WORKSHOP Trauma and Spiritual Practice

with Sean Feit

overcomeIt isn’t all in your head; trauma affects the totality of our embodied experience.

In this 5 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 $95, or $85 on or before November 8; YGSF Members receive an additional 10% discount.

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This course provides 5 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 300 and/or 5 Yoga Alliance® CEUs

seanSean 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.