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Working Smart!: Alignment Practices to Keep Your Body Strong & Soft


THREE PRACTICES with visiting teacher Sean Haleen

Three chances to practice with returning guest teacher Sean Haleen! Join Sean at SYA for an exploration of how our bodies work within our poses. We'll explore questions like "What muscles do we want to be engaged? Relaxed?" and "What alignment instructions are appropriate for my body?"

Sean's alignment workshops are known for taking what seem like complicated aspects of how we move and making them understandable, accessible, and fun. Each session will take you through familiar poses and engage with them in new and unexpected ways, utilizing props, unique variations, and more. Appropriate for all levels.

  • Take away tips for building strength and flexibility in your practice that you'll use for years

  • Learn about the how and why of Yoga poses and what they're for

  • Practice with unique ways of using props to enhance your poses

  • And more!

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About Sean
Sean Haleen (500 E-RYT) is a celebrated Hatha yoga teacher and practitioner. Sean has practiced and studied yoga asana and philosophy since 1997 and began teaching in 2007. He now lives north of San Francisco where he teaches full time at Yoga Tree in their 200- and 500-hour teacher training program. Additionally, he spreads his passion for alignment by teaching Joyful Alignment workshops at studios across the United States. Sean’s teachers have deeply influenced not only his yoga instructing but also his life. He offers deep gratitude with each class to his main teachers, Katchie Ananda, Jack Kornfield, Christine Price Clark, Kenny Graham, Brent Kuecker, Desiree Rumbaugh, Paige Faraci, and most recently Iyengar teacher Brian Hogencamp and San Francisco legend, Betty Roi. seanhaleenyoga.com


SPECIAL CLASS: Standing Poses & Hip Openers
Friday, March 22 | 5:30-7:00pm
$22 drop-in (or use your SYA class package or Monthly Membership)

WORKSHOP ONE: Shoulders & Spine
Saturday, March 23 | 1:30-3:30pm
$35 (or $60 for both Saturday workshops combined)

WORKSHOP TWO: Core Work & Arm Balances
Saturday, March 23 | 4:00-6:00pm
$35 (or $60 for both Saturday workshops combined)


Please plan carefully: 

  • Special Class: Cancellations allowed up to 2 hours prior to class start.

  • Workshops: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.