Welcome to Kokoro Yoga

My name is Ruby Koa and I’ve been teaching yoga in Bellingham since 2009.  I’ve been on quite a journey since then, having taught in a few different locations and finally am blessed to have my own 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. I also offer regular Women’s Full Moon circles and events to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes such as Kundalini Yoga and Double Gong Relaxations. 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 or events has something to offer you!

Be aware that even though I do business as Kokoro Yoga, my classes are located at the space that my husband Zeck and I manage, "Inspire Studio."  It’s a community of independent teachers, all bringing inspiration to their students and to our town at large.  Because I rent space to the other teachers vs. hire them, each of the teachers have their own pricing and operate as their own business owner, thus we’re unable to offer class passes or memberships that apply to everyone’s classes. 

Please feel free to contact me at kokoroyoga@gmail.com or at 360-447-8778.



News & Events

Due to low attendance and requests for an evening Kundalini Yoga class, Ruby is changing her Monday evening Vinyasa Flow class to:

Kundalini Recharge

Mondays 5:45-7:00 pm

Rates: Ruby’s regular rates and new student specials apply.

You can’t think yourself out of fear, out of anxiety, out of self-doubt, or even out of thinking.  But you can change your energy to change your thoughts, allowing you to change your life! 

Clear away stress from your work day and start your week off powerfully with this dynamic class focused on restoring your vital life force energy.  Kundalini Recharge will usually include a progression of yoga warm ups, pranayama, kundalini kriya(s), meditation, relaxation, and sound healing. However, the lengths of each segment may differ depending on what Ruby’s intuition has led her to focus on and offer to the community that day. Open to all levels of students.


Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle *Special July Outside with a Fire Edition!!

 Where*: At a private local residence, 1118 38th St.
 Tuesday July 16th   7:00-8:30 pm

 Drop in $15, Student drop in $12, Class packages and new student specials can be used.


On the actual 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.  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. 

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.   

*Thanks to one of my longtime students, Saralee Sky, our July circle will be held in her lovely yard!  Her address is 1118 38th St. Crossroads are Mill and 38th and there is parking available all along 38th st. Bellingham, WA.

Since Ruby won’t be bringing many extra props, please bring a mat and a blanket if you have them. Also optional to bring are a journal, pen, item for the altar, and scrap paper to write what you want to let go of which we’ll be burning in the fire!

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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.

Kokoro Gear
Yoga Gear