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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 Aerial and Kundalini Yoga and even dance and Tai Chi all under one roof.

Studio Schedule

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SCHEDULE NOTICES

Open Time Slots for Studio Rental: Mondays between 11 and 5, Wednesdays before 5, Thursdays before 5:30 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

Kundalini Sunlight Start

 Wed. 6:30-7:30 am (starts September 11)
 Ruby’s Rates apply

Sat nam, yogis! Let’s start our day on track with a bright Kundalini Yoga wake-up to invigorate our hearts and spirits. Morning practice will include a healthy dose of chanting, movement, relaxation, and sound healing...

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Yin & Kundalini Yoga

 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

Yin & Kundalini Yoga

 Thursdays 5:45-7:00 pm (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 Recharge

 Mondays 5:45-7:00 pm
 Ruby’s regular rates and new student specials apply.

You can’t think yourself out of thinking...out of anxiety, out of self-doubt, or fear.  But you can change your energy to change your thoughts, allowing you to change your life!

Clear away stress from your work day and start your week off powerfully with this dynamic class focused on restoring your vital life force energy...
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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Candlelight RESTORE Yoga

 Tuesdays 7:15-8:30 pm
 Rates: $15 drop in, 5 classes - $60 (4 mo), new student special 3 classes - $20 

Calm your mind and heal your body through restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is the nourishing practice of lying down and using props to support your body in relaxation. Relaxed states promote gentle, profound openings in the body, heart, and mind...

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Studio Events

Yoga & Writing Workshop: "The 5 Elements of Yoga & Powerful Writing"

 Sunday September 8th   1:30 - 3:30 pm
 $20 per person or $30 for 2 people pre-registration (online or in-person), $25 at door. 





DESCRIPTION

"Yoga and writing are soulmates." ~  Stephanie Renée dos Santos

Yoga reveals insights; Writing is the recorder. Yoga balances the rhythms of breath; Writing surfs breath through oceans of language. Yoga taps the unconscious; Writing transcribes the wisdom within. Writing requires work; Yoga is the assistant. Writing is an offering to the world; Yoga helps cull forth the gift. Writing is a solo act; Yoga provides community.

Yoga relieves body and mind tension; when the body is at ease, so become constrictions of the mind and creative spirit -- opening space for your writing to:  flow, seep and burst forth.

In this yoga and writing workshop we will stretch the body and stimulate our creative being working with ancient yogic wisdom of the five elements which coincides with the five elements of strong descriptive writing. Also, we will align with and learn to invoke a yogic goddess of creativity to support our creative effort. We'll open to and energize our being to invite the muse to awaken within for our creative writing to naturally unfold.

This workshop is open to everyone: fiction writers, memoir, non-fiction, poets, journalists, those that journal, and other storytellers and creative artists of all sorts and levels of experience. The workshop explores and combines Hatha Yoga (postures), mantra (sounds), the chakras (energetic centers), mudra (hand/body gestures), Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), wisdom mythology, writing exercises, small-group interaction and sharing, encouraging antidotes and practical yoga-writer wisdom.

The yoga practices in this workshop will spark your creative fire, liberating your authentic voice and deepest truths while we attune to the five elements of yoga and their power to empower descriptive creative writing. When we stoke the five elements within and align with a yogic goddess of creativity we open ourselves to a well-spring of inspiration and tap into its unlimited potential.

Includes & you'll receive:

  • Guided Hatha Yoga to open heart, back, hips, neck, shoulders, fingers, toes and chest
  •  Introduction to a yogic goddess of creativity
  •  Activation of creative expression
  •  Learn to cultivate the state that creativity likes to manifest into: A state of surrender, openness, empowerment, focus, grounded intuition, strength, compassion
  •  Increase your ability to avail yourself to the creative process and staying power
  •  Practice setting intentions for your writing and visualize/meditate on them
  •  Structured guided writing prompts that work with the wisdom of yoga
  •  Develop new work or rework a work-in-progress
  •  Time to share your writing in a supportive group atmosphere

 

What to bring/wear:
Pen and writing journal or laptop. A piece of writing you would like to work on, if you have one (but not necessary!). Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.


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OM Chanting

 Satya Pratyayani Dasi and Priti Vardhana Das
 Friday September 13th   6:30-8:00 pm

Free, but donations graciously accepted for space rental 



DESCRIPTION

OM Chanting is a free group practice that uses the transformational power of OM to activate the self-healing potential of participants. Due to a special blessing, the practice transforms negativity into positive energy, helps purify the local environment, and supports the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of participants. Although the Practice is free to attend for everyone, we do gratefully accept donations for the assistance in covering space-rental fees. This technique of Om Chanting is just one of a broader series of techniques called Atma Kriya Yoga, that was given by the spiritual masters, Sri Paramahamsa Vishwananda and Mahavatar Babaji, to the World at this time. To listen to a five-minute sample, follow the link https://soundcloud.com/bhaktimarga/live-om-chanting-5-minute-sample. To learn more about the event, please call or text Satya and Priti at 260-414-4299. For more information about Paramahamsa Vishwananda, Atma Kriya Yoga, or the Bhakti Marga organization, please visit  https://sadhana.bhaktimarga.org/

 


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Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle *Last Outside Edition of the year!!

 Friday September 13th   7:00-8:30 pm
 Where*: At a private local residence, 1208 Toledo(different place than last month, please carpool if possible from Whole Foods...email Ruby at kokoroyoga@gmail.com if you need to be connected with a ride.)

