Current Events

Let’s Play Yoga Bingo!  Download the Yoga Bingo board and start marking off boxes each time you complete a challenge from September 1st through October 30th.  Let us know when you finish a row, column or the entire board.  We’ll enter your name in prize drawings for the end of October!  Prizes will range from free classes and workshops to products and gift certificates from Abundance Yoga and other local businesses.

 

Yoga Fundraiser for Sweet Om Alabama, Fridays 4:30pm, August 31st – September 14th 

Join Nancy on the mat to help raise money for Sweet Om Alabama.

Sweet Om Alabama is a non profit that specializes in spreading yoga and mindfulness to communities that lack access. For more information, check out the Sweet Om Alabama website.  Can’t make it?  Feel free to send a donation through PayPal .

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Rise & Shine Flow with Chloe, September 3rd, 10-11:15am

Join Chloe for this special holiday class designed to gently get you moving, breathing and invigorated for a perfect mellow start to your day.

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Meditation for Peace, Friday, September 21st, 4:30-5:30pm with Nancy 

Join us on International Day of Peace for an abbreviated Kundalini practice and Meditation

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Global Mala at Railroad Park, Saturday, September 22nd with Sweet Om Alabama

Please join the city wide yoga community for our yearly practice of 108 sun salutations in honor of the International Day of Peace!

Teachers from Birmingham (and the surrounding area) will lead you through this practice, offering different styles and modifications along the way.

All are welcome! This practice is for everyone – yogis of all levels – in no way do you have to complete all of the sun salutations! Come enjoy a beautiful day in the park with us!

The Global Mala was begun in 2007 by Shiva Rea (California) to encourage worldwide group meditation for peace. The global mala has been practiced in over 50 countries. Sweet Om Alabama is honored to be hosting the 12th annual Global Mala in Birmingham.

After our physical practice is complete, attendees are encouraged to linger – visit with each other in the park, grab a bite from a food truck, enjoy some music, dance, play, picnic, and make new friends.

Held on the West Green of Railroad Park, Abundance Yoga will be closed to enjoy this community event, free and open to the public.

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Yoga and Your Spine with Leisha Knight, Friday, September 28th, 6:30-8:30pm

There is nothing better than feeling great, balanced, and healthy! In this 2 hour workshop we will learn safe and healthy spinal alignment in the yoga practice and explore how a healthy spine improves overall physical health and well being. This is a great workshop for everyone, those with back pain and those without pain who simply want to learn more about the spine and yoga!  $30 investment.

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Season Change Self-Care with Nancy, Saturday, September 29th, 3-5pm

This very special workshop is for women to celebrate their nurturing nature as we move into the autumn season.  We spend so much of our energy caring for others that we often forget to slow down and take time for ourselves.  Join us for this 2 hour workshop that will begin with setting our intention, celebrating our body through movement, finding relaxation, and ending with a sensory meditation and time for journaling.  Refreshments will be provided.  Investment is $30.

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Locks to Lift: Using Your Bandhas! with Leisha Knight, Monday, October 1st, 5:30-7pm

Learn how to activate bandhas and use them to help you achieve challenging postures, strengthen balance, and support the spine! This is a must for all! $30 investment.

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Making Peace with Your Body with Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga, January 25-26th, 2019

With thousands of images of “perfection” shot at us every day, it can be easy to compare ourselves with others and internalize the constant judgment and scrutiny of our bodies.

This workshop intensive explores body acceptance through the lens of the yoga teachings. We will discover how the 8 limbs of yoga, the practice of non-attachment, a feminist lens, and techniques from cognitive psychology can help you get from self-loathing to radical self-acceptance.

This workshop combines movement (yoga asana), breathing and meditation, reflection and self-study, and an engaging lecture for an interactive time of self-discovery and transformation. We’ll discover ways to boost confidence, get in touch with our inner badass, and foster a healthy self image.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to community members facing financial limitations. Folks with marginalized identities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, folks with disabilities, etc.) will be given priority consideration. To apply for a scholarship, email amber.karnes@gmail.com.

Schedule: Friday – 6-9pm, Saturday – 9am-3pm with 1 hour lunch break at noon
$225 per student ($199 early bird until Dec 25)
9 CEUs available for Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance