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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

Journey Through the Chakras Workshop

March 4th, 2018 at Alderbrook

Open to the public and resort guests!

Joonbug Jewelry

Hand made jewelry by Michelle Pugh!


Joonbug Yoga Retreats and Events Calendar  Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Joonbug Yoga offers annual yoga retreats at Alderbrook Resort and Spa and other locations! Check out our 2018 calendar below for a list of retreats and workshops offered by Joonbug. Pre-registration is required for all events. We look forward to sharing these special events with you in 2018!

 

Michelle Pugh (left) and yoga retreat participants enjoying a break in between classes at the Art of Health and Wellness Yoga Retreat 2017!

Why attend a yoga retreat?

Our introspective yoga retreat classes offer modifications for all levels of experience with expert teachers. Enjoy diverse yoga offerings including Restorative, Flow/Vinysasa, Yin, Kundalini and more!

Nutrition tips with a yoga flair! Learn the basics on how to balance your yoga lifestyle with healthy nutrition practices. 

Enjoy the benefits of daily exercise, stress relief, a sense of peace, increased energy, flexibility and strength in mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy the added benefits of staying at the resort! Explore hiking trails, S.U.P., kayak or pamper yourself with a soothing spa experience in between classes!

Attending a yoga retreat can be a lovely experience alone or take advantage of bonding time and bring a yoga buddy or loved one to the retreat!

Spend time with like minded Yogis and Yoginis and enjoy a daily schedule that allows health and wellness with reflection, time for soul-searching or simply time to remember who you are when you’re not distracted by "life".

Return home refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed from a weekend within!

 

2018 EVENTS

 

Alderbrook Resort and Spa 

 

January 28th, 2018 SOLD OUT!

Roll and Release Yoga Workshop

This special workshop is designed for myofascial release to increase overall wellness for every body! Yoga postures and Yoga Tune Up® balls are used during the session with guidance by certified Myofascial Release for Yoga and Wellness instructor, Michelle Pugh.

Date: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 SOLD OUT!

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Union, WA

Details: Join Michelle Pugh for a 2 hour workshop designed for beginners and experienced practitioners to enjoy the benefits of Myofascial Release for Yoga and Wellness! We will move through a 90 minute yoga practice with guidance on how to use Yoga Tune Up® balls and blocks appropriately in conjunction with basic yoga poses and breath work during our practice. Our session ends with a restorative 20 minute guided meditation (yoga blankets, eye pillows and bolsters will be provided for added comfort). This class will be held in the Ballroom West room at the resort. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.

What to bring: Please dress in layers, bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Tight fitting exercise clothing (ie. tank top, yoga pants, etc.) is suggested to gain the full benefits of contact with the Yoga Tune Up® balls during the yoga practice. Water and herbal tea will be provided throughout the class for hydration.

Pre-registration required: $45.00 per person. Pre-registration due by January 13th, 2018. This event is sold out! Thank you to all who have pre-registered. If you have your own Yoga TuneUp balls and would like to join us, please contact Michelle at 360.556.6205 if you have not registered by January 13th. 

 

February 18th, 2018

"Yoga Nidra" Guided Meditation with Gentle Yoga Class

Experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra meditation! We will warm up the body by practicing a few gentle yoga postures then move into stillness through a guided Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) meditation led by Michelle Pugh. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket for added comfort. Pre-registration is due by February 17th, 2018. Please call Michelle at 360.556.6205 for more information or sign up now to reserve your space!

Date: Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Skookum Hall, Shelton, WA

 

 

March 4th, 2018

"Journey Through the Chakras" Yoga Workshop

Take a journey through the chakras with Joonbug! This workshop is designed for beginning and experienced yoga students to explore the 7 major energy centers (chakras) through the use of yoga postures, handouts, essential oils, mantra (sound) and meditation to bring even more balance to the body inside and out! 

Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa in the Ballroom West Room, Union, WA

Details: We will move through a 90 minute yoga practice with guidance on how to use basic yoga postures, mantra and meditation appropriately in conjunction with specific essentail oil blends for each chakra to balance and renew the body inside and out! Our session ends with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation where we will journey through the chakras (yoga blankets, eye pillows and bolsters will be provided for added comfort). This class will be held in the Twanoh room at the resort. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.

What to bring: Please dress in layers and bring a blanket, bolster or other personal yoga props for added comfort. The resort provides some yoga mats, water and herbal teas during the class.

Pre-registration required: $45.00 per person. Pre-registration due by March 1st, 2018. REGISTER NOW!

 

 

 

 

April 15th, 2018

"Spring Self Care" Yoga Retreat

Take time for self care this Spring with Joonbug Yoga and guest teachers, Elizabeth Campbell (Traditional Plants Educator), Preethie Capezio (L.M.P. and 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher) and Rebekah Brems (500 hour registered yoga teacher)!

This workshop is designed for beginning and experienced yoga students to experience the benefits of a full day of self care to renew, revitalize and refresh your body, mind and spirit.


Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $150.00 per person for the "Early Bird" Registration by February 28th, 2018. $175.00 per person after February 28th, 2018. Pre-registration is due by April 8th, 2018 at www.JoonbugYoga.com/rates

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa in the Ballroom West Room, Union, WA

What to bring: Please dress in layers and bring a blanket, bolster or other personal yoga props for added comfort. The resort provides some yoga mats, water and herbal teas during the class.

Pre-registration required: Pre-registration due by April 8th, 2018.

Spring Self Care Retreat Schedule:

10 am - 11:30 am
“Sparking the fire within”
Morning Meditation and Kundalini yoga with Rebekah

Break

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
“Soul journaling” with Preethie

Lunch - Spring soup, herbal teas and bread provided by our retreat team

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
“Spring Renewal” take-home herbal products
Self care aromatherapy and essential oil spray product making with Elizabeth

Break

2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
“Plant your intentions" Flow Yoga practice with Michelle, self care foot and hand spa treatments with Michelle, Rebekah and Preethie and a soothing end to the day with a relaxing guided Yoga Nidra meditation with Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

May 12th, 2018

Detox Spring Yoga Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. to Noon

Location: Avalon Yurt Sanctuary is located at 670 East Strong Road Shelton, WA, 98584

Details: Take time for self care with this gentle yoga practice designed for beginning and experiences students for detoxification inside and out at Avalon Yurt Sanctuary in the Pickering area in Shelton, WA.  Michelle will offer locally hand harvested herbal teas, essential oils and yoga postures to soothe the internal organs of the body and prepare for the Spring season with ease. Our focus during the practice will be toning and detoxifying the liver and kidneys. We will end the practice with a 30 minute guided meditation that will focus on new beginnings, planting seeds of intention and overall balance during the season. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket for added comfort.

Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by May 5th, 2018 on our rates page. Minimum of 6 participants to hold the workshop/maximum of 20. 

June 3rd, 2018

Roll and Release "Coregeous® Ball" Yoga Workshop

This yoga workshop is designed for myofascial release for core strength and wellness! Yoga postures and Yoga Tune Up® balls and core balls are used during the session with guidance by certified Myofascial Release for Yoga and Wellness instructor, Michelle Pugh.

Date: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Union, WA

Details: Join Michelle Pugh for a 2 hour workshop designed for beginners and experienced practitioners to enjoy the benefits of Myofascial Release for Yoga and Wellness with focus on the core! We will move through a 90 minute yoga practice with guidance on how to use Yoga Tune Up® balls and Coregeous® balls appropriately in conjunction with basic yoga poses and breath work. Our session ends with a restorative 20 minute guided meditation (yoga blankets, eye pillows and bolsters will be provided for added comfort). Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.

Coregeous® BallThe Coregeous® Ball is an inflatable air-filled sponge ball with a unique soft-stretchy "skin" that's used to massage and activate your core and stretch your psoas. This special tool allows you to gently and safely access your innermost abdominals for ultimate core health!

