About us

Our Values

We strive to cultivate community and a welcoming space to all
We believe connection with others is what sustains us
We believe we all have different paths to healing and wellness
We value diversified modalities and offer teachings from many places 
We respect each individual and do our best to meet their needs
We nourish kindness and joy
We practice sustainability
 
Join us for a variety of yoga and movement classes, massage and body therapy, meditation, sound or energy healing, tea in the japanese gardens, or just a sit in the bamboo forest for peace and quietude.

Our instructors

Come move with us

A passionate group of individuals hoping to make the world a little brighter one class at a time. Each one of us brings our own flavor and history to the mat to bring something for every body to move to.

Our Therapists

Healing hands

Let us lend a hand towards your healing journey. Sometimes it’s an injury needing recovery, sometimes it’s just relaxation. We are here to listen and tailor your treatment to what meets your needs.

The Founders

One big happy family

A big hearty hello and welcome from the Bow Sanctuary founders! Brian and Beth Rusk on the right, Brittany and Jonny Kemp on the left. Together, we are creating a space for peace, tranquility, and community. We are a group with diverse backgrounds, varied skills, and unique knowledge and passions, all coming together to hold space for you.

Beth

she/her

Yogi

Beth whole heartedly believes every human has the capacity to find inner calm and true healing. The outdoors and nature are part of this medicine, a place to pause, be still and listen to the inward as well as the outward worlds. Beth has dreamed of creating a place where people can cultivate healing, find deep connection to self and build community for many years. Bow sanctuary is this dream coming to life, this is her offering to the community.

Brian

he/him

Farmer

Brian has always been a huge fan of hot water and an avid defender and custodian of the environment. Brian runs Farm Wild, one of the most innovative and sustainable farms out there. Now he is excited to continue to contribute to a healthy, vibrant, engaged, and energized community through our offerings at the Sanctuary. There might be sounds. There might be healing. There might be saunas. There will definitely be bamboo. There will definitely be koi.

Brittany

she/her

Community Builder

Brittany’s background in community health, and her work with vulnerable populations, introduced her to the concept of self-care. As time went on, and especially now that she’s become a mother, she knows that self-care is one of the most important tasks of the day, not to be put off, but prioritized. She is excited to cultivate a space that promotes self-care and wellbeing not just for the body, but the mind as well, in a way that is accessible and welcoming to all.

Jonny

he/him

Geographer

Jonny is an adventurer at heart and loves to travel and explore this beautiful world. This probably explains his background in Geography and the study of the natural world around us. He believes that we are all rooted in geography, and where we live, work, play, and explore has meaning and holds value. This life matters, what we do matters, and what matters to Jonny is cultivating beautiful spaces and experiences in service to his family, friends, and community. 

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but we help others to work on ourselves

Reception/admin staff

Meet our wonderful support staff, any questions or needs, please reach out for support

Clara

she/her

Admin Staff

Clara is a natural nurturer, whether it be tending to her garden, caring for her animals, or supporting her friends and family. Showing love and holding space for others is something she cares deeply about, and is proud to have found Bow Sanctuary which strives for both. She has always been a multi-passionate individual bouncing from one project to the next. Whether it be dreaming up new landscape designs, writing lyrics, creating jewelry, or traveling the world. Clara loves the feeling of getting into the flow and the excitement for what will come after.

Donna

she/her

Admin Staff

Donna is an avid gardener and lives on a large permaculture homestead where she tends to over 3000 square feet of vegetable gardens. Her love for gardening led her to start our very own garden club here at the wellness center, and she enjoys helping us  maintain our gardens. When Donna is not at work or in the garden, you can find her silversmithing, rockhounding, reading, or taking care of her rescue
ducks and rabbits. She is currently learning to crochet and loves exploring new hobbies and interests.

Marren

she/her

Admin Staff

Marren’s journey with wellness has not been linear, yet it has always led her back ‘home’ – to a state where she once again feels connected to her mind, body, and spirit. She strives to bring the ancient teachings of yoga to others, so that they too can feel reconnected with themselves and come back to a familiar sense of peace, joy, and ease.

Phoebe

she/her

Admin Staff

Phoebe is a lifelong learner whose curiosity drives her eclectic interests and goals. She grew up in Skagit County, where hiking through the North Cascades instilled her wonder of the natural world. She studied Environmental Ethics & Policy and Spanish at the University of Portland where she learned an intersectional perspective of humans’ place on Earth, and began wondering how she could help people live more harmoniously with nature, with each other, and within themselves. Phoebe is also a writer and looks forward to sharing more of her work with her community

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