The instructors offering classes at Blue Mountain Yoga+ are so wonderful!

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, Owner & Yoga Instructor

Julia Buggy is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher: 500 is the amount of contact training hours with a master-level teacher). She graduated from the 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle.

Julia has specialized training in:

  • trauma-informed yoga
  • yoga for social justice
  • pre/postnatal yoga
  • Ayurveda for Healthy Aging
  • non-violent communication
  • the Yoga Sutras.

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 2006, 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 10:30-11:30 am

Wednesday: Yoga Foundations 5-6 pm

Friday: Yin-Yang Yoga 9-10 am

Private Yoga Instruction (up to 3 people), Reiki Healing, and Nutrition Counseling appointments are available for $65 per hour.


Rho Sang, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

My background
Yoga and meditation came into my life at an early age and was part of my upbringing. I traveled to India over the years with family and learned about the yogic lifestyle. As a teenager, I started training with a Qi Gong instructor in Maryland, Master Choi, and got more into meditation. Over twelve years, Master Choi guided me in meditation and helped me build awareness and concentration. Wanting to officially become a meditation teacher, I studied with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and attended a Vipassana retreat. Meditation now feels like home.
In 2006, I was involved in a hit-and-run by a Hummer while riding a bicycle to class during my final year at university. My face had to be reconstructed and I couldn’t walk properly for many years. While paying off medical bills, I sometimes used a wheelchair to get around. I had to re-learn to walk, reshape myself through structural and strength therapies, and seek relief for chronic pain. In particular, I practiced in-depth 2-4 hour meditations with Master Choi in 2008-9, which transformed stress into calmness of mind. I then went to the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and became licensed in Illinois in 2010, graduating valedictorian. But the final cure for the pain was found in India where I studied yoga for five months in 2011 at Bharath Shetty’s yoga shala, Indea Yoga, in Mysore. The first two months were difficult Yoga Teacher Training courses, and the last three months featured daily three-hour asana self-practice. My first pain-free day was sometime during this period. Practice and dedication can reshape, heal, change, and support life.
My massage therapy practice was called Integrative Care, for rehabilitation and pain management. It involved restructuring tissue for better healing, aligning posture and gait with Egoscue exercises, and training strength assisted by yoga. A couple of my clients said I was intuitive and picked up on their needs just by listening to their bodies. Every body provides an interesting and unique set of gifts and limitations that affects the person in charge of it. I enjoy learning that about each person and have much to learn.
My yoga classes
I’ve taught yoga on and off for ten or so years, visiting Bharath in India every other year to advance my practice. Past students have said the following to me: “your classes are tough”, “you don’t waste time”, and “you tend to give students individual attention.”
I believe the hallmarks of my teaching are:
– My classes are geared toward whomever shows up.
– We stay immersed in yoga the whole time, with rest incorporated in the flow.
– You’re engaged because you’re appropriately challenged.
– We use every moment of class wisely.
– We give equal attention to each side for a balanced body.
– I demonstrate, but I also move around and pay attention to you.
– We observe anatomical knowledge and safety.
I’m not an advanced yoga practitioner. For instance, my daily practice includes working on maintaining presence in inversions for around ten minutes, or 36 slow breaths. I practice the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary sequence most days. I practice pranayama and meditation daily. But my practice is still very foundational, always coming back to the basics. Mobility and independence are a gift, and the basics are to thank for that. I want to build you up to well beyond that level.
Because I know what it’s like to start from zero, and what it’s like to be bored and unchallenged, my teaching style is all inclusive. In my classes, beginners are instructed to do a lighter/easier version of sun salutation flows, strength poses, balances, and stretches. Experienced practitioners are sometimes challenged with the standard version and sometimes need a little more. When we practice poses like Warrior 3, there’s always a lighter version suitable for beginners, and of course the standard pose is a challenge on its own. When we work toward more difficult fun poses, there’s still always a lighter version and a couple of advanced variations. While beginners may stumble in and out of balance, experienced yogis practice sukham and sthiram, as Patanjali says, which are calmness and stillness. During the latter phase of class when we open up our bodies to stretches, there’s always a safe way to engage the muscles we’re targeting. That sports/rehab massage therapy background comes in handy here. I recognize sometimes we just want a chill class without pushing our limits. That foundational comfort is important. So in this way, my classes will be challenging and fulfilling for you as well.
You have some goals, too. I’m here to help you reach them in this lifetime. I’ve helped beginners new to yoga build up to challenging inversions in less than a year. I’ve helped a few people with disabilities and chronic pain make lasting changes. I myself have worked through disability and chronic pain, and I’m always doing so. I may be able to help if you’re looking for an ally, advice, treatment, or just want to share.
My current class
  • Monday 6-7 pm: Back to the Basics Yoga
Sign-up and payment is old-school at the moment:

Tasha Fitzgerald, Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher

Tasha comes from a background in early childhood education which propelled her into learning all things that promote well-being. She received her trauma-informed 200-hour Yoga Certified Teacher (200-YCT) and  Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator (SEL*F) certificate in the summer of 2022. Since then, she has taught kids ages 5-12 how to support themselves holistically through all aspects of yoga and social-emotional learning (e.g., mindfulness, emotional recognition/regulation, asana, pranayama, dhyana, etc). 

