Living Yoga:

The Yamas & Niyamas

The yoga philosophy is rich with guidance for everyday life.  As the author of the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali brilliantly provided the Yamas and Niyamas as an accessible guide to explore the depths of this Vedic knowledge in a way that has inspired yogis to bring yoga off the mat and into their daily habits for thousands of years.   These timeless concepts are central to many cultures' principle teachings as a means of creating harmony within one’s self as well as our ways in relationships, work, and the world at large.  The Yamas and Niyamas in this course will be explored through the whole scope of therapeutic and holistic yoga practices as a journey into the creation of your own essential yogic lifestyle that is true to you. This will be accomplished In our time together through ample opportunities for personal self-study as well as small and large group discussions.  Each day will include one or more of the following Purusha practices: movement, meditation, breathwork, journaling, energy work, sound, and guided meditations. This course includes professional practices that you will learn to master and utilize with your therapy, students, and clients, creating a richer scope of practice and methodology that includes a larger range of life coaching and yoga therapy skills. 

Upcoming Course

January 8 & January 22, 2022  
9:00 AM-12:00 PM PST, & 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM PST
January 26, 2022 -  March 30, 2022  
9:30-10:45 AM PST.
Recordings Available

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 for your Holistic Yoga Therapy Certification

  • General Attendance (workshop only)

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

Required Texts:

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Three Ways to Attend

Level III - Holistic Yoga Therapy Course Work - Pay in Full

$2,700.00 USD
Living Yoga: The Yamas and Niyamas Course

$650.00 USD

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.

Dinorah Meyer

Dinorah has a master’s degree in Counseling, 20+ years’ experience as a career counselor, and a love of movement of all kinds developed through years of studying dance, from ballet to West African. At first drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, she was soon compelled to learn more about its underlying philosophy and other dimensions and completed Purusha’s 500-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Through these she discovered and deepened her appreciation for the rich therapeutic tools that yoga offers and a desire to share them with others. She integrates yoga concepts and practices into holistic career development work with individuals and groups in private practice and at UC Berkeley.

Ericka Merritt

Ericka is a Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Therapist.  Her work integrates osteopathic manual therapy with yoga therapy to help her clients feel more embodied in their bodies and empowered to reconnect to their essential well-being. Her signature “Deep Release Method”  incorporates self myofascial release, Yin Yoga, and iRest yoga nidra. She is also excited about the hidden power of sleep and believes that a good night’s sleep is the key to living a life wide awake. Her mission for this life is to leave a legacy of love, by cultivating greater self-care and self-love. Her wish for you is to “Breathe Deeply, Move Freely, and Live Fully.”

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