The next Full Moon Circle will be Sat. Jan. 31st, 6:30-8:00 pm instead of Sunday Feb. 1st because of the Superbowl.
Stella Hutson recently moved to Bellingham from Stanwood and has been teaching yoga since her teen years! She will start teaching at Inspire in February. If you are a get up and go person, check out her new Sat. morning Power Vinyasa class to get your weekend off to a vibrant start!
When: Saturday, 8:00-9:15 am, starts Feb. 7th!
This practice is for everybody and every body!
A dynamic blend of strength, spirit and sweat, this class is designed to get you out of your head and into your body. Classes call upon ujjayi breath and vinyasa to build detoxifying heat in the body, while encouraging modifications and variations so that ease and effort are recognized as a personal choice.
Wake up to what’s possible on and off your mat.
You are ready NOW!
Taught by: Deanna Clasby
When: January 31st 3:30 to 5:30 & February 28th 2:30 to 4:30
Please join Deanna Clasby's two hour Somatic Integration Workshop. We will explore slow, full body movements that allow us to “hack” into the nervous system, releasing the underlying causes of tension. When we are in “fight, flight or freeze” mode our nervous system organizes our tissue in guarded, readied, or immobilized positions.
When we move slow enough we can feel these nervous system signals & are able to start re-negotiating them from a sense of support, capacity and ease. We will practice how to let our system “drop,” how to listen to what it needs, and how to find a tacit assessment of wellbeing.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Saturday Jan. 31st, 6:30-8:00 pm
This was scheduled for Feb. 1st, but we decided to move it up a day because of the Super Bowl. Even though it is a few days before the full moon, getting together to celebrate & learn about it ahead of time will still be very powerful. According to yoga, meditating in conjunction with the cycles of the Moon can be very powerful. Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation. This month, Sudevi with her harmonium and beautiful voice will likely be joining us to co-lead the meditation with Ruby.
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.
Price: Ruby's Regular class prices apply
Next Month’s Circle: Friday March 6th, 7:30-9:00 pm
Taught by: Sada Simran
When: Sunday February 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm
Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
In the Beginning was the Word ……and a Deep Breath!
A YOGI IS ALWAYS AWARE of the two-sided nature of perception and experience. The breath is both gross and subtle. It is both "mine" and "not mine." It is both automatic and conscious. The breath shares the nature of both the earthly and the heavenly views of things. The breath and the Word interact to create the matrix of our life and consciousness. Breath and word are intimately intertwined.
Throughout time wise sages have told us that to ascend to the Heavens, to become subtle in our perception, and to command the creation of our destiny, we must first cultivate the breath and then value each word we speak aloud or mentally.
Then we can create a subtle stillness in the prana of the mind, which opens our sensitivity to the Word, which shapes the consciousness of our life.
Join senior teacher Sada Simran from Seattle for this special workshop in transformation and elevation. We will access the technology of Kundalini Yoga to strengthen our core being as we clear, calm, and calibrate the mind so that we can face our life in these turbulent times with strength, grace, and compassion.
Sada Simran is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. He studied directly under the supervision of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. Before moving to Seattle in 2007, he was acting director of Yoga West in Los Angeles, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio. He brings to his classes insights into the nature of consciousness and inspires his students to go beyond their perceived limitations. Join him for a transformative healing journey into self-discovery in any of his classes and enjoy the deep meditative experience brought to you through the Gong.
"The process of self-healing is the privilege of every human being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is it a question of being able to do something that most people can't. Self-healing is a process that occurs through the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul. It is a contract, a union - that is the science of Kundalini Yoga." -Yogi Bhajan
Taught By: Karen King
When: Saturdays 12:30-3:00 pm, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
Price: $65 per group, $260 per 4 week session, Receive a 10% discount if you pay for the groups in advance! Pre-registration Required.
Through dynamic creative expression and the practice of mindfulness, you will learn tools and skills to open up to the power of your own vulnerability. When we armor up, lash out or retreat, we are closing ourselves off to the authentic power of vulnerability. We will use creative projects such as collage, painting, sketching, group portraits, multi-media projects and many other experiential approaches that will allow us to explore and play with opening up to the people and situations in our lives. Over the course of 4 sessions, you will learn how to deepen your ability to open to experience with friendliness and compassion as well as engage with others successfully. Art supplies are provided and group numbers are limited, so register now! Contact Karen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 927-7262.
When: Check back later for exact date & time
Price: $10 or $5 with student ID
Description: An evening of celebratory group chanting of Divine names. Kirtan is singing praise. Singing praise contents the heart. A content heart longs to sing only praise.
The Band: Brent Kuecker (harmonium and lead vocals), Sandhu Sangha Dasa (drums), Sudevi (response vocals), Bradyn Krueger (kartals). Brent Kuecker has been playing and singing Kirtan for over a decade and is so delighted to lead this ecstatic practice for the community.