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Join us for class!

Our classes take place at our new studio—Purna Yoga 828 in West Asheville. We look forward to practicing with you!

Class Location & Details

Purna Yoga 828

697 D Haywood Rd.

Asheville, NC 28806

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$16  –  Drop-In Rate

or get a class pass!

 

$140  –  10 Class Pass ($14 per class)

$260  –  20 Class Pass ($13 per class)

$500  –  50 Class Pass ($10 per class)

 

CLASS PASS TERMS:

  • 1-year expiration for 10 & 20 class passes; 2-year expiration for 50 class pass
  • Family members may share a class pass
  • First Timers – visit the studio to find out about our First Timers class pass

 

Parking is available in our lot, as well as on the street, and in the lot across Haywood Road next to Grace Baptist church.

Class Descriptions

Click on the title to see class descriptions.

Awake & Aware, all levels

Wednesday

Class Description:

This 75-minute, early-morning class incorporates a mix of pranayama (breath control), Heartfull™ Meditation, and alignment-oriented asana that builds from basic warm-ups to more active, flowing work.  Start your day connected to your body, your breath, your spirit, and your light so you can share it with others throughout the day. Good for beginners.

Form & Function, level 1

Monday & Wednesday

Class Description:

Each class begins with Heartfull™ Meditation before moving into alignment-based asana. Students learn the basic Purna Yoga Series designed by Aadil Palkhivala and develop an understanding of the basic points of alignment for safe, effective, sustainable yoga. Students should expect to work on a variety of poses: standing poses, simple twists, chest openers and simple backbends, as well as preparations for Head Stand and Shoulder Stand. Modifications are given as needed for each student to achieve his or her potential in a variety of poses. Classes also incorporate anatomy mini-lectures, applied philosophy, as well as discussions of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Excellent for beginners.

Form & Function, level 2

Monday, Tuesday & Saturday

Class Description:

Each class begins with Heartfull™ Meditation, before moving into alignment-based asana. Level 2 classes continue a student’s journey to master the basics while giving the opportunity to develop greater strength and flexibility in a variety of poses. These classes tend to move at a quicker pace than Form & Function, level one, with fewer instructions as students deepen their knowledge. Headstand and Shoulder Stand preparations are practiced regularly, with progressions given in accordance with each student’s need. Modifications are given as needed for each student to achieve his or her potential in a variety of poses.

Strength & Stamina, level 1

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Class Description:

Strength & Stamina, level 1 classes are for the student who has a working sense of the basic series of Purna Yoga (Opening, Morning, Hip Opening, Classical Surya Namaskar) as well as solid understanding of the basic poses including standing poses, twists, backbends, forward bends, and inversion preparations. Strength & Stamina classes usually involve multiple rounds of Classical Surya Namaskar, longer holds of poses, and deeper wall work as well as a deeper exploration of Heartfull™ Meditation.

Strength & Stamina, level 2

Wednesday & Thursday

Class Description:

Level 2 classes build on a student’s knowledge of alignment and form and give the opportunity to develop greater strength and flexibility in standing poses, twists, backbends, forward bends, and inversions. These classes go beyond the basics to deepen and expand the student’s study of yoga, both in class and in self-directed practice. Classes also incorporate anatomy mini-lectures, applied philosophy, as well as discussions of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Recommended 6 months experience in alignment-based yoga.

Purna Power Hour, all levels

Monday & Wednesday

Class Description:

These 60-minute, lunch-time classes, give you the chance to take a yoga break in the middle of your day and push the reset button. Each class begins with Heartfull™ Meditation, before moving into alignment-based asana. Students should expect to work on a variety of poses: standing poses, simple twists, chest openers and simple backbends, as well as preparations for Head Stand and Shoulder Stand. Special attention will be given to decompression of the spine, opening the hip flexors, and relieving tension in the neck and shoulders. Good for beginners. Donation class.

Heartfull™ Meditation, all levels

Thursday

Class Description:

Learn how to feel calm, energized, and focused. Develop a deeper relationship with your Self. Practice these easy-to-learn Heartfull™ Meditation techniques as created by Savitri, one of the co-founders of Purna Yoga. Appropriate for all students interested in practicing yoga as a way to connect more deeply with the inner Self, the inner purpose, and most importantly, the inner smile.