As a lifelong learner, Tasha is currently continuing her education in a 300-hour yoga course. She expects to finish in the Fall of 2023. 

Classes are filled with age-appropriate practices geared toward self-discovery and well-being through play and creativity. Participating youth can expect classes to include dance, music, games, mindful movement, meditation, breathing techniques, and much more.

Iliana Rojero, The Dynamic Body, Movement Circle Facilitator

For more than 25 years I have dedicated myself to studying and practicing different methodologies and therapies in the field of self-empowerment and spirituality. This led me to change my full-time career as an architect to dedicate myself to being a mother and assisting people to take their power back and experience life fully.

I have helped co-lead Goal Achievement and Intuitive Development retreats for women in the Bay Area and Hawaii for more than seven years.

I was the creator of the Family Healing Circle in “Spirit is Calling” in California, to help identify family patterns that limit us from experiencing life to the fullest, truly expressing who we are, and creating new agreements in resonance with our family.
I created curricula for children in grades Pre-K & K-5 to develop empathy and self-expression through movement and art. I collaborated with Project Commotion in San Francisco and with the SFSD (San Francisco School District).

I studied and taught at BPI (Berkeley Psychic Institute) and Spirit is Calling. I am certified as a “Tamalpa Practitioner in Life/Art Process” as well as RSMT.

Currently, I am a formal student in Mysticism with Inelia Benz, where we continue the constant exploration of how we consciously manifest our reality in the highest frequency as healthy groups.

I live in Port Angeles with my husband and two children, Simon my dog and Snowflake my kitty.
My passion is the study of mystical life, the exploration of reality, connecting to Gaia, as well as playing through movement and art.

Tuesdays at 1:11 pm, starting in June 2023.


Kate Danta, Yoga Teacher

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: 11 am to 12:30 pm

Friday: 11 am to 12:30 pm

(858) 437-2102

Davida Taurek, Sweat Your Prayers™: A 5Rhythms Movement Meditation

Sweat Your Prayers™: A 5Rhythms Movement Meditation

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.


Mary Campbell, Meditation Instructor and Pranic Healing

I am a lifelong resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Born and raised around the Seattle/Tacoma area. My family and I currently live in Port Angeles, Washington, where the mountains meet the sea! I have been practicing Pranic Healing and Meditation since 2015. I earned my Associate Certified Pranic Healing Certificate, through the Institute for Inner Studies, Inc. in 2018. I am a lifelong learner and enthusiast. I love to be in nature and with my family.

Full Moon Meditation with Mary:

In July of 2016, I began my journey at Blue Mountain Yoga + hosting twin hearts meditation sessions and free Pranic Healing clinics. I am honored and grateful to still be running meditation classes there. Currently, I am hosting one evening meditation a month around the full moon. This year,2023, Full Moon Meditation sessions will be on Fridays and they start at 7 pm. Please check the current studio calendar for dates. These meditation sessions are offered in person at the studio or online via zoom. You may pre-register with me through my website, email or by phone.

The Meditation experience with Mary:

I will guide you through gentle warm-up exercises before meditation. These exercises are aimed at opening up your main energy channels and centers. It is a good practice to open up energetically before meditation. It allows more healing energy into your aura, and makes for a more peaceful and still meditation experience. You do not need to be in peak physical condition to participate in these exercises. We will then sit down together and practice special Pranic breathing techniques, focusing on quieting our minds, similar to mindfulness. We will bring our intention and awareness to our body, our emotions, and our thoughts. Pranic breathing opens and expands our chakras and our entire aura by 3 feet!! After breathing, I will guide you through a very loving and heart-based meditation called Twin Hearts Meditation. Then finally to wrap everything up, at the end of the meditation, I will guide you through a very special Pranic Healing cleansing and healing session. You do not need to do anything except lay back and receive the healing energies. The Full moon provides us a space to bring in massive amounts of energy. It is a special time to receive healing and charge up our intentions, aspirations, dreams, and goals. Before the meditation starts, I offer two practices: peace and prosperity intentional work. Come join us to learn more!

