Buddhism, meditation, embodied inquiry
Buddhism as a form of Classical Yoga. Understanding Mindfulness and its role as a core practice in the embodiment of self-inquiry. A review of meditation instructions and the deepening of the practice by evaluation of our hindrances of the practice of meditation. Developing skills of mindfulness in all activities and aspects of our life.
Nervous system, energy, psychology
Develop a basic overview of nervous system physiology: SNS & PNS, simple Polyvagal Theory. Developing a basic understanding at fight, flight and freeze as survival strategies and the necessity to feel safe before systems can deactivate. Looking at trauma in the body as an imbalance of the nervous system and cultivating a safety in yoga & meditation to help those with acute trauma. Building a skill set to work with strong energy and emotion in our yoga and meditation practice and understanding how the energetic practices of Hatha Yoga relate to our Nervous System function and response to trauma.
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 Hoskinson (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 earlybird by November 19th
This Workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.