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Birmingham offers opportunity for integrative practices for better health!

What an exciting time in the Birmingham area with regards to mind, body, and spirit integration!

Beginning this week, there are tons of things to do with regards to helping you to lead a more holistic life of health and well being focused around yoga and meditation.

On Tuesday of this week, August 14, at the Trussville Public Library, John Harrod, a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation will give a free lecture on the benefits of TM. It will begin at 6:30 P.M. He will also give this lecture at Birmingham Yoga on August 22 at 7:45 P.M. He will discuss the many benefits of meditation from the practical standpoint to the scientific side. Both events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday from 11:30-1:00, join Laurie M. Knight for spiritual journaling at Natural Forces Studio. The class will be held August 15 and 29. $15 per class. Check the website’s calendar for the complete schedule at and check back in September to see what sorts of changes might be going on!

On Wednesday, August 15, Birmingham Yoga’s Kewal Nam Kaur (Kerry Meon) will begin a third Wednesday of the month series of group meditation in the Kundalini tradition. See for details on exactly what to expect. That class will be 7:30-8:30 and regular rates apply.

Then on the weekend of August 17-19, India Henson will hold an intensive regarding practice, theory, and application of the benefits of Chair Yoga at Villager Yoga. She’s the area’s leading teacher pushing to get yoga to all people and this is just one way for her to spread the word. She’s been featured on a recent news segment and has participated in grant contests to make yoga accessible to all people. Information regarding her workshop can be found on or by contacting India directly at The workshop is $180 and space is limited.

September is National Yoga Month and there is so much going on that the schedule hasn’t even been finalized yet! There will be free classes and special offerings around town by various teachers. Stay tuned! (See previous post for more information!)

Becca Impello is presenting a workshop at Birmingham Yoga on September 15 from 8-5 on the Healing Potential of Yoga. This is the emerging field of Yoga Therapy. Becca will share the scientific and applicable answers to the many questions of yoga as a therapeutic and healing modality. She is a physical therapist and long time fitness and yoga instructor with a practical approach to delivering the benefits of yoga to yogis and non-yogis alike. Space is limited for this workshop as well and is $175 if registered by September 1. Contact Becca directly at

Laurie M. Knight admits this list of events only touches on the events and opportunities around the area but wanted to share in the ones that she plans on attending! Stay tuned for more and more and more opportunities to learn how to better unite your own mind, body, and spirit in these trying times for greater health and ease. Laurie can be contacted directly through Sat Nam.


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