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


Bellingham Yoga



Healing Sounds of the Cosmos with Matthew Kocel

When: Sat. April 1st, 7:00-9:00 pm

Price: Early Bird tickets $20 before March 27th, $25 after.
Reserve online at ilovebham.eventbrite.com or in person at Inspire studio.  ***Students $10 at the door with school ID***

Description: Imagine floating in an ocean of sacred sound... vibration so profound it seems to take on qualities of form, texture and color.  It’s hard to believe these tones are coming from one person. The harmonic overtones of his voice – two, three or more notes at the same time – vibrate to the core of your being with exquisite sensations.  This is your opportunity to experience pure bliss in a beautiful setting with internationally acclaimed throat singer, sound healer and musical visionary Matthew Kocel.

Based in Vancouver BC, Matthew Kocel is a man on a mission to inspire peace and unity through the universal language of sacred sound.

Download his Healing Music Series for FREE at http://matthewkmusic.com

Note from Ruby:
If you haven’t yet attended one of Matthew Kocel’s sound healing concerts, you’re in for a treat! This will be the 6th or 7th time he’s performed at our studio and I haven’t met anyone yet who hasn’t felt better afterwards! The special thing is that you can sit and meditate or lie down to enjoy this incredibly restorative experience which includes Matthew Kocel's throat singing, harmonium & singing bowl playing and more!

For questions, call Ruby at 360-447-8778 or email Matthew at: matthewkocel@gmail.com

Bellingham Yoga



Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday April 9th, 5:00-6:30 pm

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!  

Bellingham Yoga



Devine Feminine Workshop

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday May 14th (Mother’s Day!) 1:30-4:00 pm

Price: $30 advanced, $35 at the door, $5 off forstudents and seniors

Description: Give yourself or someone else this gift of an all-women’s mini-retreat!

This Mother’s Day, join us in nurturing and exploring the Divine Feminine thru Yoga, Breath, Movement, Mudras, Chanting, Meditation, & journaling. This workshop will be perfect as a gift to yourself or a mother in your life as it will be like a mini-retreat, allowing women of all walks of life to get away from the usual demands of life and connect as a circle of strong women.  

With Ruby drawing from the tradition of kundalini yoga and her with Ann MacDonald offering sound healing, this workshop will give you an experience you’ll be able to draw from for months to come.  As a bonus every woman will enjoy chocolate truffles and a small gift they can take home.







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