Yoga Philosophy: A guide to daily life


July 17- October 2nd (12 weeks)

6:00-9:30 PM


Purusha Yoga Studio 3729 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA, 94121

United States (map)


Photo by Marcos Moraes


From yoga class to a yogi life! 

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 ultimate human potential. Unlock your own deep life’s meaning and set yourself on a course of profound positivity and progress.
In this workshop you will be guided and inspired to dive into the most treasured texts of yoga including; The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

You will have the opportunity to make connections between these texts and explore the richness of what is being presented practically and effectively into your own individual and unique life’s purpose and path.
Each week will progress systematically and include a pairing of practical exercises to take into your own daily experience.

The course includes group workshop, physical practice and online study which contains: guided journaling, somatic (mind/body) experiences, physical practice, breathing, guided journeys, meditation, and personalized attention throughout.

July 17, 24, & 31

Aug 7, 14, 21, & 28

Sept 4, 11, 18, & 25

Oct 2

300-Hour module /Specialized Certification
Includes online course-work: 1 hour per week

Non- 300 Hour Students


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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