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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 Kundalini Yoga and even dance and Tai Chi all under one roof.

Studio Schedule

Inspire News

SCHEDULE NOTICES

Christmas Day: All classes are canceled. 

Open Time Slots for Studio Rental: Mondays between 11 and 5, Wednesdays before 5 pm, Thursdays between 11 am and 4 pm, Fridays after 12 pm and Sundays after 9 am. 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

NeuroMovement®

 Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00pm Nov. 20th, then ongoing starting Dec. 4th!
 $15 drop in, $60 6 class pass

What is NeuroMovement? Read on... Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement ™ uses a cutting-edge, science-based approach that has helped numerous people suffering with pain or neurological issues by focusing on the secret behind all this, the brain. It's based on principles of neuroplasticity...

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NEW ONGOING CLASS

Kundalini Yoga for Vitality

 Thursdays 9-10:15 am
 Drop in $15. For class packages and specials click here.

Many Kundalini yoga kriyas are specifically designed to balance the body’s complex glandular system, a system that when out of equilibrium can directly impact how we perceive our own health and wellness.  This class is open to students of all levels who wish to learn yogic tools to fully experience the energetic effects of Kundalini yoga to bring balance and vitality to the physical body...

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Studio Events

Winter Seed Series

 Rachel Santa Olalla
 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 pm, starting Dec. 5th
Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, and March 4th
 Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used. Ruby's rates and class cards apply

DESCRIPTION
Being a darker time of year, Winter is the best season for deep introspection. The self awareness gained through meditation can bring about a better quality of life by accessing this deeper level of the Self. The Winter Seed Series is a hybrid Kundalini class. It focuses on primarily Kundalini meditations, but still includes some movement, and sound during savasana. Together, we will build up to a half hour of meditation, starting with shorter ones and overtime building up to the longer 31 minute meditations. We will cover some of the most transformative Kundalini meditations, and access their healing power as we progress to their full times. Build a better relationship with the Self within you during this Winter Seed Series on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

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About Rachel

Deg Sita Kaur / Rachel Santa Olalla enjoys sharing the experience of Kundalini Yoga & meditation with gong. She sees it as ‘The Architecture of Peace.’ During her teacher training with Yogi Mehtab and Tara Matthews in Ojai, Ca. she was entranced by the gong. She picked Moon Ji, a sidereal moon gong, to raise the vibration of our feminine energy. Tuned to the sacral chakra, the center of creativity and passion, the vibrations of Moon Ji’s unique sound removes energetic blocks throughout the chakras. This can be quite a soulful experience, especially with Yoga Nidra.

Her classes include Winter Seed Series, Sadhana, monthly Kundalini Beginners course, and the monthly Kundalini Extended Course. You can also catch her at a Yoga Nidra with Ruby.


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Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath

 Ruby Koa & Rachel Santa Olalla
   Friday December 6th      5:30-6:30 pm
 Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used. Ruby's rates and class cards apply


DESCRIPTION
End your week treating yourself to some soul nourishment with this deeply restorative session that will be the perfect antidote to this busy season. Ruby will guide everyone through a long Yoga Nidra practice (a form of lying down meditation/deep relaxation)  while Rachel plays the gong.  Then enjoy an extended sound journey as she and Rachel play the Himalayan and crystal bowls, two gongs and other instruments such as a rain stick, drum, or chimes.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to save your spot. 


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Energy & Sound Healing

   Thursday December 12th      7:30-9:00 pm

 $20 in advance, $25 at the door $15/$20 for Students



DESCRIPTION
This deeply restorative evening will start with a brief centering, breath work, gentle movement, and meditation. Ruby will then lead everyone through a Yoga Nidra practice (a guided relaxation) followed by around an hour of sound healing, including Tibetan and crystal bowls and the gong. Meanwhile, Sue, who is a very intuitive and seasoned energy medicine practitioner will be working on the whole group. This will not only increase everyone's receptivity to the healing sounds, but will act as a catalyst for clearing physical and emotional blockages, as well as allowing greater connection to one's true self.

This event is not only a wonderful opportunity for those desiring healing and restoration, but also for those who are either physically unable to do yoga or who would like to opt for a more affordable form of energy work than a one on one session.  Treat your whole being to this experience of sound and energy healing!

trainer

Sue Staley

I am a Spirit-Body-Mind healing practitioner. I provide a loving, calm, and grounded environment to create deep levels of healing, empowerment, and transformation. My work enhances self-love, awareness and connection to one's higher self and others. I invite you to deepen your spiritual and healing journey with me.


