Your Guide to Yoga and Pilates around Birmingham

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Bham Now has covered Yoga spots throughout Birmingham before, but we wanted to keep you updated with a guide to new trends, places, prices and fun additions. Yoga is a great way to achieve better fitness. It energizes your mind and body and strengthens your muscles as well. Pilates can do the same as well.

“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.”

-Joseph Pilates

Here’s a guide to some awesome Yoga, Pilates and any other fitness exercise system that fits in this category around Birmingham.

The Yoga Circle

The Yoga Circle is a classic studio located in Southside right under the iconic statue of Vulcan. It offers mostly beginning yoga with opportunity for growth as each student improves. Most classes are in a heated room to help the body and mind expansion and even the ‘cold’ classes are warm. Class times vary and participants can sign-up online or drop in at a first come, first serve basis. Classes are also held every day of the week so everyone is able fit it in their schedule and join in!

The Yoga Circle, photo via Facebook

Pricing:

  • First week Unlimited – $20 (Awesome price!)
  • Drop-in for 1-hour classes – $11, Drop-in for 1-hour+ – $16
  • One Month unlimited starts at $135 and there are plenty of other plans to choose from that can fit your needs.
  • Special Student Price for any drop-ins – $11

Visit The Yoga Circle for more information.

Aero Joe Pilates

Have you seen the photos of people suspended in the air performing yoga poses from bedsheet-like material? That would be called aerial yoga, but that’s not all Aero Joe Pilates has to offer. Aero Joe Pilates is your go-to center for all of your Pilates gains. They offer private and group classes.
Classes offered:
Pilates Reformer Classes, Pilates Tower Classes, Pilates Reformer/Tower Classes, Pilates Group Equipment, Pilates Chair Classes

They also offer aerial yoga as way to cross train for Pilates. Aerial Yoga is an innovative program that blends elements of traditional yoga methodology with the unique conditioning of the aerial arts.

Prices:

Private & Semi Private lessons

  • A single private session – $70
  • 5 private sessions – $325
  • 1 Semi-Private lesson – $50
  • 5 semi-private sessions $225

Group Class Pricing

  • Single Pilates Mat Class – $15
  • Pilates Mat Package – 10 classes for $130
  • 5 Aerial Yoga classes – $100

There are plenty more packages that you can explore. Check out Aero Joe now.

Villager Yoga

Villager Yoga is located in Mountain Brook. They have classes for everyone, ranging from kids and teens, growing families, to adults. Villager Yoga hosts Yoga classes each day of the week as well, so there’s always a spot for you. At the studio, you can plan events and attend Summer Camp sessions as well. If you’re planning any birthday parties or baby showers, definitely look into Villager Yoga. They also have family yoga at the gardens! The next family Yoga at the gardens will be on May 13, and it’s $15 per parent and $5 addition for each family member. How fun would it be soak in the sun in the beautiful Botanical Gardens here in Birmingham.

Prices:

  • Single drop-in yoga – $15
  • Five class pass – $70
  • 10 class pass – $125
  • one month unlimited – $110

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You’re also able to purchase gift cards for someone else to enjoy some awesome Yoga sessions. View their site for more about rates and classes.

Kiva Hot Yoga

Join Kiva Hot Yoga in their exhilarating, mind-freeing – might I mention – hot yoga classes.

“It is a place where we come together as a community to learn, to better ourselves, to support each other, to give back to the community and a great place to SWEAT! -Kiva Hot Yoga

Kiva Hot Yoga offers an assortment of sizzling yoga classes. Some such as Hot 60, 75, 90; Glowga; Hot Hybrid; Hot Pilates and plenty more. In order to be effective, Kiva Hot Yoga emphasizes that you practice yoga daily or on a regular basis with no long lapses of time between lessons. That way, you’ll get the most out of your yoga experience.  If it’s your first time, please arrive 15 minutes early.

Price:

  • One month unlimited introductory – $55
  • Discounts for Military, Fire, Police, K-12 Teachers, Seniors (65 & up), NFLPA, Full Time College Students (with Valid ID & Current Schedule) and a deep discount for high school students.

Discounts are always a plus when it comes to trying something new. Experience Kiva Hot Yoga and bring a friend too.

For more information and registration, visit Kiva Hot Yoga.

Neighborhood Barre

Conveniently located in Lakeview, Neighborhood barre offers classes seven days a week. Neighborhood Barre™ is a unique workout that combines the elements of dance conditioning, pilates, and weight training to create what is commonly referred to as a “dancer’s physique.” The Neighborhood Barre™ workout is for both men and women and can be performed by a wide range of ages. Basically, this is a way for everyone to get toned and fit.

Prices and current specials:

  • Free First Class!
  • New Client 1 Month Unlimited $100
  • Young Professionals/Teacher/Nurse Discount $125/month
  • Baby on Board/New Mom 3 months for $375
  • Barre Bride (and bridal party) 2 months for $300

For registration and additional information visit, Neighborhood Barre.

Club Pilates Cahaba Heights

Club Pilates in Cahaba Heights is a Pilates studio here in Birmingham to spread the benefits of Pilates to everyone. Offering classes every day of the week, it’s a studio that is growing in popularity due to the amazing results from the Pilates classes.

“We believe Pilates is the finest strength-training workout available for anyone, at any age.  It’s a path to a fuller, richer, healthier and more satisfying life.” -Club Pilates

Club Pilates offers the best equipment to ensure your fitness goals. Soon after taking a few classes, you’ll enjoy better posture, balance, flexibility, and strength.

Prices:

  • Free intro class!
  • Drop in $25
  • Monthly Unlimited – $199
  • Eight session – 169

For more information on how to get started, visit Club Pilates.

Do Pilates. Do life.

Things to bring to any class:

  • Water
  • Dress appropriately – non baggy clothing
  • Towel
  • Mat (Optional at some places)

Have fun and be fit, B’ham!