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All Life Is Yoga

A Purna Yoga™ Teacher Training

November 26 - December 1, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$895 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Are you ready to let your yoga practice guide you in all areas of your life? Join master teacher Aadil Palkhivala, a disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar, for an immersive study and intimate practice of the foundations of Purna Yoga.

Aadil’s signature style of yoga, which he cocreated with his wife, Savitri, is a holistic synthesis of yogic traditions based on the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. His classes are a warm combination of instruction, philosophical insights, poetry, and humor.

This beginner teacher training is a dynamic exploration of yoga methodology, alignment-based asana, Heartfull Meditation, musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. You will be instructed in how to teach yoga as well as spend time exploring how the practice inspires personal growth and inner wisdom.

Through lecture, demonstration, and lots of hands-on practice, you will learn:

  • How to teach the basics of standing poses, inversions, twists, backbends, and forward bends
  • Purna Yoga’s opening series, morning series, hip-opening series, and classical surya namaskar series
  • The proper posture and instruction for pranayama, including ujjayi breathing
  • How to use props, adjustments, and safety points
  • Timeless spiritual truths and ways to ground them in your everyday life.


Those who are looking to deepen a yoga practice, continue education as a yoga teacher, or want to explore becoming a yoga teacher are welcome.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Aadil Palkhivala

    Master yoga teacher, cocreator of Purna Yoga™

    Master yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala is known as a “teacher of teachers.” He is cocreator, with his wife, Savitri, of Purna Yoga, a holistic synthesis of yogic traditions based on the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. His classes are a warm combination of precise instruction, philosophical insights, poetry, and humor.

    Aadil began his studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of seven and was the youngest person to be awarded the Advanced Yoga Teacher’s Certificate from Iyengar at the age of 22. He has been training yoga teachers in India, Asia, Europe, and the United States since 1976. In addition to extensive study of Ayurveda, he holds degrees in law, mathematics, and physics.

    Aadil writes regularly for Yoga Journal and is a frequent keynote speaker. He is is the author of three teacher training manuals and Fire of Love, a book that seeks to restore the essence of yoga. He is also a certified Shiatsu and Swedish bodyworker, and a clinical hypnotherapist.

    He is the founder and director of the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, Washington, and Purna Yoga College, a 200-hour, 500-hour, and 2,000-hour teacher training program.

    His passion is to create health, wealth, and happiness in the lives of his students who truly embrace Purna Yoga’s teachings and lifestyle.

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  • Why Attend
    • <p class="FreeFormAA"><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Study with master yogi Aadil Palkhivala, who began studying with B.K.S. Iyengar at age seven and whose lifelong connection to the Iyengar Yoga lineage informs his unique approach to teaching teachers.</span></p>

    • <p class="FreeFormAA"><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Gain a solid understanding of and grounding in the foundational practices of yoga to deepen your own practice and begin to share it with others. </span></p>

    • Explore how yoga can be more than just a practice you do a few times a week—it can be a comprehensive approach to living your life that includes nutrition, philosophy, meditation, and more.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    A minimum of one year of alignment-based yoga is required; three years are recommended.

    Experience Level

    A minimum of one year of alignment-based yoga is required; three years are recommended.

    CEs Available

    CEs are available through Yoga Alliance. Contact your instructor for attendance certificate at the end of the program.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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