Welcome to Purusha Yoga


Purusha Yoga is a community focused, heart centered teaching studio located in San Francisco’s Richmond District. We offer a full schedule of daily classes led by a diverse group of experienced, inspired teachers who are not only interested in your safety and fitness, but in your holistic wellbeing.

We use the classic 8 limb practices and philosophy of Raja and Hatha Yoga to move the body, open the mind, balance the energy, inspire the soul, and spark the imagination. By providing a variety of movement, dance and fitness classes we take the student beyond yoga and into holistic wellness and health. 

“Purusha” means “The True Self” in Sanskrit. It is our hope that Purusha Yoga Studio can be a catalyst in the exploration, discovery and expression of your inner truth. We invite you to join us for class, explore our workshops and trainings, experience our custom holistic therapy services, or just drop by for our weekly free yoga in Golden Gate Park. 


Dynamic Training for Inspired Teachers 

                                  Providing somatic and theoretical yogic training                                     based on The 8 Limbs of Raja and Hatha Yoga 

200 Hour Teacher Training

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Our unique 200 hour Purusha Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Ravelli, Eric Sparks and Lucia Young will provide you will all of the tools, techniques, and teaching methods to confidently guide you and your students on a journey of physical, mental, and authentically spiritual path of yoga that blends classic practices of Chakra, Tantra, Hatha, Raja, and Ashtanga with movement and meditation that is ultimately inspired by your own connection to truth and source.


for teachers and students alike

Deepen your practice and expand your horizons with specialty workshops at Purusha, like:

300 hour Teacher Training


Comprised of a series of specialty modules, our 300 hour training is designed to deepen your base of knowledge and experience and to provide opportunities for specialization in particular areas of interest. We invite you to complete all five modules and obtain your 300 hour certification OR alternatively to enroll in one or two modules for personal growth and a slower pace of study.  

Each module is it's own, specialized certification, and provides you with a specialized focus for personal growth as well as professional greatness.  Each course is taught by a Purusha Yoga Master Teacher, with over 10,000 hours of experience and training in their area of expertise.  

Yoga Coach Certification


Yoga Coaching is a new and growing field of complimentary healing and health. Purusha Yoga Coaching utilizes a unique and specific methodology that has been developed for over 20 years by its founder and director Joy Ravelli. 


Welcome to The Purusha Yoga Spa


Offering custom, holistic treatments including Thai Yoga Massage, Personal Yoga Instruction, Mixed Bodywork, Energy Work, and Personal Coaching with one of our experienced, specialized holistic wellness providers.