As the story goes, a seeker looking for shelter, looking for truth, found both under the shade of the Sacred Fig tree.
Hello, I'm Anton.
I created The Sacred Fig because I saw that there was something missing in the broader yoga community.
Each yoga school had their own particular lineage, and happily stayed within the bounds of that tradition. I was one of the rare ones who hopped around. For years, I studied with my Ashtanga community one day, and Qi Gong the next. I would start my morning with a HIIT class, and finish the day with alignment-based Iyengar. I shared meals with vegans and paleos, and saw the benefits of both. I incorporated pranayama into my swimming, and jump squats into my yoga. I knew that yoga was supposed to be about ‘union’, but the culture surrounding it felt more divisive than anything else.
Who was leading the way? Could there be more than one right way?
The Sacred Fig is a means to cross reference, to weave together teachings from many lineages. The result is not a culmination of its parts, but ultimately something entirely new. Sometimes these wide-ranging tools + techniques contradict each other, which I love… because it invites for meaningful dialogue, and ultimately true insight.
The yoga tradition, like all tradition, is not a static thing of the past. It evolves with us. The Sacred Fig is post-lineage. We bring together the best teachers from an incredibly wide net of lineages and modalities, to share their secret recipes for joy.
I'm not claiming to have any answers. I'm offering a set of tools that I've learned from all my teachers, that have helped me build self-awareness, understand my patterns , and improve my ability to communicate and demonstrate compassion.
The Sacred Fig faculty are all experts in their relative fields. From asana & functional movement teachers, to ayurvedic doctors + life coaches, the common thread that binds us is a crazy passion for what we do. This passion isn't based on some lofty belief or ideal, but rather, on actual results... on radical transformation. And whether that shift happens on the yoga mat, in a lively discussion, or after a conscious shift in recurring habits, we know there are many paths that lead towards the same goal. So we keep an open mind towards different modalities, and actively build & support our diverse community of world-class teachers.
Rose Erin Vaughan
Jon Ziff Sint
Dages Juvelier Keates
Dr. Genieve Burley