program overview

Welcome to Level III of the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

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program components

6 Foundational Courses

8 Advanced Courses/Specialized Certifications





upcoming courses


open enrollment for Summer 2019 happening now

Philosophy In Practice (Elective Course)
Thursdays - May 30-September 5 (No Class 6/13, 7/4)

Ayurveda 101: Introduction To The Sister Science Of Yoga (Elective Course)
Weekends - August 10-11, August 17-18, August 24-25

Purusha Pilates: The Yoga Powerhouse (Elective Course)
Sundays - September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3

Thai Yoga Bodywork - *Berkeley Studio* (Elective Course)
Intensive - September 4-8



application process


Request application form

Schedule Interview



payment options

Purusha Yoga School values each individual’s journey toward finding their own Purusha (true self). As such, our teachers encourage you to work through our programs at your own pace and with a payment plan that suits your budgeting needs.


Payment Plan $3750

$250 down today + $250 for 14 Months


Purchase in full - $375.00 OFF!

cash discount available



Purusha also offers scholarships for low income or Seva enthusiasts who wish to give back by teaching to under served and/or at risk populations


Don’t see a plan that fits your needs? Contact us!



faculty and staff


Your course leaders are Purusha Yoga Master Teachers who have achieved one or more of the following:


A certification in yoga therapy from the (IAYT)

Continuing Education provider (YA, IAYT, other organization)

10,000 hours experience teaching and/or practicing their modality

Specialized certification in their areas of expertise

Advanced degree or education in their area of expertise


Program Director

Joy Ravelli



Joy Ravelli and Eric Sparks and


Administrative Director

Kathleen Lefstad



our graduates

This studio is an oasis. With so many yoga studios in the city centered solely on fitness, it’s nice to find a place that expands beyond the physical into the lessons of yoga - integrating the philosophy. It has such a great vibe, it’s always felt really cozy and welcoming. The schedule has a wide variety of classes and they switch up schedule a few times a year which keeps things new. I have gone through their 500 RYT training program and had a really nice experience. The teacher’s training was a huge learning experience for me and very invaluable.
The Purusha Yoga teacher-training program provides a wonderful foundation for the knowledge, skills, and personal qualities necessary to be a successful yoga teacher. More than a school, Purusha is a community built upon trust, respect, and holistic learning that considers its students as whole emotional and spiritual beings with many inherent gifts to offer. Purusha helps its students recognize these gifts and share them with the world.