Meet your instructors


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.  

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