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.
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.
• Racheal’s last Prana Flow class will be Saturday, March 18th.
• Guy Ortiz’s Sunday 10:30-Noon Forrest Yoga class will be canceled 3/26 & 4/2.
Taught By: Bianca Green
When: Wednesday, 7:15-8:30 pm, starting March 22nd
Price:Sliding Scale $5-15 per class
Description: Welcome to Yoga Foundations!
Whether you always wanted to explore what yoga is all about and are completely new to the practice, are searching for more peace and contentment in your life, or you would like to deepen your understanding of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga, you have come to the right place.
Yoga Foundations will teach you body specific proper alignment in postures, give you an experiential understanding of the meridian system, let you dive into the vast yoga philosophy and provides practical application (on as well as off your mat). Here you will be taught in depth how to transform the crazy monkey mind into a peaceful place through meditation and many other tools. In this class we integrate all the essential disciplines of yoga in order to foster a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us. The approach is gentle but powerful.
Taught by: Penny Hutchinson
When: Ongoing classes Fridays 5:30-6:30pm
Price: Free, open to everyone!
Description: Meditation reflects our consciousness. Through meditation, we get the opportunity to look deep into yourself. Regular practice of Meditation helps to improve quality of sleep, reduce stress and makes us calm and peaceful in various circumstances. Take time on Fridays to relax and meditate with us and renew yourself.
Come & Join us for FREE sessions of Meditation!
There will be snacks and tea are available afterwards so plan to stay for a bit!
About Heartfulness: Heartfulness Institute which is a nonprofit education, training and research institute focused on inner aspect of personal development. All Meditation sessions are free of charge. For more information visit: www.heartfulness.org or call 1-802-29HEART or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taught by: Blake & Kristi Allen & Noah Walsh
When: Ongoing Monday’s 7:15 – 8:30pm (You may join us from 8:30 - 8:45 for a sharing circle)
Price: $15 per class or $60 for 5 class card
Description: Discover how breath is the key to Personal Transformation. In this Transformational Breath Class you will be introduced to Transformational Breath, it’s benefits and experience a breathing session. These sessions are facilitated by a wonderful staff to help coach and support your Breath Journey.
What is Transformational Breath?
Transformational Breath is a self empowering breathing modality that can transform one’s life. Transformational Breath uses a dynamic and powerful breathing pattern to open the breath and oxygenate the cells. By opening and clearing the restrictions in the respiratory system we are able to bring in more breath with each inhale. More breath in our system means more oxygen and prana or life force for our cells to function more efficiently, as well as more energy and vitality. The breathing pattern we use in Transformational Breath creates a high vibration energy field; this energy field helps integrate unconscious patterns, energy blocks and past trauma. As we expand the breath, integrate and free up the stuck energy in our bodies, we open to being in deeper connection with Spirit (whatever that is for you).
Blake and Kristi Allen have been supporting people who are on a path to thriving physically, emotionally and spiritually for over 2 decades. They are both Transformational Breath® Trainers, massage therapists and Workshop Leaders. Kristi is also a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor.
Noah is a Transformational Breath Facilitator. He knew he found something special after his first sessions and is very grateful to have greater access to his emotions and self. Anything is possible when one has the support to experience and breathe into whatever life has to offer.
Taught by: Mandy King
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Price: $10 cash or check at the door
Description: Celebrate your creative feminine power in our women's New Moon Circle! Gathered together, our combined energy supports and empowers each other while strengthening our community as a whole. With a little shaman magic, yoga, sacred movement, chanting and meditation, we will nurture and enliven our intentions, dreams and desires. Bring a journal to record your new moon intentions and plan to stay for tea, snacks and friendship!
When: Sat. April 1st, 7:00-9:00 pm
Price: Early Bird tickets $20 before March 27th, $25 after.
Reserve online at ilovebham.eventbrite.com or in person at Inspire studio. ***Students $10 at the door with school ID***
Description: Imagine floating in an ocean of sacred sound... vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color. It’s hard to believe these tones are coming from one person. The harmonic overtones of his voice – two, three or more notes at the same time – vibrate to the core of your being with exquisite sensations. This is your opportunity to experience pure bliss in a beautiful setting with internationally acclaimed throat singer, sound healer and musical visionary Matthew Kocel.
Based in Vancouver BC, Matthew Kocel is a man on a mission to inspire peace and unity through the universal language of sacred sound.
Download his Healing Music Series for FREE at http://matthewkmusic.com
Note from Ruby:
If you haven’t yet attended one of Matthew Kocel’s sound healing concerts, you’re in for a treat! This will be the 6th or 7th time he’s performed at our studio and I haven’t met anyone yet who hasn’t felt better afterwards! The special thing is that you can sit and meditate or lie down to enjoy this incredibly restorative experience which includes Matthew Kocel's throat singing, harmonium & singing bowl playing and more!
For questions, call Ruby at 360-447-8778 or email Matthew at: email@example.com
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday April 9th, 5:00-6:30 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. 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.
Lots of snacks and tea are available afterwards so plan to stay for a bit!