What to bring: Please dress in layers, bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Tight fitting exercise clothing (ie. tank top, yoga pants, etc.) is suggested to gain the full benefits of contact with the Yoga Tune Up® balls and core balls during our practice. Water and herbal tea will be provided throughout the class for hydration.

Pre-registration required: $45.00 per person. Pre-registration due by May 20th, 2018. 

 

July 15th, 2018

Summer "Invigorate" Yoga Retreat

Welcome the Summer season with Joonbug Yoga and Rebekah Brems (500 hour registered yoga teacher)!

This one day retreat is designed for beginning and experienced yoga students. A variety of activities are included throughout the day. Sign-up for all classes or choose which classes you would like to attend throughout the day on the shores of Hood Canal!

Date: Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa in the Twanoh Room, Pool and Resort Dock, Union, WA

What to bring: Please dress in layers and bring a blanket, bolster or other personal yoga props for added comfort. The resort provides some yoga mats, water and herbal teas during the class. Stand-up paddle boards are limited to 8 total rentals per session listed below or bring your own paddle baord during the session.

Pre-registration required: Pre-registration due by July 8th, 2018. Contact Michelle for more information at 360.556.6205 or click the register now button to be placed on the registration list. Thank you!

Invigorate Yoga Retreat Schedule and Cost:
$50.00 per person for 1 SUP yoga class or pay for 1 SUP yoga class and 2 yoga classes for $100.00.
Session 1 - $50.00 per person (includes paddle board rental)
10 AM to 11 AM -  Stand-up paddle boarding (limit 8 paddle boards)
Session 2- $50.00 per person (includes paddle board rental)
11:30 AM to 12:30 pm - Stand-up paddle boarding (limit 8 paddle boards)
Lunch Break
Session 3 - $50.00 per person (includes 2 yoga classes)
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Aqua yoga
Break
2:45 PM to 4 PM -  Gentle yoga and guided meditation 

 

November 3rd and 4th, 2018

Fall "Rejuvenate" Yoga Retreat

Fall into wellness at our 3-day retreat with Joonbug Yoga and guest teachers, Elizabeth Campbell (Traditional Plants Educator), Preethie Capezio (L.M.P. and 200 Hour R.Y.T.) and Rebekah Brems (500 hour R.Y.T.), Camelia Pugh (L.P.N. and 200 hour R.Y.T.), Linda Woytowich (Woytowich Designs Owner), Jessica Roberson (200 hour R.Y.T.) and Matt Campbell (Tai Chi Instructor).

 Read more about our retreat team now!

Our retreat is designed for beginning and experienced students. Enjoy a variety of offerings including yoga, Tai Chi, journaling, meditation, creative activities, herbal teas, essential oils and more! 

Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd - 4th, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Alderbrook Resort and Spa in the Ballroom West Room and Pool, Union, WA

What to bring: Please dress in layers and bring a blanket, bolster or other personal yoga props for added comfort. The resort provides some yoga mats, water and herbal teas during the class.

Pre-registration required: $295.00 per person. Pre-registration due by October 25th, 2018. Contact Michelle for more information at 360.556.6205.

Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat Schedule

Saturday, November 3rd

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Meditation and all levels asana practice with Jessica

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Break

9:45 a.m. - Noon: Aqua yoga and water meditation practice to soothe with Michelle

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Energetics, mantra and meditation with Rebekah

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Gentle/restorative yoga practice followed by Yoga Nidra Meditation with Camelia

 

Sunday, November 4th

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Meditation and Tai Chi basics practice with Matt

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Break

9:45 a.m. - Noon: Flow yoga detox practice designed to balance and cleanse with Michelle followed by a nurturing essential oils and locally harvested herbal tea session with Elizabeth for overall relaxation

Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: “Create and Rejuvenate!” group session designed to dive deeper into your creative self through the practices of meditation, gentle yoga, journaling and art with Linda and Preethie

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closing practice): Guided meditation and gentle yoga practice with Michelle

2019 EVENTS

 

March 2019

Elements Fiji Yoga Retreat

Reset your true nature with an Elements Yoga Retreat in Fiji led by Michelle Pugh and Rebekah Brems! An all-inclusive retreat at a five-start luxury resort with world-class cuisine, daily yoga, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) yoga, snorkeling, hiking and more. Explore true Fijian culture, discover the rejuvenating power of the island and its people, and relax and restore at one of the most beautiful places in the world.

