The Yoga Sutra of Patañjali: Meditation & Liberation Workshop


In this workshop, you will learn the basics of meditation practice including posture, breath work, and the relation of ethical action and renunciation to the inner tranquility necessary for liberation in the yoga system.

The “Yoga Sutra,” written by the sage Patañjali approximately 2000 years ago, has become the core philosophical text of yoga as we know it today. Its definition of yoga as the quieting of mental fluctuation and its 8 limb structure for spiritual practice has influenced modern yoga in profound ways, but its core belief system is subtle and widely misunderstood.

In this practice-based workshop, we’ll explore Patañjali’s core theory on the cause and end of human suffering, and how the 8 limb structure can be seen as describing both a specific meditation practice and a general guideline for spiritual life.

The day will include self-guided āsana practice, suitable for experienced yoga students. Experience in meditation is encouraged but not required.

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.