Welcome to Kokoro Yoga

I love the quote by Martin Buber: "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware," that really sums up my recent business move. Though I've been so blessed with the ability to teach yoga full time, deep down I had a hunch that this path would take a positive turn somewhere along the line. It just happened a little sooner than I had expected! I just signed a lease and am moving to a space that I'll finally be able to make my own. It's stunning, nestled within what I feel to be the most happening block on Cornwall Ave.! The sense of spaciousness and elegance I felt the first time I entered it gave me the idea of calling it "Inspire Studio." I'm so excited for this opportunity to build a community of independent teachers, all bringing inspiration to their students and to our town at large. Although I'm still doing business as Kokoro Yoga and all the other teachers will still have their own business names, we'll be doing it together all at one 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. 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 has something to offer you!

Namaste and Sat Nam,
Please feel free to contact me at kokoroyoga@gmail.com or at 360-447-8778.

 

News & Events

Kundalini Yoga Women's Full Moon Meditation Circle!!

When: Sunday August 10th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Description: event-fullmoonAccording to yoga, meditating in conjunction with the cycles of the Moon can be very powerful. Thea Sideras will give us the lowdown on this particular full moon, which will supposedly be the largest “supermoon” of the year!

Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep mantra meditation. Local vocalist Meggan Sheble will guide us through some singing warm ups, offer some tips, and teach us how to beautiful sing Snatam Kaur's version of Ong Namo, followed by Ruby's guidance through a centering silent meditation! 

Doors open at 6:10 and tea & snacks, including Irena's delectable juice will be available before and after to allow for additional sharing with other women.

We'll continue to offer these circles monthly, though the format and focus as well as the date and time will change slightly each month (note that due to the studio schedule, the circle won’t always be right on the full moon), so see the website for details each month.

Price: Ruby's Regular class prices apply

Next One: Our next full moon circle will be Sunday Sept. 7th, 6:30-8:00pm

Testimony submitted by regular attendee: I felt like I was in church tonight!  But it wasn't like any church I've ever been to.  As we sang, chanted, moved together the room was clearly filled with spirit!  Undoubtedly, that spirit will follow each and every one of us home. Thank you so much for creating the meaningful ritual that I believe our culture is so hungry for.  Now I can say "Yep, I go to church once a month at Inspire Studio!"

 

 

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.

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