Meditation on Twin Hearts:

Those who practice Twin Hearts Meditation regularly report feeling more relaxed, centered, peaceful, and calm. They feel more in alignment with their true self. They may experience more connection to their own hearts, and to their universal heart which connects them to all that is in the universe. I have had some attendees experience blissful light and a sense of weightlessness, a being of nothingness that they cannot fully describe but in the same regard, they enjoy and seek more. Twin Hearts Meditation is a sacred and ancient meditation practice that was released to the public in the 1980s through its modern teacher Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. I hold this practice close and dear to my heart and it is my joy to share it with you in gratitude.

Pranic Healing Sessions by Mary:

I offer Distance Healing sessions by phone or via zoom from my home office most days of the week. I also have in-person healing sessions available on Fridays at Renew Massage and Spa in Sequim. If for whatever reason you need an in-person session and you cannot make Fridays available to your schedule, I can make appointments at Blue Mountain Yoga’s Wellness Collective when there is space available. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Pranic Healing is an energy healing practice similar to Reiki. It requires no touch and is very subtle. Some people “feel” me working on them during the healing and others do not. They all notice the difference in their bodies, emotions, and thoughts afterward. Many different physical/emotional/mental problems can be helped and aided positively by using Pranic Healing. I have worked with many different clients for different reasons, no two people are the same. I turn no soul away for any reason. I honor all who are drawn to me. I hold an energetic space of authentic care, love, and protection for them. 

Information on Pranic Healing: Pranic Healing was developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui in the Philippines, his first book was published in the 1980s.


Grace Lambert, Posture Therapy Classes

After living in pain for many years Grace experienced amazing results doing posture therapy exercises, as described in the book, Pain Free – A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain, by Pete Egoscue. Prior to discovering the Egoscue Method, she was a NASM certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and senior fitness trainer. But she and many of her senior clients continued to have pain and limitations, despite all of that training and diligent efforts to follow learned protocols, and to do the “right” thing. When Grace started doing posture therapy exercises and found that they helped to keep her pain free and active, she became certified as a posture alignment specialist through the Egoscue Institute. She felt she had finally found what it was that she wanted to do forever. She is now also a PTX-licensed and concierge therapist with PTX Therapy, and she sees clients privately in her studio in downtown Sequim. 
Grace is excited to resume teaching classes and is grateful to Julia for opening her lovely studio, and to join so many wonderful teachers and providers who have a lot to offer this community. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to her classes, though if they have serious pain or limitations, a free assessment and private sessions would be more suitable to start with.

Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 am

Chelsea Anne, Givers Receiving Circle & Workshop Facilitator

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:

  • Earth Energy Healing: Chakra balancing, core star expansion, grounding and centering, core energetics style movement practices, somatic awareness, inner child healing, Higher Self work, etc…
  • Guided meditations and visualizations for the evolution of consciousness 
  • Relationship skills: Boundaries, communication, and asking for what you want
  • Reiki classes in the lineage of the Majestic Order of the Dragon 
  • Eco-feminism: Tapping into the divine feminine consciousness of Mother Earth to support and sustain life
  • Consent training (I am a current student and soon to be certified in Wheel of Consent) and more…

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.  


Melanie Barclay, Yoga Teacher

I have been a dedicated athlete since childhood studying classical ballet, competing in cross-
country running and triathlon competitions, and ultra-distance trail running. I also have been
a college professor in Art and Cultural History for 20 years in Colorado and Arizona, and in
the summers a manager of organic farms. Since 1997 I have practiced several styles of yoga
including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar methods. I received my 200-level
certification as a yoga instructor at The Academy of Yoga in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2014.
After moving to Honolulu in 2016, I continued studies in yoga, Ayurveda and meditation at
Yoga Awareness adding over 500 hours of training to my yoga and Ayurveda certification.
After moving to Port Angeles in 2018 I began studies in Ayurveda and Spiritual Mentorship
at New World Ayurveda, and earned my certification as an Ayurveda Health Practitioner,
Spiritual Mentor, and Heart-Based Meditation instructor in 2021. I also have been studying
Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) for many years and am certified as a Vedic Astrologer.
I believe each of us are unique and also part of a greater whole. Yet many feel disconnected
from themselves and others and may be facing health problems ranging from the physical, to
the mental, emotional and spiritual. My practice is multi-faceted as I translate ancient
wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga and Vedic astrology and tailor it for contemporary seekers of
healing, health and wholeness. Knowing that conscious awareness is the first step for healing
and transformation I facilitate direct experience of body-mind-spirit connection. I have an
extraordinary ability to use my higher consciousness, intuitive strength, and life experiences
to guide gently and soulfully those in need towards wholeness, happiness and health. I strive
to create the most embodied and effective wellness plan to ensure safety and support for
each client on their journey. For my own self-care I love to be in nature to meditate, swim,
hike, cycle, kayak and garden.


