Muse Bellingham (Fusion Dance Venue)
$5-12 sliding scale
In one of Bellingham's beautiful historic buildings, Inspire Studio offers its students over 2,000 square feet, high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and a break from the busyness of everyday life.
We provide yoga mats and props free of charge at all of our classes. We even have eye pillows you can use for your relaxation!
We offer an array of unique class styles not found anywhere else in town, like Aerial and Kundalini Yoga and even dance and Tai Chi all under one roof.
Slow Flow integrates the fluid, intuitive sequencing typical of vinyasa classes with longer pose holds and slower transitions to cultivate deep awareness and intention in your practice...
We all could use a little more balance in our lives, and Balanced Yoga brings in elements of a more active hatha/vinyasa class and blends them with a calming yin/restorative class...
$5-12 sliding scale
Muse is a Bellingham Fusion dance venue. Fusion is a type of social dancing which pulls from many different dance backgrounds such as Blues, Swing, Tango, Zouk, Salsa, Ballroom, or whatever else our dancers bring to the floor. We are a community who values communication, consent, connections, and creativity.
We are always delighted to include new people, and anyone who is willing to respect our dancers, organizers, and space is welcome to join us! No experience or dance partner is necessaryas we set aside time for a lesson and practical before we turn the lights down and play music for the social dance.
Contact us with any questions at: email@example.com
We are the leadership team of Muse Bellingham. We have all been part of the overall Bellingham Dance community for several years (in fact, between the five of us we have 30+ years of dance experience!). We love to dance tango, blues, swing, salsa, contra, micro, and fusion, but are always happy to try a new dance! We’re delighted to have the opportunity to dance in such a beautiful studio and to be running this fusion venue!
CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY - Please join Sigal's heart-centered chanting class. In this class, chants from the Buddhist, Yogic, and related traditions will deliver us teachings of loving-kindness, compassion, healing, and unconditional self-acceptance. The repetitive chants will allow us to soak in their teachings, and carry those teachings with us into our daily lives as inspiration and refuge.
Chanting does not require a special voice or talent - only an openness to sound out (or simply listen to) the words and let them move us. In our class, we will befriend our vocal expression, however it manifests in our bodies. We will then alternate periods of chanting with guitar accompaniment (and occasional light movement), and periods of silence and stillness, to allow the teachings to permeate. All voices are welcomed (as well as those who simply enjoy listening).
The New Moon is a time associated with beginnings and growth and presents a strong foundation on which to bring new things into your life. That combined with the stress relieving and meditative benefits of sound healing makes for a powerful evening to say the least. The evening begins with gentle stretching and movement (all beginner level), breathing, and meditation to allow the nervous system to prepare for the sound vibrations. Then enjoy a version of yoga nidra (guided relaxation) segueing into an at least 30 minutes long double gong bath. Sounds of quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, and an ocean drum will also be trickled throughout the event.
$95 (Cash, checks or PayPal) Email WhiteCloudNM@aol.com or call 505 670-3538 to register
**Clear physical and emotional toxins...Enhance peace and vitality...Support liver chi**
Jade Woman Qigong is a superior method of healing that addresses the special needs of a woman’s body. The phases of a woman’s life require a plentiful supply of blood to assure normal gynecological function. Because of these needs, Qigong forms designed for women have a focus that is different from traditional forms.
The form is named Jade Woman because Jade is a highly prized precious stone that, since ancient times, has been regarded as a symbol of yin (female) energy.
This beautiful and effective form of Qigong was taught to Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel, by Master Liu He. Jade Woman Qigong was created for and taught to Master Liu He by her grandfather when she was a young girl growing up in China.
This magical qigong form provides great benefit to all women regardless of age or reproductive history, and is also appropriate for men who want to heal liver problems.
You will learn this form as we will practice it several times. During breaks we will do some simple meditations. There will be handouts for you and DVDs available on this form, also.
Caryn is a Senior Healing Tao Instructor and has been teaching Seasonal Qigong forms around the world for 20 years. She plans to teach a Seasonal Qigong form every 3 months at Inspire.
As a primary organizing structure through the core of your body, the Psoas muscle plays a major role in overall mobility and nervous system regulation. Utilizing therapeutic positioning and movements we can participate with our core holding patterns, reducing stress, and increasing flexibility. We will learn how to support, relax, differentiate, and fluidly move our Psoas as a structural and nervous system complex.
$25, arrive early to pay before class.
MELT is a self care method that creates results that you will see and feel in the first session. Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel is a Certified MELT instructor and has helped many people find relief from pain AND achieve improved performance and balance in their daily activities. MELT is a gentle treatment that re-hydrates connective tissues and frees the body of chronic pain patterns.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. MELT kits will be available at class. If you have questions, call Caryn at 505 670-3538.
$250 -Only 5 spots left, so be sure to register soon.
