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Welcome to Joonbug!

Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner


"As you practice meditation and yoga regularly, this subtle sense of feeling good gradually becomes so pervasive, so natural and genuine, so much a part of you that it carries over into the whole of your life."
- Erich Schiffmann

"Journey Through the Chakras" Yoga Workshop on March 4th at Alderbrook!

Balance and renew your chakras with Joonbug!


Joonbug Jewelry

Rose quarts and silver beaded necklace with OM pendant (sold) 


Yoga at Pioneer School District on Fridays!

Class is open to the public!



About Joonbug Yoga

Michelle Pugh, Owner

Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner

Michelle Pugh, owner of Joonbug Yoga, is a traveling Yogini 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certified by Living Spirit Yoga School, YogaFit®, Forrest Yoga®, Reiki Fitness® and Twist Yoga Edmonds in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She is also certified in holistic practices including Myofascial Release for Yoga and Wellness, the Art of Yoga Nidra Meditation, Ayurveda on the Mat, Thai Yoga Bodywork, LaStone Hot Stone Bodywork and Usui Reiki.

Michelle established Joonbug Yoga in 2010 with a passion to blend her creative talents with health, wellness and community. Her diverse fitness experience comes from over 30 years of athletics, ballet and dedicated yoga training. Michelle's yoga classes blend creativity, strength, balance, flexibility and flow blooming straight from the heart! 

Michelle established her yoga studio and operated the brick and mortor space from 2010 through 2017 managing 12 teachers and all business details (ie. marketing, communications, accounting, etc.). She closed the physical studio space in 2017 and now offers yoga sessions at various locations throughout Washington State as a traveling Yogini with focus on extending the benefits of yoga into the larger community. Michelle shares weekly yoga classes, private group sessions, wellness retreats and 200 hour yoga teacher training through Joonbug Yoga School (R.Y.S.) and Yoga Alliance. She has over 9 years of teaching experience and led two successful 200 hour yoga teacher trainings (2014-2016). Joonbug Yoga was nominated for Business of the Year by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce in 2014. 

Her professional path was grounded in family, creativity and movement since childhood. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and son (skiing, fly fishing, gardening and creating) while staying in touch with a profound connection to the natural elements that inspire her yoga practice.

Her expertise in marketing and visual communication is rooted in her graphic design career. She graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle and has worked professionally as a Senior Graphic Designer for Washington state government, non-profit organizations and small businesses since 1996. Michelle previously worked for The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, The Olympian Newspaper, The Tacoma News Tribune and Indian Country Today Newspaper and continues to design websites and print publications through her freelance business, Joonbug Graphic Design.


Yoga class offerings throughout the Puget Sound:

Michelle teaches Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Yoga Fitness, Employee Wellness Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Beginning Yoga, Heated Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Waterfront Yoga, Full Moon Yoga and Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga and offers private Yoga, Reiki and Thai Yoga Bodywork sessions on site or at your location. Michelle's private sessions combine holistic practices utilizing yoga and meditation practicies. LaStone Hot Stone, Thai Yoga Bodywork, essential oils, herbs, Chakra energy balancing gems, crystals and stones may be added for increasing balance, health and wellness inside and out. Michelle offers private group yoga classes upon request at your location.

She enjoys traveling to various locations offering a diverse menu of creative services, group yoga classes, private yoga sessions, health and wellness workshops and retreats. She teaches yoga at Alderbrook Resort and Spa, the Olympia Golf and Country Club, the Nisqually Tribe Youth and Community Center, the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center, Squaxin Island Tribe, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Pioneer Elementary School and the Salmon Center. Michelle offers private sessions, wellness retreats and events throughout the year at Alderbrook and other locations. She enjoys volunteering at the Nisqually Community Garden, the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) community events, the Skokomish Health Clinic Health Fair and Alderbrook Resort and Spa's St. Paddle's Day event annually.

Contact Michelle to set up a private group yoga session at your location! 


Registering for yoga classes:

Please contact the location listed on the class schedule page where the class is offered to register or drop-in for a group yoga class. Pre-registration is required for 8-class yoga sessions our rates page. Private lessons and group sessions are available upon request by calling (360) 556-6205 or email joonbugyoga@gmail.com. Thank you!