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

Bellingham Yoga

OCT

06

Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Friday October 6th, 7:00-8:30 pm

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

Description: 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. This month's actual full moon is on Thursday the 5th, but the energy will still be quite powerful on Friday, so be sure not to miss it!

Lots of snacks and tea 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.                    

Next One: Friday November 3rd, 7:00-8:30 pm (On the actual full moon!)

Bellingham Yoga

OCT

22

Renew to Be You: A Conscious Rebirthing Workshop with Gong Bath

 

Taught by: Sada Simran (Guest teacher from Seattle!)
When: Sunday October 22nd, 1:00-4:30 pm

Price: $45 in advance, $55 at the door

Description:  A Kundalini Yoga Rebirthing workshop to Release Your Core Identity Fear to live more effectively in these turbulent times.

As Humans, we have a basic urge to connect. In Kundalini Yoga, we call it “Longing to Belong” ……and yet most of us haven’t realized connection, and we walk thru life in fear. Afraid that we will be rejected, unloved, that we’re not good enough, or someday we will be poor, I’m not thin enough, strong enough, wealthy enough, not good looking. So long as we act out of fear we will always compromise our values and it’s our values allow us to live as whole-hearted people. No woman wants to be a prostitute; no man wants to be stupid!
 
In this Conscious Rebirthing Workshop, we will create a series of interlocking meditative states to direct the subconscious to release these painful imprints that haunt our lives and shrink our experience. We will apply breath, movement, and specific yoga postures to redirect and renew our innermost Core Self. Applying the dynamic power of the Gong, we will then command our brain neuron patterns to re-align themselves to release the fear and create positive change in our life.
 
Clear out old programming, dissolve deeply held blocks and fears, adjust your psyche, and awaken the sleeping beauty of your radiant spirit! Re-birthing Courses by Yogi Bhajan have long been some of the most talked about classes he offered in his 35 years of teaching. Now join with Sada Simran as he takes you through the Re-birthing process to clear out your old stories of limitations, self-doubt, and fear….and re-write a new story for yourself …Awakened, Rejuvenated, and Present to your Purpose.

Join Sada Simran for an afternoon of Conscious Rebirthing and personal transformation. Prepare for a powerful experience!

Join Sada Simran, director of the Guru Gayatri Yoga and Meditation Center in Seattle and personal student of Yogi Bhajan’s for this special Rebirthing class as we “Unload the Pain of Perpetual Memories”.

In 1976 Sada Simran traveled to Los Angeles and met my spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan. He studied under his direct supervision for over 30 years. Before moving back to Seattle in January of 2008, he was acting director of Yoga West, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio in Los Angeles.

He currently teaches classes and workshops in the Seattle area and is acting director of the Guru Gayatri Yoga and Meditation Center.

His classes bring insights into the nature of consciousness, and will inspire you to go beyond your perceived limitations and expand into your highest expression.  Join him for a transformative healing journey into self-discovery and enjoy the deep meditative experience.

“Your Rebirthing Workshop just blew me away! It was organized and presented in such a way that it had a real impact on me. I’ve been going through so much lately that I felt I needed something really extraordinary to get me thru all my stuff I have to deal with, and your Workshop really delivered for me. Thank you. I’ll be sure to attend the next one.” Pat M.

“This Workshop was just what I needed. I’m still processing all that we went through, it was so powerful. I came away with so much energy. Thank you for making Saturday such a special experience for me,” Joe P.

Bellingham Yoga

NOV

03

Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Friday November 3rd, 7:00-8:30 pm

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

Description: 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. This month's actual full moon is on Thursday the 5th, but the energy will still be quite powerful on Friday, so be sure not to miss it!

Lots of snacks and tea 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.                    

Next One: Sunday December 3rd, 5:30-7:00 pm (On the actual full moon!)

Bellingham Yoga


NOV

18

New Moon & Gratitude Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

Taught By: Ruby Koa, accompanied by Kristi Allen
When: Saturday November 18th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Price: $15/adv. (Online or in person), $20/door
($5 off for Students)

Description: On the evening of November’s new moon and just a week before Thanksgiving, utilize this powerful time to set your intentions, uplift your consciousness, balance your energy, and unlock the joy from within by cultivating gratitude. This healing experience 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 6:00. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to get set up.  Mats and blankets are available to use.

Bellingham Yoga

DEC

03

Women's Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Meditation Circle

Taught by: Ruby Koa
When: Sunday December 3rd, 5:30-7:00 pm

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

Description: 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. This month's actual full moon is on Thursday the 5th, but the energy will still be quite powerful on Friday, so be sure not to miss it!

Lots of snacks and tea 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.                    

Next One: January 2018 falls on New Year’s day!!  Ruby is thinking of having a special 2+ hour workshop to celebrate it that day!!  Stay tuned for details.

Bellingham Yoga


DEC

22

Celebrate Solstice Sound Healing & Double Gong Bath

Taught By: Ruby Koa, accompanied by Kristi Allen
When: Friday December 22nd, 7:00-8:30 pm

Price: $15/adv. (Online or in person), $20/door
($5 off for Students)

Description: The Winter Solstice is a reflective time of year when we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.  Just one day after the actual Solstice, utilize this powerful time to uplift your consciousness, balance your energy, and unlock the joy from within. This healing experience 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 6:00. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to get set up.  Mats and blankets are available to use.

 

 

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
Yoga Gear