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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

JULY 29TH, 2017

"Invigorate" 1-day Summer Yoga Retreat at Alderbrook - register now!

 Stand-up paddle board yoga and more!

All Levels Yoga Mondays at 7:00 p.m. weekly at Alderbrook!

 

All Levels Yoga at Alderbrook Resort and Spa

 



 

Art of Health and Wellness and Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat Team

Michelle Pugh, 200 Hour E-RYT and Joonbug Yoga OwnerMichelle Pugh

Michelle Pugh, owner of Joonbug Yoga and lead yoga instructor at Alderbrook Resort and Spa, is a traveling Yogini and 200 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with 500 additional hours of certification through Living Spirit Yoga, YogaFit®, Twist Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, LaStone Hot Stone Bodywork and Usui Reiki. She is also a Senior Graphic Designer for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission since 2001. Michelle established Joonbug Yoga in 2010 with a passion to blend her professional creative talents with health, wellness and community. Her diverse fitness experience comes from over 30 years of athletics, ballet and dedicated yoga training in Hatha, Yin, Bikram, Iyengar, Vinyasa and YogaFit® styles of yoga. Michelle's fitness classes blend creativity, strength, balance, flexibility and flow blooming straight from the heart!

Michelle enjoys traveling to various locations throughout Washington State offering a diverse menu of creative services, yoga classes, workshops, events and teacher trainings. She teaches weekly yoga classes and private group sessions and offers wellness retreats and 200 hour yoga teacher training throughout the year at the resort. She finds a sense of grounding in adventures 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 practice. Contact Michelle at 360.556.6205 or email joonbugyoga@gmail.com for more information!

 

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 Ackley, 200 hour RYTJessica Ackley

Jessica Ackley received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from The Awakened Life School of yoga in Bali, Indonesia. She believes regular asana prac

tice and daily meditation are essential a healthy body and mind, while taking life too seriously is not. Her must-haves include her family, her sweetie and their two children, coffee, travel, books, adventures, good food and snow skiing. She is a life-long resident of Shelton and works as a dental hygienist.

 

 

 

 

 

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!