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.
Taught by: Claudia Olejniczak
When: Thursdays, September 10 – Oct. 1, 2015,
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Price: $10/class or take all 4 classes for $32. Pay w/cash or check at class.
Description: As we shift from the heat of summer to the cooler days of Fall, take some time to revitalize the organs in your body…they do so much for you! In this 4 week series, we’ll use Kundalini yoga’s combination of postures, movement, breath, mantra and meditation to bring balance to the body and remove clutter from the mind.
In Kundalini yoga there are literally hundreds of kriyas – sets of movements and postures sequenced in a specific way to benefit the body on a variety of levels. In each class, we’ll practice one or two kriyas targeted to the organs responsible for digestion, elimination, cleansing the blood, breath and circulation. We will close with deep relaxation including the gong and meditation. Plus, you will learn practical ways to keep these organs in balance from both a western and eastern perspective.
Bring your sense of humor ….occasionally we do some seemingly silly things in Kundalini yoga!
Questions -- contact Claudia: email@example.com or 360-671-5987.
Claudia Olejniczak has been a student of yoga for 14+ years. Traditions studied include Hatha, Kundalini, Anusara and Viniyoga. She was first introduced to Kundalini yoga in 2002. Interested in learning more about how this form of yoga worked, she completed the 220 hour Level 1 Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan Teacher Training Program in 2011 at YogaWest, Vancouver, B.C. and has finished one of five modules towards Level 2 certification there. Her practice is also influenced by teachers from other traditions, mainly Rod Stryker and Tias Little. With a background in biology & ecology, Claudia loves to share the science behind yoga while not losing touch with its more mystical qualities.
Taught by: Ruby Koa and 2nd gong played by Cody Harder
When: Friday September 18th, 7:15-9:00 pm
Price: $15 adv. (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $20 at the door
Description: As we approach the fall equinox, when night and day are equal, it’s a powerful time to cultivate inner balance and prepare for the increasing darkness that will lead to winter. What better way to clear your energy and clarify your intentions than to open your body and strengthen your nervous system with kundalini yoga and meditation (likely with live instrumental music provided by Cody), and then expand and relax your being with crystal and Tibetan singing bowls segueing into a 20-30 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 7 and tea & snacks will be available after.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday Sept. 27th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Price: Ruby’s Reg. class rates apply. ($7 for new students, $12 drop in, or you can use your current class package)
Description: Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation. We’ve had a break for the summer, but now it’s time to gather together again to celebrate and tap into our powerful feminine energy and to deepen our understanding and relationship to the cycles of the moon. This month’s special guests include Ann MacDonald with her singing bowls and beautiful voice and Kelly Holmes who will perform an original song during our final relaxation.
Taught by: Mahan Dharma & Nam Hari Singh
When: Sunday October 18th, 2:00-4:30pm
Price: $25 adv. (thru PayPal link below or thru Ruby), $30 at the door.
Description: There is no happiness outside. You can never get it. You have to go inside and pull it out. Happiness is a human birthright. Everybody is born to be happy. We are unhappy because we get short circuited. We are unhappy because our nervous system cannot take it. We are unhappy because our intuition does not answer us within nine seconds.” ~ Yogi Bhajan
He emphasizes that we are not to blame for this. We are uneducated and untrained to answer under pressure. We are not educated to have stainless steel nerves. We give into stress. He says, “the problem is very simple. You give into yourself when there is stress; you cannot meet stress, because you are not you.”
So let us do the work together, self-initiate and clean the mind for deep meditation so that you can experience your birthright; happiness and merge with the living God within you.
For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahan Dharma Kaur is a committed yogini, dynamic teacher and a devoted mother. For over a decade she travelled the world, experiencing first-hand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. As a trained Hatha & Kundalini yoga teacher, Mahan has facilitated classes & workshops on yoga, women’s empowerment as well as nutrition & detoxification. Mahan currently manages Yoga West in Vancouver, BC, the one and only kundalini yoga studio! She is dedicated to providing practical & inspirational tools for a healthier, happier and holier life.
Nam Hari Singh is a dedicated yoga instructor having completed teacher training at Yoga West in Vancouver. A student of yoga for more than two decades, Nam Hari considers yoga his life and passion and he is committed to be the change he wants to see in the World! He brings a wealth of practical knowledge, a natural ‘groundedness’ and humour to the yoga classroom.