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Roots of Yoga: History of Yoga and Patanjali

This Lab will outline the 8 limbs and will orient both a path and understanding of classical Yoga including asana. We will address meditation; postures, breath, contraindications (trauma) and how to establish a daily integrative mediation practice. Developing a deep understanding of Pantanjali's yoga system as sequential meditation instructions will help cultivate an understanding of the strong ethical framework. This lab will also include the philosophical emphasis of Classical Yoga, including the cause of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering, as well as the Saṇkhya philosophy of consciousness and its objects (Puruṣa & Prakṛti). 

About the Instructor:  

Sean Feit (SEP, E-RYT500) teaches Buddhism and Yoga with a focus on the integration of meditation, philosophy, and self inquiry with trauma resolution and social justice. He has practiced in Zen and Theravada Buddhist lineages, was a monk in Burma, and is authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield. Other primary teachers include Alice Joanou (yoga) and Steven Hopkinson (Somatic Experiencing/Organic Intelligence). Sean teaches at Yoga Tree, Yoga Garden SF, East Bay Meditation Center, and Piedmont Yoga in the SF Bay Area, and has been a guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he completed the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, and is a member of the Community Dharma Leader program. Sean is a PhD candidate at UC Davis, writing on Buddhist contemplative practice and experimental dance, and lives in Oakland, enjoying a thriving community of yogis and artists. 

 $60 pre-registration required by October 15th

$65 Day of

 This Workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

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