WORKSHOPS – Purna Yoga Helsinki


with Nicola Moberg

Friday 15. February 2019

Friday 8. March 2019

18:15 – 20:15

Each labour and birth is unique, therefore being prepared is essential. This course will make you feel confident and safe, you will learn how to stay active and positively involved during the process for a beautiful experience of the arrival of your baby.

To support the birthing process the pelvis needs to be opened to its maximum to allow the baby to pass through. Ease of movement and certain positions will facilitate this opening with the support of the partner. We will practice different birthing positions and learn how to use the breath effectively and for best results. The couple will be taught how to use sound to stimulate the labour and help to relax. Useful tips for the birthing partner are offered so he can be of natural assistance.

You will gain

Understanding of the baby’s birth journey through the pelvis and the psychosomatic mechanisms for releasing positive birth hormones

Ease of movement to make full use of gravity

Effective use of breath and sound

Relaxing through contractions and between contractions

Releasing birthing muscles and perineum to make way for the baby and stretch gently without fear

Birthing breathing. Creating a body memory for ‘exhale pushing’, or ‘birthing lightly’ without strain

Transforming fear into calm power in the transition to motherhood, using yoga resources to tap into the inner body wisdom accessible to all women


Group of 3 – 5 couples, 85€ per couple

For 2 couples, 105€ per couple

Private for 1 couple, 120€

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with Laura Arpiainen

Saturday 19. January 2019

15:00 – 18:00

Come and meet the King and Queen of yoga poses: Salamba Shirshasana (Headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) – 3 hours dedicated to these royally important inversions. You will find out all the basics, how to set up, how to work at the wall or on the floor, how to watch out for common errors and how to develop your inversion practice safely.  The manifold benefits of these poses include reversing the effects of gravity in the body, flushing the upper body with blood, and cleaning the body of settled toxins.  You will also learn fun information on why these two poses make the perfect match…

All students receive a comprehensive handout and there will also be time for questions and answers.

Prerequisite: 6 months of alignment based yoga

Price: 60€


with Nicola Moberg

Sunday 20. January + 3. February 2019

12:30 – 15:30

This workshop is for everyone who has done a yoga teacher training or has a home yoga wall and is interested to get a deeper understanding of the use of it.

The Yoga Wall is a great prop to teach good alignment and have access to parts of the body difficult to achieve otherwise. It helps to understand actions and alignment points while finding deeper opening and greater strength which will allow the mind to relax and be more receptive to the benefits of the asana.

Teachers will get tools to provide their students with safety and effectiveness to teach alignment-based postures at the wall.

Handout included!

2x 3 hours

Price: 125€


with Nicola Moberg

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of February 2019

Saturday 15:00 – 18:00

Sunday 18:00 – 20:00

Are you new to yoga? Or would you like to revive a lost practice? Maybe you are looking for a new approach or a different system? For sure you have heard of the many amazing health benefits of yoga.
We invite you to feel home at our studio with teachers who care about your well-being in a cozy and safe environment.
This workshop will be Friday and Saturday and covers the following:
– A discussion of the origin, philosophy, and benefits of Yoga and especially Purna Yoga
– The Purna Yoga Hip Opening Series specifically designed to take care of your back, the Sun Salutations and many more classical postures, we will also do a calming restorative practice and experience the immense benefits of the Great Yoga Wall
– Basic meditation techniques to increase the joy in your life
– Nutrition and lifestyle
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be prepared for any of our basics classes. Yoga mats and other props will be provided for you. If you do have your own mat, you are welcome to bring it. Please wear comfortable and happy clothes.
The price for the weekend is 100/85 €.
If you want to add an unlimited 1 month pass it will be offered to you at the reduced price of 210/195 € for both weekends and the 1 month pass (starting date of your choice within the first month after the workshop).
The lower prices apply to those who are unemployed, students, on maternity leave or seniors.


Purna Yoga Helsinki
FI15 1544 3000 0484 34


with Tove Palmgren

Saturday 16. February 2019

15:00 – 18:00

Join me for a workshop that will not only make you walk away taller but that also will affect your breathing and make your entire body feel more open.
Through the use of both breath and intention, you will be given tools to take the work to a deeper level than the physical, so that you can release what you’ve been holding on to on both a physical, mental and spiritual level making the difference in how you feel even greater.
Since gravity constantly pulls on our spines and compresses the discs, in this workshop we will counteract that by creating space and allowing circulation to flow between the vertebrae.

