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

Kokoro Yoga and Inspire Studo is excited to welcome Ashley (Tera Jot Kaur) to our schedule! Through 2019, Tera Jot will do a mentorship program with Ruby while adding three new Kundalini classes to the schedule. Starting in September/October, Ruby’s students will be able to use their class cards for these classes. Tera Jot is a RYT with the Yoga Alliance, completed her Vinyasa teacher training in April 2018, and will complete her Kundalini Level 1 Certification in November 2019. She is excited to continue her exploration of Kundalini yoga as a teacher and a student. All ages, abilities and attitudes welcome!

Kundalini Sunlight Start

 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 am (starts September 11th)


 Ruby’s Rates apply


 

Sat nam, yogis! Let’s start our day on track with a bright Kundalini Yoga wake-up to invigorate our hearts and spirits. Morning practice will include a healthy dose of chanting, movement, relaxation, and sound healing. Create a clear head and a bright heart for the day to come with this beautiful class focused on the infinite potential of the present.

 




Kundalini Yoga for Vitality

 Thursdays 9-10:15am (Starts October 3rd)


 Ruby’s Rates apply


 

Many Kundalini yoga kriyas are specifically designed to balance the body’s complex glandular system, a system that when out of equilibrium can directly impact how we perceive our own health and wellness.  This class is open to students of all levels who wish to learn yogic tools to fully experience the energetic effects of Kundalini yoga to bring balance and vitality to the physical body. This practice will include pranayama (breathwork), kriyas, meditation and sound healing. This foundational practice allows a transformation towards physical strength, mental clarity, and happiness.

 




Yin & Kundalini Yoga

 Thursdays 5:45-7:00pm (Starts October 3rd)


 Ruby’s Rates apply


 

Connect with yourself and shine back to planet Earth. As we quiet the mind, we become present and experience the part of us that is connected to all things. This class combines the restorative power of yin and Kundalini yoga to provide deep relaxation. Practice will include Kundalini yoga kriyas, meditations, and sound healing, along with restorative yin poses to allow the body to heal, relax, and restore itself.

 




Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle *Last Outside Edition of the year!!

 Friday September 13th   7:00-8:30 pm


 Where*: At a private local residence, 1208 Toledo(different place than last month, please carpool if possible from Whole Foods...email Ruby at kokoroyoga@gmail.com if you need to be connected with a ride.)


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



DESCRIPTION

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, Rachel, our September circle will be held in her lovely yard! Her address is 1208 Toledo. Street parking is available but not plentiful, so if possible, please carpool from Whole Foods. Space is slightly more limited in Rachel’s yard than in our last outdoor location, so if possible, please purchase your pass in advance and RSVP by emailing kokoroyoga@gmail.com.

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, and an item for the altar.


Bellingham Yoga



DESCRIPTION
Please join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a sensational night of music, chanting and connection. Their music channels a powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative and connected state.

“The beautiful kirtan of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda reflects years of devotional practice, a passion for mantra and music, and a deep love for each other.” Jai Uttal (Kirtan Singer)

For more on these artists, please visit: JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com


Bellingham Yoga



DESCRIPTION
Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a journey into the healing sound current and technology of yoga. Renowned for their heart moving live musical performances, this duo also lead transformational Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshops. This workshop will help participants to tap into their inner power (Shakti). Through the luscious soundscape of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, we will move Shakti into Bhakti (devotion and heart connection). Come ready to move energy, breath, dance, shake and sing!

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda practice and teach in a more holistic manner than I have ever experienced. Their space holding helps me connect more deeply and bow to the divine within, feel the sweetness of life and know myself as love.” Suzy Reeder (Kundalini Yoga Practitioner and teacher)

For more on these artists, please visit: JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com

Experience free Kundalini Yoga videos with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, click here:

https://jayalakshmiandananda.com/kundalini-yoga-videos


Bellingham Yoga

Fall Equinox Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

 Friday, September 20th   7:00-8:30 pm


 $15 advance, $20 at the door ($10 advance for Students



DESCRIPTION
Just a few days before the Fall Equinox, this sound healing event is a wonderful opportunity to uplift your consciousness, balance your energy, and reset yourself. This nurturing evening begins with gentle stretching and movement (all beginner level), breathing, and meditation to allow the nervous system to prepare for the sound vibrations. Then enjoy an extended relaxation (at least 40 minutes long) while experiencing the powerful healing sounds of two gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, and a version of guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra.

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.

“The gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind. There is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind-the sound of the gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It is the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.” Yogi Bhajan

Doors open at 6:30. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to get set up. Mats and blankets are available to use, but bring your own for extra comfort if you’d like.


Bellingham Yoga

Spirit Walk - A hike just for women with ritual, meditation and sound healing

 Ruby Koa and Cindy Sabol


 Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 29th    4-6:30 pm


 

North Chuckanut Trailhead Parking Lot (We will hike to Woodstock Farms Park through Arroyo Park)


 $35 pre-registration per event and $40 on site 

Limit: 17 women only per hike (sign up fast to get your spot!)




DESCRIPTION
Please join us on a women's 2.5 hour hike through the magical pathways of Chuckanut Mountain. Ruby Koa, Kundalini Yoga Instructor and sound healer, and Cindy Sabol, intuitive LMT, will guide you through rituals, meditations, sound healing and gentle yoga at four sites along the way. We will begin at the North Chuckanut Trailhead parking lot and proceed on an easy/moderate walk. The majority of our ritual work will be done at Woodstock Farms Park, after which we will circle back to our cars.

Please bring a cushion or blanket to sit on rocky ground, a water bottle, journal and pen. A Discovery Pass is required to park in the lot, so make sure to purchase an annual one for $35 ($10 one day only) at a local retailer such as Backcountry Essentials or REI. Carpooling with someone who has one is also encouraged.

There will be an option to do a little gentle yoga on the grass at Woodstock and no mats will be needed. We will have an array of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls set-up at Woodstock for the sound bath and most likely the big gong as well!

We are having two hikes in case one gets rained out and also to allow more people to experience this special event since we have limited space. Please sign up for two if you would like and we will reimburse you if the weather makes us cancel.

Ruby and Cindy are so excited to share this amazing spiritual experience with you! There are only 17 slots available so sign-up quickly to ensure that you can go with us!

NOTE: Please wear plenty of layers as the temperature will drop as we get close to sunset.

 

trainer

Cindy Sabol, Intuitive Licensed Massage Therapist

Cindy Sabol, Intuitive LMT, has been practicing massage and healing since 1997. She is most known for her Multi-Dimensional Sessions which are typically 2.5 hours. The first half of the session consists of energy assessment through muscle-testing and clearing energetic blockages using guided meditation and prayer. This is when Cindy's clairsentient abilities activate and she translates what spiritual messages are coming through from your higher self. The second half is spent on the massage table in order to anchor-in the energy work. She sages and rattles your aura, sounds singing bowls and tuning forks around and on your body, recites a powerful healing prayer while doing Reiki, and finishes with deep-tissue massage.

(206)669-2502
http://www.CindySabolIntuitive.com


Bellingham Yoga

 

 

 

 

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
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