INTRODUCTION TO Holistic Yoga Coaching

SATURDAYS / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

September 7 & 21

October 5 & 19

November 2


Purusha Yoga Studio 3729 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA, 94121

United States (map)


Photo by Marcos Moraes

This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the 300 hour Holistic Yoga Health Coach training.

You will learn to effectively use a variety of classic yoga practices to guide your clients toward improved health and wellbeing, by developing and implementing the skills necessary to address their specific needs and desires.

Learn how to meet and hold space for your clients professionally and holistically, in individual and group settings. You will be trained in the 8 steps of transformation, providing you with the ability to help organize your clients progression toward developing new habits, and guiding them on their journey through all levels of the human experience in a yogic, holistic way.

In this course you will learn:

  • Client relationship dynamics and initial assessment techniques

  • Focus/setting intentions and guided meditation

  • How to create, design and implement a complete program for your clients by working through specific case studies

  • Energy practices (pranayama/vayus)

  • Applied asanas for core strength, total body flexibility and tone, and a healthy spine

  • Healthy yoga lifestyle (Yamas/Niyamas)

  • Professional and business development

  • Proficiency with assessment tools, including endurance, flexibility, balance, breathing, sleep, muscular strength, posture and balanced lifestyle

  • Whole food eating plan

Course Fee: $800.00

This is a foundational required course toward completion of our 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training or Holistic Yoga Coach Certification. Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.

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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. 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



Rachel Jennine Goudey, Psy.D., C-IAYT is a holistic therapist and yoga instructor in the Bay Area, specializing in practices that integrate the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit. Rachel comes from an eclectic background in dance, yoga, and psychology. She believes that movement and an acute awareness to the body are a vital component in the healing process and promoting overall health and wellness. Read full bio