Francesca Siena, Sound Baths with Tibetan Bowls

Francesca is now offering monthly Sound Baths and Tibetan Bowls at Blue Mountian Yoga+. She is a Maha Reiki Teacher/ Practitioner, a Maha Cranial Practitioner, and a Certified Reflexologist.

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

Iris Turney, QiGong, Breathwork & Meditation Teacher

Iris has always been interested in finding natural and effective ways to improve health, well being, and reduce stress.  She became passionate about the ancient healing art of Qigong after moving to the West Los Angeles area in 1996 to learn from renowned spiritual teachers, energy healers, and Qigong masters.

Since then she has been leading meditation, qigong, and breathwork practices for many years now with others also interested in strengthening their health and well-being.  With these simple yet profound integrated and alchemical practices, we can work skillfully with our own energy to optimize and calm our minds, bodies, and spirits, and strengthen the immune system, resulting in better health.   And the good news is that Qigong is very easy to learn and practice, and has been used effectively for many centuries for health and longevity, giving us natural ways to activate our own internal medicine.

She completed teacher training at Esalen through IIQTC, receiving certification in 2019, as well as healer training and certification from David Elliott for leading breathwork meditation groups in 2008.   She was teaching Qigong classes in Topanga and Malibu, California before moving to Sequim in 2021, and looks forward to sharing these practices again here with those who are also interested in optimizing their health and well-being.

Additional interests and passions include working with Biogeometry, a type of sacred geometry design method, which she uses to create customized harmonizing jewelry.   And whenever possible, she can be found on the nearby hiking trails, enjoying the beautiful nature here.


Michelle Renee, Dance Teacher

Hello! My name is Michelle Renee, I have been in dance and ballroom for the last 41 years of my life-including as a dancer, competitor and choreographer. When I was younger, I danced for Disney and various pop stars. As an adult, I did the choreography for the first two years of Dancing with the Stars and five years in Britain’s Dancing with the Stars. I have taught all levels and styles of dance and enjoy teaching the art of expression. Dance is your life’s artwork… I’m here to give you a new paintbrush. In addition to my current schedule I can teach you Ballet, Stretch & Conditioning, Urban Shimmies, and Dance Mix (a mix of jazz, hip hop & learning freestyle).

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! 

From beginning to advance, kick it up with Michelle Renee Dance! Offered by donation. Private Instruction and Small Groups are available! For a full list of class descriptions please email

Text/ Call (253)495-3180 for more info or to save your spot

Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm: Family Dance 

Sundays 7-8 pm: Latin Rhythms

Mondays: Bellydance TBA

Dan Lauretano, Guitar and Ukulele Teacher

Hi! I’ve been passionate and enthusiastic about playing, writing, and teaching music for more
than 30 years. I have extensive experience teaching private, semi-private, and group lessons, close to two hundred students over the years. I also have years of experience teaching group lessons/workshops at community establishments, including the Bonney Lake (WA) Senior Center, Buckley (WA) Youth Activity Center, and Seven
Summits Lodge in Bonney Lake. And now… having recently moved to Sequim…I look very
much forward to working with new groups at Blue Mountain Yoga+! I’m very grateful for the
opportunity to do so.

I was a special education teacher for 25 years, and that helped me develop a detail-oriented, step-
by-step teaching skills that translate very well into teaching the guitar and ukulele. I take great care in designing sessions to help folks maximize musical growth and enjoyment.

Because I taught in elementary schools for 25 years, I’m very comfortable working with students
as young as 6 years old, and students of all ages (kids and adults) have always been very
comfortable working with me. I invite participants of all ages to be part of our groups… including
families who might want to develop and grow their skills together.

Mondays: 4:30 to 5:30 pm Guitar

Thursdays: 4:30 to 5:30 pm Ukulele

Paul Turner, Tai Chi instructor for All Levels Tai Chi

Paul received his Tai Chi certificate in July of 2023 after 7 years of practice and instruction by Michael Yeager (Golden Bamboo Tai Chi). Paul practices and teaches three different styles of Tai Chi: Yang, Sun and Chen, as well as the straight sword, broad sword and cane forms.

New students will learn the modern 10 and 24 forms, before moving on to the long form. The class is 1.5 hours long and is an all-level Tai
Chi. Incorporated in his Tai Chi class are traditional Chinese warm-up exercises and Qui Gong. Please refer to the website for the Tai Chi exercises and videos taught in his classes. 

Tues starting Oct 10th 3:30-5 pm

For more info please contact Paul’s wife Ursula @
ursulanaylor73@gmail. com or  (510)205-9698