The Sacred Fig

Ancient teachings, modern approach

As the story goes…
a young prince seeking shelter, seeking truth Found both under the shade of the Sacred Fig Tree.

About The Sacred Fig

The Sacred Fig Tree is known by many names & revered across many cultures. In Buddhist teachings, it’s a symbol of consciousness. After seeking enlightenment through extreme practices, a Brahmin prince by the name of Siddhartha eventually sat beneath the Sacred Fig Tree in silence, where he discovered his Buddha nature. After his transformation, followers called it The Bodhi Tree, or the tree of enlightenment.

Hindus similarly revere The Sacred Fig. In Hindi, it’s known as The Peepal Tree, and Indians believe that the wood from this tree was used to light the original sacred fire, with which the gods granted knowledge to humanity. In the west, we inherently understand the potent metaphor as a connection with all living things.

The Sacred Fig is a metaphor for our great potential. It reminds us of those before us, who found freedom and clarity under it’s broad canopy.

Anton Brandt

Founder & Facilitator

When not standing on his hands, most of Anton’s adult life has been spent travelling the world, with the common thread linking his varied life experience being a search for the extraordinary. From founding a sustainable footwear brand, to working with the pop-band Scissor Sisters, his yoga practice kept him grounded along the way. Eventually that practice turned into a life long dedication, and since then he’s travelled the world exploring various modalities, from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to Vipassana Meditation. The Sacred Fig is the culmination of that journey.

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Our Teachers

A community of world-class yoga educators

The Sacred Fig teachers come from all different backgrounds, and they specialize in widely varying fields. From asana & movement teachers, to nutritionists, naturopaths, and physiotherapists, 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.

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