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Cassie McColl is a Certified Purna Yoga Instructor at the 2,000 hour level. She graduated in 2008 from The College of Purna Yoga™ at the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue - the only state-certified yoga college in Washington. This 2-year teacher training program involved an in-depth course of study in anatomy, asana, pranayama, meditation, nutrition, philosophy and lifestyle. Cassie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Physiology from the University of Alberta (2002).


"I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. I started doing yoga in university with my aunts in a Saturday morning class at the gym. I loved it right away. I liked taking care of my body – the opposite from the wear and tear of playing years of sports – AND I felt more grounded and whole after each class. Since those Saturday morning hatha classes, I’ve had fun trying different types of yoga in many cities and countries.

In 2006, I landed at the doorstep of the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, Washington to start the teacher training program at the College of Purna Yoga. I studied for 2 years with master teachers and founders of Purna Yoga – Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri. I found the asana and meditation of Purna Yoga, combined, to create a powerful and transformative experience.

Since graduating from the college in 2008, I have been teaching full-time in Edmonton including yoga, meditation, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. I continue to study with Aadil and Savitri every year!"




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