The Purusha Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is the foundation of our comprehensive and holistic yoga teacher trainings. The Tree of Classic Yoga is vast and beautiful, encompassing a holistic network of branches that invite each student to explore inwardly and discover the world’s truths. These truths have been rediscovered for generations, and within each of us there is a vast knowledge. Every truth we realize in our own hearts will be the only real treasures we have to give others. This course includes a strong emphasis on health education, mental wellbeing, physical fitness, and classic yoga that is applicable to the modern world. Upon completion you will qualify to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).


60+ Postures

12 Breathing Exercises

5 Element Assists

Basic Thai Yoga Bodywork Principles

Flow of Energy using the Chakras

Holistic Model of Yoga Techniques using the 5 Koshas

The Complete Yoga Sutras

Modifications for Common Diseases & Concerns

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Flow

Meditation and Mindfulness

Vinyasa Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Yin Yoga

Berkeley summer weekends 2019

Friday nights 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Weekends / 8:30 AM -4:30 PM

June 14 - 16

June 21 - 23

June 28 - 30

July 4th Weekend Off

July 12 - 14

July 19 - 21

August 2 - 4

August 9 - 11

August 16 - 18

San Francisco summer 3 week intensive 2019

3 weeks 8:30 AM -4:30 PM

Monday -Saturday

July 8 - 27


Weekends / 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

September 14 - 15

September 28 - 29

October 12 - 13

October 26 - 27

November 9 - 10

November 23 - 24

December 7 - 8

December 14 - 15

(TBD - Final day may be at Berkeley studio)

Berkeley FALL SCHEDULE 2019

Weekends / 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

September 21 - 22

October 5 - 6

October 19 - 20

November 2 - 3

November 16 - 17

December 7 - 8

December 14 - 15

(TBD - Final day may be at San Francisco studio)


Purusha Yoga School values each individual's journey toward finding his/her own Purusha (true self). As such, our teachers encourage you to work through our programs at your own pace and with a payment plan that suits your budgeting needs.

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we ALSO offer SCHOLARSHIPS for low income or seva enthusiasts who wish to give back by teaching to under served and/or at risk populations. 

*Scholarships have been awarded for SUMMER

The Purusha Yoga teacher-training program provides a wonderful foundation for the knowledge, skills, and personal qualities necessary to be a successful yoga teacher. More than a school, Purusha is a community built upon trust, respect, and holistic learning that considers its students as whole emotional and spiritual beings with many inherent gifts to offer. Purusha helps its students recognize these gifts and share them with the world. There is a teacher in all of us. I’m so grateful to have had the guidance and support of the masterful teachers at Purusha and would recommend this program to any yogi looking to deepen their relationship with their practice and discover the teacher within.
The teacher training at Purusha is awesome. I always felt like I’d left a weekend yoga retreat when I walked out of there. Joy, the owner and primary YTT teacher, knows so much about yoga, the 8 limbs, the ancient texts, anatomy, and is just someone with a positive attitude who you want to get to know better after the first time you meet her. Going through their YTT has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I always knew there was more to yoga than the physical components, but as a lover of Vinyasa Flow classes, that’s really all I knew. Now I understand that there is SO much more, and it’s deepened my practice so much, and in all aspects of my life from what I eat to how I treat others to how I look at the world. The power of yoga is incredible and I just wish I had known about Purusha and their YTT program sooner.
— Alison M.

When You Join Pursuha, You Join An Open And Engaging Community Where All Are Welcome And Encouraged To Participate And Share Their Special Talents And Skills.
We Look Forward To Connecting With You To Learn More About Your Personal Journey And How We May Help You On Your Path Of Learning And Professional Growth. Contact Joy or Eric to design your own schedule Or payment plan.

Joy: 415-694-8412 / 

Eric: 415-312-8614 /