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Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner


 


Summer Invigorate Yoga Retreat

July 15th, 2018 at Alderbrook Resort and Spa

 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

September 7th, 2018 - April 28th, 2019 at Flying Heron Yoga!


 

"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

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Meet our yoga retreat team!

Michelle Pugh, Owner

Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner and 500 Hour RYT

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.

 

Rebekah Breams, 500 Hour RYTRebekah Brems

Rebekah Brems is a E-RYT 500 Yoga Therapy Practitioner and YACEP certified. The personal experiences and effects that yoga has had in her own life is what has led Rebekah to sharing the love of yoga with others. Studying under Nathan Hayes in Olympia, WA and Sraddha (Ruth Hartung) in Sedona,  AZ with lineages including Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini and Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Rebekah offers a hatha based class with heavy influences from Kundalini,  Therapeutic and  Vinyasa style yogas.  With focus on breath, body awareness, mindfulness, specific systems in the body and overall well being, Rebekah's classes are suitable for beginners and experienced yogi's alike.  When not sharing yoga with others you can find Rebekah in her garden, behind the camera taking photos or spending time with her vibrant & beautiful girl, Isa Rose!

"The body is amazing! With all its diversity and richness, yoga can bring lightness and freedom to every body. Yay Yoga!" - Rebekah Brems

 

Jessica Roberson, 200 hour RYTJessica Roberson 

Jessica Roberson took her first yoga class nine years ago after a friend suggested it may help with anxiety. It did, and she's been practicing ever since. In 2015 she attended the Awakened Life School of Yoga in Bali, Indonesia, earning her 200 hour teaching certificate. 
Her favorite things in life are her husband and kids, skiing at White Pass, traveling to places far-flung, reading good books, writing nonfiction, and her morning latte. 
In her daily life she works as a dental hygienist, and has worked for the same dentist for fifteen years. Shelton is her hometown. 

 

 

 

 

Matt Campbell, Tai Chi InstructorMatthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell is a seventh generation Yang style tai chi chuan instructor with over 30 years of martial arts study and more than 10 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities.  In 2013, Matthew began his study of the internal style of tai chi chuan as a meditative and restorative practice by training under Seifu Michael Gilman, founder of the International Center for the Healing Arts.  Matthew seeks to make the core martial and meditative principles of each style available to anyone interested in creating a practice which informs how they move and feel both in and out of the studio.  Matthew lives in Union with his wife Ann, a Joonbug yoga certified 200 hour instructor.  He leads weekly tai chi chuan classes and offers private instruction in Shelton and can be reached at campbell.mw@gmail.com.

 

Linda Woytowich

Born in Tacoma, the City of Destiny, raised in Lacey as a good girl Catholic, eldest of 5 siblings - engaged with art at an early age. Once out of the nest, became a hippie artist and massage therapist and in the late 70’s married John.  

circa 1985

After giving birth to three amazing souls, I started taking art classes at night. One of the classes, inspired by Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards touted:

“If you can write your name, you can draw”

… Let’s try this.

That seed thought spawned neighborhood summer drawing classes in our backyard. My students - my three children plus seven neighbor kids entered their best work in Thurston County Fair - everyone won a cash prize and a ribbon.(so many categories and age groups, you couldn’t lose)

That fall I was teaching drawing through Community Enrichment program. Next came watercolor painting, cartooning and mask making as an Artist in Residence in Olympia School District, Olympia and Lacey Parks and Recreation Programs, Timberland Library Guest Artist program and Evergreen State College. Students of all ages: pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults throughout the 1990’s.  I received comments like, “I went to art school and was always insecure about drawing, you made it safe. I now draw confidently.”

From the middle 90’s I have been pursuing a 20+ year career as a graphic designer, putting teaching art on the back burner.

Doing art with my grandchildren has brought it back. Currently I am teaching a watercolor class in my granddaughter’s third grade classroom.

Drawing develops focus and attention. Color, line, shape being without words are able to access subconscious parts of our beings. The act of drawing makes new pathways in our brains, physically - really! Creative breakthroughs coming through your drawings can be personal messages for you on your journey. Also, provide feedback on how accurate your eye hand coordination is when rendering what you behold. All it takes is an open mind, time and your persevering attention.'

 

Camelia Pugh, 200 hour RYT and LPNCamelia Pugh

Camelia is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher since 2009 specializing in Yin Yoga and experienced Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years. She enjoys sharing yoga with attention to meditative aspects of yoga through Yin yoga designed to soothe the body, mind and spirit. Camelia also shares her hand made yoga items during our yoga classes and retreats including eye pillows, yoga bags and other beautiful hand made creations inspired by her love of yoga!

 

 

 

Preethie Capizio, 200 Hour RYT and Licensed Massage PractitionerPreethie Capezio

Preethie, L.M.P. and owner of Refreshing Rain Massage and 200 hour registered yoga teacher, has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga. Preethie also shares massage treatments at the Skokomish Tribe Health clinic in Shelton, Washington. She offers self care practices, gentle yoga and journaling tools to inspire your personal journey inside and out!

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Campbell, Native Plants EducatorElizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth is a Native Plants Educator and herbalist who is passionate about the cultural revitalization of traditional foods and medicines. She grew up harvesting native foods with her family. Elizabeth has developed curriculum and led tribal community classes and train-the-trainers workshops across Washington State since 2009. She also taught weekly classes for the Northwest Indian Treatment Center’s Traditional Plants Program and managed their ethnobotanical gardens for five years. She managed the Shelton Farmers Market for two years, increasing overall market sales each year by 25%. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the Evergreen State College with special emphasis on the Practice of Sustainable Agriculture and Native American Studies. She currently runs an organic farm with her family in Shelton, Washington and continues to work towards increasing tribal food sovereignty.