Purusha Yoga Core

The Yoga Powerhouse

In this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of what has been called the yogic “powerhouse” core of the physical body, including the skeletal, muscular, energetic, and subtle anatomy of the pelvis, abdominals, spine, and shoulders. This comprehensive course includes the study and implementation of specific biomechanical balancing exercises that are present in classic hatha yoga. 

You will achieve the ability to deliver a program for individuals or groups, that addresses the development of each student's breathing, focus, and physical and energetic wellness, through the practice of asanas integrated with the other seven limbs of raja yoga. Gain confidence working intimately with individuals through therapeutic relationship development in the realm of physical assists, personalized education, and program design. Specifically accommodate for common concerns and diseases such as pelvic floor and abdominal weakness, postural imbalances, and disc issues. Mastery in delivering a therapeutic group class or individual program will be accomplished by the course end.

Upcoming Courses:


November 2022 

  • Ways To Take This Course:

    • This course can be used toward completion of our Level II 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Certification. Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.

    • General Attendance (workshop only)

    • Take as a Continuing Education Credit (CEC) with Yoga Alliance


  • Required Texts for Course:

    • Pilates Anatomy

Three Ways to Attend

Yoga Core: The Powerhouse Course

$650.00 USD

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a program utilizing asana, pranayama and bandha to improve strength, flexibility, neutral alignment throughout the body, healthy posture, pelvic floor engagement and muscular endurance.

  • Expertly utilize the fundamental exercises that provide therapeutic release, realignment and improved mobility to the pelvis, spine, shoulders and hips.

  • Integrate specific breathing patterns and mindfulness practices into each physical movement.

  • Demonstrate an ability to meet each client where they are, design and deliver a therapeutic and progressive program that meets their specific needs and desires for a stronger body, and deepen the connection between mind, body and true self.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of exercise science including biomechanics, kinesiology, anatomy and physiology as a means toward creating a safe, effective, and therapeutic program for groups and individuals seeking balanced strength and flexibility.

  • Design and implement therapeutic programs for specific populations that specifically address weak pelvic floor and abdominals, imbalanced strength and flexibility of the spine, and postural imbalances.

  • Integrate practices from all 8 limbs of classic yoga to provide individualized programs and quality instruction and support.

  • Explore how to connect and direct the flow of energy through the body using the bandhas, breath, physical movement and methods of relaxation and release from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

  • Design therapeutic programs that accommodate and modify for specific concerns of an individual (or group sharing a similar obstacle or goal), such as seniors, pregnancy, or post-rehabilitation for disc or postural imbalances. 

  • Successfully implement the teaching method of “Tell-Show-Do-Be” and strengthen your ability to listen, be present, and provide verbal and physical cues and assists for your clients.

  • Provide a therapeutic, safe, and effective program for a group, while still prioritizing the needs of each individual student.

  • Support a client's complete journey, following the 8-limb path through assessment, analysis, and individualized education and tracking.



Master Teachers

Joy Ravelli

For over 20 years, Joy Ravelli has led workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings. Joy is the co-owner and founder of Purusha Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. She is also the founder of the Purusha Seva Project, a non profit organization that brings powerful yoga practices to underserved and at-risk populations throughout the Bay Area and the world. Joy has a master-level of experience and knowledge in the fields of natural fitness, somatic movement, thai yoga bodywork, martial arts, pilates, and classic yoga. She enjoys meditating and practicing with diverse people, places, animals, children and nature, while celebrating all the connected magic in this world.

Lori Pim

Lori teaches flow based vinyasa and mat pilates for all levels. She is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 300 hour graduate from Purusha Yoga School, with specializations in Pilates and Thai Yoga Bodywork. She has been leading the Pilates module since 2014. She is inspired by the teachings of Joseph Pilates. Pilates, like yoga, emphasizes a deep mind-body connection and Lori brings this connection into each practice. Lori is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 300 hour graduate from Purusha Yoga School, with specializations in Pilates and Thai Yoga Bodywork. She has been leading the Pilates module since 2014. 

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