Yoga is much more than simply a system of exercise. It is a philosophy and way of life which aligns body, mind, and spirit, helping you to live a happier and more abundant life. Purna Yoga is alignment-based yoga which focuses on safety, allowing you to open the body without risking injury. Yoga can be learned by people of all ages, all levels of physical fitness, and all levels of flexibility.

Doing yoga can help you:

  • Increase the health, strength, and flexibility of your body while improving balance and coordination.
  • Lose weight.
  • Alleviate aches and pains.
  • Improve postural habits.
  • Stimulate health and optimal functioning of all the organ systems.
  • Calm your mind and emotions.
  • Ground yourself in your body, helping you increase awareness and consciously create your thoughts, actions, and responses, leading to a more harmonious life.
  • Feel younger, more alive, and live a more joyful life.

At the Healing Sanctuary, yoga is taught in private, one on one sessions. Each session is individually tailored to the needs of the client and can focus on a specific issue (ie. low back pain, digestive issues, etc) or provide a balanced sequence for overall benefit. The use of props and support ensures that each pose is done safely, and every session includes instruction on meditation techniques which can be practiced at home in addition to the postures.

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Find out about ongoing Purna Yoga and Heartfull Meditation™ Workshops at the Alive and Shine Center. 



Yoga headshot low resAllison MacLennan, M.D. is an orthopaedic hand surgeon and a Purna Yoga teacher certified at the 500 hour level by the College of Purna Yoga in Bellevue, Washington.  She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 and is enrolled in the Purna Yoga 2,000 Hour Teacher Certification Program. Dr. MacLennan graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Washington Medical Center.  She pursued her hand and upper extremity fellowship training at C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and served the greater Seattle community in private practice until 2015.  She is also an Elite Diplomate BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) practitioner through the Morter HealthSystem.