This is an exciting time of year as we are just on the brink of spring. The recent snow was such a beautiful reminder to cherish the silence and stillness of winter and we’re offering new classes and events this month that will allow you to savor this last bit of winter and the inward, nurturing focus it allows. From Mathew Kocel returning for his Sound Healing Journey along our first local Kirtan, as well as Ruby’s Women’s Full moon circle that will feature Ann MacDonald with her beautiful voice and singing bowls. And for those of you haven’t made it to our studio yet, especially if you’re a student and about to cram for finals, we’re offering a week of free yoga classes in mid-March from 2-3pm that will allow you to get a taste of what we offer.
Bob Lau will be out of town a few weeks in Feb. & March, and that time, only his current students will meet during his class times to practice forms they’ve already been taught. Sat. Feb. 8th will be his last class, but he'll start teaching again Sat. March 8th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Taught by: Brittney VanDijk
When: Mondays 9:30 – 11:00 am Starts March 10th!
Description: Join Brittney for a fun and playful combination of strength and soul. Set to music, each class is sure to offer a unique physical challenge, while encouraging a deeper perspective into the self. Welcoming beginners and seasoned yogis alike! Be prepared for an eclectic blend of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa flow, with a strong Iyengar foundation. Each class will feature longer pose holds, breath work, and beautiful transitions.
Price: $7 drop-in, $25 for 5 classes (valid for two months)
Taught by: Haley Halverson
When: Sundays 4:30-5:45pm
Starts March 16th!
Description: Vin-Yin Yoga: 45 minutes of invigorating Vinyasa and 20 minutes of luxurious Yin. An original sequence of flow and asanas intended to align, create space, and balance yin and yang energies in the body. Accessible and challenging for all levels of experience.
Price: $5 per class
Taught by: Molly Benjamin
When: Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am, now just an hour long
Description: If you love Molly’s Monday night class, but would love a morning option, Molly is starting a new class, Sweet flow on Wednesday mornings that will still include gentle sequencing, but offers opportunities to dive a little deeper into the postures.
Price: $7-13 sliding scale.
Taught by: Rachel Towers & Desirae Hill
When: Sunday March 9th, 4:00-6:00pm
“The mind and body are interconnected so keeping the body clean develops purity of thought in the mind.” -Patanjali
A yoga & self-care workshop sharing simple ways to purify the mind and body, we’ll turn our attention to the senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound. Featuring the ridiculously clean goodies from Pangea Organics - a sustainable, organic skincare and body care line - you’ll be nurtured and pampered by your hosts.
Co-Hosted by yoga teachers and Beauty Ecologists Rachel Towers of Long Time Sun Yoga and Desirae Hill of Wrestling Fairytales we’ll gather at Inspire Studio to contemplate the meaning of Saucha together!
You’ll experience becoming more self-connected through the senses.
You’ll be spoiled wonderful with a sampling of Pangea Organics products.
You may be inspired to “clean up” some of your daily routines.
You’ll work through a powerful purifying yoga practice.
If you’re feeling lucky, you may just win a sweet door prize!
Be our Guest!
Taught by: Matthew Kocel
When: Friday March 14th 7:00-9:00pm
Description: Matthew Kocel is a throat singer, sound healer, and visionary musician driven by his mission to inspire peace and healing through the universal language of sacred sound.
Come relax, lie down and let go as Matthew’s heart opening, mind expanding music transports you into indescribable states of bliss.
The exquisite harmonic overtones of his voice - two, three, or more notes at the same time – vibrate to the core of your being with extraordinary sensations, awakening a deep spiritual presence beyond words.
Price: $20, purchase thru Ruby at Inspire Studio or ONLINE
Student Discount: $10 at the door with student ID
Check out his website: www.omshaman.com/
Click HERE to watch an interview with him at our studio.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday March 16th, 6:30-8:00pm
Description: According to yoga, meditating in conjunction with the cycles of the Moon can be very powerful. Let your intentions be magnified with other women and your hearts soar as we open our bodies with yoga & dance to prepare for deep mantra meditation, including Ann MacDonald’s beautiful voice and singing bowls.
Doors open at 6:10 and tea & snacks will be available before and after to allow for additional sharing with other women.
We'll continue to offer these circles monthly, though the format and focus as well as the date and time will change slightly each month (note that due to the studio schedule, the circle won’t always be right on the full moon), so see the website for details each month.
NEXT ONE: Sunday April 13th, 6:30-8:00pm
Testimony submitted by regular attendee: I felt like I was in church tonight! But it wasn't like any church I've ever been to. As we sang, chanted, moved together the room was clearly filled with spirit! Undoubtedly, that spirit will follow each and every one of us home. Thank you so much for creating the meaningful ritual that I believe our culture is so hungry for. Now I can say "Yep, I go to church once a month at Inspire Studio!"
Price: Ruby's Regular class prices apply. Click here for more info.
Taught by: Shultzie Fay and PHDJ
When: Wednesday March 19th 4:00-5:00pm
Description: Rock and un-roll with power vinyasa instructor Shultzie Fay as she guides you through a 60-minute practice accompanied by a live set from master selector PhDJ. This something for everyone flow incorporates a heart-felt intention, basic to intermediate postures and music ranging from traditional chanting and ambient soundscapes, to upbeat pop anthems. Bring a mat, your funky jiva and let's shake our asanas!
Reservations & Questions: email@example.com
Taught by: Brent Kuecker & Sadhu Sanga
When: Friday March 21st, 7:30-9:00pm
Description: Join Brent on harmonium, Sadhu on drums, and other talented musicians for Inspire Studio's first local kirtan. You'll definitely leave feeling more uplifted and at peace. Kirtan is singing praise, singing praise contents the heart, a content heart longs to sing only praise...
Contact Brent at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Price: $10-15 sliding scale
Taught by: Ruby Koa & Cody Harder
When: Sunday March 30th 6:30-8:00 pm
Description: Come and make use of the powerful energies of the new moon through yoga, meditation, and sound healing. You’ll definitely go deep as Ruby guides you through warm ups and one or two different uplifting meditations. Then prepare to let go, expand and relax as Cody plays singing bowls and the Gong, lulling you into a place of calm.
The sound of the Gong takes us into deep relaxation, releasing us from the torrent of thoughts our mind continually forms. It is the only instrument the mind has no defense against. Its vibration bring the subconscious mind into a balanced and meditative state and helps to stregthen the nervous system. This effortless state facilitates the movement of prana throughout the body and the meridians which releases blocks, reduces tension, stimulates circulation, balances the chakras, and strengthens the Aura, and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning.
Both men and women are welcome, all levels of experience. Contact Ruby with questions at 360-447-8778.
Price: Ruby’s Reg. class prices apply. Click here for more info.
EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Taught by: Molly Benjamin
When: Every First Sunday Monthly, see google calendar for exact time.
When: Sunday April 20th, 1:30-4:00pm
Description: Welcome in spring with Kripalu & Kundalini Yoga.
If winter is the time to hibernate and turn within, spring is the ideal time to revitalize and rejuvenate. In this yoga workshop, you will learn tools to help you recommit to your yoga practice, detoxify, & release any stagnant energy left from the winter months. Through the practices of Kripalu and Kundalini Yoga, Ruby and Rachel will assist you in emerging from hibernation and stepping into the vibrancy of spring. Cleansing tea and nurturing snacks will be provided as well as take-home tips to begin and maintain your own home practice.
Online Registration coming soon, in the meantime, register in person through Ruby or Rachel or email email@example.com or call: 360-447-8778.
Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door