Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yoga in Action 2012 Session!

Take your practice off the mat and create positive change! If you are a yoga student, yoga teacher, or activist of any kind, this program is for you. This 7 session program was created by Off the Mat Into the World, a national non-profit that uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and to ignite grassroots social change.

The Birmingham Yoga in Action Group is led by Ambassadors Melissa Scott, Shannon Andrews Skipper, and Jasper Elliott Wolfe. This will be our third group in Birmingham and in order to make it a little easier to fit into our busy schedules we have spaced the sessions 3 weeks apart. We will meet once a month from 12:30pm to 4:30pm @ Villager Yoga in Cahaba Heights. Each workshop will be based on that sessions theme and will include a one hour yoga class, group experiential exercises, meditation, kirtan, journaling, and discussion. This is a very powerful program and it's goal is to help you awaken to your authentic purpose, to develop tools and practices to bring your purpose into action, to cultivate long term community support so that we can live a purposeful life, and make a difference in our families, communities, and world.

You will walk away from this training more grounded in who you are and who you are becoming. You will feel more confident going out into your community and being of service. At the end of the program, we will work together on a group seva project that will support an existing organization in our community.

Cost: $250 early registration by March 4 | $295 after
Ask about our scholarship for 50% off tuition/ Payment Plan available

Dates: Sundays-- March 25, April 15, May 6, June 3, June 24, July 15
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Villager Yoga
3150 Overton Road, Birmingham, AL 35213

TO REGISTER: Send an email to

Off the Mat:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yoga in Action Helps with Tornado Relief

In May, Yoga in Action participants, friends, and family gathered to serve the Birmingham community as it began the clean-up and recovery process after the devastating April tornadoes.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Spring 2011 Yoga in Action Graduates Celebrate!

In April, our Spring 2011 Yoga in Action participants gathered at the Cahaba Pump Station for a weekend of service planning. They decided to focus their efforts on the tornado relief effort in the area.

Katie and Alex do some partner yoga.

Service planning retreat at the Cahaba Pump Station. (Check out DJ Em in her shades and hood!)

Celebration lunch at our final session together.

There never a bad time for a yoga pose!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Announcing our Fall 2011 Program!

Join us for our 3rd YIA Program! The last two have been a wonderful success! Yoga in Action inspires participants to embark on a journey of self-inquiry. With the support of a small group of like-minded individuals, you are lead to action within your family, community, and outside world.

In this program, you will:
AWAKEN YOUR authentic PURPOSE through the process of yoga and explore the 7 main chakras.
DEVELOP TOOLS and practices to bring your purpose into action in a sustainable and balanced way.
CULTIVATE long term COMMUNITY support to help you live "on purpose" and make a difference in the world.
WORK TOGETHER on a group seva project that will support an existing organization in your community.

If you are a yoga student, yoga teacher, or activist of any kind, this program is for you! You will walk away from this training more grounded in who you are and who you are becoming. You will feel more confident going out into your community and being of service.

INCLUDES: 5 FREE class passes to the Yoga Circle and all course materials.
COST: $250 early registration by Oct. 7/ $295 after Oct. 7
scholarship available for 50% off tuition
DATES: Sat. Oct. 22, Oct.29, Nov.5, Nov.12, Nov.19, Nov.20
LOCATION: Conscious Body

Send us an email to receive an application!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our First Group Seva Projects!

Yoga in Action Birmingham's first group of participants finished their leadership training in November 2010. They were excited to get to work on their first Seva Project! The group chose to support the Salvation Army Angel Program. Each participant adopted a child and collected clothing and a toy for that child. They met over brunch and brought all their goodies to be bagged up and taken to the Salvation Army. The group got a lot of joy out of this simple and easy Seva Project. During this meeting they discussed ideas for a second project.

Below are pics from the group's last meeting. They had dinner together and are continuing to offer each other friendship and support in their personal endeavors. They are discussing ways in which they can continue working together while keeping their activisim joyful and sustainable!

The group continue to meet regularly to discuss new Seva Projects and support each other. We're so inspired by this amazing group of yogi activists! We can't wait to see what they'll do next!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall 2010 Yoga in Action Birmingham Program!!!

We're so excited to announce the Fall 2010 seven-week Yoga in Action Birmingham Leadership Training Program. Birmingham Yoga (located in the First Avenue Rocks climbing gym) will host us this time. We're preparing for an amazing, life-changing seven weeks of self-discovery, service, and--of course--yoga!!

Here are the details:

Leaders: Jasper Elliott Wolfe, Shannon Andrews Skipper, and Melissa Scott

When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14; Sundays 2-6pm

Where: Birmingham Yoga at First Avenue Rocks

Cost: $295; $250 before September 12th (make checks payable to Yoga in Action Birmingham)

What to expect: One hour of yoga asana practice every week, followed by discussion, readings, and group exercises designed to help you find your strongest, most authentic self in order to go out and be an agent of change in your community.

How to register: Email to receive a registration form.

Our early registration deadline is fast approaching! Register today!

We can't wait to share this exciting program with you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

YIA Workshop for Alabama Possible

On Saturday, August 14th, YIA B'ham hosted a workshop for Alabama Poverty Project's (APP) Alabama Possible campaign. APP works to educate about and eradicate poverty in the state of Alabama. And their Director, Kristina Scott, is a yogi and friend of YIA B'ham! Find out more about APP and Alabama Possible here:

The workshop was a huge success. Lots of yogis came for two hours of asana, meditation, music, and community. It was a great day full of lots of karma yoga.

Check out a few of our pics:
Kristina Scott, Melissa Scott, Jasper Elliott Wolfe, and Shannon Andrews Skipper


A little group yoga. Practicing some laughter yoga, too!

Thanks so everyone who came and supported Alabama Possible and Yoga in Action. Stay tuned for details about our upcoming seven-week program, starting in October!