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 Teacher

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: Intermediate/ Power Yoga 7:45-8:45 am & Yoga Foundations (Beginner) 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.

juliafbuggy@gmail.com

(360)809-0717

Valerie Stewart, SOULfusion and Personal Trainer

Hello,  My name is Valerie (or Val) Stewart and I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2011) and a Senior Fitness Specialist (2023). I am currently working on my MVP 300-hour YTT yoga certification with Vinyasa Yoga. 

 I love movement and started my love of dance at the age of 5.  I had always wanted to teach and, inspired by my daughter in 2009, went to NYC where I was in the first class to graduate with a Teacher Certification from American Ballet Theatre. I began teaching ballet in 2009 and continued my love of teaching to adults in 2010.  I spent 8 very fun and active years as the group fitness manager at Duvall Fitness meeting and training many clients to gain strength, balance, stamina and flexibility.  In 2014 I participated in the BASI Pilates Mat Training course and in 2018 started my own Small Town Fitness business in Duvall WA and most recently I completed my NASM Senior Specialist add-on certification. New to the area I am excited to meet you and teach this fun hybrid class, SOUL Fusion, with you.  Developed by a former PiYo instructor, Michele Park, SOUL Fusion is a hybrid of pilates, yoga, and strength set to fun music. You will gain strength, flexibility, improve your balance and have fun with friends.  

I also look forward to working with clients 1 on 1 as your personal trainer and adding more group classes in the future.  

For fun, I enjoy gardening at my home here in Sequim as well as nature walks,  traveling, reading and exploring.  I have two grown kiddos with my husband of over 30 years Jeff, and 3 dogs that make us smile every day.  Look forward to meeting you at the studio!

(206)779-2011

turboval@gmail.com

Heather Sky, Yoga Teacher

Heather Sky is an influential yoga instructor and educator located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. She has always had a veracious love of learning, and considers herself an eternal student—continually attending trainings, immersions, and workshops to improve her understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanical principles. Heather isn’t one for titles and accolades, but she discovered these areas of study after questioning the impact of some yoga traditions, and is acknowledged for her expertise in these particular methodologies. She offers intelligent and creative instruction as a result of years of dedicated practice, persistent teaching, and extensive training with some of the most respected yoga educators and movement specialists in the country. She focuses on making the asana practice accessible for all bodies, offering a unique approach that helps bridge the gap between Eastern and Western philosophies. She is emphatically passionate about teaching and is so grateful for the opportunity she has to share her love of yoga while creating connections with fellow practitioners in various communities. It is her mission to create a safe commUNITY & classroom environment for all who call themselves teachers and/or students of yoga and life.

Wellness Yoga
Wednesdays 9-10:15 am

 
(801)473-0956
 

Scott Johnson, Yoga and Philospohy Teacher

I have been practicing yoga since 2003. I started with Bikrams Yoga in San Diego, which I
practiced exclusively until 2011. Then I Joined Ginseng Yoga where I was introduced to many
different Genres of yoga. That’s when I was introduced to Jonathan Patriarca and the
Bheemashakti Yoga System.
Bheemashakti is a system of yoga based on an ancient system called Swara Yoga. It is a way of
systematically training the body dimensionally, building the practice of Asana, Pranayama and
Meditation.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training with Jonathan in 2014. Unfortunately, Jonathan died
in October of that same year. I continued practicing yoga at Ginseng Yoga until I moved to
Sequim in 2018.

 
(619)316-2147

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 5:45-6:45 pm: All Levels Flow Yoga
 
Sign-up and payment is old-school at the moment:

Jason Taylor, 5 Elements Qi Gong Teacher

Jason is an acupuncturist and eastern medicine practitioner with over 15 years of Qi Gong experience.  You can find out more about him and his practice at www.jtacupuncture.com

Free 30-minute Consult for all new patients: https://jtacupuncture.com/free-consultation/

(206) 569-8255

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

www.sequimyogaandmassage.com

kate@sequimyogaandmassage.com

(858) 437-2102

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, 2024, Full Moon Meditation sessions will be on Fridays and they start at 6 pm. Please check the current studio calendar for dates. These meditation sessions are offered in person only at this time. You may pre-register with me through, email or by phone. Cost is $20.

