A life time of YOGA
200 hour Purna Yoga College Training
OUR NEXT CLASS BEGINS
January 5, 2024
"I am very thankful of having been part of the teacher training. It has taken me to much higher levels of truth that I would not have reached on my own. We as a group have really enjoyed ourselves." Mette Juul Sorensen from Denmark, mother of 4 boys, wife to a loving husband
We're offering a new Weekend Format
Classes are live, in-person at Purna Yoga East.
With advanced notice some classes may be held on zoom due to inclement weather or other circumstances.
Weekend format beginning in the new year 2024
(only 13 hours/weekend!!!)
Fridays 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:15 am - 3:15 pm (w/ 30 minutes of breaks)
Sundays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jan 5, 6, 7
Jan 19. 20, 21
Feb 2, 3, 4
Feb 16, 17, 18
Mar 1, 2, 3
Mar 15, 16, 17
Apr 5, 6, 7
Apr 19, 20, 21
May 3, 4, 5
May 17, 18, 19
May/June 31, 1, 2
June 21, 22, 23 (graduation)
In addition to weekend classes, students are required to observe, attend and apprentice 24 hours of classes with one of our senior teachers, Catharine, Bob or Emily. You pick the dates and times!
Zoom and virtual options are available.
Our core curriculum covers:
Asana (yoga poses) with a focus on alignment for safety
Pranayama (appropriate breathing techniques)
Purna Yoga Heartfull® Meditation Snacks
Applied yogic philosophy
Healthy living and nutrition
You will also learn:
Non-refundable Application Fee $300
Payment plans are available.
Tuition does not include lodging, food, books and materials, travel expenses or application fee.
"This course is wonderful, words cannot describe the amount of information contained. The instructor's knowledge and presentation was excellent (clear and concise) The most valuable things gained for me are truly living from the heart, the depth of knowledge of the asana and anatomy, meditation and all the wonderful friendships that have been formed with classmates." Hank Harris from Clayton, NC, Building Contractor
How to Apply
Complete your application Link HERE
Pay your $300 application fee HERE
You may drop your application off at Purna Yoga East or mail to
Purna Yoga College at Purna Yoga East
c/o Catharine Eberhart
527 East Second Street
Clayton, NC 27520
Applications are accepted any time space allows.
We will contact you by email within three weeks of receiving your application to confirm your acceptance.
Required textbooks for the 200-hour course.
Fire of Love by Aadil Palkhivala
(available at Purna Yoga East)
The Sunlit Path (available at Purna Yoga East)
by The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Trail Guide to the Body 4th, 5th or 6th Edition by Andrew Biel
Trail Guide to the Body, Student Workbook 4th, 5th or 6th Edition, by Andrew Biel
Teaching Purna Yoga: 200-Hour Program Manual
by Aadil Palkhivala
(you will receive this manual on the first evening of class and is included with your tuition)
"I would advise someone contemplating the journey that it is a wonderful trip! It will open you to things you hadn't imagined possible. Content is expansive. Instructor is awesome, warm, welcoming. Support of studio + other instructors is fabulous"
Gayle Murray Clayton, NC, Educator
" This is the best teacher training around. . .I have done several. My biggest fear with teaching yoga (i have been practicing for 30 years + taught a lot of Bikram and Iyengar classes was students with problems or special needs (high blood pressure, pregnancy, injuries, etc.) I no longer have that fear. The training incorporated anatomy all the time. I am inspired to learn more anatomy. The meditation is wonderful"
Judith Chelak St.Petersburg, FL, retired yoga school owner, travel agent