Taught by: Minta Allred and Jennifer Givens-Helms
When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00-5:00 pm
Price: $25 (Percentage of profits go to the nonprofit Embody Love Movement)
Register here - http://embodylovemovement.org/workshops/adults/ (PRE-REGISTRATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!)
Description: The ancient holistic teachings of yoga combined with modern and relevant curriculum developed by clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, Dr. Melody Moore, the Embody Love Movement, offers powerful workshops for girls and women worldwide.
As a facilitators for the nonprofit, Jennifer & Minta will guide you through a 2-3 hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 19 and up. The workshop takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy.
Interactive exercises include:
- Dismantling the “beauty myth”
- Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
- Embodied yoga experience
- Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
- Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
- Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism
Taught by: Grace Bryant
When: Saturday April 22nd 6:00-9:00pm
Price: $40 Adv, $45 Door. Click here to register!
Description: You - fierce, strong and powerful woman - know there’s more out there. You have dreams and aspirations to be the best version of yourself that you can be. And maybe even to touch the Sacredness that lies just below the surface, waiting to be discovered. To unleash the hidden potential that lives within you…the Goddess.
Throughout human history, the goddess has appeared in myriad names and forms. Each one connects to a different energy and practical way of being with ourselves, in relationship, and in the world.
This 4-hour workshop will bring you closer with a few of these powerful archetypes whose energies can help to move us forward right now, in this local and world climate, with more freedom, empowerment, discernment and compassion. Join the journey with an intimate group of women to invoke the goddesses, invite them to partner if your life, to learn their lessons, overcome their obstacles and change the fabric of who you are and how you relate to the world.
A circle of women is the most powerful force in this world. Together with our sisters, we’ll fearlessly step into the shadows and meet whatever we find with honesty and courage. We’ll all be surprised at how inviting the energy of Shakti, the Goddess, into our lives will change how we experience ourselves and the world.
Taught by: Sada Simran (Guest teacher from Seattle!)
When: Sunday April 23rd, 2:00-4:00 pm
Price: $15 advance, $20 at the door
Description: Unloading the Pain of Perpetual Memories: A Special Class in Kundalini Rebirthing
Spring is the natural time for Rebirthing. Nature is in bloom and after the long-wet Northwest winter, the warmer weather and our glimpses of sunshine renews our hope that life does hold promise.
It is the most logical time to renew, cleanse and make new commitments to our Self. Despite events around the world, there’s still something in the air this time of year that puts a “spring” in our step.
But no matter what time of year, we must deal with our mental baggage. Yogi Bhajan often referred to this baggage as “scratches in our memories,” not only from this lifetime, but memories we bring with us from past lifetimes; perpetual memories that weigh us down and keep us from living life fully.
Yogi Bhajan’s Rebirthing Courses were among the most talked-about classes offered by him during in his 35 years of teaching in the West. This class is profound in its transformational qualities and gives us all hope that we can unload the pain or our perpetual memories to live healthy, to live happy, and to be whole.
We begin our afternoon with light Kundalini Yoga exercises to warm up and prepare our body for Re-Birthing and the gong. Then we move into deep relaxation with transformations imagery and Gong!
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 level of functioning.
After the gong we use sound (mantra) with a meditation to remind us that the entire universe was built on sound, on vibration. And, as we vibrate a particular combination of sounds, we invoke the positive power contained in those syllables.
Join Sada Simran, director of the Guru Gaitree Yoga and Meditation Center in Seattle and personal student of Yogi Bhajan’s for this special Rebirthing class as we “Unload the Pain of Perpetual Memories”.
In 1976 Sada Simran traveled to Los Angeles and met my spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan. He studied under his direct supervision for over 30 years. Before moving back to Seattle in January of 2008, he was acting director of Yoga West, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio in Los Angeles.
His classes bring insights into the nature of consciousness, and will inspire you to go beyond your perceived limitations and expand into your highest expression. Join him for a transformative healing journey into self-discovery and enjoy the deep meditative experience.
Taught by: Deanna Clasby
When: Saturday April 29th 2:30-5:00pm
Description: As a primary organizing structure through the core of your body, the Psoas muscle plays a major role in overall mobility and nervous system regulation. Utilizing therapeutic positioning and movements we can participate with our core holding patterns, reducing stress, and increasing flexibility. We will learn how to support, relax, differentiate, and fluidly move our psoas as a structural and nervous system complex.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday May 14th (Mother’s Day!) 1:30-4:00 pm
Description: Give yourself or someone else this gift of an all-women’s mini-retreat!
This Mother’s Day, join us in nurturing and exploring the Divine Feminine thru Yoga, Breath, Movement, Mudras, Chanting, Meditation, & journaling. This workshop will be perfect as a gift to yourself or a mother in your life as it will be like a mini-retreat, allowing women of all walks of life to get away from the usual demands of life and connect as a circle of strong women.
With Ruby drawing from the tradition of kundalini yoga and her with Ann MacDonald offering sound healing, this workshop will give you an experience you’ll be able to draw from for months to come. As a bonus every woman will enjoy chocolate truffles and a small gift they can take home.