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Yoga for All: Asana, Self-Acceptance and Empowerment Weekend with Dianne Bondy, May 18th – 20th 

We will begin our weekend at 5pm with a special Master class practice with Dianne, open to all levels of experience and physicality and progress through 4 workshop segments for a truly empowering weekend of learning and practice.

The Art and Science of Asana for All, Friday, 6:30-9pm
The literal definition of asana is “the seat”. So come and take a seat of power in your own practice! Dianne invites you to participate in unique asana variations and unconventional models of practice that focus on safe and accessible self-expression.

Customize Your Practice /Asana Research Lab, Saturday 11am-1:30pm
Let’s figure this out together. Asana looks and feels different in all bodies. How do we customize our practice to fit our bodies. Explore yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes, as an expression of life and joy. We will be working in a non-competitive environment so that this practice will be brave and supportive. Learn how to listen to your body and connect with your inner strength while exploring the path to self-acceptance. Bring your curiosity, ideas and your pose and together let’s create a fun and affirming asana practice. Let’s learn together.

The Body Politic: Yoga, Body Image and YOU, Saturday 2:30pm-5pm #thisiswhatayogilookslike This is what the yoga practice teaches us. Together we rise, and together we create positive change. Explore a conversation around body positivity, body image and yoga. The power to serve a diverse and inclusive community starts social change as it relates to the tenets of yoga. You are invited to experience the connection between body image, equality and equity and the power of the yoga practice as a vehicle for shifting consciousness. In a lively, open-forum discussion, we will explore the impacts of our conditioning on the injustice and inequality experienced in our local communities. Examine what is holding you back personally and collectively, and uncover the strategies and tools you need to break through the societal norms and divisions that block us

The Path to Empowerment (how do figure who you are and how you can serve), Sunday 9am-11:30am 
Join Dianne Bondy in an accessible yoga practice designed to help you safely explore the themes of self-acceptance and compassion towards the self and others. This unique practice of ongoing and collaborative learning integrates asana, journaling and open-dialogue discussions centered on the philosophy of yoga as it relates to equanimity and unity. Explore asana, breath, and the mind-body connection in a way that illuminates your strength and creativity. Let’s explore our values and how we show up in the world. Come and enjoy the unique experience of standing in your power as you connect with your inner light!

This weekend offers 12 CEUs through the Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Teachers.  Friday Master Class only is $50 Investment.  Individual segments are $100.  Full weekend Investment is $300. Scholarships offered by Sweet Om Alabama for interested Birmingham Area yoga teachers with financial need are available.  Please contact the studio for further information.

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Yoga Trekking International Teacher Training Open House with Leisha Knight, Friday, June 1st, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Do you think you might be interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher? Join Yoga Trekking International at Abundance Yoga in Birmingham, Alabama for a 90 minute Asana and Meditation Practice followed by a Q&A about our 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program.  $15 drop-in rate for practice.

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Intro to Chakra Vinyasa with Leisha Knight, Sunday,  June 3rd, 12:30-2:30pm

Join Leisha Knight at Abundance Yoga in Birmingham, Alabama for an Introduction to Chakra Vinyasa. Learn tools to keep the chakras balanced through the asana and meditation practice. Investment is $30.

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Intro to Hot Yoga with Nikki Cosper, Mondays 5:45-6:45pm, June 4th – June 25th  

This series class that will focus on the 26 poses that are given in Hot/Bikram style yoga. Room will be warm- about 85 degrees. A warm room is a great way to make the muscles slightly more stretchy to get in poses a bit deeper, or to build stamina. Also a great way for outdoor enthusiasts to acclimate for the warmer months ahead. All levels welcome- modifications will be given in the poses. Come get your sweat on!! Investment for 4 week series is $50. Drop-in at $15 per class is available is series is not full.

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Special Summer Series Classes for Kids and Family

June 4th – June 8th

10-11am – Mother and Daughter Belly Dance with Cherie Calvert

June 11th – June 14th

10-11am – Teen Yoga with Nikki Cosper

1-2pm – Kids Meditation with Chloe LaFollette

June 18th – June 21st

1-2pm – Teen Meditation with Chloe LaFollette

June 25th – June 28th

10-11am – Mandalas, Mindfulness and Movement with Ashley McDuff

2-3pm – Creative Movement for Pre-Schoolers with Katy Stanfield

July 9th – July 12th

9:30-11:30am – Hula Hoop Dance and Craft Camp with Robbie Lewis

July 16th – July 19th

9:30-11:30am – Hula Hoop Dance and Craft Camp with Robbie Lewis