Class Descriptions

Ashtanga – The eight limb path. This class incorporates a heating breath and actively moves through a series of postures/asanas to heat the body, encourage sweating, and release tension resulting in a calm mind.  Instructors may offer hands on assistance. 

Beginner Yoga–  A slower and less active practice covering basic yoga postures and sequencing allowing for time to find a comfortable place in each pose.  Pose variations and props are offered. This is a great place to begin Yoga. Some instructors may offer touch.

Chair Yoga -A gentle form of yoga practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  Perfect for beginners, anyone looking for a gentle mindful practice or anyone that has trouble coming up and down from the floor.

Fat Girl Yoga – Have you wanted to try yoga but felt self-conscious about your body? Been concerned that you wouldn’t fit in? Do you love yoga but hate classes that don’t consider your body shape? Fat Girl yoga is for you! This class is a welcome center for all body shapes, sizes, and levels of physicality. We will move through powerful sequences that begin from the most supported variation of the poses offering dynamic movement within poses, gently moving to less supported variations for each student to find the depth that suits their own body. We will discuss and support a body positive attitude honoring our curves and loving the body we have now. For the hippy, busty, curvaceous, rounded, Buddha bellied, beautiful people of Birmingham. Fat is only a mean word if we let it be, let’s make it beautiful! Boys can come too! Instructors will not offer touch

Gentle Yoga – A slow and nurturing yoga practice.  Best suited for students that are comfortable coming to the floor for seated or reclined postures.

Guided Meditation – This class will combine the benefits of simple Chi Kung (Qigong) movements with breath and heart centered meditation. It is for anyone who wants to relax, relieve stress, and take advantage of the many positive health benefits meditation offers. Class will begin with simple Chi Kung movements (anyone can do them) designed to open your energy centers and promote good chi circulation, enabling a deeper meditation experience. We will meditate with a focus on the breath and surrendering. The class is designed with beginners in mind, streamlined with a light approach to give you the basics of breathing and how to quiet the mind, but anyone is welcome. Those who already have a meditation practice may enjoy meditating in a group enhancing their personal meditation experience.

Hot Yoga – Movement and breathing exercises in a room heated to 90 degrees.  Teacher may choose to move through traditional 26 postures or a flowing Vinyasa style practice.

Kundalini Yoga– Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic and powerful practice designed to harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body. This practice combines breath, hand postures, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and body postures to balance and strengthen the glandular and nervous systems. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul and uplifts the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and nondenominational.

PiYo – A high intensity, fast-paced, low impact workout that fuses yoga and Pilates. This one hour program incorporates core and single leg strength and flexibility using lower body exercises, yoga and Pilates postures.  You will sweat, you will feel a workout! Appropriate for all fitness levels. No yoga or Pilates experience needed.

Pilates Level 1 – Mat Pilates is done on the floor with Yoga mat.  It employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength.

Restorative – A journey into stillness, restorative yoga uses props to allow the body to soften into relaxation and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. All postures are seated or reclined.

Vinyasa – A creative style of yoga drawing inspiration from dance and accompanied by music.  The student will move through poses with focus on the transitions while syncing movement with breath. Room may be heated, depending on instructor

Yin– Yin Yoga is a slow paced class where poses are held for 2-15 minutes each. These are more restful poses than other classes with a focus on deep stretching of the connective tissue in the body. Perfect for anyone looking to slow down, release tension or manage pain.