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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

Inspire News

SCHEDULE NOTICES

  •  Tuesday Feb. 12th: Ruby's noon class cancelled. Stay safe out there!

  • Ruby and Ann's: Yin & Sacred Sound will be postponed to Wed. March 6th, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • Monday Feb. 18th: Kristi & Blake’s Transformational Breath Class is canceled.

Open Time Slots for Studio Rental: Monday mornings after 11, Wednesday mornings after 10, Wednesday evenings after 7, & Thursday mornings before noon. 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

Breathe & Flow

 Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am  Starts Feb. 2nd!
 $10 drop in, $50 6 class pass (3 mo. expiry)

Breathe & Flow is a Hatha-based flow that is designed to help you find calmness, grounded alignment, suppleness in the body, and rejuvenative strength. Each class will be unique, targeting different areas of the body and offering different challenges to stimulate adaptability of the body, the mind, and nervous system...

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Internal Martial Arts - Chen Tai Chi & Xin Yi

 Sundays 8:00-9:00 am
 Drop in - $15.00  Monthly: $50

Chen Tai Chi is the considered the original Tai Chi. Xin Yi is a martial art that predates Tai Chi by 800 years. Both arts are known as internal arts, meaning that Qi (aka Chi) is used to move the body...

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Studio Events

Yin + Reiki

 Laura Orso and Shelly Grant
 The 2nd 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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Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Winter Yoga Series

 Brooke Wertz
 12 weeks, 1/9/19-3/27/19, Wednesdays    5:15-6:00 am
 $100. Cash, Checks, Venmo, PayPal, and cards accepted.  Pay at first class. Drop-Ins welcome: $10.




DESCRIPTION
Add dimension to your weekly exercise!

Yoga series focusing on warming, awakening, & soft AM movement, building core for Spring and releasing our snow-worked Winter legs. The class will build on flowing poses, weaving in new strengthening and opening poses at each class. Accessible for every body and experience. All welcome and encouraged.

Pro-rated series encouraged for practitioners needing to begin any time.

Connect: nwfoldyoga@yahoo.com
Learn More: https://nwfoldyoga.com/

 

BIOGRAPHY
Brooke facilitates every student in maintaining their healthy bodies through focused, lively, fun, flowing classes set to a great playlist! Brooke studied Baptiste inspired Power Yoga at Power Yoga Academy and is a 200 RYT.

Brooke teaches to student's particular interests in individual, small group, and class settings: building endurance for sports, healing through injury and diagnosis, and finding comfort for all body types. Yoga is the 'unifying theory' for Brooke, trying together all the fundamental forces that have shaped her own practice.

She brings 16 years of Power and Ashtanga practice, 15 years as an elementary teacher, an interest in anatomy and physiology, and her love for learning, mountain biking, skiing, travel, and adventure.

Brooke's passion for and understanding of the healing and possibilities yoga offers has grown through sports, injuries, childbirth, and breast cancer treatment. Woven through each class is Brooke's acceptance, determination, compassion, and playful spirit. Brooke encourages joy and limitlessness for all.


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KwanYin Qigong and Vocal Toning: A 6 Week Series

 Jade Liu
 Sundays  (6 weeks) February 17th thru March 24th   10:30-11:30 am.
 $80 for the 6-week series or $15 drop-in




DESCRIPTION
Class begins by creating Sacred Space using breathwork, movement, and guided Imagery to energize your body and brain with Kwan Yin Qigong - a dance form taught by Master Teacher Masahiro Ouichi (Tao Zen) that incorporates breathwork (internal) with movements (external) to manipulate the flow of life force energy in and around us for unlimited health benefits. Then move deeper into the practice of subtle energy using the power of your own natural voice. Vocal toning practice uses sound frequencies to help us pinpoint the sonic “nutrients” we are missing and replenish them. This practice uses Sound "seed" syllables from various sacred world esoteric traditions to help raise our overall energetic vibration. Energize yourself!

BIOGRAPHY
Jade Liu, Certified Kwan Yin Qigong Instructor, Integral Yoga Teacher (IYINY), Reiki Master Teacher (Edgar Cayce Institute, NYC). Nada Yogi (Open Center, Sound & Music Institute).  Years of education, personal studies, research and dedicated practice has developed into her life path as Teacher and Life Coach using Subtle Energy Therapies. Trained in voice, piano and dance Jade channeled her childhood passion into the Healing Arts; using sacred Sound, Reiki, yoga, breathwork and mindfulness to facilitate wellness and spiritual growth.
Visit:www.facebook/jivayogi

 


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Pregnant Super Moon Circle

 Candace Allen    
 Sunday February 17th thru March 24th   2:30-5:30 pm                         
 $75 if  enrolled  before midnight pst  Jan. 31st, $95 if enrolled after midnight pst Jan. 31




DESCRIPTION
What’s unique about this particular gathering? It’s for pregnant people only! I’m a pre-certified doula and I’m very excited to mix my doula work with circle work!  Circle is NOT a birth/labor class, rather a circle of women who all happen to be pregnant.  You’ll breathe, listen, move and use your voice along with releasing and intention setting during your time in circle.

