Beyond Mindful, Be Heartfull

Have you ever binge watched your favorite Netflix series or had a movie marathon only to realize you just spent hours of your life staring at a screen?  I have.  The reason I usually want to watch a show is because I feel overwhelmed and need to get my mind off things. Entertainment breaks can be helpful, but what was …

The Power of Meditation

Studio co-owner Aadil Palkhivala recently opened up about his experience witnessing the near-death experience of his wife, Savitri, in an article in Yoga Journal , posted below: “Patanjali notes that each klesha (obstacles to the path of yoga) can be overcome through meditation. Abhinivesha (the fear of death) is the last klesha, and it’s one that can be particularly difficult …

What Makes A Great Yoga Teacher?

Aadil Palkhivala has been teaching yoga for over 35 years and he has been recognized as the yoga teacher of the year during the 2016 edition of the Seattle Yoga Awards hosted by Seattle Yoga News. We decided to ask him a few questions about teaching yoga and what makes a great yoga teacher. Here is what he had to …

Spotlight on Co-Founder, Aadil Palkhivala

With degrees in law, physics and mathematics, Aadil Palkhivala is one of the world’s top yoga teachers and, for over 35 years, has had the reputation as the “teacher of teachers,” since the world’s finest teachers study with him*. He has completed over 51 years of yoga practice! Aadil’s experience of holistic healing was originally prenatal, as his mother could …

Q&A with Aadil from 425 Magazine

Aadil Palkhivala was first introduced to yoga when he was still inside his mother’s womb. “My mother could not get pregnant,” said Palkhivala. “She tried for seven years.” It wasn’t until Palkhivala’s mother started practicing yoga with the renowned B.K.S. Iyengar that she finally was able to conceive. “My first experience (with yoga) was in the womb hearing Iyengar’s voice.” …

The Yoga of Balance

By Aadil Palkhivala, reposted from Yoga Journal All our lives we hear of the importance of having a “balanced diet.” Yet, when viewed through yogic eyes, this popular conception (like most) proves to be, even on its best days, merely a half truth. What we require is not a balanced diet but a balancing diet. We require a diet that …

Aadil Wants Yoga to Be More About Integrity, Less About Ego

Meet your next teacher, Aadil Palkhivala, Purna Yoga™ co-founder and mentor in Yoga Journal’s upcoming online Master Class course. Original article from July 2017 issue of Yoga Journal My first experience with yoga was in my mother’s womb. For seven years she had been unable to conceive, then she found yoga. She and my father studied in India, directly with …

Meditation to Cure Loneliness

Savitri taught a beautiful Heartfull® Meditation workshop at the NW Yoga Conference last month. The focus was on conquering loneliness by tapping into the “Master Chakra” in our hearts.One of the workshop participants, Jacqueline Quattrocchi, wrote an article about the experience, including the technique called “Mental Centering.” Check out the full article here, and posted below! From Peaceful Dumpling : …

Aadil & Savitri on Dr. Pat Show

Savitri and Aadil were recently invited to the Dr. Pat show to share their inspiring journey over the last 25 years. Savitri, creator of Heartfull® Meditation, and Aadil Palkhivala, renowned yoga master, are owners of our yoga home, Alive & Shine Center. From the show: “There are some people out there who have a message that transcends..all things that get …