Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 13–November 5). Please note that face coverings are optional inside City of Birmingham-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective March 1, 2022. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

Yoga Classes

 

  

 

Yoga at the Gardens: Ashtanga

Instructor: Jason Kirby, Library at the Gardens Archivist

Mondays | 8:30-9:30 a.m.


*Dates and times subject to change*

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friends: $8 | Non-members: $10


Ashtanga Yoga - Established by Sri Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India is a traditional yoga practice where a set of poses (asanas) are given in a specific order, with an emphasis on linking the breath (prana) and movement. This style of yoga incorporates a heating breath, and actively moves through a set series of postures to heat the body, and encourage sweating. The opening sequence begins with Sun Salutations (A & B), and then several standing asanas, and end with some basic seated postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series. Each pose in the sequence is a preparation for the next, and is traditionally practiced in sequence. Class ends with the closing sequence and savasana. Modifications are given.

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Yoga at the Gardens: Vinyasa

Instructor: Lelia Neil

Wednesdays | 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friends: $8 | Non-members: $10


This one-hour vinyasa-style yoga class is based on the tradition of combining sequential movements with breath. It will include transitions from standing postures to the floor and rising to stand again. You will gain strength and flexibility through these gentle movements and discover how to release tension in the body and mind through this safe practice. All levels welcome!

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