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

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Our well-trained and enthusiastic staff is eager to help you start or continue your exploration of yoga.

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

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At Purna Yoga 828, we believe that yoga is more than just physical exercise. You are more than just your body. Discover how a Purna Yoga practice can support all of you – body, mind, and spirit.
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Purna Yoga® involves all aspects of the human experience:  body, mind, emotions, spirit.

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Purna Yoga | Heartfull Meditation Virasana Asheville, NC

Connecting to the spark within through dynamic and transformational meditation.

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Finding alignment and openness in the mind and body.

Teaching people – not just poses. Learn about the benefits of some of our favorite poses by clicking on the images below.

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.

Yoga Mat and Strap
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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. 

  • Spend a weekend, immersed in practice, with Certified Purna Yoga Instructor, Brad Waites. Learn more about yourself, your body, and your connection to your Self. Registration is now open....

  • Time for another Great Yoga Wall mini-workshop! This time is a "pupu platter" of poses from Standing Poses, Inversions, Twists and Backbends, Spinal Rejuvenation Series, and Neck & Shoulder work....

  • Open your hips and shoulders. Strengthen your legs, arms, wrists, and core. Stimulate the thyroid gland & energize the kidneys. Ground yourself in the present while connecting to your center. ONE SEQUENCE does all this and more!...