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Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner







Earth Day Yoga Workshop! 

April 22nd, 2019 at Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Joonbug Jewelry

Hand made beaded jewelry made by Michelle Pugh available for purchase and custom orders. Contact joonbugyoga@gmail.com!

Hand made jewelry by Michelle Pugh!

"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

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training*


Go deeper with Joonbug Yoga School's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training!

Current Yoga Teacher Training Dates:

September 7th, 2018 - April 28th, 2019



Flying Heron Yoga StudioFlying Heron Yoga Studio, Olympia, WA

Steamboat Island Square
6541 Sexton Dr. N.W.
Olympia, WA 98502

Please fill out the application, scan and email a pdf file of the signed application to joonbugyoga@gmail.com by August 31st, 2018. 



Joonbug Yoga School is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School (R.Y.S.) through Yoga Alliance. Our 200 Yoga Teacher Training (Y.T.T.) curriculum is designed as an all levels experience for those looking to become a certified yoga teacher and for those who simply want to deepen their knowledge of yoga by learning the ancient history, postures, anatomy, meditation and breath work that enriches our practice. Explore the benefits of Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle yoga postures while learning the basic fundamentals of meditation, mantra, energetics and more! Modifications are offered to personalize your learning path and it is not a requirement to teach yoga after your receive your certification.

Dive into an authentic experience in body and mind with experienced 500 hour R.Y.T.'s, Michelle Pugh, Dr. Patti Shelton and Rebekah Brems and 200 Hour R.Y.T., Camelia Pugh! We love yoga and are excited for this opportunity to share our knowledge with you! Guest speakers will be introduced throughout the training for a diverse introduction to self care techniques for overall body, mind and spirit (ie. meditation, anatomy, ayurveda, working with diverse populations, etc.).


Full tuition and application fees are included in the tuition fee. Full tuition and completed/signed application form is due by August 31st, 2018 to joonbugyoga@gmail.com. Register now!

100% attendance required in order to receive the Joonbug Yoga School 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate of Completion. Because our 200-hour certification is based on classroom hours with your trainer, any portion of training modules missed must be made up with our lead instructor.

Contact us for the application to enter our training. Once we receive your application, we will review your information. Once you recieve the acceptance via email to enter our program, we will provide you with our required reading material list. The books on the required reading list are not included in the tuition fee. Please purchase your books on the required reading list at Amazon.com or another resource. These reading materials do not need to be read in full by the first day of yoga teacher training. We provide specific reading assignments and page numbers of each book throughout the training.

We require at least 1 year of consistent yoga practice with Joonbug Yoga or another 200 or 500 hour R.Y.T. on a regular basis to enter our yoga teacher training program (home practice may be applicable - please ask Michelle in regards). If you practice regularly with a teacher other than our Y.T.T. team please provide their name and location (ie. home, studio, other) and duration of practice (ie. 2-3 times per week) on our application form. 

2018-2019 Schedule

Yoga teacher training is held from Friday, September 7th, 2018 through April 28th, 2019.

Training schedule format will be held as follows:

●  Fridays - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

●  Saturdays - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

●  Sundays - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


September 7th-9th, 2018

October 5th-7th, 2018

November 9th-11th, 2018

December 7th-9th, 2018 

January 11th-13th, 2019

January 25th-27th, 2019

No classes in February due to inclement weather.

March 15th-17th, 2019

March 24th, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (make-up day due to inclement weather)

April 5th-7th, 2019

April 20th, 2019 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (make-up day due to inclement weather)

April 26th-28th, 2019 ​(Graduation Week!) 


Please contact Michelle Pugh via email at joonbugyoga@gmail.com to place your name on the sign up list. Once we receive your email, we will provide an application (or download the application now) for our program and more in depth information about our curriculum and required reading materials for the training. 


Regular price - $2,650.00 per person by August 31st, 2018

*The full tuition fee must be paid in full in order to receive the 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate upon completion of our program. Tuition fees are non-refundable starting August 31st, 2018.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Team


Michelle Pugh, 500 Hour R.Y.T. and J.Y.S. Lead Trainer

Michelle Pugh, owner of Joonbug Yoga, is a traveling 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is certified in various holistic practices by Living Spirit Yoga School, YogaFit®Forrest Yoga®, Reiki Fitness® and Twist Yoga Edmonds. Her depth of experience stems from over 20 years of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Hot Yoga.

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! 

She established Joonbug Yoga studio and operated the brick and mortor space from 2010 through 2017 managing 12 teachers and the business (ie. marketing, communications, accounting, etc.). Michelle led two successful 200 hour yoga teacher trainings through Joonbug Yoga School (R.Y.S.) from 2014-2016 with the help of Rebekah Brems, Camelia Pugh and Dr. Patti Shelton. Joonbug Yogawas nominated for Business of the Year by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce in 2014. She closed the physical studio space in 2017 to extend the benefits of yoga as a traveling Yogini to various locations throughout Washington State. 