The series is done while hanging in traction, and therefore is not suitable for those who have high blood pressure, a seizure condition, a history of stroke, a heart condition, glaucoma, acid reflux or hiatal hernia. If you fall into any of those categories, or will be on your period or are pregnant, please avoid this class.

Price: 60 €
Spaces are limited to 16, so sign up now! The easiest way to do that is through MindBody.


with Tove Palmgren

Saturday 17. February 2019

12:30 – 15:30

In this workshop you will learn ways that help you to feel empowered when meeting the challenges of daily life in the stressful world we live in. We will go about this through different aspects of Purna Yoga; asana, meditation
and some additional modalities.

To join this workshop you will only need basic experience of classes at Purna Yoga Helsinki or another Purna Yoga studio.

Price: 60 €



13 – 17 March 2019

Aadil studied from the age of seven with B.K.S. Iyengar and at the age of ten, he was introduced to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, he is known as a teacher for teachers and is great for students who want to evolve in their yoga practice. He has a special style in teaching and shares his knowledge with humour, stories and philosofical insights. Together with his wife Savriti, they bring all their knowledge together in what is called Purna yoga. Purna means ‘whole’, it brings all the aspects of life together from breath, food, meditation and lifestyle to asana.


Wednesday 13. March 10.00-13.00 – TEACHER TRAINING (Wed & Thurs  225€)

Learn How to Make Your Students Listen, Making Your Message Stick

Teachers often tell Aadil that their students don’t listen. Come practice communication techniques that are engaging, memorable, precise, kind, and effective. As your delivery improves, your students will be captivated, eager to listen, and eager to apply your teachings. After all, your message to your students is more than just asana–it is the deeper meaning of living a yogic life. This class is indispensable for all teachers who want to do more than just teach asana—teachers who want to inspire and transform lives.

Advanced level for teachers or serious students

Wednesday 13. March 16.30-19.30 (85€)

Healing the Hips and Knees in Purna Yoga
Most knee problems are hip problems and many hip problems in yoga teachers comes from doing postures without placing the hips in joint.  This strains the tendons and ligaments that surround the hips and also causes excessive wear to the cartilage inside the hip joint.  Learn the Purna Yoga Hip Series which will show you weaknesses in your hips and ways to open them and strengthen them.  Aadil will also teach magical techniques to re-align and strengthen the knees.

All Levels

Thursday 14. March 10.00-13.00 – TEACHER TRAINING (Wed & Thurs  225€)

Seeing and Understanding Bodies
As a teacher, it is necessary to focus on the physical alignment of individual parts of the student’s body relative to other parts. Refinement of teaching comes by developing the ability to see the student’s body as a unified whole, to discern where energy is flowing and where it is blocked and knowing what adjustments to make to balance the pose. This class will focus on asana, the science of “looking,” the art of “seeing,” and the means to improve the pose, including physical adjustments. We see with our heart, our senses as well as with our eyes. Aadil shares concrete techniques to craft, teach, and keep your students safe and healthy and inspired. Enjoy this special class no matter what style of yoga you teach.

Advanced level for teachers or serious students

Thursday 14. March 16.30-19.30 (85€)

Dynamic Digestion
In Ayurveda, the mother of all disease is a faulty digestive system. Even in Chinese nutrition, digestion is represented by the earth element. It is said that the root cause of all our illness stems from improper digestion. Aadil will teach a few asana that enhance digestion and increase agni, the digestive fire and explain how food combining affects digestion.

In this workshop you will understand:

  • How to cultivate an enhanced digestive system using asana and pranayama.
  • The impact of psychology on digestion
  • The power of probiotics
  • The importance of the quality and sourcing of food

You will learn:

  • What should be eaten based upon your individual constitution
  • How food should be eaten
  • When and how often you should eat

All Levels

Friday 15. March 10.00-13.00 (85€)

Healing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating the Spine
The age of your body is determined by the age of your spine.  Twists and backbends break up tensions, creating a more youthful and vibrant spine. This active practice will reverse the effects of postural habits and mental tensions, improving the alignment of your vertebral column.  After class you will feel more energy flowing through your body!

All Levels

Friday 15. March 16.30-19.30 (85€)

Reversing Exhaustion
Most of us are simply tired – tired of the way in which our lives are going, tired of the repeated problems in our relationships, tired in the very muscles and nerves of our bodies.  When we are stressed our muscles become tighter, blood flow diminishes, and the body becomes weaker and stiffer. Purna Yoga is a powerful solution for relieving stress. Come learn restorative poses, yogic philosophy, and nutritional secrets that will make you feel more relaxed, alert, and alive. Don’t miss this one!

