Evening Ashtanga Yoga in the Gardens

Evening Ashtanga Yoga in the Gardens 

Instructor: Jason Kirby, Library at the Gardens Archivist

Mondays | 6-7 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change*

Location: Japanese Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $7 

Please bring your mat and props. Park at the south end of the Gardens' parking lot (near the exit), and enter the Gardens through the gates leading to the Japanese Garden. Once you enter these gates, turn left and follow the path to the Moore Cultural Pavilion.

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. 



Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.