Here’s wishing you all a wonderful and fun filled Labor Day weekend! To those of you who will be in town this weekend, all of our regularly scheduled classes are happening except for the Yin/Yang Flow class on Sunday.
*Haley’s Sunday 4:30-5:45 Yin/Yang Flow class will be canceled Aug. 31st.
*Brent’s Friday 10:30-11:45am Vinyasa Flow class will restart Sept. 5th.
Let’s welcome Sarah Mantei to Inspire Studio! Though fresh out of teacher training, she’s enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. Many requests have come in for a beginner class and I think this class along with Sarah’s sweet and approachable demeanor will be a great fit for those new to yoga and otherwise!
Taught by: Sarah Mantei
When: Fridays 5:30 – 6:45 pm, Starting Oct. 3rd!
Description: This moderately paced class is designed as an introduction to Vinyasa flow yoga, where we will explore core poses and combine breath with movement. Great for beginners or those looking to refine their practice, this class focuses on alignment and provides a safe environment to learn, play, and RELAX. With plenty of props and variations offered, this class is for anyone interested in the many benefits of yoga. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes… you just have to try! Set to relaxing music, this mindful practice is a great way to unwind and get ready for the weekend.
Price: First class special $5, drop-in $8, 5 classes for $35 (valid for three months)
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday August 10th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Description: Come and celebrate & learn about the Harvest Moon, which also happens to be a super 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. We'll be joined by Ann MacDonald this month who will dazzle us with her beautiful voice and singing bowls!
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
Upcoming Schedule: Sunday Oct. 5th, 6:30-8:00pm and Sunday November 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm
When: Tuesday, September 9th, 9:00-10:30am
Description: In the Sept. 9th Women’s Kundalini Yoga class, Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa will be joined by her husband, Abhai Raj to play their beautiful music and possibly guide us through an empowering mantra meditation. This will definitely be a treat, so don’t miss it!!
Sat Purkh was actually one of the teacher trainers at Ruby’s Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in New Mexico in 2011 and has been singing for as long as she can remember. A student of sound for more than 20 years, she integrates the Naad, or the yoga of sound into her music, teaching, and healing practices. Her music focuses on using sound to move the body, the mind and the breath toward powerful transformative experiences that uplift the individual and serve the soul. Click here to hear the music from her new album or to find out about their west coast tour.
Price: Regular class prices apply, with a request of a donation for the musicians.
When: Sunday September 28th, 1:00 to 2:30pm
Breathwork is a phenomenal tool for releasing stuck physical, mental and emotional energy. Every single cell in our body requires a steady flow of oxygen to thrive.
In a modern world, which ignores the wisdom of the body in exchange for efficiency and progress, our breath can become shortened as muscles constrict and life force is dampened in reaction to environmental and emotional stresses. Our breath is a deep and constant source of nourishment and energy for our aliveness. Consciously engaging in an active breathing practice washes and nourishes the body with life giving oxygen, stimulating both cellular and subtle body cleansing that invites a tangible inner and outer sense of ease, balance and awareness.
Replenish your body, quiet your mind and remember the unwavering peace that lies within. Learning a simple and active 2-part pranayama based breathing practice will awaken your senses and the healing intelligence of your own body. You can explore the depth and breadth of your being through the power of your inhale and exhale to increase energy flow, release anxiety, invoke new patterns and sensations and magnify your vitality and sense of SELF. Each class is the same format, and like walking a labyrinth, the physical path remains constant, as your experience evolves and changes.
No previous experience is necessary, just curiosity and a willingness to receive.
PLEASE BRING: This breath work is practiced lying down. Mats and blankets are provided but feel to bring your own, as well as water and your willingness!
BIO: Tanya Hughes is a healer, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Maya Abdominal Massage Practitioner focused on providing skilled and heart-fully influenced experiences that assist you to relax into the wisdom of your body or come to truly inhabit it for the first time. Her approach is solidly grounded in over a decade of work and study in soft tissue bodywork, anatomy & physiology, injury treatment, yoga, meditation, breathwork and more. A believer in the healing power of consciousness through self-inquiry, Tanya focuses on inspiring increased body awareness and self-care as a pathway to optimal wellbeing.
Price: $20 advance / $25 at the door. Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Taught By: Sada Simran
When: Sunday October 12th, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Description: We are very blessed to have Kundalini Yoga teacher Sada Simran visit us from Seattle this October. Come enjoy an afternoon with the healing energy of the Gong as we focus to create a deeper connection with our highest and best Self. We begin ‘The Healing Power of Gong & Mantra’ with light Kundalini Yoga exercises to warm up and prepare our body for the Gong. Then we move into deep relaxation with the powerful resonance of a beautiful Paiste symphonic 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 frequency of functioning.
After the Gong we will chant Mantra to remind us that the entire universe is built on sound and vibration. Vibrate the Cosmos and the Cosmos will clear the Path!
Sada Simran’s Bio: Sada Simran is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. He studied directly under the supervision of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. Before moving to Seattle in 2007, he was acting director of Yoga West in Los Angeles, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio. He brings to his classes insights into the nature of consciousness and inspires his students to go beyond their perceived limitations. Join him for a transformative healing journey into self-discovery in any of his classes and enjoy the deep meditative experience brought to you through the Gong.
Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door
“The gong is very simple. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is the sound of Creativity itself. The gong is nothing more, nothing less. One who plays the gong plays the universe. The gong is not an ordinary thing to play. Out of it came all music, all sounds, and all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word”. ~ Yogi Bhajan
Taught By: Ruby Koa & Summer Cushman
When: Sunday November 9th, 1:00-4:00pm
Description: As the days grow shorter and colder we often feel an inward call toward slow introspection, yet our end-of-the-year calendars quickly fill with external busyness. In this 3-hour workshop you will have the opportunity to slow down. Using the tools of yoga we will begin the work of cultivating an internal sense of gratitude. You’ll leave the workshop with ideas of how to maintain this inner gratitude even as you face the stress and activity that’s common during the holidays.
This workshop will include teachings from the yogic traditions of Viniyoga and Kundalini. We will use several of the tools yoga has to offer including asana, pranayama, chanting and sound, meditation, mudra, and philosophy.
Please bring a journal for personal reflection.
Summer’s Bio: Summer Cushman is an artist, minister, and yoga teacher. She has led retreats and workshops throughout the country on such topics as spirituality, creativity and embodiment. In all of her work, she strives to help people connect with their embodied emotions and live with intention. She is interested in helping her students find and enjoy the functional benefit of yoga postures, to understand the energetic effects of breath work, and to build a meaningful personal practice. She studies the deeper dimensions of yogic philosophy and tries to help her students integrate the fullness of yoga into their daily lives both on and off the mat.
A Northwest native, Summer earned her Bachelor of Arts in printmaking and art history from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She earned her Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in spirituality from Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. She began practicing yoga in 2001 and received foundational training and certification from CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis under the direction of Nikki Myers and Marsha Pappas. She received advanced training and certification as a 500hr Viniyoga Teacher under the direction of Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute in California. She plans to begin her Yoga Therapist training at the Institute in 2016.
Please visit www.summercushman.com
Price: $40 in advance, $45 at the door, $5 off for students and seniors
When: Sunday December 21st, 1:00-3:30pm
~More Info. Coming Soon