Sundays / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

March 17 & 31

April 21 & 28

May 12


Purusha Yoga Studio 3729 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA, 94121

United States (map)


Photo by Marcos Moraes

This deeply loving workshop will stimulate chi and restore vitality, opening you into feelings of connection and compassion.

You will be in deeply held floor poses with a focus on nurturing and loving the body, heart, and mind, and allowing the darkness to guide you into places that may have been neglected or vacated. Wait, listen, and draw the senses inward.

In this course you will explore:

  • Utilizing gravity, the flow of energy and body weight to help the body open and release emotional and physical blocks

  • Hands-on reiki (sentient loving energy) assists

  • How to select specific and appropriate asanas/sequences to direct and balance energy, and trigger responses

  • Methods of focusing a higher wisdom toward certain areas of the body

  • Encouraging a clients connection with their practice, their lifestyle and their personal choices/habits

  • Tying together pranayama exercises, assists, asanas and guided journeys to create and support the opening of the body

  • Holding authentic and supportive space for your clients so that they can absorb the therapeutic benefits of the practice

Course Fee: $800.00

This is an elective course that may be used toward completion of 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.

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