You will encounter varying styles of instruction and levels of challenge. We want to meet your yoga needs and intentions, and invite you to read the biographies below of the special people who are the instructors at Blue Mountain Yoga+. Each teacher is running their own business while renting the shared space at Blue Mountian Yoga and Wellness Collective. Please sign up with them directly, with the links provided here and on the Classes page.
Julia Buggy is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 200, and RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher: 200 is the amount of contact training hours with a master-level teacher). She has recently graduated from the 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle.
Julia has specialized training in:
Julia took her first yoga class in 2001 in her hometown of Mesa, AZ. This quickly ignited her passion for delving deeper into the practice and helped heal her body from a serious car accident.
In 2008, she began to work and study at Inner Vision Yoga. As a newlywed in 2011, Julia “sailed off into the sunset” to Encinitas, CA, known as the yoga capital of the United States. Then she felt guided to make her way up the coast landing on the Olympic Peninsula in the summer of 2013.
Julia is passionate about a holistic diet and lifestyle. She has worked in the supplement industry since 2006 and graduated as a Holistic Nutrition Educator from Bauman College in 2009 after attending anatomy, and pre-med/ Nutrition courses at Arizona State University.
She is the mother of 2 daughters and loves dark chocolate, organic food, outdoor adventures, dancing, and crafts like jewelry-making.
Tuesday: Sustainably Strong Yoga w/ Weights 9-10 am
Tuesday: Chair Yoga 10-10:30 am
Wednesday: Yoga Foundations 5-5:55 pm
Friday: Yin-Yang Yoga 9-10 am
Kalee initially began practicing yoga as an elective course while attending college. Instantly she was hooked and continued her practice daily, oftentimes practicing outdoors in Sedona, Arizona. As her continuing love and compassion for yoga grew, she eventually ended up in Wilmington, North Carolina at Longwave Yoga where she earned her 200-hour teaching certification as well as an 8-week apprenticeship and a SUP (stand up paddleboard) Yoga teaching certification. In 2020 Kalee returned to the Pacific Northwest to live closer to her family.
Kalee specializes in:
She creates a sense of harmony by uniting the body and mind in each class. Kalee likes to include music and chants during meditations with the use of her harmonium and Tibetan singing bowl. Rejuvenation can be found through meditation and asana and Kalee strives to make this accessible in her class.
Alicia is a newly certified 200 hr yoga instructor from Yoga Renew and certified with Yoga Alliance. For the past decade, she has been a student of all yoga styles, practicing in San Diego, CA. In 2018 she graduated from the GraceMethod Hypnotherapy school. In 2020, she moved to Sequim to continue her life’s work as a marine biologist focused on human dimensions in relationship to wildlife and wild places. She earned a master’s degree in marine biodiversity and conservation. Yoga and hypnosis (meditation with intention) bring flexibility, expansion, and creativity to the technical and scientific aspects of her life, creating a balance between mind and spirit. The classes she teaches are for anyone interested in finding more peace and balance in their life. We each create a story about the world as we see it through our unique perspectives. Yoga and meditation serve as an invitation to each of us to live life with an awareness of each movement and breath we create and the ripple it makes. With the intention to live mindfully there is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to be the artist of a beautiful story, a love story, and it all starts with showing up on the yoga mat. You will find that each vinyasa-style class is different, although the vibe will be earthy and eco-conscious inviting you to celebrate being alive in this present moment. Join Alicia in spreading love and healing energy worldwide for all living beings.
Monday 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 am
As a Holistic Health Practitioner, E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Intuitive Massage Therapist, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist for the past 40 years, I have integrated a variety of yoga styles that I have practiced and been trained in and Dantayama (rehab) Yoga was the result. The most defining feature of Dantayama Yoga is, “Support=Release”. Properly supported yoga poses allow muscles to let go of tension and return to their natural, relaxed state. In order to quiet the mind, we must first quiet the body to access a deeper, sweeter sense of self.
