Purusha Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Joy Ravelli, Laxman Panthi and Lillian So

July 15, 2012 - August 4, 2012

Explore a new career path, take your practice to the next level, uncover and let your true   self shine. This 3-week intensive training with Purusha Yoga is registered and recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Purusha's Yoga Teacher Training is not just about teaching. Many choose this path as a means of experiencing and exploring the many facets of Yoga in a deeper, more meaningful way.

The Tree of Classic Yoga is vast and beautiful, encompassing a holistic network of branches that invite each student to explore inwardly and discover the world’s truths. These truths have been rediscovered for generations. Within each of us, there is a vast knowledge. Every truth we realize in our own hearts will be the only real treasures we have to give others.

About the Facilitator(s)

Joy Ravelli started her business when she was 20 years old while pregnant with her first child, Nicholai. She dropped out of college where she had almost completed her Health Education degree and began to spend her time within the college by providing fitness, health, and nutrition coaching to the staff and students. Soon Joy was leading her "Health In Motion" programs at several colleges and corporations throughout Massachusetts. She had her second child, Alexander, at the age of 23. She ran this business successfully in Massachusetts for 20 years. In 1999 Joy took her life long passion for Yoga into the center of her offerings and in 2004 while pregnant with her third child, Maleeha she created the Purusha Yoga School. The Purusha Yoga School has graduated over 300 students in both 200 hour and 500 hour Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists Recognized programs.

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Joy founded the Purusha Seva Project in 2008. The Purusha Seva Project became a 501C-3 Non-Profit organization in 2009. Joy says, "I wanted to create a vehicle..." (click here to continue reading about the Purusha Seva Project)

Joy completed writing a practical guide to the Yoga Sutras in 2009 and looks forward to it being published soon. She is currently writing other practical guides for her students to navigate their way through the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. "Writing helps me to understand these practices and has always been a way of expressing my deeper ideas and feelings."

Joy opened the Purusha Yoga Studio in San Francisco in 2011 as a way of providing opportunities for her teachers to share and grow while also nourishing a local community with a wide variety of classes, programs, and a place to gather and celebrate together.

The true spark of light that ignited the studio was the death of her son Alex in 2009.

"Alex has always been a source of great inspiration and guidance in this life. He continues to help me and our community understand the truth that is beyond our small perspective and seek the light and love of an existence without fear, hatred, and worry. Ultimately- my children have and always will be my greatest teachers, for they have taught me to let go of fear and let it all be love."

This is the true path of yoga: to let go of our head trip and connect to what is real. In the end there is only love.

Joy is certified in the following modalities:

  • Personal Trainer (ACE, AFFA)
  • Pilates (Physical Mind Institute)
  • Yoga (Frog Pond School, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance)
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork (Sunset Network, Thailand

Laxman Panthi was born and raised in Myanmar. He moved to Nepal at the age of 20 to practice and study Yoga Philosophy at the Tribhuvan University. He graduated from Tribhuvan in 2009 with a B.A. in English Education. He studied Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy in India and Nepal, and taught Yoga at an English Medium School in Kathmandu for seven years. He also led Yoga camps for village youth, worked with seniors, and was a mentor and spiritual advisor for patients at a drug rehabilitation clinic. Laxman moved to the United States in 2010, and has been teaching Yoga and Meditation throughout San Francisco. He has taught at after-school programs in elementary schools, senior centers, family centers, and a number of studios. He is a primary teacher at Purusha Yoga Studio where he received his 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2010, and where he continues to pursue his 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certification to teach in the United States. Laxman loves to bring Yoga and Yoga philosophy to all members of the community in a fun and engaging way. He believes Yoga is not just a physical practice, but an art of living. In his classes, he brings chanting, meditation, and flow to your life. With youth classes, he brings games, songs, and play all through Yoga.

Lillian So has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She started out as a personal trainer and noticed something was missing. She began a personal practice of yoga 7 years ago and found that the ease and truth she discovered on that path was one she wanted to share with her clients. Lil says "yoga allows me to integrate my life, client relationships, passions, and also helps to focus the mind and embody a truth that is essential to overall quality of life. I want my clients to push hard, sweat hard, have fun, and know that life and a workout does not have to be taken so seriously." Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Mat Pilates, Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist, and Thai Yoga Body Work.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Rate for triple occupancy private bath - $4000
Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 4480 n/a
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a

Prices subject to change without notice.