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Core Philosophy – October Extended 2017 w/Sean Feit

October 7 - November 19

Core Philosophy – Core Module 2: From Inner Peace to Inner Power

In this philosophy and practice intensive, we’ll look closely at two primary root texts of modern yoga: Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We will weave between historical context, close reading and discussion, and embodied practice.

These two texts teach a full range of yoga practice, including ethics, meditation, mindfulness, and personal inquiry; asana, pranayama, energetic cultivation, and the awakening of the feminine embodied force called kundalini. Exploring the roots of Hatha Yoga in Tantra, we will also look briefly at an accessible tantric source text, Kṣemarāja’s Heart of Recognition.

    • The path of Classical Yoga, including meditation and embodied inquiry.
    • In-depth engagement with Patañjali’s 8-Limb model.
    • The Tantric roots of Hatha Yoga, with emphasis on the beautiful Śaiva Tantra tradition.
    • Understanding Hatha Yoga’s subtle anatomy of nadi, cakra, and kundalini.
    • Working with energy: asana, pranayama, and bandha as an integrated practice.
    • Nervous system and trauma physiology, working safely with energy and attention.

Completion of this 50 hour module will apply to the 300 hours required by Yoga Alliance for your 300-hour Advanced certification; 50 CEUs.

12:30 -8:30 PM on following weekends:

Sat & Sun: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Sat & Sun: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Sat & Sun: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

Required Reading:
Tantra: the Path of Ecstasy by George Feuerstein
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft
Original Yoga by Richard Rose
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (recommended translation by Akers)

You may take Core Energetics and Core Philosophy in any order as pre-requisites for Core Synthesis. Students may re-take any of the Core Modules for full credit at a slightly reduced rate. Contact your advisor for more information. You must fill out an application and be accepted for enrollment to register. Graduates of YGSF 200-Hour Teacher Training Program are automatically accepted.

For more about our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

Tuition is $1095, or register with the ProElite Membership.

About Sean 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. Learn more about Sean, read his Featured Teacher article here.


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Start: October 7 - End: November 19

Schedule Details: 12:30 -8:30 PM on following weekends: Oct 7-8, Oct 28-29 & Nov 18-19

Price: $1095

Location: Yoga Garden SF

Address: 286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States