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Celebrating 2019: A Self-Love Practice

 Kyleigh Rogers & Rachel Santa Olalla
  Sunday, Dec. 15th    10:00-11:30 am.

 $15 in advance, $20 at the door





DESCRIPTION
A new year, and a new decade lies ahead of us. The emphasis is usually on the road ahead, but what about how far we’ve come?  As the 2019 year comes to a close, we are often busy with holiday gatherings that have us focused externally. This workshop is a time to focus on ourselves. It is a time to reflect on all of our growth this year, and relish in it. Coming together in this workshop provides a community to share a bit about ourselves, our accomplishments, and things we learned from. With journaling, meditation, and using the power of our voice we will express our joyful moments, release anything we are ready to let go of, and feel our gratitude for the life we are living. Bring a friend, or make a new connection to share with and learn about during this celebratory gathering.

We will also welcome in the turn of a decade! We will assert our intentions going forth in the new year. Please bring a journal or paper and pen, an open heart, and dress comfortably. We are excited to facilitate the important time of Self celebration! See you there.


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Winter Solstice Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

 Friday, December 20th   7:00-8:30 pm 

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



DESCRIPTION
The Winter Solstice is a reflective time of year when we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.  On the actual winter Solstice, utilize this powerful time to uplift your consciousness, balance your energy, and unlock the joy from within. This healing experience 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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New Year Sound Bath -w/Gongs Galore & More!

 Wednesday January 1st   5:30-7:00 pm  

 $15 advance, $20 at the door  



DESCRIPTION
Start your new year right by taking time to get clear about what you're calling in for 2020 and amplify that with the power of group intention and the sound current of at least 5 gongs, several crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, flutes, chimes, drums, rain sticks and more. Gentle movement, pranayama, and a short yoga nidra will help to prepare your body for a deep state of relaxation, segueing into almost an hour long sound journey. The progression of sound will begin gently and feel like a wave as it gradually increases and then decreases in intensity. These sounds will be very cleansing and will allow you to release past tension and negativity. You'll likely feel more grounded and balanced as a result and ready to face the new year with a renewed sense of purpose.

 

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About Everitt, Sound Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Everitt has been teaching yoga and playing the gong for over fifteen years and is a sound therapist with specialized training in Tibetan Bowls and Gongs.

He completed the Integrative Medicine Oncology Training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas using yoga and sound for healing. He is a certified instructor in using healing Tibetan bowls and has trained students in their use, and offers a certificate of completion. Everitt is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, as well as a certified Chair Yoga Instructor with advanced training in Restorative Yoga. He is a practicing I-Rest Yoga Nidra teacher as well as a certified teacher of Senior's Yoga, and is a CertifiedYoga Therapy, C-IAYT. He conducts monthly Sound Healing groups and sessions in Chakra Therapy. He has taught workshops and lead classes in England and India. He is the founder of Sound Therapy of The Pacific Northwest that specializes in applying the techniques of therapeutic yoga with the sound of the gong and singing bowls.

He is the artist of CDs on Yoga Nidra, "Infinite Awakening" and sound healing, "Healing Tibetan Bowls". He has performed with Mehtab on the "Galactic Gong"CD.


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New Year Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath

 Ruby Koa & Rachel Santa Olalla
 Friday January 3rd      7:00-8:30 pm
 $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Students: $12 advance (drop in pass), $15 door


DESCRIPTION
Trade in your New Year Resolutions this year for a powerful Sankalpa (A “resolve” or as Rod Stryker says, a “heart-felt desire”). In this special event, yoga and breathing will help you to open up and get in tune with your heart before having the opportunity to feel into and create your own Sankalpa. You’ll then get the opportunity to plant this seed of your intention in the powerful and deeply restorative practice of Yoga Nidra End your week treating yourself to some soul nourishment with this deeply restorative session that will be the perfect antidote to this busy season. Ruby will guide you through the session while Rachel plays the gong. Then enjoy an extended sound journey as she and Rachel play the Himalayan and crystal bowls, two gongs and other instruments such as a rain stick, drum, or chimes. Once you’ve planted this precious seed, you’ll be able to continue to tune into it to guide your actions with purpose and commitment. Please bring a journal and a pen. Mats and props are provided, but bring a pillow, extra blanket, or camping mat for even more comfort.


