Purna Yoga


Discover the difference between yoga done from prana and yoga done from Light; between yoga of the mind, and the Purna Yoga approach to yoga from the heart. The College of Purna Yoga provides in-depth and highly detailed instruction, from a dedicated lineage, with proven results: our graduates are known for their expertise, professionalism, and caring.
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The Pillars
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  • Safety and Alignment-Based Asana

  • Heart-Focused Meditation

    Active energy meditation techniques

  • Philosophy

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How are we different?


All Life is YogaSri Aurobindo

THE FOUNDERS OF PURNA YOGA


Savitri


Savitri lost both her parents in a plane crash when she was a teen, orphaned with a sister who was murdered shortly thereafter. Without family she sought Truth and created Heartfull Meditation

Aadil Palkhivala


Aadil is cool

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INTEGRITY 

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Yoga is not to be practiced, it is to be lived. All life is Yoga.
Yoga did not originate from the Buddhist faith. It originated in India. Yoga means “unity” in Sanskrit. Original Yoga is based on divine light energy, not chi ego energy. Yoga is not gymnastics, acrobats, or to show off ones flexibility. Yoga, in it’s true definition, is a state of being that unifies mind, body and spirit. True meditation is the process/path of unifying the energetic parts to the heart chakra. Asana is the act of doing poses in Yoga. Asana should be safety and alignment-based. Most asana in the US, is not. Yoga is a lifestyle. Yoga is lived. Yoga is not a religion. Yoga has been misused. It is sacred, it is a commitment, it is how one lives in their daily life from the unity of mind and body to the heart, not a way to run from life.Zenia, daughter of the founders of Purna Yoga and Heartfull Meditation

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Safety & Alignment


Purna Yoga teaches Safety and Alignment based asana.


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Light vs. Chi


Chi is the energy of the lower energetic body, Light is the image of Love


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Integrity


Traditional Indian meaning. It’s what Yoga truly means.


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Our 500-2,000hr Certified Purna Yoga Teachers

Is Yoga Misunderstood?

What is the true meaning and intention of YOGA? 

Yoga is a term of wonder and mystique from ancient India. For millennia yoga was considered so sacred that its information and wisdom was given to students only after rigorous testing to make sure that the student was worthy of the information and would keep the knowledge sacred. After all, yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to bond to yoke, to come together.  Yoga is in essence about unity. The unity of the body, the mind, the emotions and the spirit, all acting in a world based upon the precepts of an individual’s “dharma” (life mission).

This magical knowledge has been lost to most yoga practices and people believe they are doing yoga when all they are doing is gymnastics in the name os Asana; with a touch of wise words and awareness of symbols and Indian deities. Yoga has nothing to do with acrobatics and very little to do with asana. Of course, asana is very useful because each asana develops different parts of the body as it strengthens, opens and balances your body. It also attunes the body to different frequencies opening up your nervous system to creativity and joy. Yoga is not about how long you can hold an arm-balance as much as the whole picture: how kind you are to others, how fulfilled you feel in your life and whether you leave the world better than you found it. This is why we, in Purna Yoga, at Alive and Shine Center, do our very best to teach a yoga that is holistic, a yoga that’s involves asana, Heartfull Meditation and light-based pranayama, the applied philosophy of the ancient practice in day-to-day life, nutrition and lifestyle changes. This being the unity, the completeness, that is Yoga. Purna means complete. It is only when we embrace the completeness of the practice that yoga brings the qualities it was designed to: joy, peace, meaningful activity and above all, love.

Every day, as you practice, please remember that your practice is designed to serve you. Approach it with the respect and reverence that behooves a science and an art which has survived for thousands of years.

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Safety & Alignment


Purna Yoga teaches Safety and Alignment based asana.


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Light vs. Chi


Chi is the energy of the lower energetic body, Light is the image of Love


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Integrity


Traditional Indian meaning. It’s what Yoga truly means.


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