Intro to Yoga Series Begins at Central Library January 28

If you are interested in yoga but don't know where to start, make plans to be at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham for the kickoff of a weekly series of Intro to Yoga classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The class will take place in the Arrington Auditorium 4th Floor of Central's Linn-Henley Research Library. Intro to Yoga will be taught by certified yoga instructor Kim Richardson, RYT-200. Richardson taught free yoga classes at BPL last fall. 

Participants will be introduced to a gentle practice in a non-judgemental environment. You will learn poses and modifications that will inspire self-confidence.

"This will be an open and inclusive class for the person who has been wanting to try yoga but feels unsure about where to start, or the person who has tried yoga in a traditional space and felt unwelcome or out of place," Richardson said. "Our focus will be on making the practice accessible for everyone."

BPL is excited to introduce yoga to support community health and wellness, said BPL Executive Director Floyd Council.

"We are thankful to Library Board Trustee Kimberly Richardson for her instruction, inspiration, and passion for yoga that will benefit the Birmingham Public Library community," he said.

Intro to Yoga is free of charge and open to all; no experience is necessary. Visit the BPL events calendar for specific dates of the class.

Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks (optional but encouraged), and a yoga strap or sturdy belt (optional but encouraged). Wear comfortable clothing suitable for bending and stretching.