Bob Maiers, RYT500, CPYI, began his study of yoga in 2001 out of an interest in athletics and health. Living an active lifestyle for over 60 years, he appreciated the positive energy and welcoming community in his yoga classes. Bob graduated from the College of Purna Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training intensive at the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, WA in 2009. He completed the 500-hour training in 2010 and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Additionally, he completed 2,000 hours of teacher training in Purna Yoga to become a Certified Purna Yoga Instructor (CPYI). Bob is eager to share yoga with folks of all ages and abilities. He has a light, energetic teaching style, is extremely sincere and incorporates humor in his classes while maintaining an atmosphere of safety and relaxation. He and his wife, Catharine Eberhart, are the co-owners of Purna Yoga East in Clayton, N.C. Bob has four grown children and three grandchildren, and he loves the beach, sports cars, golfing and telling a good story.