Friday May 1, 2020

Stretch & Relax

Aadil Palkhivala,

Yoga Master Purna Yoga

Friday, May 1, our speaker at Bellevue Breakfast Rotary was Aadil Palkhivala, who discussed his lifelong passion (starting at age 7) for learning, practicing and being an evangelist for Yoga and its benefits. He also shared some of the experiences he has had along the way that have helped people discover those benefits. Yoga is not just exercise and stretching but provides an inner strength and self-confidence that helps people be well rounded.

For the latter part of the program, Aadil shared some Yoga exercises with us. Needless to say, the BBRC “Zoom” crowd left with a better understanding, and appreciation, for Aadil’s lifelong Yoga journey. If you would like to know about the classes and studio that Aadil captains, that information is below!

“Go to and click online classes. Click the class you’d like to register for and you will be sent a link about 30 minutes before class to join. If you can’t make the exact time of the class, register for it and you’ll be emailed a link that is good for 24 hours after the class to do the class at your leisure. If you have any questions about which classes to take please contact me at”

Please note Marchella is Aadil’s outstanding Executive Assistant!

About the Speaker

Aadil Palkhivala, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Co-Founder of Purna Yoga College® & Co-director of Alive and Shine® Center With degrees in law, physics and mathematics, Aadil 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. His passion is to create health, wealth and happiness in the lives of his students who truly embrace Purna Yoga’s teachings and lifestyle.

He began his studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7 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. Aadil writes for Yoga Journal Magazine and been an “Asana Expert” for both the magazine and website. He is frequently a keynote speaker internationally. Aadil is the author of three Teacher Training manuals and "Fire of Love", the book that seeks to restore the essence of yoga. Aadil is a Certified Shiatsu and Swedish Bodyworker and a Clinical Hypnotherapist and has extensively studied alternative health and Ayurveda. He is the co-founder and co-director of internationally-renowned Alive and Shine® Center in Bellevue, Washington and Purna Yoga College®, a 200-hour, 500-hour 2,000-hour, and 5,000+hour Teacher Training program. For more information go to and