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Purusha Yoga Studio3729 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121United States (map)

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The seven major chakras are at the center of the entire energy system of the human experience and are related to specific physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic qualities.

Though every chakra is present in the entire body and field of consciousness, it is at each of these seven locations that subtle forces and bodily functions combine to create a center for holistic healing and transformation.

In this course you will explore:

  • Understanding and ultimately harnessing a deep knowledge and ability to teach all eight limbs of classic yoga, using the chakra system as your map, guide and inspiration

  • Ancient texts that reference the chakras, including the Vedas and Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Current research on energy, holistic healing, and communication between the known systems of the body as they relate to the chakras

  • Specific techniques that facilitate accessing, understanding and releasing deeply held emotional experiences in the body

  • Guided meditation techniques as well as specific meditations for each of the chakras

  • Bioenergetic movements, asanas, sounds, mantras, breathing and touch for each chakra center

  • Authentic and somatic movements to motivate the identification, process, and expression of deeply rooted emotions, blocked and creative energy, and deep conscious states

  • Exercises to rest, rejuvenate and replenish each of the chakras utilizing breath, restorative postures, conscious communication, and lifestyle habits

  • Neuromuscular re-education as well as re-patterning habits of the mind/body to communicate with other systems such as endocrine, immune, digestive and reproductive

Course Fee: $800.00

This is a foundational course for the 300 hour Holistic Yoga Health Coach training.



This course counts toward our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.  Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.



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. Read full bio



Eric Sparks is the co-owner of Purusha Yoga Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. A classically trained ballet dancer since 1982, Eric has been a company member of Boston Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet and, a Soloist with Miami City Ballet. Eric is a lead teacher of professional yoga trainings, yoga retreats, and a continuing education provider with the Yoga Alliance. Read full bio




PJ first encountered yoga and meditation in graduate school, while studying world literature and comparative mythology. He began practicing yoga seriously 8 years ago, exploring a number of different styles including hatha, restorative, yin and kundalini.

He is an RYT-500 and graduate of the Purusha Yoga Therapy program, with specialized certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and Aqua Kriya Yoga. PJ has continued his studies with noted teachers in sound healing, mantra and therapeutic forms of restorative yoga.

PJ teaches Hatha and Restorative Yoga at Purusha, infusing his asana classes with a wide range of practices including pranayama, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and sound meditation. Read full bio