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

Holiday Cancelations:

Christmas Eve, Wed. Dec. 24: The 5:30-7:00 pm Mixed Levels Vinyasa is Canceled

Boxing Day, Fri. Dec. 26: The 9:00-10:15 am Gentle Flow Class is Canceled

New Year’s Day, Thurs. Jan. 1st: The Noon-1:00 pm Yoga Power Hour Class is canceled
 
Special New Year’s Eve Class:
Be sure to attend Ruby’s Wed. Mixed Levels Vinyasa class, 5:30-7:00 pm for a special New Year’s Eve Class.  Enjoy a chance to connect to your intentions through a challenging but reflective flow!

New Class:

Gentle Flow (Candle-lit Restorative)

When:  Tuesdays 7:15-8:45 pm, starts Nov. 4th

Ruby is happily yet humbly taking on Rachel’s Candle-Lit Restorative class: 
Relax and unwind after a long day with a slow moving flow intermixed among restorative and yin type postures held for moderate chunks of time with the use of props. Soothing music, low lighting, and cues that focus on breath and mindfulness will enable you to fully let go and leave feeling renewed yet ready for a restful night's sleep. During most classes local singer Ann MacDonald will serenade you during  Savasana, the final relaxation with her Singing Bowls & beautiful yogic chants.  

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Kundalini Yoga Women's Full Moon Meditation Circle!!

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Saturday January 31st, 6:30-8:00 pm

Description: This was scheduled for Feb. 1st, but we decided to move it up a day because of the Super Bowl.  Even though it is a few days before the full moon, getting together to celebrate & learn about it ahead of time will still be very powerful. 

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.  Sudevi with her harmonium and beautiful voice will likely be joining us to co-lead the meditation with Ruby.

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

Next  Month’s Circle: Friday March 6th, 7:30-9:00 pm

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Kundalini Yoga Workshop: Breath, Sound, & Gong

Taught by: Sada Simran
When: Sunday February 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm

Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Description:
In the Beginning was the Word ……and a Deep Breath!

A YOGI IS ALWAYS AWARE of the two-sided nature of perception and experience. The breath is both gross and subtle. It is both "mine" and "not mine." It is both automatic and conscious. The breath shares the nature of both the earthly and the heavenly views of things. The breath and the Word interact to create the matrix of our life and consciousness. Breath and word are intimately intertwined.

Throughout time wise sages have told us that to ascend to the Heavens, to become subtle in our perception, and to command the creation of our destiny, we must first cultivate the breath and then value each word we speak aloud or mentally.

Then we can create a subtle stillness in the prana of the mind, which opens our sensitivity to the Word, which shapes the consciousness of our life.

Join senior teacher Sada Simran from Seattle for this special workshop in transformation and elevation. We will access the technology of Kundalini Yoga to strengthen our core being as we clear, calm, and calibrate the mind so that we can face our life in these turbulent times with strength, grace, and compassion.

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.

"The process of self-healing is the privilege of every human being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is it a question of being able to do something that most people can't. Self-healing is a process that occurs through the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul. It is a contract, a union - that is the science of Kundalini Yoga." -Yogi Bhajan

 

 

 

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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