Our experience of ourselves as we move through modern life is determined more by our biology, especially our nervous system, than we may realize. New research into trauma is changing the way we as yogis can understand well-being, distress, and the paths to freedom from distress, anxiety, and helplessness.
In this gentle theory and practice evening, we’ll look at our yoga and mindfulness practices through the lens of nervous system resilience. We’ll draw on the healing modality of Organic Intelligence (OI), a beautiful way to understand and work with the nervous system and subtle body. We’ll discuss how to work with symptoms of trauma in ourselves or our students in yoga and meditation, and learn basic exercises for self-regulation and the cultivation of deeper ease.
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.
$45 pre-registration required by February 17th