The Great Wall, 6 months asana experience required

Coming Soon!

Class Description:

This 90-minute class explores the many ways the Great Yoga Wall can deepen your yoga practice by using traction to decompress the spine, to ease muscle tension in the entire body, to deepen twists and backbends, to create more space and hence mobility in the hip joints, to build strength in shoulder and arm muscles not usually accessed in traditional asana. Each class will focus on a particular theme: neck and shoulder work; hip openers; addressing low-back pain; twists and backbends; and the crème de la crème: the Spinal Rejuvenation Series. 6 months asana experience required. Not for beginners.

Inverted Lake, all levels

Sunday

Class Description:

Originally, all restorative poses were called, Viparita Karani (Inverted Lake). In this team-taught class, Whitney and Letitia take the concept of Inverted Lake and build from there focusing on Inversions, Pranayama (breath control), Heartfull™ Meditation, and Restorative poses to help you get ready for the week to come. Good for beginners. Donation class.

Calendar

 

First Timers

What you need to know about our classes.

Namaste | Namaskarasana | Heartfull Meditation Purna Yoga Asheville, NC

Every class begins with guided Heartfull Meditation and the Opening Series to center the heart and mind, and open the body for practice. Classes may be built on a particular theme, either anatomical or philosophical, or cater to the specific needs of the students’ bodies at that moment.

 

Throughout class, students are given anatomic direction in asana (poses) with focus on alignment for safety and precision as well as energetic direction to deepen the spirit/mind/body connection. Our teachers give clear demonstrations of poses and modifications, share yogic philosophy and guide students into deepening the connection to their True Self.

 

Never taken a yoga class before? Concerned about injuries or limitations? We believe every pose can be modified to fit a wide range of abilities. We also use props to make poses accessible for a variety of students’ bodies. Contact Us to find out which class is right for you.

What?

We have all the props you need, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you have one.

Wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing that allow our teachers to easily see your alignment in poses, especially if you have therapeutic concerns. Baggy clothing can hinder progress simply because you can’t see what you’re dealing with.

When?

Arrive to class 10 minutes early if it’s your first time so that you and your teacher can talk about any injuries, limitations or concerns you might have. See you in class!

One on One Yoga

Group classes give you the opportunity to practice with a community, a group of people pursuing the goals of yoga together. But sometimes injury, special needs, or the desire to work on a specific focus calls for one-on-one learning; for these we offer specialized Yoga Therapy Sessions and Private/Semi-Private Sessions.

Yoga Therapy | For the knees | Purna Yoga with Letitia Walker Asheville, NC

Yoga Therapy

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. Letitia incorporates all of the aspects of Purna Yoga (asana & pranayama, nutrition, meditation, and applied philosophy) to help her clients find relief from pain, increased mobility, and a life more easily lived. She specializes in Low-Back, Knee, and Neck and Shoulder Issues. She also works with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other wrists issues as well as foot and ankle work.

We recommend a 90 minute session for your first yoga therapy appointment so there is plenty of time to cover the presenting complaints as well as address all the aspects of healing (asana, nutrition, and meditation).

Call  828 230 8213  for a FREE initial phone consultation to assess your needs and what you’d like to get out of your One-on-One Yoga session.

Yoga Therapy Pricing

$90

60-min session

$120

*90-min session

*Recommended option for first session

Cancellation Policy: A charge of 50% of the session cost will be due if cancelled with less than 24-hr notice.

Private and Semi-Private Sessions

But what if you just want to find more specific ways to lengthen your hamstrings, open your hips in a balanced way, refine your Head Stand or Shoulder Stand, or learn a few specific series tailor made for you to practice at home? Private (or semi-private – 5 or fewer) Instruction is perfect for answering this individualized questions that can’t be addressed effectively in a group setting. Just as lovely is the use of semi-privates for birthday celebrations, pre-wedding day gatherings, or any time you want to gather with friends for a special focus.

Letitia Walker | Handstand | Purna Yoga Asheville, NC
Private Session Pricing

$90

60-min session

$120

90-min session

Cancellation Policy: A charge of 50% of the session cost will be due if cancelled with less than 24-hr notice.

Other’s experience with One-on-One Yoga