Teaching Yogasūtra at JPCentre Yoga’s YTT, Boston, MA. 2017. Photo by Daniel Max.

Seth lectures and teaches on the history, theory, and practice of yoga at universities and yoga studios in the U.S. and around the world. Feel free to contact him, if you would like Seth to visit your studio or school, or participate in your upcoming yoga teacher-training. Format and topic can be tailored to individual or studio needs, but might include the following:

  • Workshop (1 day, Weekend, etc.)
  • Lecture (1-3 hrs)
  • YTT Philosophy Module
  • 1-on-1 study (also available via Skype)

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Text Study Classes

  • Yoga in the early Upaniṣads
  • The Timeless Yogas of the Bhagavadgītā 
  • Classical Yoga: Patañjali’s Yogasūtra
  • Traditional Haṭhayoga: Svātmārāma’s Haṭhapradīpikā

History of Yoga

  • A Visual and Textual History of Yoga
  • The History, Theory, and Practice of Medieval Haṭhayoga
  • East Meets West: The Transmission of Modern Yoga in America

Language of Yoga

  • An Introduction to Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners

Religious Traditions of India

  • Yoga of Devotion: Songs, Stories, and Teachings of Bhaktiyoga
  • Darśan: Greeting the Gods & Goddesses of India
  • An Introduction to Hindu Traditions
  • An Introduction to Buddhist Traditions
Teaching Yogasūtra at Balanced Yoga’s YTT, New Haven, CT. 2017. Photo by Lori Bonazzoli.


Having Seth on staff for the Balanced Yoga YTT was a brilliant last minute decision. He was initially highly recommended to me when I was on a search for the proper names of Yoga postures spelled out in the actual Sanskrit alphabet for my manual. After effortlessly and beautifully bestowing all of that information to me he also planted the seed for his “text study classes” … I had Seth join us immediately for 2 sessions. He was very available and easy to coordinate with. He brought such a solid understanding of the Yoga Sutras to the students, tying together the ancient wisdom of these sacred texts to their modern day practices. Every one of my students loved him. Seth is an ocean of knowledge. A very clear and poised educator. Im looking forward to future trainings with Seth on my staff.

— Lori Bonazzoli, Balanced Yoga, Studio Owner

What I enjoy most about Seth’s teaching style is the way he weaves in stories from ancient India. Giving a sense of reverence for the rich history that supports present day Yoga practices. Through study of sacred texts he unfolds a map of the evolution of the yogic path from ancient India to modern day Yoga studios. By unpacking the sacred Sanskrit wisdom contained in these texts, he makes it accessible and relevant. As a modern day practitioner and instructor of Yoga, Seth inspires me to look beyond the physical form of asana postures and deepen my experience of the subtle inner practices of Yoga.”

— Heather Woodman, Yoga Teacher

Seth is a skilled and creative teacher. His friendly and passionate disposition make the history of yoga approachable for all. It doesn’t matter whether his students have never practiced yoga or always practice yoga; everyone will learn something new about the practice and them selves. Under his guide, the modern student can personally relate to concepts born thousands of years ago. In this sense, Seth is really bringing a complex ideology into context. Seth’s students will leave his classes excited, and with a deeper sense of the Self. He truly embodies the light on which he teaches!”

— Hannah Lautze, HSU Religious Studies Alumna

Seth is a gifted lecturer, wise beyond his years in his grasp and scope of understanding of all things India. His stories and explanations of the bounty of the land made it all come alive.”

— Stephanie Perrett, Dharamsala, India Retreat Participant