Help Hannah get to Purna Yoga College

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Hello! My name is Hannah Joy Berlin. I am a Yoga teacher at Purna Yoga 828 in Asheville, NC. I have been teaching yoga since April 2017—and I love it! During the last year and a half of teaching yoga, one thing has become clear: there is so much more for me to learn. Through this campaign, I am asking you to give towards my goal to raise $7000 to become a 500-hour certified Yoga Professional at Purna Yoga College.

Yoga is a rediscovery of who we truly are within, and that is why I am so passionate about teaching.


We are rarely taught how to deal with our emotions, how to redirect false beliefs or how to communicate with our intuition. Purna Yoga has given me the tools to reconnect with the most beautiful parts of myself—the parts that I thought were gone, but were just hidden beneath years of conditioning. I learned to love myself. 

In order to transform our communities, I believe we have to start with ourselves first. It’s called a ripple effect, and I think we can make some big waves! Yoga has empowered me, increased gratitude and empathy, and given me a deep sense of connection with myself and the world around me—and I believe that I can bring that to my community through teaching.

Now more than ever, our communities need teachers who teach compassion, who teach tolerance, who guide students to their own personal wisdom. I want to be a teacher like this. 

By providing more classes and private yoga sessions, I can use my education and personal experience to help others find freedom from discomfort in their bodies, whether it's physical, mental, or emotional. This discomfort could be in the form of injury or just a learned behavior based on society’s idea of how someone should look, act or think.

My first 200-hour training was just the tip of the iceberg. At the 200-hour level, I learned how to keep people’s bodies safe in the postures. At the 500-hour level, I will learn how to guide people on their own path of healing.

About Purna Yoga College:
Purna Yoga College, located in Bellevue, WA, is the first accredited state yoga school. Aadil Palkhivala and his wife Savitri founded the college to create the best trained professional yoga teachers in the world. They do this by sharing their accumulated 85+ years of studying, teaching, and training teachers. Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri personally teach the 500-hour course. During the training, I will deepen my knowledge in an array of yogic principles:

-Asana (the poses) and Breath Work
-Heartfull™ Meditation
-Applied Yogic Philosophy
-Nutrition and Lifestyle Practices

I will also hone my skills as a Yoga Professional which includes:

-Alignment, safety and contraindications in Asana
-Yoga Therapeutics
-Anatomy and Physiology
-Ethics and living with integrity
-Business and Holistic marketing

The training consists of three two-week sessions over the course of a year in Bellevue, WA. Here is the cost breakdown:

Tuition - $12,800
Three round trip flights - $1500
AirBnb and Rental Car for 6 weeks - $1500
Total - $15,800

My journey begins in May 2019. Join me as I pursue the next chapter in my yoga career. Your donations contribute not only to my personal growth but will further the practice of self-love, self-respect, and empathy within our community—principles that are needed so badly in all of our lives. I seek to cultivate a space where my students can explore themselves through yoga, without judgment. A safe space where they can be  and love themselves. Let’s have some fun. Let’s change the world. I humbly ask for your help. Help me, help humanity – or just some people. ; )

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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I am so excited to announce that I have been accepted to the 500-hour teacher training program! Thank you so much for your support, energetically and financially!

If you feel so inclined, please donate to my campaign! Any donation helps! Remember that this is to help me give the gift of yoga— a modality in which one can learn to love themselves, something that is missing in so many people’s lives. Coming to my classes at Purna Yoga 828 is another great way to support me and yourself! See you there!

Thank you so much!
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Hello everybody!

I am currently filling out my application for the 500 hour level teacher training program! I am so excited to share that with you all. Though I have received so much support, I need more help! I believe that this is my time to do this training. It feels right. Any donation helps!

My father and I were discussing the campaign earlier and I was telling him how less stressful it would be to have the entire cost of the training covered. He responded that I will have what I need when I need it. Hello! He’s so right! (My father is a true yogi, even though he has never stepped foot in a yoga studio! ) This is a great example of Santosha, the second of the Niyama, to be content with what is; yet still strive with discipline, Tapas, the third Niyama, towards my goal.

Thank you all so much for helping me and helping my current and future students! I sincerely appreciate all the support!

Thank you,
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I am at $1675! Wooohooo! I am so grateful and amazed by all the support I have received! Help me get to $2000 by the end of the week! Your donations don't just accelerate my career, but it will give the community access to knowledge that is needed in our world today.

Thank you for all the support! I am so excited to see what is to come!
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I am at $1675!!!! Woooohooo!!! I am so grateful and amazed by all of the support I have received! Help me get to $2000 by the end of the week! Your donations don’t just accelerate my career, but it will give the community access to knowledge that is needed in our world today.

Thank you for all the support! I am so excited to see what is to come!
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