Meet your instructors

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Frank "Breeze" Smith
Owner, Head Instructor

Breeze came to yoga for health and fitness and found a life changing path. He taught yoga classes for 7 years in the federal prison system changing many lives, including his own. Breeze believes all yoga styles and practices have something to offer and has worked to bring teachers and students together from a variety of yoga disciplines to provide his students with a unique, transformative experience.


Barbara Hightower

Barbara completed her 200 hour RYT training at Yoga Gem in 2018 and the Prison Yoga Project training in 2019. In addition to Breezeville Yoga, she has facilitated yoga practice at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. Her teaching is inspired by Kristine Kaoverii Weber's Subtle Yoga, which focuses on developing nervous system resilience and brain function.

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Kalai Mugilan

Yoga practitioner for more than 40 years.  Teaches emotional intelligence through meditative yoga. Simple slow movements.  Learned yoga from dance teachers among others.  Assistant Professor of Medical Sociology and Healthcare Management at South University.  


Laurie Ford

Hi, my name is Laurie and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share yoga with our Montgomery community.  I especially love teaching Kids/Family yoga probably because I am such a kid at heart.  I was in the Air Force as a Registered Nurse and had the amazing opportunity to live in Germany and Turkey and to travel all over the world. I love everything outdoors especially the ocean and activities like sailing, scuba, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. I am also very passionate about the healing and transformative power of yoga for individuals and for our Community. I really look forward to meeting you on the mat, Namaste.

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John & Patti Block

John and Patti bring a different vibe to Breezeville Yoga through sound and vibration. They have over 40 instruments and are certified in Vibrational Sound Therapy, Reiki, Biofield Tuning, RYT200, and Energy Healing.  Together they lead Restorative Yoga classes with Sound Healing infused for a completely immersive experience.  Try their Zen Yoga on Sundays or schedule a private session with them in the Zen Body Waves 'Sound Sanctuary' at Breezeville Yoga. You can visit their website to learn more about the services they offer.