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ONE OF BELLINGHAM'S LARGEST YOGA STUDIOS

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.

QUALITY YOGA MATS & PROPS

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!

FIND THE RIGHT CLASS FOR YOU

We offer an array of unique class styles not found anywhere else in town, like Kundalini Yoga and even dance and Tai Chi all under one roof.

Studio Schedule

Inspire News

SCHEDULE NOTICES

As of Oct. 16th, Ruby will be changing her Wed. 5:30 pm Flow class to start at 5:45 pm and will be a Flow & Kundalini Yoga class.

Open Time Slots for Studio Rental: Mondays between 11 and 5, Wednesdays before 5 pm and after 7 pm, Thursdays between 11 am and 4 pm, Fridays after 12 pm and Sundays after 9 am. However, for filming and photography, or anything that is not ongoing, anytime that is available on the schedule may be booked up to just a few days in advance.

NEW ONGOING CLASS

Sounds of Silence Discovery

 Tues. 5:45pm–7:00pm (starts September 11)
 $30 for the Series of 4 classes – FIRST NIGHT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL (Oct 15, 2019)

Find the bliss of your internal silence!  Yogis, Meditators, Professionals, Busy Moms, Students; Everyone seems too long for the quiet, sweet spot that waits for them inside. But how in the world do we find it?.

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Yin & Kundalini Yoga

 Thursdays 5:45-7:00pm (Starts October 3rd)
 Ruby’s Rates apply

Connect with yourself and shine back to planet Earth. As we quiet the mind, we become present and experience the part of us that is connected to all things. This class combines the restorative power of yin and Kundalini yoga to provide deep relaxation. Practice will include Kundalini yoga kriyas, meditations, and sound healing, along with restorative yin poses to allow the body to heal, relax, and restore itself.

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Kundalini Yoga for Vitality

 Thursdays 9-10:15 am (Starts October 3rd)
 Ruby’s Rates apply

Many Kundalini yoga kriyas are specifically designed to balance the body’s complex glandular system, a system that when out of equilibrium can directly impact how we perceive our own health and wellness.  This class is open to students of all levels who wish to learn yogic tools to fully experience the energetic effects of Kundalini yoga to bring balance and vitality to the physical body...

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Flow & Kundalini Yoga

Ruby Koa
 Wednesdays 5:45-7:00pm
 Ruby’s Rates apply

This class offers a very intentional pairing of flow and kundalini yoga to provide a sense of internal balance by adjoining a practice that is activating with one that is calming. Often an invigorating flow will be followed by a calming Kundalini yoga set and/or meditation, but sometimes a more active Kundalini kriya will be followed by a slow, calming flow to prepare you for a restful evening.  Sound healing will be woven throughout the class. 

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Studio Events

CANCELLED - New Moon Planetary Gong Bath and Harmonic Attunements

 Carmen Cicotti and Loren Schaumberg
 Saturday October 26th   7:00-9:00 pm
 $25 in advance, $30 at the door




DESCRIPTION

Cancellation Notice: Due to a shoulder injury, Carmen Cicotti needs to cancel this Saturday's New Moon and Planetary Gong bath event. Sorry for the inconvenience.

As the season begins to turn inward, letting go of the warm summer days we begin our descent into the quiet stillness of the approaching winter inviting the inner calm that the cool weather brings.

During this transitional season, the leaves fall from the trees, and return to the earth to nurture and sustain their roots. We invite you to join us in this New Moon time on October 26th to journey with the soundscapes of nine planetary  gongs  and other sacred sound instruments to let go of all that no longer serves you and to nurture your inner growth utilizing sacred sound.

We’re blessed to have sound healer Carmen Cicotti visiting from Lopez Island, accompanied by Loren Schaumberg. They will be playing nine planetary gongs throughout the evening including Earth Year, New Moon, Neptune, Venus, Full Moon, Saturn and the Sun - as well as providing supportive soundscape with other sacred instruments. They will be working with the themes of balance, foundation, and grounded perspective in the spheres of love, harmony and the paradise within. You’ll have the opportunity to set intentions with the new moon to find clarity in how you approach your relationships and your sense of comfort. 