Her expertise in marketing and visual communication is rooted in her graphic design career. Michelle 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 was previously employeed with 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.

"Travel light, spread the light, be the light" is one of Michelle's favorite mantras. Her yoga path was grounded in family, nature, creativity and movement since childhood. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son skiing, fly fishing, gardening and exploring the beauty of the Olympic Mountains not far from their home.

Rebekah Brems, 500 hour R.Y.T.Rebekah 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


Camellia Pugh, 200 Hour R.Y.T. and L.P.N.Camelia Pugh

Camelia is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher since 2009 specializing in Yin Yoga and a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years. She enjoys sharing weekly yoga classes at Jubilee at Hawks Prarie and other locations with attention to the meditative aspects of yoga. Camelia also creates hand made yoga items (ie. eye pillows, yoga bags, etc.) that are beautiful creations inspired by her love of yoga!



Dr. Patti SheltonDr. Patti Shelton

I'm deeply immersed in the study of the human body. My background is in Neuroscience and Medicine. I studied for many years at the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor's in Neurobiology and then a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

I have found that the study of the human body can be a gateway into meditation and deeper contemplation. We're wonderfully complex creatures, full of mysteries. To appreciate this fully is to experience the same sense of wonder that a sunset or an ocean can evoke. I will offer you my knowledge, in the spirit of wonder. You contain universes within yourself; would you like to dive in?

I believe that our embodiment is a gift. I did my first yoga teacher training with former Buddhist monk Seongyoon Lee of Yoon's Yoga Bliss, and then became certified to teach yoga with Ali Valdez of Sattva Yoga. I've also become certified to teach yoga to kids with Liz Doyle of Little Friends Yoga, and to pregnant women and new mothers with Anne Phyfe Palmer of 8 Limbs Yoga. I've spent several years studying meditation (including techniques for teaching meditation classes, small groups, and private meditation coaching sessions) with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine, both celebrated authors and meditation guides, and have been certified for this as well. Through all of these practices, I unite body, mind, and spirit into the unified flow of life.

I love connecting with people. My relationships continually teach me more about curiosity and wonder, and encourage me to dive in to that web of connection that unites us all.

I celebrate life! You too? Let's explore together.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Guest Teachers

Joe Everett, MA, Teaching/MS, Psychology/UW Spanish Instructor, Gig Harbor High SchoolJoe Everett

MA, Teaching/MS, Psychology/UW Spanish Instructor, Gig Harbor High School

Joe brings a positive spirit, love for yoga and passion for teaching Spanish language! He will share his expertise in the benefits of working with diverse populations, demonstrate teaching yoga postures in Spanish and English languages and more. Joe has been practicing with Joonbug Yoga at Alderbrook Resort and Spa for many years. We are delighted he will be a guest speaker throughout the training!



Rachel Johnson-Lewis, MA, LMHCRachel Johnson-Lewis

MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and owner of Holding Wellness

Rachel's brilliant smile and genuine love for helping people adds a deeper layer of attention to others needs as yoga teachers. We are excited to have Rachel's in depth experience! She will share tools and exercises that are helpful in working with trauma based groups. Rachel is a long-time yoga practitioner and regular Joonbug Yoga student at the Squaxin Island Tribe!


Jennifer Rosendale, 200 Hour R.Y.T. and L.M.P.Jennifer Rosendale

200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Licensed Massage Practitioner at Avalon Yurt Sanctuary

Jennifer is a graduate of Joonbug Yoga School's 2015 200 hour yoga teacher training! She carries a deep knowledge of simple living and the use of nature as a powerful balancing tool in one's life that brings a level of awareness of the empowerment that is achieved when daily disciplines are used, such as diet, meditation, yoga and personal shadow work. Her gifts include intuitive bodywork and movement of energy through the integration of multiple modalities such as Yoga, cupping, Japanese hot stones, Thai massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Swedish Relaxation and Deep Tissue massage. We are delighted to have Jennifer as a guest speaker at our training and look forward to hearing her eloquent talk on the neurobiology of meditation from a yogic perspective!


Linda WoytowichLinda Woytowich

Linda will share two fabulous talks about developing authentic creative sequencing with yoga postures and creative exercises throughout our training! She is has been a regular participant in Joonbug Yoga's weekly classes and an instructor at our yoga retreats at Alderbrook Resort and Spa.

Linda was 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.'


Preethie CapizioPreethie Capezio

Welcome Preethie to our guest speaker line up! She is a licensed massage practitioner, owner of Refreshing Rain Massage and 200 hour registered yoga teacher. Preethie has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga and shares massage treatments and healing touch sessions at her business. She offers self care practices, gentle yoga and journaling tools to inspire your personal journey inside and out! Preethie will share two sessions throughout our training on the art of healing touch and give tips on adjusting yoga postures with a gentle approach.


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View our 2014/2015 yoga teacher training video.



 Joonbug Yoga School Graduates 2016-2017


Joonbug Yoga School Graduates 2015-2016