All of our classes are ongoing (unless otherwise specified) and drop-ins are welcome, so you don't have to register ahead of time. Just show up 5-10 minutes early to fill out your waiver and to get set up. We have mats available to use free of charge.
Welcome to Inspire Studio! We offer a variety of classes including several styles of yoga, a couple Martial Arts classes, and workshops/events that are sure to enhance your life. Check our website occasionally to see what’s being offered or join our mailing list to receive monthly updates. The unique feature of our studio is that because the teachers rent out time slots, they are their own boss and set their own pricing, which is why our schedule changes pretty often and we don’t offer a pass that is studio wide. But don’t worry, with our low drop in and class pass rates, many students find it’s still easy to attend multiple teachers’ classes. If you have questions about a particular class, look on the teachers page to get the info to contact a teacher directly. Click here for more info. on renting our studio or for our list of studio policies/etiquete.
Brought to you by: Bellingham Rolfers
When: Sunday May 31st 12:30-4pm
Price: 20min. mini Rolfing sessions for $20
Description: Come out and support the WMBC and RRAD by receiving a mini Rolfing session. Local Bellingham Rolfers will offer 20min sessions for $20. Proceeds go to RRAD's youth oriented trail building and maintenance programs. There will also be a silent auction full of lots of great goodies!!
Chris Mellick developed RRAD (Ride, Run and Dig), working with multiple schools and programs throughout Whatcom County providing outdoor mentorship for our youth. He will be present at the event to meet anyone interested in more information on what he is offering in our community. Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition has been a long standing asset to the preservation and expansion of the trail systems in this area. Let’s support help support these groups so they can keep doing all their amazing work!!
Taught by: Eleanor Bramwell
When: Friday June 19th, 7:15-9:45 pm
Price: $30 preregistration and $35 at the door
Description: Join us for an evening of bliss, partner yoga, and therapeutic flying by candle light. In this sweet “playshop” we will explore AcroMassage often called therapeutic flying and Thai Massage. Going inwards, slowing down, and nourishing ourselves on every level. Can you say "mmmm"?
In our trios we will rotate through the roles of basing flying, and spotting- and the energy of giving, supporting, and receiving. As a base you have the opportunity to hold some one up, to support a new (or dear) friend. Spotters are the most important role, as they are what keeps each group safe and allows the flyer to melt. And melting, well thats what it feels like to fly, to surrender, to allow your base to support you, and gravity to open you. So. GOOD.
No partner, prior yoga or massage experience is necessary. Comfortable clothes are recommended.
Eleanor has been teaching yoga since 2006, and practicing yoga since the age of six! She weaves the playful energy that she found on the mat as a child into all of her classes and offerings.
After college her deep dedication to be of service took her to Central America for three years, and India for two years where she offered her heart in Seva and worked with children. She returned to her hometown, Baltimore in 2011 to and hit the books again- continuing her studies in Early Developmental Psychology.
A recent transplant, Eleanor calls Beautiful British Columbia, Canada her home base. She is drawn to the slowness of island life, the awe of the mountains, the rugged coastline, the lush rainforest, and magic of the morning mist. She was called to this part of the world to work with plant medicines and "re-wild" herself. In living in balance with the seasons and cycles she is cultivating a deeper listening.
When she isn't on the road teaching workshops, and modules for Yoga Teacher Trainings, Eleanor works with her clients to help them find their own perfect balance. As a massage therapist she specializes in Thai massage and Myofascial Release, and as a nutritionist she specializes in personally prepared meals and health coaching.
Over her life she has been blessed to study with incredible teachers like Iyengar, Rodney Yee, Don and Ambda Stapleton, Jane Fryer, and of course the AcroYoga community. The Buddhist teachings she received in Dharmsala, India deeply impacted her life course helping her to find silence and cultivate deep listening. The modality of AcroYoga has been a transformational modality in her life, where she has learned to fly, to trust, to access strength, to communicate and of course to PLAY!!
Taught by: Ruby Koa and 2nd gong played by Cody Harder
When: Sat. June 20th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Price: $15 adv. (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $20 at the door
($5 off for Students)
Description: The summer solstice, the lightest day of the year, which spiritually symbolizes our own expansion and rise in consciousness will soon be upon us. What better way to clear your energy and clarify your intentions than to open your body and strengthen your solar plexus with kundalini yoga and then expand and relax your being with a 31 minute double gong shavasana with Ruby & Cody! 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.
Doors open at 6:30 and tea & snacks will be available before and after.
Taught by: James Boag (Visiting teacher from England)
When: Friday July 10th 7:15-9:15pm
Price: $20 in advance (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $25 at the door
Description: We are very blessed to have James visit our studio for the first time while he is traveling the Pacific Northwest. I (Ruby), first attended one of his talks and workshops last summer and was amazed by his wisdom and presence. Never before had yoga philosophy been presented to me in such a captivating, life-like way. And one of the best things about James is how connected he is to the roots of yoga, and yet, despite his incredible talent, he doesn’t at all come off as self-important or preachy. An evening with him is definitely something not to pass up!
So what’s this yoga really all about? Gain new perspectives and clarity on the practical applications of yoga and how we can bring the power of yogic principles into all aspects of our lives.
This talk will consider yoga in the context of the stages and cycles of our human lives and include:
James’ talks include live storytelling and interpretation, satsang discussion, poetry, and may include practical exploration through short exercises, song and meditation.
Whether this is your very first encounter with Yoga teachings, or you have been practicing and studying yoga for decades, this class will invite you to dive deeper into the gifts of yoga and examine more keenly how we can use yoga to understand ourselves more thoroughly and foster greater harmony, balance and efficiency in all we are and do.
James teaches applied yoga philosophy around the world and is known for bringing the traditional, scriptural teachings of yoga to vivid life, in ways which elucidate their relevance and practical application in our lives today. His powerful kirtans invite participants to bathe in rich sound; cleansing, energizing, and heightening awareness of the depth and glory of our inner selves.
James’ practice and teaching grow from their roots in the Shankaracarya Vedic tradition and the school of Kashmir Shaivism. His classes are infused with the ‘ras’ or flavour of joy associated with the devotional practice of kirtan, and of the bliss which is seen as underlying everything in the beautiful teachings of Shaivism. He has been teaching yoga and leading kirtan regularly since 2003 and teaching since 1993. In 2005, while he was teaching English at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, James began studying Sanskrit. From 2008-2012, James spent about half his time in Mysore, where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, and where he continues to lead kirtan and courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras, attended by international students of many Mysore’s renowned yogasana teachers.
Taught by: Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
When: Friday July 31st, 7:30-9ish pm
Price: $12 advanced purchase (sheelabringi.com)
$15 at the door
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. For more info go to sheelabringi.com
“Recording artist Sheela Bringi conveys her deep spiritual love in a way that even the most secular listener can relate to”.
-Yoga Journal Magazine