At Purna Yoga 828, we meet students where they are, even with our class offerings.
Join us in-person in our group classes, privates, and semi-privates or online either through our livestream classes or on-demand video library.
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697 D Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Click on the title to see class descriptions. All times are Eastern Time.
In-studio, six-week series: Wednesdays at 6:15 pm
Sept. 6th – Oct. 11th and Oct. 18th – Nov. 22nd
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-level 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 even how to fold a blanket.
In-studio: Wednesdays at 6:15 pm
Pre-recorded (access to recording for 7 days): Wednesdays at 10 am
If you are interested in yoga, looking for a chance to exercise and move but are worried about inexperience, or 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 openers and shoulder strengtheners, twists, introductory backbends, and the preps for inversions. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio: Wednesdays at 9 am
Meditation & Movement centers the idea that Yoga is more than just exercise while still providing a rewarding asana experience. Appropriate for both beginners and experienced practitioners, this class begins with extended time in Heartfull Meditation and breathwork before moving into alignment-based asana, including the basic Purna Yoga Series. Students practice safe, effective, sustainable movement while also engaging in self-study (Svadyaya) and exploring the non-physical benefits of Yoga. 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. Variations are given as needed for each student to access the movements in a variety of poses. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio: Tuesdays at 6:15pm, Thursdays at 6pm, and Fridays at 8:45 am
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. Variations are given as needed for each student to explore the movement of their body 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. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon
Push the reset button by taking a yoga break in the middle of your day! This hour-long class focuses on opening the body, mind, and spirit with a flowing practice of asana and meditation. Each class is based on releasing joints and points in the body that get stuck from sedentary positions or repetitive movements, allowing the body and mind regain their natural supple nature. Special attention is paid to areas of tension and fatigue caused by sitting at the computer or standing for long periods of time during your day. Head into your afternoon recharged and energized. Suitable for all levels. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio or Online, with access to recordings for 7 days: Mondays at 10 am
In-studio: Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at Noon (Great Yoga Wall Focus)
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 a solid understanding of the basic poses including standing poses, twists, backbends, forward bends, and inversion preparations. Strength & Stamina classes are usually faster-paced, involve less instruction, and have greater identification of poses by their Sanskrit names only. Expect multiple rounds of Classical Surya Namaskar, longer holds of poses, a deeper exploration of Heartfull® Meditation, and the opportunity to strengthen your connection to the teacher within. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio or Online, with access to recordings for 7 days: Thursdays at 9 am and Fridays at 10:15 am
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. 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 and also incorporate anatomy mini-lectures, applied philosophy, as well as discussions of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Recommended 6 months’ experience in alignment-based yoga. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
Pre-recorded (access to recording for 7 days): Mondays at 10am
In-studio: Tuesdays at 10 am
This 90-minute class starts off with extended time in Heartfull Meditation, then a deeper exploration of both the Hip Opening and Hip Strengthening Series, and ends with a focus on Pranayama (breathwork). In between, you’ll find a variety of poses that leave you with greater flexibility and strength in the hips, shoulders, and chest. While this slower-paced class might involve more floor work and appear on the surface to be one of our more gentle classes, it is best suited for more intermediate students looking to go deeper within. Students have the opportunity to be more internally referential, to focus on the breath as the conduit for the mind/body connection, and to soothe and strengthen the nervous system through Pranayama. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class.
In-studio: Thursdays at 2 pm, Sept. 7th – 28th
This 1-hour class is designed for students who would like to enjoy the benefits of yoga but prefer a gentler approach, a greater focus on joint mobility, and additional prop support (a chair, the wall, a wall bar, a wall belt). This could be especially helpful to persons with unsteadiness, fatigue, injury, chronic pain, arthritis, or who just feel ‘out of shape’. Most of the class will be conducted seated on a chair, but some supported standing work will be included to develop balance, upper/lower body coordination and strength. Aside from learning more accessible versions of poses (hip openers, standing poses, simple twists, chest openers/simple backbends), students will also cultivate the mind-body connection that is essential to healing and a sense of well-being. Use your class pass or membership to attend or purchase the 4-week series to go on this shared journey to wellness.
In-studio or Online (access to recordings for 7 days): Saturdays at 10 am
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. Use your monthly membership, class pass, or pay for a drop-in class. If you’re joining us virtually, you must have access to a Great Yoga Wall system.
In-studio: Sundays at 11 am
If you are looking for a family activity that 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 75-minutes to be in the present moment, let your heart center shine, and share your love with your family. Class begins with Heartfull® Meditation before moving into alignment-based asana play. 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. Children ages 7+ may join without an adult. The first family member can use a membership, class pass, or drop in for $18. All additional family members just $5 each.
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 anatomically oriented direction in asana (poses) with a focus on alignment for safety and exploration as well as energetic direction to deepen the spirit/mind/body connection. Our teachers give clear demonstrations of poses and variations, share yogic philosophy, and guide students into deepening the connection to their inner teacher.
Never taken a yoga class before? Concerned about injuries or limitations? We believe in teaching people, not poses. Every pose can be re-imagined and expressed in a variety of ways in any body. We also use props to make poses accessible for all students. 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.
Sign up for our First Timers Pass and get 6 classes for $60 with a 6-week expiration date!
Please wear comfortable clothing that feels good to move in while allowing you to see your body as you practice the poses. We invite you to wear colors that make you feel good as well.
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."