ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO BEGINNERS BUT SOME ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. THE BEST BEGINNER CLASSES ARE STARRED*
*Hot Soul is a set series done in a room heated to 105 degrees. It is a pure BEGINNERS boot camp class. All poses are done twice with an emphasis on form and correct breathing. With this yoga, you will establish the fundamentals of quality living as philosophy emerges from the physical. Class length varies
*Centered Heart Yoga An encouraging and intentional class that is open-hearted, inclusive and safe for the beginner, yet challenging and transformative for the more experienced practitioner. You will explore the mind/body aspects of yoga while building from foundations into greater depth and intensity without strain or pain. Soar to your fullest healing potential now.
Vinyasa – This class is suitable for anyone desiring a dynamic, energizing and challenging style of yoga linking breath and movement through unique sequencing. The flow combines variations on sun salutations standing postures and floor work developing a continuous flow that will deepen the breath, develop the core strength, increase endurance and challenge balance and flexibility. Class is set to music that will leave you sweaty and smiling. The room will be heated between 88-93 degrees. This is our most challenging class on the schedule…depending on how you look at it.
CSV Core Strength Vinyasa – CSV is a “perspective” rather than a style of yoga. Developed by world-renowned teacher Sadie Nardini, CSV is designed to cultivate and tap into your inner core strength by setting a strong foundation, activating Deep Core muscles, and expressing out with lightness. This unique class offers intelligent, creative, and safe sequencing that focuses on optimal alignment, transitions, and the journey from pose to pose. Expect to move, breathe, explore, and sweat. 85 degrees
Hot Core Vinyasa – A faster-paced and challenging yoga class that connects movements to breath with a special emphasis on developing deep core strength. Longer holds at the end will get you ready for your evening. You will leave feeling strong, empowered, and centered physically, mentally and emotionally. Heated to 85-90 degrees. All levels welcome as modifications will be given for new students.
Spicy Vinyasa – This is one of our most challenging classes, but can be modified to the individual! A class that will practice moving our bodies and flowing with our breath. Teresa’s love of yoga is contagious, and will instantly ignite your practice. 75 minutes
*Yoga for Athletes – A therapeutic yoga class aimed at the fit individual looking to incorporate some flexibility and core awareness exercises into their weekly schedule. The class will begin with a few sun salutations to generate some heat into the muscles and awaken the core followed by poses intended to focus on hips, shoulders, lower back, hip flexors and hamstrings. 75 minutes
Sacred Flow will connect you to your divine energy. Chant, breathe and flow through a vinyasa class emphasizing the physical as well as the spiritual aspects of yoga. You will be encouraged to listen to your own inner teacher and always honor your body. Feel alive, transformed and joyful in sacred presence. Heated to 90 degrees; open to all levels.
*Align + Awaken explores the specific alignment principles within asana. All levels welcome. The emphasis on instruction will be useful for beginners and for seasoned practitioners wanting to create more mindful awareness. Class is warm, about 80 degrees.
*Rise and Shine Appropriate for all levels, the practice includes a gentle warm up, sun salutations, core strengthening, twisting , floor sequence, breathing techniques and meditation. Brighten your morning with a smile and set up for a graceful flow through the day with a sense of presence and gratitude.
*No More Excuses This practice is directed towards those, who are looking to restore energy and calm the nervous system. These gentle postures and simple, fluid sequences are often selected to address specific challenges and deep mental and visceral relaxation. After a high-energy Saturday night, this class is a great way to begin your Sunday. It is FREE , so NO MORE EXCUSES !!! 75 minutes
*Abundance Yoga is a slow flowing class built on the structure of Ashtanga yoga. We will explore the eight limb path of yoga and move through classic yoga postures with supported variations offered so each student may find the pose that suits their own body. This class is not heated. No prior experience is necessary. Beginners welcome. 90 minutes
*Fat Girl Yoga (boys welcome too!) – 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 fitness. We will move through powerful sequences that begin from the most supported variation of the poses using dynamic movement within poses and 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. Perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Fat is only a mean word if we let it be, let’s make it beautiful!
*Yin Yoga – This class will hold passive poses for longer periods allowing time for the body to release it’s deeper tensions. It’s great for those that are injured or needing to recover and restore balance to the body. –
Kinetic Flow – Allow yourself to discover your inner potential. Kinetic Flow yoga is a great class for beginners, and for those you want to enhance their foundation in yoga. Kinetic Flow begins with sun salutations, and goes through each position slowly and thoughtfully in depth, before repeating the vinyasas at a more fluid pace. The majority of class is dedicated to Ashtanga yoga, with a slight incorporation of Pilates. The thing that sets Kinetic Flow apart from a traditional Ashtanga class is that this class explores not only traditional Ashtanga philosophy, but also that of Aristotle’s philosophy of movement in nature. This class will incorporate both eastern and western philosophy and practice with Ashtanga yoga and Pilates to help unlock the energy from within yourself, and absorb energy from the environment. 90 degrees
Ashtanga Flow – Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight-limbed path. As taught by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois this set sequence of postures will challenge you with its repetition of chaturanga (a push-up/plank transition) and will take you through a wide variety of postures building strength, boosting stamina, improving flexibility and concentration, and purifying your body through sweat.
*Vinyasa Flow A class of flowing asanas in which movement is linked with breath. 60 minutes
Hot Hybrid takes the Bikram skeleton and infuses other styles into the format. You could expect 3 different variations on any given class: Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Yin or Restorative yogas. Commonly we might do one set of the Bikram postures and offer an alternative on the second set. Or let loose a little more than that…. The room will be heated and this class is open to beginners as modifications will be offered.
Circle means that the teachers of this class will rotate. You will be able to check the website for who is teaching on any given day. Or you could go blind and enjoy the spontaneity. This class’s intention is to help expose you to all types and individual approaches of yoga. This is for the practitioner who wants to remain on their toes and explore the potentials.
Meditation is the art of listening to the space between the thoughts. This should be your class outside of class.
FOR MAXIMUM EXPERIENCE IN CLASS
° Wear light weight clothing that does not distract or hinder movement
° Refrain from eating 2-3 hours before class
° Morning classes are best on an empty stomach
° Have at least one meal when attending evening classes (2-3 hours prior)
° Be well hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day
° Bring your own mat, large towel and bottle of water
° Have no expectations, agendas, or goals
° Let your practice unfold daily and abandon the competitive mind-set
° When entering a class late, please be discreet and stand toward the back
Yoga is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Yoga helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress sticken environment. The harmony of mind, body, and spirit will help you feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and be peaceful.
Improves balance and coordination Increases energy
Increases flexibility and strength Improves circulation
Tones & shapes muscles Improves concentration
Reduces stress Improves posture
Promotes over-all well-being Detoxifies body
Strengthens immune system Aids injury recovery
Improves sleep patterns
Note: We recommend that you consult with your physician before taking part in any physical activity