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Energy & Sound Healing

   Thursday January 9th      7:30-9:00 pm (The 2nd Thursday monthly)

 $20 in advance, $25 at the door $15/$20 for Students



DESCRIPTION
This deeply restorative evening will start with a brief centering, breath work, gentle movement, and meditation. Ruby will then lead everyone through a Yoga Nidra practice (a guided relaxation) followed by around an hour of sound healing, including Tibetan and crystal bowls and the gong. Meanwhile, Sue, who is a very intuitive and seasoned energy medicine practitioner will be working on the whole group. This will not only increase everyone's receptivity to the healing sounds, but will act as a catalyst for clearing physical and emotional blockages, as well as allowing greater connection to one's true self.

This event is not only a wonderful opportunity for those desiring healing and restoration, but also for those who are either physically unable to do yoga or who would like to opt for a more affordable form of energy work than a one on one session.  Treat your whole being to this experience of sound and energy healing!

trainer

Sue Staley

I am a Spirit-Body-Mind healing practitioner. I provide a loving, calm, and grounded environment to create deep levels of healing, empowerment, and transformation. My work enhances self-love, awareness and connection to one's higher self and others. I invite you to deepen your spiritual and healing journey with me.


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Women's Full Moon Circle: Intention Edition

 Saturday January 11th   6:30-8:00 pm 
 Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used. Ruby's rates and class cards apply


DESCRIPTION
Just a day after the full moon, let go of what’s burdening you while allowing your intentions to be magnified as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation. We’ll do a special ritual to clarify our intentions for the new year and solidify them with meditation and sound healing.  Join us in this opportunity to gather together to celebrate and tap into our powerful feminine energy and to deepen our understanding and relationship to the cycles of the moon.

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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Aquarian Sadhana

 Facilitated by: Rotating Kundalini Yoga Teachers
 5:00-7:30 am, The 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month  

 By donation



DESCRIPTION
Inspire Studio is hosting Aquarian Sadhana for our Kundalini yoga community. You’re invited to experience this powerful community vibration that will elevate you throughout your day. According to Yogi Bhajan, “Sadhana has only one purpose: you face the day with strength and victory.” Sadhana means daily practice and those who show up reap the rewards. Sadhana includes Japji prayer (5:00-5:25am), Kriya posture series (5:25-6:15) and Aquarian Sadhana mantras (6:15-7:30). Mantra sheets will be available. Bring your favorite cozy sweater, shawl or blanket for meditation.

No experience with Kundalini yoga necessary – just bring your willingness to listen (and maybe even chant) with open ears, hearts, and minds. This class is donation based. We look forward to sharing this beautiful, deep and uplifting practice with you.


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Beginner-Friendly Kundalini Yoga

 Either Ashley/Tera Jot Kaur or Rachel Santa Olalla
 10:00-11:30 pm, The 1st Sunday of the month (see Google Calendar for accurate schedule)
  Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used. Ruby's rates and class cards apply



DESCRIPTION
Namaste and welcome to Kundalini Yoga! This class gently introduces new yogis to kundalini. We break down common mantras to understand pronunciations and their meanings. We explain what a kriya is and how it works, as well as basic breathing techniques, body positions (mudra), eye gaze (drishti), and the notion of Kundalini rising. We also touch on the energy centers and channels of the body, like the chakra system.

This class will also share the “cultural” practice of kundalini like wearing white, head covers, how to set up for meditation, and events (white tantric, festivals, women’s camps, etc.) singing Kirtan.

We are so excited to share this Raj yoga with you. All welcome.


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Yin + Reiki

 Laura Orso and Shelly Grant
 The 3rd Sunday of the month (visit registration link below for most accurate schedule)
  $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
Yin+Reiki is a merging of two fantastic self-care practices. Yin is a style of yoga in which you are typically either lying down or seated and focusing primarily on stretching your fascia (connective tissue). It's a great practice on its own, or as a complement to more Yang activities such as more rigorous types of yoga, running, weight training etc. Reiki is a type of energy healing originating in Japan. The Reiki practitioner channels energy into the person receiving Reiki, in this case, to unblock, recharge and align your Chakras (energy centers in the body). This practice is fantastic for anyone who is in need of slowing down and self-care.

Please join us the 3rd Sunday of every month from 4:45-6:00pm, arriving 10-15 minutes early is recommended.

Limited to 10 people, please sign up in advance to reserve your spot.


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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).

Learn more.



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!!