Our Story


In 1998 – Movement Arts first opened the doors for classes

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…

2023 marks our anniversary of providing quality instruction to our community for 25 Years!

2002: Kara Keating and the studio were featured in Real Simple magazine (November 2002.)

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. 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. We will be finishing out our third year on the island in December of 2017, ready for more!

2020:  Kara sold the studio to Carol Mason.  Carol Mason started as a student of Movement Arts in 2008 and completed her teacher training in 2012.  Carol took over as Studio Director in 2020 and introduced online content and live streaming capabilities as a means to keep practicing during the Coronavirus and the Stay at Home Order with the motto, ‘through crises comes transformation!’

2023: We celebrate 25 Years of service to the community!


The staff of Movement Arts is here to meet your individual needs for health, healing and well being. We love what we do and each class, each day, is new for us.

We are dedicated to continuing education and, although we take our craft seriously, we know how to have fun, creating an enjoyable atmosphere in a friendly environment.

Movement Arts Folk on Beach in Costa Rica