About the Studio
Bodhi Tree is dedicated to help our students move with ease, increase flexibility and strength through the breath (prana) and the poses (asana). Our intention in yoga is to increase our awareness of mind-body connection by staying in the present moment. Through yoga we can create and transformation physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
At Bodhi Tree Yoga we offer a wide variety of classes for everyone, we adapt to the needs of the individual. The whole spectrum of a yoga practice must adapt to the person and their situation, as our bodies change from day to day as well as our life's circumstances. Check our listings on the next page for a full description of classes.
Barb Boekelheide holds certifications through Ananda Yoga and Meditation Programs and also is a certified Ananda Yoga Assistantship Teacher at The Expanding Light. She is certified in Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson-Lasater and is certified in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark. She is a registered, experienced hatha, restorative and yin yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Barb's focus in her classes are on yogic breathing, inward concentration, and proper body alignment, combined with a meditative attitude, helps participants go beyond the physical effort to renewed healing.
Julia Buggy is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, RYT 200 and currently enrolled in the 500hr yoga teacher training program through 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle. Julia also has a passion for natural healing through wellness and whole food nutrition. She recognizes the connection between our thoughts, emotions, diet and achieving optimal health. As a pre-med student at ASU, Julia had the opportunity to study nutrition and anatomy. She then went on to become a Holistic Nutrition Educator, graduating from Bauman College. She is the mother of two lovely daughters.
Jain's passion for yoga runs deep. Aspired by Gandhi's words “Be the change you wish to see." She feels the practice of yoga creates the foundation for a balanced life. Jani has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and has taught for 10 years. She is certified and registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT. Her classes offer a peaceful, gentle yoga connecting to ancient yoga wisdom, soothing to the mind and body. She feels the practice of yoga is truly anti-aging and the benefits are profound.
About the Owner
Education and Certification
Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed Professional (YACEP)
Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM PT)
10 years as a Yoga Teacher
10 years in Personal Training
3 years as a Cancer Exercise Specialist
25+ years as a RN with specialties in orthopedics, neurology, and psychiatry
Level 1 Healing Touch Program
More About Shelley
Shelley works with a wide range of students, those new to yoga as well as long-time practitioners. She works with individuals recovering from an injury (post rehab), privately and in her Therapeutic Essentials class. As a fitness trainer for the past 10 years, she has introduced many of her personal training clients to yoga. Some of her yoga students have Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis and they have found yoga to be very helpful in keeping them in a more flexible state while attending to their own activities in daily living. She also worked with the Olympic Medical Center to help start the cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program at Sequim's community center(SARC) in 2015.
Recently she started teaching at the Peninsula College "Yin Yoga for More Balance in your Life" in the winter quarter of 2018!
Shelley has been working with doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists on a referral based system. Working within the community to create a healthy environment that supports and brings awareness, a major key component to the healing process.
Shelley is committed to the principles of yoga on and off the
mat. She actively volunteers her time, and feels service is a
big part of her life as a yogi. She has volunteered at the Dungeness Health and Wellness Clinic as a nurse manager for 5 years and is part of their exercise program for diabetics. She also gives back to the community in special yoga events in which all proceeds go to various organizations in need. Events for the local food bank and animal welfare organizations, such as WAG in Sequim are always on her list. She also participates in the annual workshops for survivors of breast cancer at the Olympic Medical Center.
For more information on special events, please use the contact form, or check back to view Events under the Workshops section.