About Us

We practice. 

We practice Baptiste Power Yoga. Power tends to cause question - and its definition is simple: to cause change. This is what we do at Big Fish. We cause change. Change in the body. Change in perspectives. Change in the spirit. We are committed to be the difference in the world. Please explain. Well, I’m glad you asked. 
In one of the fastest growing industries globally, we stay true to the core. Ironically, this keeps us different. There are no gimmicks here. We don’t need them. The practice is challenging enough. The practices and techniques taught here are from yoga’s 5000 year old philosophy. Some things should just be trusted - and if you haven’t given it a try, then allow your skepticism to direct you to the classroom. Asana, meditation, and inquiry create change. It will make a difference in your life. And you’ll become the difference for others. 

We stay true to the following at Big Fish:

Physical (Asana)

Journey into Power as an access to vitality, power and freedom.

Meditation (Dhyana)

As an access to getting present and awakening.

Inquiry (Niyama)

As an access to discovery and new possibility.

If you believe it, you’ll see it. 

Big Fish came out of believing in something bigger. At the age of 38, my brother Alan was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. He moved into a corner room at the UAB Hospital in our hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, to receive months of chemotherapy. 
On a visit to see him, I asked what he wanted. Having recently returned from a training with my teacher and friend, Baron Baptiste, I had a bracelet on my wrist that read ‘Fear Not.’ Alan saw it, looked at me and said, ‘I want one of those bracelets. And then I want you to go to the art supply store and get me an easel, some paints and canvases. I’m going to spend my time painting while I’m up here.’  I gathered all that I could from the nearest art store and helped set up a makeshift art studio in his hospital room. A couple of weeks passed, and I found myself driving to visit him again. I turned the corner of his hospital floor and saw into his room filled with bright, beautiful canvases. His back was to the door as I entered, bandana covering his bald head, paint brush in hand. My eyes saw a room full of big fish beautifully painted, each representing the miracle that is available through the challenges of life. And it became clear. Everyone wants to believe. And when we do, miracles happen. Everyone deserves a space for grace to be loved and lifted and embraced and heal. Big Fish is the result of miracles, believing in what can’t be seen, and leaning into what matters most.   -Mary Lyn
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A lot can happen in a decade. 

Big Fish is just shy of 10 years old at the Beach.
Our greatest reward is the deep community that has grown since the beginning. Not just friends; rather a family of loving community, generous partners, and vibrant people investing in something bigger than oneself. Standing together, we’ve celebrated some really amazing things:
  • 2013 – Voted Best Yoga Studio of Jax – Folio
  • 2014 – Voted Best Yoga Studio of Jax – Folio
  • 2015 – Official Yoga studio and educators of the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2016 – Cover of national magazine, Yoga Journal Magazine
  • 2018 – Voted Bold City’s Best Yoga Studio
  • 2019 – Voted to the Fabulist – Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2019 – Voted Best in Jax – Jacksonville Magazine

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