 

Elements Fiji Yoga Retreat Types of Yoga Offered

  • Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini and Restorative
  • Open to all levels of experience - beginners welcome!

 

Package Highlights

10-Day Retreat 

Cost - $9,599 (payment plans available)

  • Daily yoga classes, including SUP and aqua yoga
  • Private island yoga excursion with catered meal/drinks
  • All-inclusive (airfare from Seattle to Fiji, 7 nights/8 days in villa, all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, non-motorized activities)
  • Three meals daily (all diets accommodated)
  • Luxury villa accommodations with ocean views (private villa and upgrade available)
  • $300 early bird discount, reserve by Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers earn up to 14 continuing education credits through Joonbug Yoga School (R.Y.S.) at Elements Fiji Yoga Retreat!

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Deposit: 50% non-refundable deposit required to reserve spot. Payment plans are available.

Balance due: Trip balance due 45 days prior to trip date.

Cancellation after trip balance paid: Receive 25% refund of refundable amount if cancelled within 30 days prior to departure; 15% refund of refundable amount if cancelled within 14 days prior to departure. No refund if cancelled after 14 days prior to departure.

 

Elements Fiji Yoga Retreat Itinerary

MARCH 9: TRAVEL TO FIJI FROM THE US
MARCH 11: ARRIVE FIJI, TRAVEL TO RESORT; EVENING YOGA
MARCH 12: WATER ELEMENTS YOGA - MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 13: EARTH ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 14: FIRE ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 15: WATER ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 16: EARTH ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 17: FIRE ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING AND EVENING YOGA
MARCH 18: WATER ELEMENTS YOGA – MORNING CLASS (THOSE TRAVELING TO THE US, DEPART RESORT FOR AIRPORT AT 6 P.M. FIJI TIME MARCH 18)
MARCH 18: TRAVEL BACK TO U.S. (THOSE TRAVELING TO THE US, DEPART MARCH 18 FIJI TIME, AND ARRIVE MARCH 18 US TIME)

 

Experience Fiji

Every so often you come across a place that touches you deep within your soul. A setting imbued with such raw, natural splendor that it enlivens your senses and spirit. Welcome to Nanuku Auberge, Fiji.

Situated in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji features an unprecedented combination of natural attractions, physical diversity, ideal climate and sheer rapturous beauty. It is world renowned for its soft coral diving, white sandy beaches and pristine natural environment.

Adorned by a ribbon of sand that glides across 2 miles of pristine beachfront, Nanuku is a place where luxury, culture and adventure converge in a single, amenity-rich destination. This is Fiji at its majestic best. Breathtaking, timeless and uncluttered. And Nanuku ensures you're attuned to your destination, to discover the rejuvenating power of the island, its people, and a holiday made rich by plentiful activities, thoughtful programming, and intuitive, hands-on service. 

 

MONTHLY EVENTS

Full Moon Yoga at Alderbrook Resort and Spa!

Full moon yoga is held at 7:00 p.m. on the full moon each month. Please call the resort or visit www.AlderbrookResort.com for more information!

Cost: Class is complimentary to hotel guests and $10.00 per person for non-hotel guests. Please pay at the front desk prior to attending class. Visit Alderbrook Resort and Spa for more information. Joonbug Yoga class cards are not valid at this location (class is held indoors during the Fall and Winter months and on the waterfront in the Spring and Summer months). 

Details: Experience a one hour moonlit yoga session led by Michelle Pugh! This class is designed for all levels of experience (beginners welcome!) in a beautiful setting along the shores of Hood Canal at Alderbrook. Take in the brightness of the full moon and revel in the opportunity to start fresh in the coming month. Yoga mats and heaters will be provided. 


Michelle Pugh, Full Moon Yoga at Alderbrook Resort and Spa