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Michelle Pugh, Joonbug Yoga Owner







Wellness on the Waterfront Yoga Retreat! 

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at Alderbrook Resort and Spa 

Join us on the shores of Hood Canal!

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training!

September 27th, 2019 - April, 2020 at Newman Family Chiropractic in Shelton, Washington.

"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

Joonbug Yoga School

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
with Michelle Pugh, Rebekah Brems, Camelia Pugh, Dr. Patti Shelton and guest speakers!


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. 

Our 200 hour yoga teacher traiing team has certified over 30 intructors from 2015-2019 at Joonbug Yoga! The program is led by Michelle Pugh, 500 Hour E.-R.Y.T. and Owner of Joonbug Yoga with the help of Dr. Patti Shelton, Rebekah Brems, 500 Hour E.-R.Y.T. and Camelia Pugh, L.M.P. and 200 Hour R.Y.T. Guest speakers are 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.). 


Training starts on September 27th, 2019!


Tuition Fee*

Please register by August 31st, 2019 to save your space!

Early Bird Price: $2,500 per person for the Early Bird price due by June 30th, 2019.

Regular Price: $2,650 per person due after June 30th, 2019.

*Tuition fee is non-refundable after August 31st, 2019. Payment plans are availalbe by contacting Michelle at joonbugyoga@gmail.com or call (360) 556-6205.


Required Application & Registration Form 

Please mail or deliver the application via mail  to Michelle Pugh at P.O. Box 301 Hoodsport, WA 98548 or sign and send as a jpg or pdf file to joonbugyoga@gmail.com. Registration is available at www.JoonbugYoga.com/rates and due by August 31st, 2019 to Michelle Pugh.


Please complete the following items:                               

  • The completed and signed application questions (provide this complete form in one sealed envelope). We will not accept incomplete applications.

  • Each applicant must submit a non-refundable payment to Joonbug Yoga in the amount of $2,500.00 (early bird rate by June 30th, 2019) or $2,650.00 (regular fee after June 30th, 2019) tuition fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Joonbug Yoga. Register online via debit or credit card at www.JoonbugYoga.com/rates

  • After the application is reviewed we will contact you with approval via email or phone.

  • The full tuition fee in the amount amount of $2,500.00 (early bird rate by June 30th, 2019) or $2,650.00 (regular fee after June 30th, 2019) must be paid prior to August 30th, 2019 (regular rate) in order to receive the 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate.

  • Once we receive your application, we will review your information. After you eceive 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. Some books may be available to borrow during the training. Please contact Michelle at joonbugyoga@gmail.com for more information. 

Download the application now! 




Newman Family Chiropractic
2211 Jefferson St.
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 426-3886



Training weekends are schedule at the following times on the dates below:

Fridays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturdays - 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sundays - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


September 27th-29th, 2019

October 11th-13th, 2019

October 25th-27th, 2019

November 8th-10th, 2019

December 6th-8th, 2019

January 3rd-5th, 2020

January 24-26th, 2020

February 21st-23rd, 2020

March 8th, 2020 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. only)

March 20th-22nd, 2020

April 3rd-5th, 2020





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 Living Spirit Yoga 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.



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