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



DESCRIPTION

On the actual 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.   

*Thanks to one of my longtime students, Rachel, our September circle will be held in her lovely yard!  Her address is 1208 Toledo.  Street parking is available but not plentiful, so if possible, please carpool from Whole Foods.  Space is slightly more limited in Rachel’s yard than in our last outdoor location, so if possible, please purchase your pass in advance and RSVP by emailing kokoroyoga@gmail.com.

Since Ruby won’t be bringing many extra props, please bring a mat and a blanket if you have them. Also optional to bring are a journal, pen, and an item for the altar.


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DESCRIPTION
Please join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a sensational night of music, chanting and connection. Their music channels a powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative and connected state.

“The beautiful kirtan of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda reflects years of devotional practice, a passion for mantra and music, and a deep love for each other.” Jai Uttal (Kirtan Singer)

For more on these artists, please visit: JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com


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DESCRIPTION
Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a journey into the healing sound current and technology of yoga. Renowned for their heart moving live musical performances, this duo also lead transformational Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshops. This workshop will help participants to tap into their inner power (Shakti).  Through the luscious soundscape of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, we will move Shakti into Bhakti (devotion and heart connection). Come ready to move energy, breath, dance, shake and sing!

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda practice and teach in a more holistic manner than I have ever experienced. Their space holding helps me connect more deeply and bow to the divine within, feel the sweetness of life and know myself as love.”  Suzy Reeder (Kundalini Yoga Practitioner and teacher)

For more on these artists, please visit: JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com

Experience free Kundalini Yoga videos with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, click here:

https://jayalakshmiandananda.com/kundalini-yoga-videos


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Fall Equinox Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

 Friday, September 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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Spirit Walk - A hike just for women with ritual, meditation and sound healing

 Ruby Koa and Cindy Sabol
 

Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 29th

   4-6:30 pm
 

North Chuckanut Trailhead Parking Lot (We will hike to Woodstock Farms Park through Arroyo Park)


 $35 pre-registration per event and $40 on site 

Limit: 17 women only per hike (sign up fast to get your spot!)




DESCRIPTION
Please join us on a women's 2.5 hour hike through the magical pathways of Chuckanut Mountain.  Ruby Koa, Kundalini Yoga Instructor and sound healer, and Cindy Sabol, intuitive LMT, will guide you through rituals, meditations, sound healing and gentle yoga at four sites along the way.  We will begin at the North Chuckanut Trailhead parking lot and proceed on an easy/moderate walk.  The majority of our ritual work will be done at Woodstock Farms Park, after which we will circle back to our cars.

Please bring a cushion or blanket to sit on rocky ground, a water bottle, journal and pen.  A Discovery Pass is required to park in the lot, so make sure to purchase an annual one for $35 ($10 one day only) at a local retailer such as Backcountry Essentials or REI.  Carpooling with someone who has one is also encouraged. 

There will be an option to do a little gentle yoga on the grass at Woodstock and no mats will be needed.  We will have an array of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls set-up at Woodstock for the sound bath and most likely the big gong as well! 

We are having two hikes in case one gets rained out and also to allow more people to experience this special event since we have limited space.  Please sign up for two if you would like and we will reimburse you if the weather makes us cancel. 

Ruby and Cindy are so excited to share this amazing spiritual experience with you!  There are only 17 slots available so sign-up quickly to ensure that you can go with us! 

NOTE: Please wear plenty of layers as the temperature will drop as we get close to sunset.

trainer

Cindy Sabol, Intuitive Licensed Massage Therapist

Cindy Sabol, Intuitive LMT, has been practicing massage and healing since 1997.  She is most known for her Multi-Dimensional Sessions which are typically 2.5 hours. The first half of the session consists of energy assessment through muscle-testing and clearing energetic blockages using guided meditation and prayer.  This is when Cindy's clairsentient abilities activate and she translates what spiritual messages are coming through from your higher self.  The second half is spent on the massage table in order to anchor-in the energy work.  She sages and rattles your aura, sounds singing bowls and tuning forks around and on your body, recites a powerful healing prayer while doing Reiki, and finishes with deep-tissue massage.

(206)669-2502
http://www.CindySabolIntuitive.com


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Yin + Reiki

 Laura Orso and Shelly Grant
 Sunday October 20th   4:45-6:00 pm
 $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
Come and enjoy 75 minutes of self-care and awareness on the second Sunday, monthly.  See our online schedule in case of a schedule change. You'll be guided through this hour-fifteen minute Yin Yoga practice, lead by Laura Orso, as you receive Reiki, from Shelly Grant.

In this practice, you will be guided through several seated and laying down Yin postures to help stretch the connective tissue in your body, while receiving Reiki to unblock, recharge, and align your Chakras.

We hope you will join us for this evening of deep healing.

Please arrive between 4:20 and 4:30 pm.


Bellingham Yoga

Yin + Reiki

 Laura Orso and Shelly Grant
 The 3rd Sunday of the month   4:45-6:00 pm
 $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
Come and enjoy 75 minutes of self-care and awareness on the second Sunday, monthly.  See our online schedule in case of a schedule change. You'll be guided through this hour-fifteen minute Yin Yoga practice, lead by Laura Orso, as you receive Reiki, from Shelly Grant.

In this practice, you will be guided through several seated and laying down Yin postures to help stretch the connective tissue in your body, while receiving Reiki to unblock, recharge, and align your Chakras.

We hope you will join us for this evening of deep healing.

Please arrive between 4:20 and 4:30 pm.


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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).

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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!!