A Purna Yoga® Teacher Training

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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 Purna Yoga.

You will discover firsthand Aadil’s signature style of practice and teaching, which he co-created with his wife Savitri. This holistic synthesis of yogic traditions comes in a warm combination of instruction, philosophical insights, poetry and humor.

Through lectures, demonstration and lots of hands-on practice in a loving and safe environment, you will learn:

  • How to teach the basics of alignment-based standing poses, inversions, twists, backbends and forward bends
  • Purna Yoga’s Opening Series; Morning Series; Hip Series; and classical Surya Namaskar
  • The proper posture and instruction for pranayama
  • How to use props, adjustments and safety points
  • Timeless spiritual truths and ways to integrate them into your everyday life

You will take home a solid understanding of how to incorporate yoga into your own life as well as the skills and confidence to teach classes for beginners.

Open to all. One year of alignment-based yoga practice is strongly recommended.

Bio ImageAadil Palkhivala (E-RYT 500) is a Certified Yoga Therapist and co-founder of Purna Yoga College, as well as the co-director of Alive and Shine Center. With degrees in law, physics and mathematics, and having begun his own yoga studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7, he is among the world’s leading yoga teachers. Aadil trains yoga teachers in India, Asia, Europe and the US, and is an international keynote speaker and a writer for Yoga Journal. He is passionate about creating health, wealth and happiness in the lives of his students.

Find out more at: www.aadil.com and www.purnayoga.co

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$1,836.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$1,609.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$1,689.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$1,514.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.

$1,414.00

All Life is Yoga – Special 5-Day Teacher Training w/ Aadil Palkhivala

April 21st-26th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  3:00-5:00 pm

Departure Day 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

 

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

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Address

The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.

MAP

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Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)

Shuttles

The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Date & Time

Starts: Apr 21, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Apr 26, 2019 01:00 PM

Teacher

Aadil Palkhivala

Rate

Program tuition: $640.00

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

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