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 or at 360-447-8778.



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Summer New Yoga Student Special*:
3 Classes for $15 (good for 6 weeks) OR
1 month unlimited for $30
*Eligibility: Someone who lives locally who has either never attended a class with Ruby or who has not been to one of her classes for over six months. Each person is only able to purchase either the 3 classes or the 1 month option, not both.

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Yoga of Sound: Gong & Crystal Bowl Journey

Taught by: Ruby Koa & Loren Schaumberg
When: Sunday, June 24th      1-5 pm

Price: $50 advance, $60 at the door

Description: Yoga of Sound immersion has come from the previous sound journeys Ruby and Loren have offered together. It will be an extended version of the Yoga of Sound events with the extra treat of heart nourishing cacao.
We will begin with breathwork, vocalization, toning, and chanting to establish safe and equal space, set intentions, and create a sacred container together. Ruby will guide the group through yoga warm ups and a short Kundalini Yoga set (mixed levels) and meditation while Loren provides intentional sounds to support the practice. Yoga nidra (guided relaxation) will prepare our bodies to fully relax as we move into an hour and a half long sound journey. You’ll be immersed in the healing vibrations of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, flutes, gong, and chimes. This immersion carries the intention of deepening into our experience of self awareness and sacred sound, allowing a clear mindfulness to emerge, softening into our subconscious, and accessing our body's natural healing capabilities.

More Info. on Sound Healing
A Sound Circle is the physical experience of receiving the vibration of instruments and voice with the intention of healing, empowerment, and integration of one’s Divine Being. Weaving a sacred container of safety, love, and ancient wisdom to help support a journey beyond ego-consciousness and into the light of our highest potential. By using the access point of the sound current to merge with the Universal Energy Field we engage our essential Self and conceive new inner sources of vital creativity, guidance, power, and self-knowing.

The human body, and all things in our Universe, are designed according to harmonic principles of varying geometry, pattern, and frequency. Everything is sound in that everything is vibrating and thus has a waveform. In understanding the relationship of sound to material form- the study of cymatics- we can begin to positively affect the well-being of the body through the appropriate use of sound and vibration.

More Info. on Cacao
Cacao is a plant native to Central and South America that has been used historically by the Aztecs and Mayans for medicinal and ritualistic purposes. Its scientific name Theobroma cacao actually means “food for the Gods” and it was believed to have been sent from the heavens as a gift to mankind.

Most cacao that you come by today has been processed and roasted in such a way that it loses most of its health and spiritual benefits. Ceremonial cacao however is cultivated and prepared in the traditional way so that it retains the spirit of cacao as well as its remedying properties so that it can be used in ceremony.


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Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle (Outdoors with a Fire!)

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Thursday June 28th, 7:30-9:00 pm

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

If you plan to drop in, please purchase your drop in pass in advance, as taking payment outside will be more complicated. Students can purchase theirs here.

Description: Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation.  These circles serve 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.

This is our first outdoor full moon circle, which will allow us to have a fire, connecting us to generations of women who gathered together upon Mother Earth, below Mother Moon!

Because parking is limited, it’s important that everyone carpools (at least 3 ppl. per car please!).  Please contact Ruby for the address and give her your estimated # of people. We’ll be on a slightly uneven grassy surface, so please bring your own yoga mat, blankets, cushion, or whatever you need to be comfortable.  If you need a mat, let Ruby know as she’ll be bringing just a few.

Lots of snacks and tea are available afterwards and there is a nice trail for a nature walk, so plan to stay for a bit! Bring a journal and an item to set on the altar if you’d like. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.

*If the weather is extremely bad that day, the circle will be canceled. See the website and facebook event for details.

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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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