Movement Arts first opened the doors for classes in 1998. We started with just a few students, in a big red barn in Arlington. Over the years we grew into a center for classes, friendships, gatherings, and a real sense of community.
Kara Keating and the studio were featured in Real Simple magazine (November 2002.) In 2008, the Yoga at Home DVD was filmed in the barn and included music by local musicians.
2011 Movement Arts relocated to Stanwood. offering a full service studio and boutique in a commercial location.
2012 Movement Arts became a Registered Yoga School through the Yoga Alliance.
2013 A group of 18 went to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica to practice yoga together in the virgin tropical rainforest. Movement Arts became a Washington State Licensed Vocational School for the yoga teacher training program.
2014 In May 20 yogis traveled to the Magic Island of Maui for a yoga retreat. Movement Arts was a sponsor for the Northwest Mind/Body/Spirit Connection, held on Camano Island.
2015: The studio moved to beautiful Camano Island, where we plan to offer excellent classes, workshops, retreats, and other services to the community for many years to come. We offer our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of this great adventure together!
2016: Movement Arts and Camano Island are the best! We held a fantastic yoga retreat on Maui, co-teaching and practicing at the Maui Yoga Path in Kihei. So far it has been a fantastic year with so many wonderful people coming to the studio each day to practice and see friends.
2017: This year we added the Camano Island Day Spa right next door to the studio, offering massage, facials, nail care, and healing arts. It was a huge amount of work to get it going and we are quite proud of how well it turned out. We also took a group of 18 back to Costa Rica for a retreat, and are planning another trip there in 2019. We will be finishing out our third year on the island in December of 2017, ready for more!