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 email@example.com or at 360-447-8778.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday January 1st 1:00-3:15pm
Price: $20/adv. (Space limited due to # of props, so reg. early to ensure your spot), $25/door (if space allows). Buy Tickets HERE.
Description: Get ready for 2017 by treating your body and soul with this 2+ hour restorative yoga workshop that will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. Using props such as blocks, bolsters, and blankets for extra support, you will hold postures long enough to really let go and experience all of their yummy benefits. At the hieght of your bliss, you will be guided through a lying down meditation called yoga nidra to help you set your intention for the New Year and to totally unwind. Ruby will also play a variety of sound healing instruments like singing bowls, chimes, and the gong to allow you to go deeper into your relaxation.
Buy Tickets HERE.
Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Thursday January 12th 5:30-7:00pm
Price: Ruby’s Reg. class rates apply. ($7 for new students, $12 drop in, or you can use your current class package)
Description: It’s a rare occassion when we get to have the full moon circle on the actual full moon, so even though it’s during the week, please make a point to join us. 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!
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.