Yoga as Spiritual Practice


Three Upcoming Electives with Sean Feit

Sean Feit is a charismatic teacher who makes complex topics like philosophy accessible to all students. Through our advanced 300-hour program, Sean is now offering three elective workshops. These workshops are open to everyone but can also count as credits toward our advanced yoga teacher training. 

Sean teaches the Dharma as a path of inquiry and integration, and teaches from 20 years of experience. He is an expert teacher whose classes prove to be well-balanced with power, intention, and grace. Through these workshops you will have the ability to deepen your practice through reading and discussion of sacred texts.

If you often think to yourself about topics like human nature and your existence, then these workshops are for you!

The Bhagavad Gita: How to Live a Yogic Life

20 Elective Hours: June 2014

Working With the Mind: Classical Yoga as the Foundation for Spiritual Practice

15 Elective Hours: August 2014

Trauma and Spiritual Practice

5 Elective Hours: November 2014

sean feit.jegSean Feit:

Sean teaches the practices of yoga and Buddhism as a path of inquiry and integration, and draws on 20 years of devotion to intensive practice. He was a Buddhist monk in Burma in 2002, and has studied with Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein and Eugene Cash (Buddhism and meditation), David Moreno and Alice Joanou (yoga asana), and Steve Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing). Sean teaches at Yoga Tree, Yoga Garden SF, Piedmont Yoga, and SF Insight, and leads kirtan, offering the practice of Bhakti Yoga as an integral aspect of a heart-centered Path. Sean is authorized to teach meditation & Dharma by Jack Kornfield.

Sean is certified as an SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) and E-RYT200/RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). He is a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Sean’s teaching at the Yoga Garden focuses on the study of the primary texts of the yoga tradition in order to support contemporary yogis and teachers in a full appreciation of this transformative tradition, and to embody that transformation in our lives through the cultivation of meditation and experiential inquiry.

“My philosophy and history classes emphasize an ecumenical and historical approach to the very diverse yogic traditions, balancing that postmodern perspective with a stance of respect and devotion (bhakti). I strongly encourage serious students of yoga to educate ourselves as fully as we can in the practices and ideas that form the bedrock of the historical traditions, and to cultivate the practice of meditation specifically as the heart of the ancient existential inquiry that is yoga.”

To learn more about Sean, visit his website.