Welcome To Purnam Yogashala
What is Holistic yoga?
The Indian yogic system is a profound and ancient tradition that encompasses a wide range of practices aimed at spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Here are key aspects of the Indian yogic system:

1. Origins

  • Ancient Roots: Yoga has its roots in ancient Indian philosophy, with mentions in texts like the Vedas and Upanishads.
  • Compilation of Yogic Knowledge: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written around 200 CE, is a foundational text that codifies the principles of classical yoga.

2. Philosophical Foundations
  • Paths of Yoga: There are different paths of yoga, including Jnana Yoga (path of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (path of devotion), Karma Yoga (path of selfless action), and Raja Yoga (path of meditation).
  • Concept of Self (Atman) and Ultimate Reality (Brahman): Yogic philosophy explores the nature of the self and its connection to the ultimate reality.

3. Physical Practices
  • Asanas (Postures): Physical postures designed to enhance flexibility, strength, and balance enhance the vital force in body and bring the balance in body mass and gravitation asanas for balance the central gravity.
  • Pranayama (Breath expansion ) Techniques focusing on breath regulation to cultivate prana (life force). Balance the 5 prana and panchayat koshas.

4. Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Dhyana (Meditation): Practices to still the mind and achieve a state of focused awareness.
  • Mindfulness (Smriti): Cultivating awareness in daily activities to achieve a state of presence.

5. Ethical Guidelines
  • Yamas and Niyamas: Ethical and moral principles guiding personal conduct and social behavior.

6. Chakras and Energy Systems
  • Nadis, Chakras, and Kundalini: The yogic system acknowledges subtle energy channels, energy centers (chakras), and the awakening of dormant spiritual energy (kundalini).

7. Yogic Lifestyle
  • Satvik Living: Emphasizes a lifestyle that promotes purity, simplicity, and harmony.
  • Vegetarianism: Many yogic traditions advocate a vegetarian diet for ethical and spiritual reasons.

8. Teachers and Lineages
  • Guru-Disciple Tradition: Transmission of knowledge through a teacher-student relationship.
  • Various Yogic Schools: Different schools of yoga, such as Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga, each with its unique emphasis.

9. Modern Yoga
  • Global Impact: Yoga has gained popularity worldwide, with diverse interpretations and applications.
  • Integration into Wellness Practices: Often integrated into modern wellness practices and therapeutic settings.

The Indian yogic system is a holistic approach to self-discovery and spiritual realization, offering pathways for individuals to attain a state of balance and inner peace.

A Holistic Yoga Practice a Path to Completeness

Purnam Means Complete, wholeness and infinite. Purnam comes from
Sanskrit word "purnam shanti mantra"

This chant is a Shanti mantra (peace invocation) and appears primarily in Isha Upanishad (Ishapanishad) or many times called Ishavasya Upanishad (one of the primeval Upanishad).

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti ||
om! That is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.
The infinite proceeds from the infinite.
(Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),
It remains as the infinite alone.
Aum! Peace! Peace! Peace!
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Purnam Yogashala offers Yoga for all ages and lifestyles

As a Yoga Alliance registered school, we provide Hatha Yoga practices including Asana and Pranayama. Our classes and teacher training are available year-round and include spiritual teachings and Q&A sessions. Join us on a journey of personal growth and well-being.
Purnam Yoga Shala offers a balanced, multi-style practice that blends ancient wisdom with modern needs. Yogi Raj Manoj's joyful and compassionate teachings promote non-competition and contentment, even in challenging postures. Classes focus on aligning the physical, energetic, mental/emotional, and intuitive self through the five elements and energetic principles.
At Purnam yogashala, we run monthly 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Yoga retreats with focus on holistic Yoga and multi style yoga to bring forward ancient wisdom for a modern age.
We are a modern Yoga Teacher Training School in Agonda, Goa, India that combines Western standards with ancient, traditional yoga practices and teaching methodology. Besides our monthly residential Yoga Teacher Training courses, we also offer comprehensive Online Yoga Teacher Training courses (Yoga Alliance USA, 200 Hours) that can be started at any time.
As a qualified team of yoga instructors, we aim to provide the most professional, satisfying and grounding environment for yoga practise.
Purnam Yogashala is a peaceful yoga school on Agonda beach in Goa, India. Our team of experienced practitioners and masters of yogic science offer a USA Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour teacher training and continuing yoga education. Our aim is to increase awareness and knowledge about holistic living, yoga, meditation, and a holistic life. Our mission is to guide teacher training students from around the world to become confident and happy individuals who can share their knowledge with others.
We provide multi-lingual, well-qualified yoga instructors and management to spread the knowledge of yoga, love, peace, and harmony to the world. Our teacher training courses are internationally recognized and certified by Yoga Alliance. Our accommodations are cozy and comfortable, providing a peaceful oasis for rejuvenation and diving deeply into your yoga journey. Join us for a humble vision of yoga, access to profound and inspiring Satsang, and a profound approach to boost your inner journey and find balance.
Our mission is to guide yoga teacher training students from all over the world and prepare them to become confident and happy individuals and be able to share their knowledge with the world.
Through years of teaching experience at our own Yoga Teacher Training, we have created a safe and holistic space for personal growth and healing.

Aspect of the practice

Five Elements of Practice followed at Purnam Yogashala

  • Movement Breathing
  • Sound - work
  • Mediatation
  • Yogic wisdom
Five Prana Energetic principles followed at Purnam Yogashala

  • Grounding (Apana Prana)
  • Uplifting (Prana Prana)
  • Centering (Samana Prana)
  • Expansion (Vayana Prana)
  • Connection to the whole (Udana Prana)
Agonda beach is perfect for people looking for a relaxing time in the water. The cool breeze and warm summer sun can relieve you of the stress and anxiety. Agonda beach is 3 kilometres long, fringed with palm trees and shadowed by a large hill to the south. If one is looking for some quiet moments away from cities, Agonda beach is the place to be. This beach is special because you will find very few tourists, also since the beach is huge you will always find you private space on the beach.

Become your own spiritual leader

Purnam Yogashala Teacher Training school invites you – as an aspiring yoga teacher or yoga practitioner- to take part at the Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course on Agonda beach, India.
Yoga Teacher Training in India is a truly unique experience that will change your life to the better forever. No matter what your original intention is, you can be sure to gain inner balance and learn how to connect your body, mind and soul. Learning to express yourself, knowing your feelings and implementing stability, offers you to live a calmer and happier life according to your unique nature and desires.
During the Yoga Teacher Training in India at purnam Yogashala you will not only learn to practise and teach asana, pranayama and meditation, you will also be encouraged to understand and live yoga in its original, heart-opening and health-improving form.