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: Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
When: Friday July 31st, 7:30-9ish pm
Price: $12 advanced purchase (sheelabringi.com)
$15 at the door
Description: An evening of celebratory group chanting of Divine names. Kirtan is singing praise. Singing praise contents the heart. A content heart longs to sing only praise. For more info go to sheelabringi.com
“Recording artist Sheela Bringi conveys her deep spiritual love in a way that even the most secular listener can relate to”.
-Yoga Journal Magazine
Taught by: James Boag (Visiting teacher from England)
When: Friday August 7th, 7:15-9:15pm
Price: $20 in advance (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $25 at the door
Description: We are very blessed to have James visit our studio for the first time while he is traveling the Pacific Northwest. I (Ruby), first attended one of his talks and workshops last summer and was amazed by his wisdom and presence. Never before had yoga philosophy been presented to me in such a captivating, life-like way. And one of the best things about James is how connected he is to the roots of yoga, and yet, despite his incredible talent, he doesn’t at all come off as self-important or preachy. An evening with him is definitely something not to pass up!
So what’s this yoga really all about? Gain new perspectives and clarity on the practical applications of yoga and how we can bring the power of yogic principles into all aspects of our lives.
This talk will consider yoga in the context of the stages and cycles of our human lives and include:
James’ talks include live storytelling and interpretation, satsang discussion, poetry, and may include practical exploration through short exercises, song and meditation.
Whether this is your very first encounter with Yoga teachings, or you have been practicing and studying yoga for decades, this class will invite you to dive deeper into the gifts of yoga and examine more keenly how we can use yoga to understand ourselves more thoroughly and foster greater harmony, balance and efficiency in all we are and do.
James teaches applied yoga philosophy around the world and is known for bringing the traditional, scriptural teachings of yoga to vivid life, in ways which elucidate their relevance and practical application in our lives today. His powerful kirtans invite participants to bathe in rich sound; cleansing, energizing, and heightening awareness of the depth and glory of our inner selves.
James’ practice and teaching grow from their roots in the Shankaracarya Vedic tradition and the school of Kashmir Shaivism. His classes are infused with the ‘ras’ or flavour of joy associated with the devotional practice of kirtan, and of the bliss which is seen as underlying everything in the beautiful teachings of Shaivism. He has been teaching yoga and leading kirtan regularly since 2003 and teaching since 1993. In 2005, while he was teaching English at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, James began studying Sanskrit. From 2008-2012, James spent about half his time in Mysore, where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, and where he continues to lead kirtan and courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras, attended by international students of many Mysore’s renowned yogasana teachers.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: The date of the next one is still to be determined. So far, possible dates are Sat. Aug 29th or Sunday September 27th
Description: Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation.
Note: Because of the busy summer season, the abundance of outdoor activities, and scheduling conflicts at the studio, the next Full Moon circle won't be until August or September, but will continue monthly after that. Feel free to come to one of Ruby's classes on the Full Moon as that will be the theme of the class.