*Overnight accommodations available, see below description for more details.
This Kundalini Yoga retreat is an opportunity to focus on you, to go inward, to replenish, to renew and pamper yourself.
Spring is a time of rebirth; a time to sow the seeds in the garden of life. Let’s get together and take time to nurture ourselves in a beautiful setting overlooking the Salish Sea. Enjoy a powerful Yoga Retreat without having to leave Bellingham!!!!
Spring is naturally a time of accelerated change, which makes clearing out the old and starting anew easier. Over the weekend we will begin by detoxifying, just like we till the soil and clear out the debris. Then we will nurture the body (bathing in healing sounds, sharing amazing organic food and the healing touch of mother nature)with energy and light just like we add nutrients to the soil before planting seeds. We will follow this with planting the seeds of our intentions and nurturing them with our renewed sense of focus and vitality.
Over the weekend we will be weaving together modalities such as:
*If you are from out of town or just want a full retreat, the Be Free Center (the venue) has overnight accommodations and meals. Friday night with Breakfast on Saturday morning would be $75. And for dinner and lodging on Saturday night,and breakfast on Sunday morning, the cost would be $95. Call Kristine at 360-941-7663 to inquire.
Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used.
Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation. This event serves as a great opportunity to gather together with other like-minded women to celebrate and tap into our powerful feminine energy and to deepen our understanding and relationship to the cycles of the moon. Be sure not to miss this opportunity for connection and community!
Next One: TBD
Take the time for an immersive self-care experience bringing relaxation and replenishing to all levels of your being.
Join ERYT 500 Marin McCallen for a combination of Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Intention Setting, Gentle & Restorative Yoga and deeply rejuvenating Yoga Nidra. We will practice timeless traditions to address balance and vitality in the whole body and being, in a nourishing and relaxing 3-hour workshop.
The practice of Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation in Savasana, has many benefits including increased serotonin and decreased cortisol and adrenaline in the body, helping to counteract the effects of stress, anxiety, and even trauma. It is a practice that brings balance to every system of the body, all while simply relaxing in awareness.
During this afternoon workshop, each layer of self will be worked with taking you progressively deeper into calm, peace, balance and relaxation. Release layers of tension and stress, replenish your own vitality and experience the radiance true of your being.
*This workshop is appropriate for all levels and is good for 3 CE hours
Give yourself or someone else this gift of an all-women’s mini-retreat!
This Mother’s Day, join us in nurturing and exploring the Divine Feminine thru Yoga, Breath, Movement, Mudras, Chanting, Meditation, & journaling. This workshop will be perfect as a gift to yourself or a mother in your life as it will be like a mini-retreat, allowing women of all walks of life to get away from the usual demands of life and connect as a circle of strong women.
With Ruby drawing from the tradition of kundalini yoga and offering sound healing with the gong and singing bowls, this workshop will give you an experience you’ll be able to draw from for months to come. Tea and light snacks will be offered. If desired, please bring a journal and an item for the altar.
Yoga of Sound is a new event that Ruby and Loren are collaborating together to bring to you. Loren’s background as a musician combined with Ruby’s yoga background will make for quite the night. Ruby will guide you through gentle yoga warm ups (all beginner level), breathing, and meditation while Loren plays the flute in the background. Yoga nidra (guided relaxation) will prepare your body to fully let go, segueing into an hour long sound journey. You’ll be immersed in the healing vibrations of at least 18 crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, a handful of flutes, a gong, and chimes. This special event will leave you feeling more grounded and restored and will help clear your mind, subconscious, and will activate your body's natural healing systems.
More Info. on Sound Healing
The human body, and all things in our Universe, are designed according to harmonic principles of varying geometry, pattern, and frequency. Everything is sound, that is, everything is vibrating and has a waveform. In understanding the relationship of sound to material form- the study of cymatics- we can begin to positively affect the well-being of the body through the appropriate use of sound and vibration. Some of the key aspects of this modality include resonance theory, cosmic superimposition, five star geometry, solar harmonic/fibonacci/solfeggio scales, and ideal nervous system tuning through the perfect 5th interval (the proportion 2:3 which the human body is designed upon). Use of meditation, vocalization, mantra, and interval training are some key components of this modality.
On Sunday June 24th, will offer a half day, more immersive type of event like this that we’ll allow people to go deeper and include a sacred cacao ceremony as well.
Please join Deanna Clasby's two hour Somatic Integration Workshop; Somatics as Clairvoyance.
We will explore Somatic Awareness as a means of accessing the Clairvoyance, Clairaudient, & Clairsentient aspects of ourselves. To see, hear, and feel with clarity we decipher & differentiate the body’s physical & energetic signals. Translation of our intuitive & psychic knowings serves as a guide through the decisions of our lives. This helps us be the person we want to be in this world, and do the good we wish to do. Click here for more info.