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Presence Studio

Spring Awakening Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing Workshop

Just before the new moon, in the waning crescent moon phase, we'll use this time of quiet reflection to reset and truly awaken to the energy of new beginnings that spring offers us. An hour of restorative yoga will prepare you on all levels for an amazing final relaxation & an hour long sound bath.

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Spring Awakening Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing Workshop
Spring Awakening Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing Workshop

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

About the event

Just before the new moon, in the waning crescent moon phase, we'll use this time of quiet reflection to reset and truly awaken to the energy of new beginnings that spring offers us. In this workshop, the first hour of restorative yoga will prepare you on all levels for an amazing extended shavasana (final relaxation) to truly receive the healing vibrations of hour long sound bath.

Usually because of comfort, most sound baths are barely an hour long. In this workshop however, you'll be soothed with sound healing instruments in each restorative pose. Restorative yoga uses props to "do" the postures for you so you can just "be". This powerful combination of yoga and sound will allow you to both consciously relax and receive in profound ways, bringing all levels of the body, mind, and spirit into harmony.

Using props such as blocks, bolsters, and blankets for extra support, you will hold postures long enough to really let go and experience all of their yummy benefits. Ruby will have at least three gongs and also play a variety of sound healing instruments like crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, and the ocean drum to allow you to go deeper into your relaxation.

There will also most likely be one or two intuitive energy workers there to support you in releasing and grounding. The event concludes with tea, sweets, snacks, and community.

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

  • Provides time and space for mental and physical recovery
  • Promotes relaxation and stress relief (decreases cortisol levels)
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Can contribute to better sleep
  • Can increase openness and flexibility in the body

Benefits of Sound Healing:

  • Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning
  • Encourages the movement of life force energy
  • Supports deep spontaneous meditation
  • Improves concentration, creativity and will-power
  • Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery

When: Sunday May 5, 3:00-5:00 pm

With: Ruby Koa

Price:  Early Bird Rate until 5/2: $30*, $35* after. REGISTER HERE (15% off for monthly autopay members & Students w/ID. Email Ruby to get the code.)

Because of the props needed in restorative yoga, space is limited to 28 people. However, if it fills up but you have have your own props, email Ruby at inspirestudiobham@gmail.com to register. 

A couple work exchange positions for set up and take down are available. Text Ruby if you're interested at 360-447-8778.

*Payment Note: The credit card fee of around $1.30 will be included in your total.

To avoid the fee (if there are still spots available), you can send your payment via Venmo and include your name and email and/or phone number, my handle is @ruby-koa (Last 4 digits of my phone number are 8556 and just please don’t press the "purchases" button as I get a fee).

Or you can use the email inspirestudiobham@gmail.com to find me on Zelle, or to contact me to arrange payment by check or cash.

Just put in the comments 5/5 Event, and once I receive your payment, I will register you manually.

Location: Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 (across the street from my old, Inspire Studio) The studio is just to the left of Bellingham Bar and Grill and is located upstairs. Allow for time to  find parking and please arrive 10 -15 minutes early to settle in.

What to bring: The room may feel slightly cool as we'll turn off heater at some point to increase the sound quality, so dress in layers. The sound journey is usually experienced lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Some blankets, bolsters, and lovely silk eye pillows with optional lavender aromatherapy essential oils will be available to use. We'll probably be lying down for at least an hour, on hardwood floor, so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable

- yoga, Pilates mat (optional thick blanket for extra padding and/or covering)

- blanket and/or pillow

- water bottle

- ear plugs may be helpful in case you discover you’re sensitive to certain sound frequencies.

Each prop can have a powerful influence on your ability to relax and sink further into the rest & digest state, to receive the most benefit, so best to be prepared.

Cancellation/refund policy: If you can’t attend the event, please get in touch. Refunds are usually only given when the cancellation is made 48 hours before the event starts as space is limited and we’d like time to contact anyone on the waiting list. However, you are always welcome to give your ticket to someone else or if you contact Ruby as soon as you can, you can let her know what future event or class you’d like to be registered in with your credit.

About the Facilitator:

Ruby Koa:

Ruby, founder of Inspire Studio has been teaching yoga in Bellingham since 2009. She offers a variety of classes including various forms of Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini Yoga. Her intention is always to teach from her heart, with an emphasis on accommodating you wherever you're at. Ruby’s aim is to cultivate a sense of community and she loves working with the divine feminine as well as the medium of sound healing. She has crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, a Chau and a Moon Gong. In addition to her Kundalini Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga 200 hr. certifications, she has completed a level 1 & advanced gong training and is now a 500 hour RYT with specific certifications for teaching yin, restorative yoga, and more.

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