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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 360-447-8778.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Saturday September 17th 6:30-8:00pm
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.
Lots of snacks and tea are available afterwards so plan to stay for a bit!
Taught by: Ruby Koa and 2nd gong played by Cody Harder
When: Friday September 23rd, 7:00-8:45 pm
Price: $15 adv. (via Paypal or thru Ruby), $20 at the door
($5 off for Students)
Description: As we approach the fall equinox, when night and day are equal, it’s a powerful time to cultivate inner balance and prepare for the increasing darkness that will lead to winter. What better way to clear your energy and clarify your intentions than to open your body and strengthen your nervous system with kundalini yoga and meditation (with live instrumental music provided by Cody), and then expand and relax your being with crystal and Tibetan singing bowls segueing into a 20-30 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.
Doors open at 7:10 and tea will be available after.
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.