Monday: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am to 11 am
Friday: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Join us for a morning of dance, prayer, and community. Drawing upon the innate wisdom of our bodies, we will empty our minds, find our feet, and dive deeply into the inner landscapes of our being. The 5Rhythms®, flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness lay the foundation of a simple yet profound movement practice where we become aware of the patterns, rhythms, and cycles of energy that live within and around us.
This practice broadens our awareness, ignites our creativity, and enhances our sense of wellbeing.
Davida Taurek, LPCC, has a diverse background in counseling psychology, the creative arts, and body-centered therapies. She is a psychotherapist and serves as associate faculty for the Master of Science Counseling Program at Prescott College, directing the Somatic Emphasis. She has skillfully led thousands of dancers for over 3 decades on evocative, ecstatic, and deeply transformative 5Rhythms journeys.
Monday 9-10 am
Michael Yeager has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for over thirty- five years. He teaches three different styles of Tai Chi–Yang, Sun and Chen, as well as the straight sword, broad sword and cane forms.
In addition, he practices and teaches several styles of Kung Fu. His website is www.goldenbambootaichi.com an ongoing history and resource for his students, containing videos of the Tai Chi exercises and forms taught in his classes.
Michael retired as a Mental Health Therapist in 2009. He is a writer. His blog address is www.aretiredboomer.blogspot.com and his published novel is called Above the Labyrinth. He is currently working on a second novel.
Hello! My name is Chelsea. I’m excited and grateful to have this opportunity to present workshops at Blue Mountain Yoga+. I am naturally sensitive, empathetic, curious, and driven, and I am passionate about the journey of personal transformation, and the mind-body connection. I love to make learning fun and experiential. Please reach out to me if you’d like to request any specific types of classes. I am certified and qualified to teach:
I also offer home Spaceclearing, and I work one-on-one with women offering intuitive hands-on energy work, hypnotherapy, treatment massage, and personal coaching. I have a deep reverence for my many teachers, with over 20 years of study from numerous wise women, matriarchs, and foremothers. For a detailed list of my credentials please feel free to ask.
Jennifer Lu’Becke has been teaching yoga to children for eight years and has been working with youth for over 20 years. She is a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (Next Generation Yoga) with Yoga Alliance. She also studied with Yandara Yoga (RYT-200) and Yogafit (RYT-500).
Jennifer has specialized training in:
Jennifer’s goal is to empower children and to help them find balance and peace through yoga, movement, mindfulness, and breathe with inclusivity, joy, playfulness, and creativity.
I graduated from the Maryland University for Integrative Health in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture, am board certified by the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and I am a certified Advanced Detoxification Specialist from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). I served as a board member of the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association from 2017-to 2018.
She founded Artemisia Healing Arts in 2019 with the desire to be of service. At the time, she was studying Reiki and Tibetan Cranial was given the opportunity to serve the Tacoma and Sequim community. As she stepped into the work she was guided on how to tune in with subtle energies. When engaging with the archetypes such as Art, Harmony, and Nature’s healing frequencies we easily tap into Joy, Passion, and Prosperity Consciousness. We then begin to receive unique gifts and can inspire others by simply being ourselves in the most natural and authentic way. The Universe supports us completely as we align with our purpose.
(253)961-3181 call or text to begin Your Sacred Journey
Olivia Avery is a holistic wellness coach in the Pacific Northwest. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer Nutrition Coach and a Certified Flexibility Coach with Yoga Body. She works with people online and in person to help them feel connected with their bodies, enjoy movement, and build healthy sustainable habits. Health and wellness are not one size fit all. Olivia approaches each client knowing their needs, goals, and values will be unique to them. With this client-based approach, Olivia can help people align with their goals and gain confidence in navigating the ebbs and flows of life. Understanding everyone is unique, it is very frustrating to know what is right for you when we are bombarded by conflicting ideas of health and wellness on social media and in diet culture. Frustrated by this and her own experiences, Olivia set out in 2019 to learn for herself what happens to the body when we exercise and became a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. Recently she finished her Certification as a Nutrition Coach to help people understand nutrition and how to create realistic, sustainable healthy changes in their life.