The great master Sri Aurobindo said that ‘all life is yoga.’
He explains that it is not so much what you do but the awareness that you bring into what you do that is the yoga. In the west we confuse yoga with a series of postures that help to stretch the body. Though the physical practice is an important aspect of yoga, it is nevertheless, a stepping stone in the process of achieving wholeness, healing and fulfillment of life’s purpose. Sri Aurobindo’s work is known as integral yoga, or Purna Yoga and emphasizes bringing our spirit into every aspect of living.
Purna means “complete” and Purna Yoga distills and integrates the vastness of yoga into an invaluable set of tools for transformation and healing. Offering wisdom and techniques for the union of the body and the mind with the spirit. The lineage is based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, the Vedas, Patanjali, B.K.S. Iyengar, and the systems of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western nutrition, synthesized by the personal experience of Savitri and Aadil Palkhivala.
Here at All Life is Yoga we embrace and integrate all the many facets of well being by offering alignment based asana and pranayama, heart centered meditation, nutrition and lifestyle classes, including seasonal cleanses, workshops, yoga therapy and teacher trainings. Our shop also carries products that support the process of cultivating sensitivity and creating habits that encourage transformation and joyful living.
About the founders Savitri and Aadil Palkhivala:
Purna Yoga Centers founder and world renowned Yoga Master, Aadil Palkhivala studied since the age of seven with renowned yoga master B.K.S Iyengar. Aadil is a philosopher, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, trained lawyer and the author of Fire of Love – For Students of Life, For Teachers of Yoga, a book which promotes the tenets and values of a more holistic yoga experience. Aadil is regarded as a “teacher of teachers,” since many of the world’s top yoga instructors have studied with him. Aadil is a sought-after speaker at corporate and industry events where he provides educational content and programs. Aadil also travels internationally for yoga workshops.
Purna Yoga Centers founder and Meditation and Kundalini Master, Savitri leads the development of the Purna Yoga Meditation practice, providing visionary guidance, instruction, practical techniques and strategies to help Purna Yoga students connect their bodies and minds with their inner wisdom, light and strength. Savitri teaches Purna Yoga Meditation classes at Purna Yoga Centers, the College of Purna Yoga and at workshops around the world. Her classes emphasize active meditation as a way of life. She has discovered, “Meditation is extremely logical and practical. Instead of taking me away from life, it has taught me how to truly live it.” Her teachings are an integral part of Purna Yoga.