Our classes take place at our new studio—Purna Yoga 828 in West Asheville. We look forward to practicing with you!
697 D Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
PY828 offers a variety of payment options from drop-in rates to class passes and monthly memberships. We also have 10 donation-based classes on the schedule. We never want financial concerns to stand in the way of your practice. Stop by the studio and ask about our First Timers Pass.
CLASS PASS (1 year expiration date)
$148 – 10 Class Pass
$278 – 20 Class Pass
$58 – 4 Class monthly membership ($14.50 per class)
$108 – 8 Class monthly membership ($13.50 per class)
$158 – 12 Class monthly membership ($13.15 per class)
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP TERMS:
Parking is available in our lot, as well as on the street, and in the lot across Haywood Road next to Grace Baptist church.
Click on the title to see class descriptions.
This 6-week course is designed for the total beginner. Each 75-minute class covers the basics that will give students the confidence and knowledge to join any of our all-levels classes. Students gain more strength and flexibility while alleviating pain, learn how to manage stress more effectively, and build a deeper connection with their selves while also learning the basic series of Purna Yoga, simple Heartfull™ Meditation techniques, “yoga lingo,” and how to fold a blanket. Check the online schedule for the next Start Yoga Now series.
If you are interested in yoga, looking for a chance to exercise and move but are worried about inexperience, or have seen the Purna Yoga 828 studio on Haywood Road but aren’t quite sure what “Purna Yoga” is, Purna Yoga Basics is the perfect class for you! Learn the fundamentals, proper alignment and safety considerations. Get the tools you need to become both stronger and more flexible, less anxious, and more in tune with your mind, body and spirit. Purna Yoga Basics focuses on building strength and flexibility through standing poses, hip and shoulder openers, twists, introductory backbends and the preps for inversions. Donation-based class.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday
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 or anyone who wishes to focus on the nuts-and-bolts of practice.
Thursday and Friday
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.
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.
Monday through Friday
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-based class.
Start your week off connected to who you truly are. This gentle class begins with 30 minutes of Heartfull™ Meditation techniques as created by Savitri – one of Purna Yoga’s co-founders – before moving into an hour of alignment-based asana that serves as a moving meditation. 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.
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; standing poses; twists and backbends; inversions; and the crème de la crème: the Spinal Rejuvenation Series. 6 months asana experience required. Not for beginners.
Yoga For Record Nerds, a start-from-scratch, complete yoga class for the aesthetically and item obsessed individual. This is not a “do yoga to records” class. It is a “get out of your stuff and into your self” class. If you’ve been feeling stiff or stressed, with low back or esteem issues, come try a no-judgment, no expectations (Stones reference!) class with life long nerd of some-sort, Whitney Shroyer. All genders, ages, and abilities welcome. No experience necessary! No matter your body awareness or experience with movement, Yoga for Record Nerds’ teacher, Whitney Shroyer, will explain what to do and give modifications and adjustments to help you get your head out of your record collection and into your body! Donation-based class. Suggested donation: $10 and up.
If you are looking for a family activity which promotes a healthy lifestyle, if your child wants to do yoga with you, or if you want to share your yoga practice with younger family members, then Family Yoga is for y’all. Family Yoga is an hour to be in the present moment, let your heart center shine, and share your love with your family. Each class begins with Heartfull™ Meditation, before moving into alignment-based asana. Family members can expect to work on a variety of poses including simple twists, chest openers, standing poses, backbends, and be introduced to the yoga wall. Family members are asked to use quiet feet and voices while in the studio. Recommended for elementary age children participating with an adult family member. Donation-based class: $5-$15 suggested donation per family member.
Come back to center with Recharge and Refocus. Experience how the multi-faceted tools of Purna Yoga can Realign, Recharge and Refocus the mind, body, and spirit. Each class starts with Heartfull™ Meditation before moving into alignment-based asana, including standing poses, twists, backbends, restorative poses and preparations for inversions. Expect to learn the basic Purna Yoga series, and how to utilize the Great Yoga Wall to help our bodies blossom in an array of postures. Students will learn how to apply yogic principles and lifestyle choices to support the progression towards self-love and self-care. Donation-based class.
Originally, all restorative poses were called, Viparita Karani (Inverted Lake). This 90-minute class takes the concept of Inverted Lake and builds 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-based class.
What you need to know about our classes.
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.
We have all the props you need, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you have one.
Sign up for our First Timers Pass and get 6 classes for $60 with a 6-week expiration date!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
"I came to know Letitia as a result of my debilitating lower back problem. She worked with me to understand my condition and then led me through a program of directed stretching and yoga-informed movement. I now enjoy relief from back pain and fully participate in the group class. Letitia quite obviously takes complete joy in yoga and its teaching. I am grateful and honored to know her."
"Letitia is an expert teacher in the use of the "Yoga Rope Wall". Through her instruction in the use of the wall, I have been able to find proper alignment in poses as well as finding extension in my spine, and a better sense of balance. Letitia has given not only me, but all of her students a special gift with her dedication in guiding us through the practice of yoga.”
“My first private lesson with Letitia inspired me to have a daily home practice. This has helped me connect more deeply with my body. I love her light-filled presence, sense of humor, attention to detail, and practical problem solving. Purna yoga is uniquely foundational. With Letitia's help, I am getting the building blocks I need for transformation. Before I connected with her, I knew I needed this, but I didn't know how to get it. Making slow and steady progress, step-by-step. Thank you!”
"Letitia has helped me start to move again after having severe sciatica. Healing is spiritual, emotional and physical. Letitia helps me in all these areas, and with God's help I have a complete healing."