Teacher Spotlight: Mana Iluna

Mana Iluna,

2,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional

Practicing Yoga since: 1963!!! I was 28 when I started doing it from a book.

Teaching at Alive & Shine Center since: 1993

Current class times:

  • Gentle Yoga on MWF at 11:15am
  • Spa Yoga on Fridays at 7:30pm

Why do you love teaching yoga?

I love teaching yoga because I love seeing positive mood changes, body changes and life changes as students continue taking classes.

What is your favorite quote?

My two favorite short quotes are:

“Courage has no age.” – Anne Fortier, The Lost Sisterhood

“Carpe Momentum!” which means “Seize the Moment!”

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?

Do yoga with a sense of love for your body and giving it what it wants and needs…do it consistently and persistently and never give up!

What benefits have your recieved from Purna Yoga?

Purna Yoga has taught me how to live my life in the best possible ways, philosophically, emotionally, mentally and physically. It has given me the gift of knowing that I am living my purpose.

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