During the session you will be led in a guided relaxation meditation with the harmonies of Tibetan Singing Bowls, then into deep rest as the Gongs fill the space. This is a profoundly transformative and powerful experience – be prepared to have your mind and heart expand in glorious directions!

Gong sounds build a safe environment for the mind to relax and let go. Deep states of meditation become automatic. The gong's vibrations gently massage participants on a cellular level. The frequencies generated allow the body to release, reset, and re-align to a balanced state, affecting the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic bodies.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes. Yoga mats and blankets will be available, but you may also want to bring a camping mat, eye pillow, or personal pillow to maximize your comfort. You are also invited to bring a small offering to place at the altar that will be in the room. Your offering can be anything: something to add beauty to the room; something you want to honor; energy you want to invite in, or let go.

 


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Becoming Self-Empowered

 Ruby Koa & Cathy Herford
   Sunday, November 3rd      10:00 am-12:30 pm

 $35 in advance; $45 at door



DESCRIPTION
If you believe you have a responsibility to yourself and to the world to become who you are meant to be, this Workshop is for you. Our intention is to give you tools that you can use to begin your process or continue it – in peeling away the layers so that you can appreciate and love who you are and know what it is to be self-fulfilled.

We will reflect on the following four steps on Becoming Self-Empowered:

  1. Letting go of fear and worry – Learning how to live from a place of love instead of fear.
  2. Obtaining control of self – Why self-control is an empowered position.
  3. Managing your empathy – Being an empath and how it affects you.
  4. Achieving Self-awareness – How to know your true self.

The tools that we’ll be using are: communication, breathwork, yoga, chanting, meditation, healing energy, crystal bowl and gong sound baths.

What to bring: Dress comfortably - yoga mats provided or bring your own - some chair seating available - bring journal.

Snacks and tea provided.

It is our hope that you will experience important insights and leave with a knowingness that you can become self-empowered. 

Register early! Space is limited to 20 participants.
trainer

Cathy Herford

Cathy is a Reiki Master Teacher practicing Reiki for more than 20 years. She believes that our minds, bodies and emotions need to function together in order for us to become fully aware of who we are. In her practice she integrates Reiki, Medical Intuition, Medicine Buddha Healing Dharma, Therapeutic Touch, Sai Maa Diksha and Transpersonal Counseling. She is dedicated to helping those that have the desire to walk their paths in their own footsteps. She provides distant energy healings to people and pets.
“Cathy Herford is a true healer whose kindness you can hear in her lovely voice.  I've been a client of hers for remote Reiki since my sister referred me around 15 years ago, for my beloved tortoiseshell kitty. All of us are being supported and sustained by at-least-monthly Reiki sessions with Cathy and we all are the better for it.” Linda Pearl, Seattle


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Shāntikar: Rāga & Kirtan

 Shāntikar with Violin Virtuoso Indradeep Ghosh
 Friday Nov. 8th     7:00-9:00 pm  

 Student w ID $10, Pre-Sale (studio or online) $17, Door: $22



DESCRIPTION
SHĀNTIKAR is a Seattle-based sacred music ensemble led by RICHARD RUSSELL (sarod & vocals) that performs throughout the Northwest. The group features ANIL PRASAD (tabla), ALICE ZIMMERMANN (harmonium & vocals) and DENNIS STASKOWSKI (bass). Creating an exciting fusion of devotional chants and world music, Shantikar offers a deep dive into the spirit of healing sound with a sublime blend of meditative Indian rāgas and high-energy grooves.


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Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

 Wednesday November 13th    7:30-9:00 pm  

 Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used.



DESCRIPTION
Just a day after the full moon, let go of what’s burdening you while allowing your intentions to be magnified 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.

