As the days get colder and greyer, our natural rhythm tends to slow down and our body needs more down time.  Unfortunately for most of us, our lives tend to get busier as we prepare for the holiday season, so taking time out for activities that foster self-care is really important.  Whether it’s to a weekly class or one of the nurturing workshops we’re offering this month, be sure to make it to Inspire Studio to revitalize your-self!  Have a wonderful holiday season!

Holiday Schedule:

Christmas Eve, Wed. Dec. 24: All Classes Canceled

Christmas Day, Thurs. Dec. 25: All Classes Canceled

Boxing Day, Fri. Dec. 26: All Classes Canceled
New Year’s Eve, Wed. Dec. 31st: Greg’s 7:15-8:45 pm Self-Defense Class is canceled, Ruby will be having a special themed class for her 5:30-7:00 pm Vinyasa class.

New Year’s Day, Thurs. Jan. 1st: Ruby’s Noon-1:00 pm Yoga Power Hour Class is canceled, but both Chipp (9:00-10:30 am Power Yoga) and Summer (5:30-7:00 pm yoga-in-depth) will still be having their classes that day.

Other Class Cancelations:

Sun. Dec. 21: Kelly’s 4:30-5:45 Shambhava Yoga Flow Class is canceled

Tues. Dec. 23: Bryan’s 5:30-7:00 pm Elemental Flow class is canceled

Fri. Jan. 2: Brent’s 10:30-11:45 am Vinyasa Flow class is canceled

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Winter Solstice Workshop with Extended Gong Relaxation

Taught by: Ruby Koa & Rachel Towers
When: Sunday Dec. 21st, 1:00-3:30 pm

The winter solstice is a reflective time of year where we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.  

Join Ruby and Rachel as they guide you through a meditation and intention circle designed to help you clarify where in your life you can let go of old habits and create new ones.  Through the practice of Kripalu and Kundalini Yoga, you will learn to cultivate introspection, inner stillness, and then begin to tap into the energy of Manipura (solar plexus chakra), which will empower you to follow through with the new intentions you've set for the upcoming year.  Take a moment during this busy holiday season to nurture yourself and celebrate this turning point with us! 

Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 off for students and seniors!

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*Free CPR Training

brought to you by Greg Sluy’s Long Stryke Self-Defense Class

When:  Sunday December 28th, 6:00 to 8:30pm

The greatest gift you can give is the gift of life. Longstryke LLC is offering, free of charge, the opportunity to learn such skills. Please consider joining us for this CPR class.

How many can attend:
We are limited to 35.

Can I use this for work:
Yes! The instructor is a State licensed instructor. This certification does require that he observe and test you. Please note, that of the 35 maximum that can attend, CPR cert folks are limited to 15. There will be a nominal fee of $5.00 for this service.

To enroll: Contact Coach Greg
email:, phone or text (text preferred): 360.220.7779

*Price: Though it is free to attend, a $5 fee will be required to receive a certificate.

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

Taught by: Molly Benjamin
When: Saturday January 3rd, 5:00-7:00 pm

This class will be an extra lovely way to spend the first Saturday of the New Year.

Deeply relax and unwind at the close of this holiday season by melting into each pose with the assistance of props and a soothing breath.

All props will be provided but you may want to bring an extra blanket to wrap up in for warmth.

Price: $20
Please preregister by email ( or in person to confirm your spot.

Molly needs to know at least a day or two in advance exactly how many people are attending to make sure we have enough props.  It is very helpful if you can bring cash on the day of or come to her Mellow yoga on Monday night to prepay.

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Nuu You in 42

When: January 4th – February 15th, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM
Call-in option also available: Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM PST

Price: $108 (inclusive of book)
For more info. or to Register, click Here

*As part of this program, you are eligible for specially priced yoga packages through Ruby Koa ($100 for 2 classes per week; $125 for unlimited yoga, valid for the 6 week program).

Description: Nuu-Muu is delighted to be hosting a 6-week program of personal exploration and expansion. "Nuu You in 42" encourages a deeper understanding of the power of self-reflection and the unity between mind, body and spirit. For 42 days, participants will commit to undertake daily meditation, a restorative diet, physical activity and weekly group meetings. They will be supported by a community of like-minded people who want to feel better, mentally, physically and spiritually.

This practice has profoundly impacted our community and Nuu-Muu is committed to holding space for others who want to bring joy, ease and compassion to their lives.

Reading: Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele 

During the 42 days, participants will commit to:
• Attending weekly meetings to discuss reflection questions and readings (1.5 hours/Sunday).

• Eating a restorative diet, eliminating or restricting the consumption of caffeine, alcohol, processed foods and sugar.

• Daily individual meditation practice, starting with at least 5 minutes per day and building up over the course of six weeks.

• Engaging in a physical practice (yoga or other) six days a week.

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Kundalini Yoga Women's Full Moon Meditation Circle!!

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday Jan. 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Come and celebrate & learn about this month’s full moon.  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. 

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: Sunday Feb. 1st, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Art and Mindfulness: The Power of Vulnerability Therapy Group for Women

Taught By:  Karen King
When: Saturdays 12:30-3:00 pm, Jan. 17, 24, 31 and 7 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: or call (360) 927-7262.

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Kirtan with Brent Kuecker, Sadhu Sangha, Sudevi Sundari, & Bradyn Krueger

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.


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