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Purnima began practice of iyengar yoga

in 2007 and immediately felt its transformative potential. She was drawn to the discipline, rigor, and integrity of the Iyengar lineage. Born and raised on O'ahu, Purnima has dedicated a total of four years of study under the Iyengar family in Pune, India at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), which included assisting in therapeutic classes. She was first granted certification directly by her beloved Guru, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar and now holds a certificate at the Intermediate Junior II level. As a teacher, Purnima is known for applications of yoga which inspire students to overcome physical and emotional difficulties in their practice and life. She continues her education with regular trips to study with her primary teachers at RIMYI. She is grateful to share the gifts of Iyengar Yoga with others.