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View our class schedule at Purna Yoga 828 Studio in West Asheville.

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I love watching students find freedom in the body, balance with the emotions, and the discovery of their life purpose.

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Never been to a class? Here’s what you need to know.

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Purna means complete. We believe that yoga is more than just physical exercise. You are more than just your body. Purna Yoga is a practice that helps you make better decisions, foster deeper relationships and live a purposeful life.
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Purna Yoga involves all aspects of the human being’s experience:  body, mind, emotions, spirit.

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Purna Yoga | Heartfull Meditation Virasana Asheville, NC

Connecting to the spark of the divine within you through dynamic and transformational meditation.

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Finding alignment as well as openness and connection in the mind and body.

Teaching people – not just poses – so that practice involves the whole YOU. Click images below to begin your practice today.

Take time to practice.

Practice isn’t limited to being on the mat. As Sri Aurobindo says, “All Life is Yoga.” Opportunities to practice are all around us.

  • Don’t just sit there! Stand up…

If you’ve been sitting for more than 20 minutes, take a break, stand in Tadasana, lifting the bottom of your belly while rooting your femur bones in the socket; press down through the heels and lift from the inner arches to the inner groins. Standing for just two minutes for every half hour of sitting dramatically reduces the side effects of sitting.

 

Prolonged sitting has been linked to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, weakened abdominal muscles, tightened hip flexors, poor circulation in the legs, strain in the neck and shoulders and even a decrease in brain function. For more info check this out.

  • Daily Downward Dog

Keep it Simple! One pose a day is a great START. Set the intention to practice one pose a day, and you’ll find that one pose leads to two, three, then 20 minutes of yoga a day. My go-to for daily practice: Adho Mukha Svanasana. This multi-tasker works the hips and shoulders while extending the spine, strengthening the legs and arms, and combines a standing pose, inversion and a forward bend.

  • Meditation Moment

Self-study (svadyaya) is an integral part of a balanced yoga practice. It helps us understand who we are and what our purpose (dharma) is in this life. Spend time asking the three questions of Purna Yoga: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Let the answers come rather than striving to analyze.

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Yoga therapy and private sessions are designed to help you go deeper in asana or focus attention on those areas that are calling out through tightness or injuries.

Yoga Therapy offers the opportunity to move past injuries and restrictions both physical and emotional to alleviate pain and find greater health, happiness and well-being.

Private (or semi-private) Instruction is perfect for answering individualized questions that can’t be addressed effectively in a group setting. 

  • Twists and Backbends are two of the most beneficial categories of yoga poses for the spine. They relieve tension in the spine as well as upper back, shoulders and hips. They also increase mobility in the spine, too, which has an anti-aging benefit. ...

  • When the shoulders are tight, the body feels stress, and when the body feels stress in the shoulders, it registers in the body as exhaustion. When the upper body is restricted, not only do we have neck and shoulder pain, but our capacity to express ourselves, open our heart center, and feel more joy is also diminished. ...

  • Tractioning the hips using the Great Yoga Wall gives the joint itself as well as the muscles that act on the hips an opportunity to create more space. In creating space, we’re creating freedom. When the hips are open and balanced, we have greater range of motion, greater ease of movement, and the opportunity to let go of emotional baggage that we may have stored....