History of Yoga Workshop

Join us as we examine the history of yoga and its multitudinous roots. In this workshop we will uncover the fascinating root of yoga and how it has arrived at what yoga is today.

Ever wonder how the yoga postures that we practice today came to be? Or how our modern, studio-based yoga practice evolved from the ancient traditions and texts of the past 2000+ years?

During this illuminating day of inquiry, we’ll examine the history of yoga and its multitudinous roots by looking at pivotal texts (like the Bhagavad Gita, Upansihads, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika). We’ll also discuss the many forms yoga has taken over the years–devotional ritual, concentration-based meditation, energetic cultivation, embodied physical practice–as a way of better understanding how we’ve arrived at what yoga is today. Mostly lecture with some meditation and physical practice.

Workshop Info:

Oct 11, 2015 12:30-5:30

Tuition is $55; Members receive a 10% discount!

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About Sean Feit:

IMG_1117 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, practiced as 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.