Welcome to Kokoro Yoga

I love the quote by Martin Buber: "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware," that really sums up my recent business move. Though I've been so blessed with the ability to teach yoga full time, deep down I had a hunch that this path would take a positive turn somewhere along the line. It just happened a little sooner than I had expected! I just signed a lease and am moving to a space that I'll finally be able to make my own. It's stunning, nestled within what I feel to be the most happening block on Cornwall Ave.! The sense of spaciousness and elegance I felt the first time I entered it gave me the idea of calling it "Inspire Studio." I'm so excited for this opportunity to build a community of independent teachers, all bringing inspiration to their students and to our town at large. Although I'm still doing business as Kokoro Yoga and all the other teachers will still have their own business names, we'll be doing it together all at one space.

Though Kokoro Yoga itself is a one teacher operation, and quite a small one at that, a variety of class styles are offered including various forms of Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, and Kundalini Yoga.  As the Japanese word, "kokoro" (it means heart/mind, center/essence) suggests, my intention always is to teach from my heart, with the emphasis of accommodating you wherever you're at. I also aim to cultivate a sense of community and camaraderie in each class, meaning you can look forward to tea (and sometimes snacks) being served after most classes. So whether you're looking to improve your fitness and flexibility, deepen your awareness of breath, body, and spirit, or just a chance to relax and stretch out, at least one of these classes has something to offer you!

Namaste and Sat Nam,
Please feel free to contact me at kokoroyoga@gmail.com or at 360-447-8778.


News & Events

Thursday Nov. 26th, Thanksgiving Day:

Friday, Nov. 27th, the day after Thanksgiving:

Bellingham Yoga



Winter Solstice Kundalini Yoga & Double Gong Extended Relaxation!!

Taught by: Ruby Koa and 2nd gong played by Cody Harder
When: Sunday Dec. 20th, 1-3 pm

Price: $15 adv. (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $20 at the door
($5 off for Students)

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Description: The winter solstice, the longest night of the year, is a reflective time of year where we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.  What better way to clear your energy and clarify your intentions than to open your body and strengthen your nervous system with kundalini yoga, meditation (with live instrumental music provided by Cody) and then expand and relax your being with the sound of crystal singing bowls segueing into a 31 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. Take a moment during this busy holiday season to nurture yourself and celebrate this turning point with us!

Doors open at 12:30 and tea & snacks will be available before and after.

Bellingham Yoga



Women’s Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle with Ruby Koa and special guests

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Saturday January 23rd, 6:30-8:00 pm

(The Dec. full moon falls on Christmas, so since we won’t have our circle that month, please attend Ruby’s Dec. 20th Solstice event!)

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. This month’s special guests will include Ann MacDonald with her singing bowls and beautiful voice and Jennifer Noble who will lead our mantra meditation with her lovely harmonium!

Lots of healthy snacks and tea are available afterwards so plan to stay for a bit!


Class Schedule

Class Location
Inspire Studio

Inspire Studio is on the 2nd Floor of the grey building that's behind the downtown post office and across the street from the Bellingham Bar and Grill.

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