Teachers

  • Akasha Ellis

    Akasha began his yoga studies as a boy before he knew how to give it a label. Probably his first initiation was watching Star Wars and dreaming of being a Jedi knight.
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  • Atma Dharam

    Brian Halterman (Atma Dharam) began a practice of yoga and meditation in 1989 and has been teaching Kundalini yoga since 2009.
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  • Ashley Fisk

    Ashley began a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice under the guidance of various teachers at Birmingham Yoga, including Akasha Ellis, in 2014. Originally drawn to the mat during a time of physical illness, she not only found that the practice identified and met a need to establish a better connection to the physical body and the
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  • Caroline Martin Russell

    Caroline is from Georgia where she danced growing up. During college she began taking yoga and pilates. After getting married and moving to Birmingham in 2005, she started practicing Ashtanga more seriously. Caroline completed my teacher training at Birmingham Yoga in 2014 and has been teaching ever since. She also teaches barre, cardio dance and
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  • Christine (Gini) Schupp

    Christine’s life is filled with joy. She grew up in Germany surrounded by supportive and loving parents
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  • Heather Sullivan

    Heather first came to Birmingham Yoga in 2014 where she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. She immediately fell in love with the practice and began to heal her body and mind through a daily practice.
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  • Joanna Mann

    Joanna Mann’s journey into healing and yoga strangely enough began in law school. Left feeling empty, struggling with depression, anxiety
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  • Jaijot Kaur

    Jaijot Kaur (Paige Klein) returned to Birmingham in 2018 after spending three years studying yoga and adventuring in New Mexico and much of the US and Canada.
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  • Justinn Overton

    Justinn Overton began practicing yoga as a teenager and she never thought it would turn into a way to
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  • Katie McIntyre

    Katie began her yoga practice in 2016 at Birmingham Yoga. After a few years of poorly balancing graduate school and her personal life she needed something to keep her going. Shannon Hancock brought her to the studio and put her in Mysore with Heather Sullivan. She hasn’t looked back since. Ashtanga taught her the balance
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  • Kewal Nam Wingo

    Kewal Nam Wingo, began exploring the practice of yoga in 1998 in an effort to heal her hip
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  • Kris Saab

    Kris took her first yoga class at a small town gym in Columbiana, AL. No one in the class had a yoga mat or even knew what yoga was. Akasha Ellis instructed the class through
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  • Mimi Chambers

    In 2014, Mimi was introduced to Ashtanga yoga and remembers thinking, “I’m home”. She completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Instructor Certification in 2016 at Birmingham Yoga with Akasha Ellis. In addition, she has had the great pleasure of participating in workshops taught by David Swenson, Kino McGregor, Tim Feldman and Terri Sellers.  Mimi has
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  • Shannon Hancock

    Shannon found her way to the yoga mat through a difficult health diagnosis during college, in the early
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  • Terri Heiman

    An interfaith minister, spiritual activist, Reiki Master, and Yoga instructor, Terri has been working in the healing arts for over 15 years.
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