605 37th St S. Birmingham, AL 35222
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The Birmingham Yoga Story

Our mission at Birmingham Yoga is to support, strengthen and nurture the Birmingham Yoga Community through classes, teacher training, community partnerships and authentic personal connections.

We truly feel grateful to serve and offer yoga to our community and our growing family of talented teachers in Birmingham. We look forward to sharing our love of yoga with you.

More About Birmingham Yoga

Birmingham Yoga was founded by Akasha Ellis in 2009. Akasha began teaching in the Birmingham area in 2000 and was at the forefront of building the Yoga Community in Birmingham that you see today. Akasha began offering a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2005 and has trained countless teachers in Alabama and surrounding areas.

In 2017 Heather Sullivan joined forces with Akasha. Heather brings a light-hearted and compassionate approach to teaching as well as a desire to build a stronger, more diverse and self-aware community through studio partnerships with community non-profits such as Trini Foundation.

Birmingham Yoga Beginnings

Our Founders

Akasha Ellis

Akasha began his yoga studies as a boy before he knew how to give it a label. His first initiation was watching Star Wars and dreaming of being a Jedi knight.  Through Akasha’s love of Star Wars he began his search for a “Yoda” and “The Force”. It was years later that Akasha learned that Yoda and The Force were within.

Heather Sullivan

The Best Place For

Ashtanga Yoga in Birmingham

I’m really enjoying the Mysore practices at Birmingham Yoga. I’ve really been made to feel at home


Yoga Student

Just the perfect amount of individual attention to ensure I’m getting the most from my practice. Beautiful space to work in and friendly, kind fellow patrons


Yoga Student

These Mysore classes are incredible. I have taken yoga classes many places all over the country and for the first time I feel I have found a yoga home. I was brand new to Ashtanga and Heather and Meghan helped me learn the series and are great to work with


Yoga Student

Birmingham Yoga is one of the few places I’ve ever felt completely accepted. I even learned to accept myself here. It’s been my on again off again home since 2012 and will always be in my heart


Yoga Student

I feel like Birmingham is very fortunate to have a place like Birmingham Yoga that provides a space not just for asana practice, but that is grounded in the spirit and tradition of yoga. The experience that the studio is founded on and that the instructors bring forward is really special.

Being relatively new to Ashtanga practice, I feel like a beginner every time I come to my mat. It’s humbling, but Birmingham Yoga nurtures my practice and is never intimidating about where I am at any given moment.


Yoga Student

This is a beautiful space. And owner Heather is an amazing teacher. Been practicing here several times a week for over two years. I always feel welcome and accepted for wherever I am in my practice.


Yoga Student
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