care practices through the education of yoga and meditation. I hope to be a proud role model for my children to grow up and own, express and love their emotions and their bodies.

find us!

1217 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary AB, T2N 3P6

T: 403-270-0723
E: [email protected]
Instagram: @oranjfitnessyyc

parking instructions

Kensington Road, Kensington Crescent and surrounding streets have plenty of parking spaces available. There is a ParkLink lot offering flat rates right behind our studio on Kensington Crescent. Calgary Transit buses stop directly in front of our studio also! Most streets have 2 hour paid parking, but some street parking is free before 9am and after 6pm.

Tired of standing in the rain, fumbling for your credit card or digging for spare change to pay for parking? Want the convenience of paying for your parking session in the comfort of your own car? Now you can! Sign up for ParkPlus and you can pay for your parking session with one easy cellphone call. Go to <> to register!

There is some free time-limited parking available on Bowness Rd, 12 St and 13 St around the St John Fine Arts Elementary School (15 12th St NW). Be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations.

With exception to permit parking in residential zones surrounding the Kensington area, there is metered parking on nearly every street in the Kensington area. Once again, be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations, especially on 10 St during rush-hour time periods as some time restrictions do apply.

Often overlooked, Kensington Gate offers numerous stalls above ground as well as about 100 stalls underground, all available for public parking. There is almost always parking available here, even during busy times.


CPA LOT 23 at 1101 Memorial Dr NW
Located beside the old Firehall. Access is from eastbound Memorial Drive only.

CPA LOT 37 at 1056 Memorial Dr NW
Located on the north side of Memorial Dr, access is from westbound Memorial Dr only.

CPA LOT 57 at 1210 Kensington Rd NW
Located on the north side of the road, this lot is a great one for those of you who are coming in from Crowchild Trail via Kensington Rd.
For more information on Calgary Parking Authority parking lots, hours and rates, go to the CPA Home Page <>.

business hours

Monday – Thursday:
4:30pm – 8:30pm

9:00am – 1:00pm
4:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:
9:00am – 12:00pm