My intention for this Full Moon Circle is to bring together pregnant people for the sake of supporting and being supported.  It’s an opportunity to open in a safe space and practice feeling vulnerable while learning tools to move through such powerful and magical experiences with hopefully a little less resistance.  It’s helpful to practice these tools often to help you remember to use them when your body takes over and your brain has a hard time remembering to trust and surrender.  In this circle you’ll be guided in  movement, voice, sound and breath for the sake of releasing resistance and moving energy.   As I said above, circle is a safe sacred space.  How you move, sound, breathe, feel or express those feelings won’t be judged or shamed.  I ask you to come with an open heart and mind to hold space and be held.

BIOGRAPHY
My name is Candace.  I'm very intuitive and this is how I work.  My ability to open to the presence of a moment and shift into a clear, creative, and so very sacred space is the gift I have to share with you.  I've seen and felt the moment when my clients drop into their inner being, at the same time dropping into mine. I see them showing up as their true authentic self. I see them relax, they are suddenly free to just be.  Watching this happen in another and feeling it to my core is something I can't even begin to describe with words. It is literally out of this world. It’s meditation. It’s movement. It’s empowerment. It’s clarity.  It’s peace. It’s evolution. It’s revolution.  A glimpse into another realm that shows me we are all connected at our center.  A bright white and golden light of nonresistance. 

Contact me for questions or enrollment details at Candace@solesistermedia.com


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Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

 Wednesday February 20th   7:30-9:00 pm 

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



DESCRIPTION
Let your intentions be magnified with other women 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. Be sure not to miss this opportunity for connection and community just before the actual full moon! Most likely, there will be a special guest to lead one of the meditations.

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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DESCRIPTION
Perfectly timed the evening before Valentine’s day, give yourself or someone you love the experience of deep opening and relaxation.  After a centering meditation, Ruby will guide you through heart opening yin and restorative postures while Ann plays her gemstone infused singing bowls and sings beautiful sanscrit mantras with her angelic voice. Not only will Ann’s music take you deeper, but each mantra was specifically chosen to enhance the benefits of the particular pose. Then your relaxation will be complete as Ruby leads a Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) with Ann’s sacred sounds lulling you into further inner peace in the background.

Ann MacDonald is truly a bright light. Her presence and compassion shines from her. She’s a Somatic Experiencing Practicioner and has a therapeutic practice locally. She’s also been a vocal/choral teacher for thirty years and also has an on-going meditation/ sound yoga practice.

 


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Balance Your Breath, Balance Your Life: An Ayurvedic Pranayama Workshop

 Saturday March 9th   1:30-4:00 pm
 $40 advance, $45 door ($30 advance for students, $40 door)


DESCRIPTION

Join us for this experiential workshop & informational lecture. Learn all about Prana—and why pranayama (literally, breath extension) is an important self-care practice.

You will learn an Ayurvedic tridoshic (beneficial no matter what your constitution is) routine that you can practice at home. Expand your breath toolbox with this pranayama routine that Dr. Lad teaches. It is said that the winds of the mind and the emotions ride on the breath. Thus, when you have mastery over your breath, you have access to mental equanimity and a balanced life.

The workshop will include yoga movement, the pranayama practice, and sound healing.

 

trainer

Katrina Svoboda Johnson, LMT, AHC/CAPAyurvedic practitioner, herbalist, teacher

Katrina Svoboda Johnson transforms complex situations into simple solutions. She has a knack for perceiving the underlying dynamic that is at play—and getting to its core. Through the alchemical sciences of Ayurveda, herbalism, subtle energy systems, yoga, and Structural Integration, Katrina artfully creates a tailor-made protocol that will move you from imbalance to balance, from stress to ease, and from confusion to clarity. Regardless of where you are now, this process will deeply support you in improving your health and wellness by weaving timeless traditions with contemporary practices to craft something as unique as you are.


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Spring Equinox Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

 Friday, March 15th   7:00-8:30 pm

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

DESCRIPTION

Spring is a time of renewal and timed just a week before the Spring Equinox, this sound healing event is a wonderful opportunity 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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Introduction to Aerial Yoga 4 week Series

 Tuesday February 19th-March 12th   5:45-7:00 pm

 $80 price is for students who sign up for the progressive 4 week series. Drop in students are welcome week by week as space allows, so feel free to text me or drop in the day of class for the $25 drop in price, or a punch on your class pass! 



DESCRIPTION
Have you been wanting to try aerial yoga, but feel a bit nervous or unsure of what to expect? Then this is the series for you! These 4 weeks will take you on a progressive journey through the various postures and positions of aerial yoga. Demonstrations, hands on teacher support, and a guided practice will provide you a solid foundation for any style of aerial yoga class. In each class we will use pranayama (breath work), mudras (hand positions), and intentions to guide our way. We offer a non-judgmental, non-competitive and encouraging environment where all fitness levels and body types can feel comfortable in expressing their own movement.


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DESCRIPTION
This aerial fitness class combines strength training with aerial hammock in a fun and playful environment. Each week will include stations utilizing aerial hammock, body weight exercises, cardio and stretching to help students increase total body strength and performance.

This class is intended for all levels: beginners, those interested in aerial silk/aerial hammock and for people looking to increase body and spatial awareness.


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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!!