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Join us for class!

In-person classes aren’t an option at the moment at Purna Yoga 828. Keep up with your practice through our livestream classes and our video library!

Pricing & Location

There are three ways to take classes at PY828:

LIVESTREAM CLASSES

drop-in by donation ($5, $10, $15)

or 10-class pass (6-mo expiration) for $130

(BIPOC students are welcome to attend free of charge.
Drop us a line and we’ll get you a free class pass.)
ON-DEMAND VIDEO LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP

practice on your schedule, at your pace for $30 a month

HYBRID MEMBERSHIPS

blend livestream classes with access to the online library:

  • 4 livestream classes + video library access: $52
  • 8 livestream classes + video library access: $98
  • unlimited livestream classes + video library access: $198
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP TERMS:
  • Monthly memberships renew on the same day each month
  • 15 days notice required when canceling or putting your membership on hold
  • Membership classes expire in 30 days; additional classes may be purchased by donation
Purna Yoga 828

697 D Haywood Rd.

Asheville, NC 28806

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Class Descriptions

Click on the title to see class descriptions.

LIVESTREAM – AM Asana

Monday – Saturday

Class Description:

Our morning classes range from 60 to 90 minutes and are classified as Level I, Level I/II, and Level II. We believe that time of day, time of season, and time of life all help shape a practice, so our AM Asana classes take into account the stiffness that can be present in the body in the morning – even while the mind might be sharp. We generally take more time to warm the body up in the morning than we do in our evening classes. Each class has its own particular focus for the day, but over the course of the class, we cover a general sequence that addresses the whole body and a wide range of poses.


Level I
– more detailed instruction, more opportunity to view demos, and slower paced to help facilitate learning the series of Purna Yoga.

Level I/II – less instruction, greater usage and identification of the poses by their Sanskrit names only, faster paced with an expectation that students know the elements of most Purna Yoga series without detailed instruction to facilitate movement

Level II – our fastest paced classes rely heavily on the use of Sanskrit to denote poses and lessen instructional cues so that students – who already have a working understanding of Purna Yoga series and common practice concepts – can focus more on the feeling of the poses rather than on the voice of an instructor. Greater opportunity to practice inversions and more challenging poses while still having some instructor supervision.

LIVESTREAM – PM Practice

Monday – Thursday

Class Description:

Our evening classes range are all 60 minutes and are classified as Level I, Level I/II, and Level II. PM Practice classes take into account that while your body might be more limber in the evening – or logey from excessive sitting – the mind is less focused. We want our evening classes to prepare you to wind down from your day and prepare for a restful sleep. Each class has its own particular focus for the day, but over the course of the class, we cover a general sequence that addresses the whole body and a wide range of poses.


Level I
– more detailed instruction, more opportunity to view demos, and slower paced to help facilitate learning the series of Purna Yoga.

Level I/II – less instruction, greater usage and identification of the poses by their Sanskrit names only, faster paced with an expectation that students know the elements of most Purna Yoga series without detailed instruction to facilitate movement

Level II – our fastest paced classes rely heavily on the use of Sanskrit to denote poses and lessen instructional cues so that students – who already have a working understanding of Purna Yoga series and common practice concepts – can focus more on the feeling of the poses rather than on the voice of an instructor. Greater opportunity to practice inversions and more challenging poses while still having some instructor supervision.

LIVESTREAM – The Noon Reset: Restoratives

Friday

Class Description:

This 60 minute class focuses on grounding poses, restorative postures, Heartfull Meditation and Pranayama (breath work) to soothe the nervous system and help alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety on our bodies, minds, and emotions. This is the most prop-heavy online class we offer, and it is recommended to have at least a strap, two blocks, blankets, and either a bolster or something that approximates a bolster like folded blankets, firm pillows or even couch cushions. All levels are welcome, and even if you lie in Shavasana for the whole class, you’re still winning.

LIVESTREAM – The Great Wall

Thursday

Class Description:

This 75-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 and home wall system required. Not for beginners.

Start Yoga Now, beginner's level

On Hiatus

Class Description:

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. An online version of this class is currently in the works.

Purna Yoga Basics, Beginner's level

On Hiatus

Class Description:

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.

Form & Function, all levels

On Hiatus

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 or anyone who wishes to focus on the nuts-and-bolts of practice.

Strength & Stamina, level 1

On Hiatus

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

On Hiatus

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.

Family Yoga

On Hiatus

Class Description:

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.

Purna Kid Yoga

On Hiatus

Class Description:

Purna Kid Yoga is 75 minutes for children to: be in the present moment so they can listen to and learn about themselves; practice meditation techniques to increase self-awareness & self-reliance; learn strategies to navigate joyfully through their busy days; and have fun with other children. Each class begins with Heartfull® Meditation, before moving into alignment-based asana. Children can expect to work on a variety of poses including standing poses, simple twists, chest openers, backbends, and be introduced to the Great Yoga Wall. We will end each class enjoying a snack that will provide nutrients for the body while hearing and discussing stories from The Panchatantra Tales. Recommended for children ages 5+. Cost $15

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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.

Sign up for our First Timers Pass and get 6 classes for $60 with a 6-week expiration date!

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

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