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 a multi-modality practitioner. Her philosophy is that health and relaxation is not limited to just one modality. Back in the 70s she was fascinated by reflexology and many years later pursued her passion. She became a National Board-Certified Reflexologist specializing in Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD). Through reflexology she helps your body relax and de-stress, allowing your body to take care of itself.
Michele originally became a Licensed Massage Therapist to enhance her reflexology. Trained in Swedish Massage, she focuses on relieving your body of life’s everyday stresses. Her massages ease tension throughout the body, offering a relaxing experience.
Michele practices Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST), where metal singing bowls that are made for their vibrational qualities, are placed on the body and gently struck for a gentle “massage of the cells.”
Michele is also an Essential Oil Educator and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She originally got involved with essential oils while looking for safe cleaning products to use around her cats. Using essential oils, 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.
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! While she has spent time as one of Flow Motion’s Zumba instructors and Flow Motion’s first Client Concierge, Kim is more behind the scenes these days.
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!
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 engage with the body to assess what it needs, alleviating 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.
Visitors to Flow Motion will see Mika either in the studio teaching yoga classes, facilitating sound baths and singing bowl sessions, or working in the spa as a client concierge.
Mika’s journey with yoga began over ten years ago when she signed up for her first yoga class out of curiosity. For her, that “first date” with yoga was “love at first asana!” Passionate about holistic health, fitness, nutrition and natural healing methodologies 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 a certified Ayurveda Specialist through the Yoga & Ayurveda Center. She has also completed an Aerial Yoga Play training and is excited to be one of the instructors for Flow Motion’s new Aerial Yoga Program!
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.
In addition to yoga, Mika is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a qualified Health Coach. 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, working or learning something new, Mika enjoys spending time in nature, running, drinking tea, reading, hanging out with loved ones, making delicious healthy food (smoothie bowls are her favorite!) and learning languages.
Haley is part of the Client Concierge team at Flow Motion and is lovingly considered the “plant lady,” caring for all the greenery in the Flow Motion spa and yoga sanctuary. She looks forward to helping others embrace their own self-care and connecting with the Flow Motion community.
A local to Whatcom County, Haley moved to Bellingham to attend college, pursuing a degree in marine sciences. When not working to complete her degree at Western Washington University, you can find Haley pouring over her collections of plants, rocks, and shells. Haley is deeply passionate about the value found in all living things and will readily share or accept any knowledge about the surrounding world. Haley is a member of the rock hounding and mycology community and enjoys spending much of her free time in nature, searching out gemstones and foraging.
Piyada recently graduated from Whatcom Community College’s Massage Therapist Program. As a massage therapist, she is interested in helping people reach their healing goals while listening to clients’ needs. She employs the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience, whether relaxation or healing, for each client to live a healthier and happier life. Piyada uses a variety of modalities that best suit your needs, such as: Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic facilitation, and deep tissue techniques. Whether you desire a deeply indulgent massage, you’re working on long-term injuries and trauma, or prenatal treatments, Piyada will be able to meet you where you are on your journey.
In her free time, Piyada takes bicycle rides and she loves to travel to different countries to see different cultures. She also enjoys going for a walk, or hiking in nature.
Molly began her yoga journey years ago as a fun way to exercise and quickly began to notice all of its amazing benefits for chronic illness and energy levels. In more recent years, she dove deeper into her personal practice and discovered the power of mindfulness through yoga as an incredibly effective way to relieve stress and anxiety. After experiencing such transformation in her life, Molly began teaching her family and friends and soon knew it was her passion to bring the gift of yoga to others. With a focus on meditation and breathing techniques, Molly teaches a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga to her students, aimed toward being both relaxing and energizing. She is very passionate about spreading self-love, body positivity, and helping others feel good in their practice. When she isn’t teaching yoga, Molly enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, singing, and dance.
Stacey graduated from the Yoga Medicine 200-hour yoga teacher training with an additional 25-hour focus and certification in hip anatomy and dysfunction. She is currently working towards her 500-hour certification. Her training had a strong emphasis on anatomy, alignment, and how to enjoy pain free movement.
Stacey’s friends often call her Sparkles because she has a sparkly, effervescent personality and usually has some sort of glitter on her (even her yoga mat is sparkly). Her energy, love for movement and teaching, and passion for music are the driving forces behind her yoga classes. You can expect music playlists that are custom-made to match her yoga classes. Her contagious energy matches the class and leaves you feeling sparkly! She is passionate about nourishing movement and enjoys teaching dynamic classes that rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. She can be found before class ready and excited to answer questions and to see your smiling eyes. Stacey loves all things squishy and enjoys a good yoga block set up for class, as she deems yoga blocks an extension of your body.
One of Stacey’s all-time heroes is Julia Child, and she had the great privilege of meeting her at a young age. Stacey finds that she has many similarities with Julia- a strong love for food, being perfectly tall, and unapologetically herself. Stacey spent four glorious years studying baking and pastry at The Culinary Institute of America in New York where she worked with some of the best Chefs and Pastry Chefs in the United States. You say the word chocolate and she will make you a masterpiece! Stacey not only teaches yoga, but she teaches baking and pastry arts at Bellingham Technical College where she graces the students with sweet food-science knowledge and is known to throw her own Great British Bake Off.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her pups Oak and Hazel (and spoiling them with whip cream treats), gardening with her grandma, and learning everything about agriculture, painting, and laughing!