Sally Becker’s Purna yoga teacher training coming to studio in Vail
find out more about Purna yoga
• Attend “A Taste of the Training” free sample class and Q&A on Thursday. Space is limited; call 970-390-6450 to confirm.
• Come to a local class with Sally Becker at the Aria Spa and Club at the Cascade Resort: Sundays at 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon; The Vail Racquet Club: Fridays and Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
• For more information and curriculum for the Vail 200-hour teacher training, visit purna yogaco.com or call Sally Becker at 970-390-6450.
For the first time in Colorado, a Purna Yoga Foundation level 200-hour teacher training is being offered in the weekend format, Sept. 6 through Nov. 10 in Vail. Classes will be held Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Classes will be held a total of nine out of 10 weekends during that time frame.
With so many types of yoga available today, what distinguishes Purna yoga? Purna yoga is the art of loving yourself by living from the heart. Purna means “complete” or “whole.” It is not hot yoga or power yoga, it is another side of yoga. Discover the difference between yoga from the mind and the Purna yoga approach to practicing and teaching yoga from the heart.
Aadil Palkhivala and his wife, Savitri, are the founders of Purna yoga. Aadil has been teaching yoga for more than 35 years around the world. He studied with B.K.S. Iyengar since the age of 7 and is regarded in the yoga world as “the teacher of teachers”. Aadil has written extensively for Yoga Journal Magazine, has published the book “Fire of Love,” which is used in many teacher trainings, and has written all of the manuals for the Purna trainings.
In order to be an inspiring teacher, first you must be an inspired practitioner. In Purna yoga, teachers work to bring balance and completeness back into their own lives, for only then can you share the love of yoga with students. Aches, pains, injuries and chronic illness are all signs of lack of wholeness and balance. This training is not just for teachers, it is for anyone who is looking for growth and willing to change in the process.
A big focus will be on alignment-based asana. You will learn how to keep your body safe, so you can keep others safe. Also offered in our training is meditation, pranayama (breath work), nutrition, public speaking and yogic philosophy that can be applied to our lifestyles today. Learn simple tools to transform your life from mind centered to heart centered.
The home studio for the College of Purna Yoga is at the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, Wash., which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. All the trainings there and at the satellite studios are Yoga Alliance Certified and licensed by the state of Washington.
The local training will be taught by Sally Becker, a certified Purna yoga teacher, at her West Vail studio. Becker started studying with Aadil and Savitri in 2005. She completed the 2,000-hour Purna Yoga College in 2008 and has been assisting Aadil at Yoga Journal Conferences in Estes Park and New York and Yoga Festivals around the United States. Prior to Purna Yoga, she completed certification with the Sivanada organization and has been teaching in Vail since 2001. To be announced will be guest teachers from Bellevue and other Purna studios sharing their experiences and personal wisdom in the training.
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