A diverse community
We encourage every student to take a variety of classes to discover which instructor’s method works best for you! Just like our student body, every instructor has a unique style and story… it’s part of what we love about our community!
Alyssa Springs is the owner of Flow Motion in Ferndale, Washington. Alyssa brings love and passion to her business that is welcomed by her students and clients. An artist, traveler, entrepreneur, and optimist at heart, the seeds of Flow Motion were planted while Alyssa was earning her degrees in Business Administration and later International Politics from Penn State.
Alyssa stumbled upon, quite by accident, a wonderful opportunity to learn about different parts of the world by exploring a culture’s dance & music outside of college textbooks. Hear Alyssa’s inspirational story about the founding of Flow Motion.
Michele is an international Essential Oil Educator and doTerra Wellness Advocate. She loves to empower people to move toward a natural and healthy way of living using essential oils. She believes that we can improve the health of our homes and lives when we are in tune with nature and ourselves.
Michele is also a certified Reflexologist. Using the principals that your hands and feet have microcosms or mini-maps of your systems and organs, there is much to be learned about your health through Reflexology. Michele’s sessions are relaxing and enjoyable.
She is also a certified practitioner of Vibrational Sound Therapy where metal singing bowls made for the vibrational qualities, as opposed to tonal qualities, are placed on the body and gently struck for a gentle “massage of the cells.”
Michele will also graduate in 2020 from the massage therapy program from Whatcom Community College.
Kimberly became a licensed massage therapist after graduating from the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in 2019. She is passionate about the importance of self-care and believes that massage therapy contributes to a person’s overall well-being for the mind, body, and spirit. She works to slowly engage with the body to assess what it needs, working to alleviate any tension or pain. Integrating Swedish, myofascial and connective tissue release, her touch is gentle and skillful to facilitate healing.
Kimberly has developed a nurturing spirit through her work as a caregiver for persons with disabilities. She strives to expand her passion for caring for others in the field of massage therapy. In her personal life, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her children, painting and mixed media art, traveling, being outdoors, cooking, dancing and yoga.
Kim has been part of the Flow Motion family for several years. She first started out as an Energy Exchange Student and later became Flow Motion’s official graphic designer. If you pick up a brochure, a business card, or see a flyer-that’s Kim’s work in motion! She even spent some time as one of Flow Motion’s Zumba instructors.
As of 2020, Kim has officially transitioned to Flow Motion’s first ‘client concierge’. Kim loves connecting with people and she’s looking forward to meeting even more of Flow Motion’s community.
When not at Flow Motion, some of Kim’s favorite activities include reading, crafting, and hanging out with her family and friends. She is well known for her scrap-booking abilities!
Drawn to yoga at a young age, Kelly spent many years as a practitioner before diving deep into her practice and completing her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2011. This training largely focused on yogic philosophy with an emphasis on self-reflection and personal/spiritual growth.
In 2014 Kelly continued her studies at the Shoshoni Ashram in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This 200-hour hatha yoga and meditation training provided the foundation for her to create unique hatha flow classes that combine postures and pranayama (breathing techniques) with mindful cues to stay present on the mat. Kelly’s classes are a creative challenge that build strength, increase flexibility, and can be modified for any level. She provides a safe and welcoming space for yogis to learn the basics of yoga and grow at their own pace while encouraging students to meet their edge and work towards greeting challenge with more patience and compassion.
As a local musician and yogi, Kelly is passionate about the healing benefits of music and often sings and plays mandolin or guitar during the final resting pose of savasana.
Born and raised in Michigan, Katy graduated from the Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in 2008. She became interested in yoga, massage, and the healing arts after experiencing fatigue and burnout while working in the fast paced restaurant industry.
After taking some time off for world travel, she settled in Bellingham, Washington and went on to further her education by enrolling in the Massage Program at Whatcom Community College, graduating in 2016.
Katy has a passion for facilitating the mind-body connection through thoughtful, personalized bodywork sessions. Her massage style encourages deep relaxation while targeting specific muscles and tissues to effect lasting change and restore balance in the body.
Katy customizes her massages to your individual needs and specializes in Swedish, Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports, and Geriatric. She includes orthopedic techniques that assist in the removal of discomfort and pain, increase range of motion around the joints, and encourage healing of the body.
Walking out of her first yoga class at the young age of twelve, May was changed forever, and for the better. As yoga, a union between body and soul, self and community, grew within her, she found her calling in living by the yogic path and sharing this path with others.
May has spent the past five years teaching different styles of dance as well as leading ski lessons in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley.
Upon moving to Bellingham, she dove deep into her practice and found herself taking the next steps to share yoga with others. May is so excited to be a part of the Flow Motion team and is stoked to be offering fun, relaxing and well-rounded classes in the vinyasa, hatha and yin styles. She hopes to see you in class!
Mika’s journey with yoga started over ten years ago when out of curiosity she joined a small Vinyasa class held in a YMCA. For her, that “first date” with yoga was “love at first asana”! Passionate about holistic health and wellness, fitness, plant-based nutrition and natural healing from a young age, Mika’s encounter with yoga felt like finding the missing piece of a jigsaw.
Her dedicated practice has continued even as she has traveled, lived, and worked in a variety of places around the world, including Japan and China. An avid practitioner of a wide variety of yoga styles, Mika feels particularly drawn to Vinyasa, Hatha, Power Flow, and Yin yoga. In addition to her RYT-200 training, Mika is also a certified Ayurveda Specialist through the Yoga and Ayurveda Center. She enjoys engaging in meditation and aromatherapy alongside her daily asana practice.
Mika aspires to positively impact others during interactions – both on and off the mat – and to make the most of every opportunity to infuse sparks of joy in their everyday experiences. Her classes are all about mindfully linking breath (pranayama) to movement, creative exploration, gratitude and creating a safe, healing space for students.
Mika will also graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2021. She is passionate about helping others by giving them the tools to improve their health through natural self-care, mindful living, personal empowerment and greater body awareness.
When she isn’t practicing yoga, teaching or studying, Mika enjoys hiking in nature, running, drinking tea, reading, spending time with loved ones, making delicious healthy food (smoothie bowls are her favorite!) and learning languages.