Bringing together the beautiful embodiment practices of āsana and prāṇāyāma and precise mindfulness instructions from the Buddhist tradition can transform our yoga practice. Mindfulness as both a meditation and relationship process opens into deep spiritual inquiry around why we suffer and what we can do about it.
This study and practice evening is oriented toward yoga students who want to bring meditation and mindfulness more fully into their practice. We’ll look at posture, breath and awareness practices, becoming more intimate with the most challenging experience any of us have: our own heart and mind.
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.