From their home studio in Bellevue, WA, Alive and Shine Centers’ founders Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri serve as mentors and teachers, and support Purna Yoga teachers around the world through continuing education.
Alive and Shine Center 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, 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.
Savitri, renowned Meditation Master, was born in India and grew up in Bombay until the age of 7, when she moved to America with her family. Her inspirational mother was of Italian-American descent and her father was Indian. Savitri began her journey as a 25 year-old housewife, praying for truth and understanding for the incomprehensible events of her life. When she was 11 she had a serious head injury and, as a teenager, she suddenly lost both parents in a plane crash. A few years later she experienced the shocking murder of her sister. Shortly thereafter her best friend died of a fatal illness. This chain of events led to her own life-threatening illnesses and many near-death experiences. Her sincere desire for truth steered her to find true love within and discover, refine and practice the heart-focused Align and Shine Snack techniques, for over 30 years. Since 1995, it has become her life’s work to share Heartfull Meditation™. The Align and Shine Snacks helped her to come alive and shine, blessing her with her beautiful daughter, Zenia.
Savitri teaches exclusive classes and workshops at Alive and Shine Center. Her loving demeanor and undeniable integrity is felt by those who study with her. She delights in sharing her wisdom so that others can live a truly heartful life. Savitri is the founder and creator of Heartfull™ and Heartfull Meditation™.