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 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:

  • 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 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

juliafbuggy@gmail.com

(360)809-0717

Kalee Hall, Yoga Instructor

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:

  • Hatha flows
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Restorative yoga

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.

newwavesofrelaxation@gmail.com 

(360)227-6967

Alicia Amerson, Yoga and Meditation Instructor

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

PNWYogaCollective@gmail.com
Instagram: @pnwyogacollective 

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: 9:30 am to 11 am

Friday: 11 am to 12:30 pm

www.sequimyogaandmassage.com

kate@sequimyogaandmassage.com

(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.

www.davidatherapy.com

www.davidadance.com

(415)455-6780

davida.taurek@gmail.com

Mary Campbell, Meditation Instructor and Pranic Healing

Hi, I am Mary Campbell. I am a lifelong resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My family and I currently live in Port Angeles, Washington, where the mountains meet the sea! I practice Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. I earned my Associate Certified Pranic Healing Certificate, through the Institute for Inner Studies, Inc. 
 
Meditation with Mary:
I am currently hosting one evening meditation each month. The evening session will be a full moon meditation, so the dates change according to what month we are in. Please check the current schedule on the website to see when the full moon meditation will take place. These meditation sessions are offered in person at the studio or online live stream via zoom. Please pre-register with me through email or by phone. That way I can save your spot at the studio or send you a link for the online meeting. 
Monday Outdoor
 
Meditation experience:
I will guide you through gentle warm-up exercises before meditation. We will then sit down together and practice special Pranic breathing techniques, which are focused on quieting our minds. This alone will help bring more awareness to our body, our emotions, and our thoughts. After breathing, I will guide you through a very loving and heart-based meditation called Twin Hearts Meditation. We will end our meeting together with the same exercises that we did in the beginning. It is a wonderful way to start your week! Those who practice Twin Hearts Meditation regularly report feeling more relaxed, centered, peaceful and calm.
 (Meditation on Twin Hearts was developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. I am a student of this teacher, so I like to give credit out of respect.)
 
Pranic Healing Sessions:
I am offering a new service at Blue Mountain Yoga + Emoji I am so excited to get this started!
Private Pranic Healing Sessions in person at the studio or….  Distance Healing sessions by phone or via zoom!
Please feel free to call me, text, or email to schedule your appointment.
 
Information on Pranic Healing:
Pranic Healing was developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui in the Philippines. For more information please visit: www.pranichealing.com
 

marycampbell2250@yahoo.com

(360)670-9824

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.


Monday 9-10 am

grace@posture-first.com
 
 

Micheal Yeager, Tai Chi Instructor

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.

mhyeager@hotmail.com

(360)531-3981

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.  

(206)659-9578

EarthworksEnergetics@gmail.com

Jennifer Lu'Becke, Children's Yoga Teacher

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:

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga (for both youth and adults)
  • Yoga for ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Yoga for All (inclusive and accessible yoga)
  • Yoga for Teens
  • Yoga Therapy  (in training)

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. 

growingyogiswithjennifer@gmail.com

Jason R. Taylor, M.E.S., M.Ac., AEMP, Qi Gong Instructor

Jason is a licensed Acupuncturist and Eastern Medicine Practitioner based in Sequim, Washington.

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.

(206)569-8255

www.jtacupunture.com

 

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.

www.artemisiahealingarts.com

(253)961-3181 call or text to begin Your Sacred Journey

Francesca@artemisiahealingarts.com

Megumi Matsuda, Power Yoga Teacher

Megumi has always been passionate about wellness and yoga has been a way to condition her physical and mental health. After she relocated from Japan to Seattle, she received her 200-hour teacher training through YogaWorks in 2019. Soon after, she took the 50-hour Next Level Leadership program at Shefayoga Roosevelt and instantly realized that a yoga practice offers much more than physical benefits. Yoga helps Megumi find stability, self-searching, and joy on and off the mat. Both the physical practice and mindfulness of yoga encourage her to honor everything about herself and the honoring of oneself is what she hopes to share with students in her classes. 
 
(253)720-7318
 
mgm.matsuda@gmail.com
 
Instagram: @mgm.mindfulness

 

 

Rocky O'Neal, Shakti Yoga Teacher

I discovered yoga in 2016 which sparked my path of self healing and led me to explore my passion for dance. I completed my 200 hour training in Hatha Yoga in Costa Rica in 2021 and after spent 7 months there helping facilitate yoga teacher trainings. 
 
I am devoted to honoring the roots of yoga while infusing my creativity into my classes. My teaching is inspired by dance and stillness and combines elements of hatha, vinyasa, bikram and yin. My intention is for you to find your own unique dance and expression within the structure of each sequence. I hope to create a space for you to honor the changes in your body and mind with love and compassion and root deeper into the unchanging awareness that lies within. 
 
(206)331-2373
 
rockyoneal1@gmail.com
 
 

Olivia Avery, Holistic Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer

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. 

(360)670-4983

olivia.ebbnflow@gmail.com