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

Holiday Cancelations:

Christmas Eve, Wed. Dec. 24: The 5:30-7:00 pm Mixed Levels Vinyasa is Canceled

Boxing Day, Fri. Dec. 26: The 9:00-10:15 am Gentle Flow Class is Canceled

New Year’s Day, Thurs. Jan. 1st: The Noon-1:00 pm Yoga Power Hour Class is canceled
Special New Year’s Eve Class:
Be sure to attend Ruby’s Wed. Mixed Levels Vinyasa class, 5:30-7:00 pm for a special New Year’s Eve Class.  Enjoy a chance to connect to your intentions through a challenging but reflective flow!

New Class:

Gentle Flow (Candle-lit Restorative)

When:  Tuesdays 7:15-8:45 pm, starts Nov. 4th

Ruby is happily yet humbly taking on Rachel’s Candle-Lit Restorative class: 
Relax and unwind after a long day with a slow moving flow intermixed among restorative and yin type postures held for moderate chunks of time with the use of props. Soothing music, low lighting, and cues that focus on breath and mindfulness will enable you to fully let go and leave feeling renewed yet ready for a restful night's sleep. During most classes local singer Ann MacDonald will serenade you during  Savasana, the final relaxation with her Singing Bowls & beautiful yogic chants.  


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Winter Solstice Workshop with Extended Gong Relaxation

Taught by: Ruby Koa & Rachel Towers
When: Sunday Dec. 21st, 1:00-3:30 pm

Description: The winter solstice is a reflective time of year where we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.  
Join Ruby and Rachel as they guide you through a meditation and intention circle designed to help you clarify where in your life you can let go of old habits and create new ones.  Through the practice of Kripalu and Kundalini Yoga, you will learn to cultivate introspection, inner stillness, and then begin to tap into the energy of Manipura (solar plexus chakra), which will empower you to follow through with the new intentions you've set for the upcoming year.  Take a moment during this busy holiday season to nurture yourself and celebrate this turning point with us! 

Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 off for students and seniors!

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Kundalini Yoga Women's Full Moon Meditation Circle!!

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday Jan. 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Description: Come and celebrate & learn about this month’s full moon.  According to yoga, meditating in conjunction with the cycles of the Moon can be very powerful. Let your intentions be magnified with other women as we open our bodies with yoga & movement to prepare for deep meditation. 

Doors open at 6:10 and tea & snacks 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.

Next Month’s Circle: Sunday February 1st, 6:30-8:00 pm

Price: Ruby's Regular class prices apply

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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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