Trauma & Spiritual Practice: Healing on the Path

with Sean Feit


It isn’t all in your head; trauma affects the totality of our embodied experience. This workshop will explore the experience and healing of trauma on the path of yoga.

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In this 12 hour workshop you will:

  • Understand the basic principles of the nervous system, including its response to traumatic events.
  • Become aware that traumatic events happen in everyday life and are expressed in the body.
  • Consider how the healing of our traumatic experiences is an integral part of spiritual life.
  • Be introduced to Somatic Experiencing and learn how to recognize trauma in yourself and in yoga/meditation students.
  • Learn language and asana modifications that support healing and decrease the possibility of re-triggering traumatic response.
  • Understand the relationship of energetic manifestations in yoga to trauma, and the relationship of trauma to kundalini and kriya.

** Tuition is $225, or $199 on or before March 1st.  | This course provides 5 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 300 and/or 5 Yoga Alliance® CEUs. | YGSF Members receive 10% discount and alumni receive 15% discount.

For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.


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.