Philosophy in practice

Thursdays / May 30th - September 5th

No class 6/13, 7/4

6:30PM - 9:30PM


Purusha Yoga Studio, 3729 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121

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Whether you are a seasoned yoga teacher or a lifelong seeker of knowledge, the philosophy of classic yoga most likely has been a source of great inspiration and contemplation in your life. 

In this course, we will dive into the ancient sacred texts that constitute the foundational literature for the teaching of non-duality (Advaita Vedanta). The purpose of this series is to provide an understanding and experience of this sublime wisdom, while also giving you a larger schematic of the Vedic and post-Vedic periods of yogic thoughts.

The workshop format includes exposition, question-answers, practical applications, and guided meditations. Each workshop in this series will focus on a specific topic from the most treasured texts of yoga including; The Upanishads, Tantras, The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Students will gain a familiarity with the evolution of the teachings and philosophy of the yoga tradition and its relevance and application to yoga therapy as well as personal yogic lifestyle.

The ancient knowledge contained within the philosophy of yoga is rich with insights, practices and ageless wisdom that informs the modern lifestyle in a profound and explosively transformative way. Experience the secrets within these texts that are designed to activate an understanding of ultimate human potential. 

General Attendance (workshop only): $650.00

300-Hour / Specialized Certification: $800.00

Drop-In (6:30-8:00PM): $30.00

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This is an elective course that may be used 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 brings a powerful sense of authenticity, humor, light, and natural wisdom to her classes, encouraging students to explore, discover, and express their true-self (purusha) in a safe and deeply inspiring atmosphere.

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...)

JOY RAVELLI ERYT 500, IAYT, Founder of Purusha Yoga, with over 20 years of experience and education in Raja/ Hatha/ Tibetan Yoga.