Tea and light snacks are available afterwards so plan to stay for a bit! Bring a journal and an item to set on the altar if you’d like. And please arrive 5-10 minutes early to get your spot so we can start on time.   


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Energy & Sound Healing

   Thursday November 14th      7:30-9:00 pm

 $20 in advance, $25 at the door $15/$20 for Students



DESCRIPTION
Join Ruby and Sue in a deeply restorative evening that will start with a brief centering, breath work, gentle movement, and meditation. Ruby will then lead everyone through a Yoga Nidra practice (a guided relaxation) followed by around an hour of sound healing, including Tibetan and crystal bowls and the gong. Meanwhile, Sue, who is a very intuitive and seasoned energy medicine practitioner will be working on the whole group. This will not only increase everyone's receptivity to the healing sounds, but will act as a catalyst for clearing physical and emotional blockages, as well as allowing greater connection to one's true self.

This event is not only a wonderful opportunity for those desiring healing and restoration, but also for those who are either physically unable to do yoga or who would like to opt for a more affordable form of energy work than a one on one session.  Treat your whole being to this experience of sound and energy healing!

trainer

Sue Staley

I am a Spirit-Body-Mind healing practitioner. I provide a loving, calm, and grounded environment to create deep levels of healing, empowerment, and transformation. My work enhances self-love, awareness and connection to one's higher self and others. I invite you to deepen your spiritual and healing journey with me.


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How Presence Inspires Gratitude Workshop

   Thursday November 22nd      7:00-9:00 pm

 $25 in advance, $30 at the door



DESCRIPTION
Prepare yourself for the holidays by learning an extremely effective way to stay grounded, centered and awakened through gratitude. Cindy Sabol is an Intuitive LMT that has created the "6 Aspect Reconnection Meditation." It is recommended to be used daily in order to align to both personal and Universal power and stay in a state of grounded presence throughout the day. Ruby Koa, Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Sound Healer, will initially lead everyone through gentle yoga and pranayama breathing techniques. Then Cindy will teach the meaning and importance of each of the six aspects and will later guide students through the powerful journey of reconnection. Ruby will simultaneously perform sound healing with the gong and crystal bowls in order to deepen the meditation. The remainder of the workshop will be spent soaking in the sacred sounds of the bowls and gong. 


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Rest and Digest Restorative Workshop

 Friday November 29th   12:30-2:30 pm
 $25 in advance (Space limited due to # of props, so reg. early to ensure your spot), $30/door





DESCRIPTION
Treat your body and soul with this 2 hour restorative yoga workshop that focuses on relaxation and renewal… leading to heart opening bliss. Using props such as blocks, bolsters, and blankets for extra support, you will hold postures long enough to really let go and experience all of their yummy benefits, giving yourself a break from doing and eating to experience just being.  Ruby will also play a variety of sound healing instruments like singing bowls, chimes, and the gong to allow you to go deeper into your relaxation.


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Energy & Sound Healing

   Thursday December 14th      7:30-9:00 pm

 $20 in advance, $25 at the door $15/$20 for Students



DESCRIPTION
Join Ruby and Sue in their second collaboration.  This deeply restorative evening will start with a brief centering, breath work, gentle movement, and meditation. Ruby will then lead everyone through a Yoga Nidra practice (a guided relaxation) followed by around an hour of sound healing, including Tibetan and crystal bowls and the gong. Meanwhile, Sue, who is a very intuitive and seasoned energy medicine practitioner will be working on the whole group. This will not only increase everyone's receptivity to the healing sounds, but will act as a catalyst for clearing physical and emotional blockages, as well as allowing greater connection to one's true self.