Pranic Healing Sessions by Mary:

I offer Distance Healing sessions by phone or via zoom from my home office. I also have in-person healing sessions available in Sequim. 

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Best regards,

Mary

ThePranaMomma@gmail.com

(360)670-9824

https://thepranamomma.my.canva.site/energy-healing

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

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.

www.lifeforceayurveda.com

mamchugh65@gmail.com

(808)829-1940

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

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 West Los Angeles area in 1996 to learn from renowned spiritual teachers, energy healers, and Qigong masters. Since then she has been leading and teaching Qigong, breathwork, and meditation practices for many years now with others also interested in optimizing their health and well being. With these simple yet profound alchemical practices, we can work skillfully with our own energy to optimize and calm our minds, bodies, and spirits, and strengthen our immune system, resulting in overall better health. 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 strengthen our innate natural healing abilities and find ease and peace within. She completed teacher trainings 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 has been teaching Qigong classes since 2019 and looks forward to sharing these practices 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 used for harmonizing and balancing homes and environmental spaces. And whenever possible, she can be found on the nearby hiking trails, enjoying the beautiful nature here.

(310)210-7894

iristurney@protonmail.com

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 juliafbuggy@gmail.com.

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

Sundays: Bellydance 7-8 pm- Now enrolling for a new series to begin in March 2024

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 www.goldenbambootaichi.com for the Tai Chi exercises and videos taught in his classes. 

Tues 3:30-5 pm

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

Roxanne Douglas, Mat Pilates Teacher

Pilates can not only assist you in becoming strong and flexible but it can also improve your posture and balance and how you move through your life. I like to think of it as a therapy, a practice that will benefit all of you from your core, outwards. With over 20 plus years worth of experience teaching mat Pilates I’ve created classes that are not only good medicine but fun! I was blessed to learn from a group of the best Master teachers in the Bay Area of California, then I enhanced that education with classes at The School of Dance Medicine in Walnut Creek, Ca and classes in Brain Gym Dynamics at Sonoma State University. 
 
Since moving here nine years ago I’ve spent much of my time advocating for our wild horse nation, mentoring my 16-year-old mustang Miguel, walking in the forest, surfing at Crescent Beach, and trying very hard to be a human worthy of being descended from. I’d love to meet you, have you come to be a part of what I have to offer, and feel really good about yourself.
 
My class is on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.
 
Hope to see you! Warmly, Roxanne
 

Cathlene Michaels and Matthew Noonan, Inner Healing Journey Group

Cathleen Michaels, BS, CHHPE, has a bachelor of science degree and is a Certified Wholistic Health Practitioner and educator. She has had careers as an herbal formulator and custom aromatherapy blend creator, Cathleen specializes in helping people identify and release patterns and beliefs in themselves that they no longer wish to express in their lives. During her 30+ years working in the health and wellness industry, she has explored bringing science and spirit together to work synergistically.

Matthew Noonan, is a Reiki Master, and certified Theta practitioner. He is a naturally gifted healer. With Matthews’s ability as an intuitive healer and empath, he has been helping people throughout his life on many levels. He is continually working to live a conscious life and is committed to helping others do the same.

Cathleen and Matthew have come together, combining their life experience and education to help themselves and others release the limitations that may keep us from being our authentic selves. If you would like to hear about their story of coming together, you can find it in a chapter of the book Awakened Leaders, Empowering stories of self-healing, triumph, and transformation.

Join us at Blue Mountain Yoga while we discuss living a more conscious life with new tools and strategies for growth From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, the 2nd Friday and 4th Thursday of the Month Starting February 22, 2024

(360)912-4312

cmlotus@sboglobal.net

All are welcome!