Gentle Flow Yoga
Relax and unwind with a slower and more meditative flowing class focusing on breath and mindfulness. Perfect for the student new to yoga or not who wishes to practice at a gentler pace due to health conditions, injuries, stiffness, or even just the need to relieve stress. One or two restorative style postures held for moderate amounts of time with the use of props will be included within a gentle floor sequence as well as some standing and core strengthening postures. In addition to releasing stiff joints, increasing overall range of motion and flexibility, this class is also wonderful for calming the mind, cultivating introspection, and relieving long held tension and stress. The breathing exercises and various types of meditation that are often woven into the class flow help to achieve those affects.
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!