This event is not only a wonderful opportunity for those desiring healing and restoration, but also for those who are either physically unable to do yoga or who would like to opt for a more affordable form of energy work than a one on one session.  Treat your whole being to this experience of sound and energy healing!

trainer

Sue Staley

I am a Spirit-Body-Mind healing practitioner. I provide a loving, calm, and grounded environment to create deep levels of healing, empowerment, and transformation. My work enhances self-love, awareness and connection to one's higher self and others. I invite you to deepen your spiritual and healing journey with me.


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Winter Solstice Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

 Friday, December 20th   7:00-8:30 pm 

 $15 advance, $20 at the door ($10 advance for Students



DESCRIPTION
Just a few days before the Fall Equinox, this sound healing event is a wonderful opportunity to uplift your consciousness, balance your energy, and reset yourself. This nurturing 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 an extended relaxation (at least 40 minutes long) while experiencing the powerful healing sounds of two gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, and a version of guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra.

The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, releases us from the torrent of thoughts our mind continuously generates and stimulates our glandular system to a higher frequency of functioning.

 “The gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind. There is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind-the sound of the gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It is the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.” – Yogi Bhajan

Doors open at 6:30. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to get set up. Mats and blankets are available to use, but bring your own for extra comfort if you’d like.


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Yin + Reiki

 Laura Orso and Shelly Grant
 The 3rd Sunday of the month (visit registration link below for most accurate schedule)
  $30, early bird special $25 online until 11:59 pm, 7 days before class. Class is limited to 10 people, so please sign up in advance to reserve your spot.





DESCRIPTION
Yin+Reiki is a merging of two fantastic self-care practices. Yin is a style of yoga in which you are typically either lying down or seated and focusing primarily on stretching your fascia (connective tissue). It's a great practice on its own, or as a complement to more Yang activities such as more rigorous types of yoga, running, weight training etc. Reiki is a type of energy healing originating in Japan. The Reiki practitioner channels energy into the person receiving Reiki, in this case, to unblock, recharge and align your Chakras (energy centers in the body). This practice is fantastic for anyone who is in need of slowing down and self-care.

Please join us the 3rd Sunday of every month from 4:45-6:00pm, arriving 10-15 minutes early is recommended.

Limited to 10 people, please sign up in advance to reserve your spot.


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Muse Bellingham (Fusion Dance Venue)

 Hayley Gehman, Eddie Moreno, David Beaumier, Jared Anderssel, and Michelle Dannehy
 1st & 3rd Saturdays ongoingly  
 7:30 pm-Midnight

 $5-12 sliding scale



DESCRIPTION
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: musebellingham@gmail.com

GROUP BIOGRAPHY
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!


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STUDIO RENTAL PRICES

Are you interested in renting our beautiful studio space? See below for studio rental prices. Visit our About page for more information.



Private Events

$40-$50/hour
(discounts are available for those who rent more than 5 hours in a given day or month).

Learn more.



Filming, Photography, Etc.

$30-$35/hour
Bulk Special: If you book more than 10 hours in a single month, you can have our reduced $25/hr. rate!

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Private Lessons/Classes

Most of our teachers offer private lessons and/or semi-private lessons at affordable rates. Contact the individual instructor for pricing and scheduling.



Visit Our Studio

  • Inspire Studio
  •             1411 Cornwall Ave, 2nd Floor
  •             Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360.447.8778

Inspire Studio Reviews

  • Julia Moss ★★★★★
    This historical one room yoga studio is a beautiful place for a class. Instructors range in style, class time, and difficulty but owner Ruby Koa does a beautiful job filling her space with love. Drop in for a sweat at the noon power hour on Tuesday or Thursday, start your weekend off right with a free meditation class Friday afternoon or ever try the new aerial yoga class offered with silks. Inspire is an incredible place to find community and spirit.

  • Ali Michelin ★★★★★
    Thus place really does have heart ♥! I've only taken classes with Ruby, but heard great things about the other instructors too. There's a calm, happy energy about this space, and Ruby is so open, sweet, joyful and just a fabulous instructor!! I highly recommend Inspire Studio!!