All Levels

Saturday 16. March 10.00-13.00 & 15.00-17.30 (180€)

All-day Intensive – Spinal Rejuvenation at the Yoga Wall
In yoga we believe that you are as youthful as your spine. As your spine ages, your entire body ages. In fact, BKS Iyengar used to say that you need to take care of your spine more than any other part of your body. This is also true in healing fields such as chiropractic where the focus is on aligning the spine. Practically all your organs are fed nervine energy from your brain through your spine. In Purna Yoga® we do the practice to realign the spine as well as make it more flexible. A flexible spine lets the energy of the brain flow through it with ease. Additionally, the energetic body is supported by the spine. As you may know, all the chakras are in your spine. When the spine is strong and supple it not only supports the physical body but allows the energy of the Spirit to enter the body more readily. In this workshop we will do standing poses, inversions, twists and backbends, all with a focus on rejuvenating and reenergizing the spine. This practice will be followed by the Anti-Aging series.

The Anti-Aging series in Purna Yoga® was created by Aadil Palkhivala to help his own severe lower back problems, including disc injuries and bone spurs. Just like his famous Hip Series, it provides all possible movements to your spine while your spine is in a state of suspended traction. This frees up the tension in all the small and large postural muscles that surround your spine, while simultaneously reversing the ravages of gravity. It releases pressure on your vertebral discs, increases blood flow and allows your nerves to regenerate. This series reverses the aging process of your spine. When your spine is youthful all the muscles and organs in your body will function better. You will feel refreshed, energized, more flexible, and younger after doing this series.

All Levels

Saturday 16. March 19.30-20.30 (45€) – LECTURE

Artha – Is Yoga Poverty, Wealth or Neither
There is nothing that costs more than a closed mind. Yet, the vast yogic concepts are equated with denial and poverty. This was never yoga! In ancient times yogis were known to be wealthy enough (cattle and land was wealth then) to be able to fully live their dharma, always knowing that their needs were met. When we don’t have the means to grow in our yoga experience, something needs correction. Aadil will explain the difference between yogic wealth and greed, as well as why we fear what we require for our yogic fulfillment (Dharma).

Sunday 17. March 10.00-13.00 & 15.00-17.30 (180€)

All-day Intensive – Understanding Your Energy Flow in Asana & Life

We practice and practice and we feel good. Yet so often, our lives do not make huge shifts for the better. Is the practice designed to solve all life problems? Are we missing something in our practice? Is there more that we must do? Answer these powerful questions with Aadil as you spend a day learning where your practice has holes and leaks and how yoga is designed for true joy and freedom.

You will learn:

  • How to balance your asana practice with active and restorative poses.
  • How intention and mental focus are the secret behind the practice.
  • Small and powerful lifestyle changes that will bring the joy of yoga into your life.
  • What zaps your energy.
  • What gives you energy.

All workshops discounted package price:

All workshops + Teacher Training 870€/Early bird 825€ by 31. Jan 2019

All workshops without Teacher Training 670€/Early bird 635€ by 31. Jan 2019

Please sign up for each workshop below and register as unpaid. You will receive the payment information closer to the date.



March 8 – 10 Therapeutic Yoga Immersion with Aadil Palkhivala in Amsterdam!

Let your Inner Light Shine! – Overcoming Fatigue during Spring Season

with Gabriel Maldonado

Saturday 6. April 2019

15:00 – 18:00

As the dark winter days start to fade and give way to the new light in the spring, our bodies find it hard to adapt. One of the main symptoms that take place is fatigue, or the feeling of being tired all the time.

In this wonderful workshop, you will learn about how to deal with fatigue and tiredness, its causes (in mind and body) and how to prevent it in the future, as well as using the tools of Purna Yoga to create a lasting change. Among these tools, we will practice mostly assisted asana (with the help of the Great yoga Wall) plus twists, backbends and inversions. You will also learn specific techniques of Heartfull Meditation to create harmony in your being and redirect your energy. We will conclude with restorative poses, breath work and deep Shavasana.

This workshop is open to all levels of experience, and the only requirements are a willingness to grow and change by understanding that you have the power to create the energy you need for this season.

Warmly Welcome!

Price 50€