Light on Yoga Practice
with Tias Little
the founder of Prajna Yoga and the author of Yoga of the Subtle Body
Multiple Sessions from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2
Whole Weekend and individual registration available.
Entire Weekend: $275, Individual Session: $60-$65
Holding it all Together: Yoga and Connective Tissue Featured Class
Friday, November 30; 1:30-4:30
Fascia is the physical structure that holds us together. Literally. It keeps our bones upright, our organs in place and supports the pathway of the nerves. A dedicated yoga practice involves moving layer by layer through the connective tissues. While fascia is the prime mover of the body, it is also a vessel for holding memory, feelings, dreams and identity. In this class, we practice movements that enhance the flow of fascia through the body. We also track how thoughts, feeling, memory and a sense of “I” are imprinted on the connective tissues. $65
Light on the Central Channel of the Spine
Friday, November 30; 6:00-8:30 pm
In yoga the spine is thought to be the primary pathway for the flow of consciousness. The spine has many beautiful names such as the Lustrous Channel, the Path of the Sun and the Radiant Channel. In this class, we practice lengthening the spine and filling it with the light of prana. We do this by lengthening the muscles that attach directly to the spine while making the vertebral ligaments and discs more buoyant. We practice supine, seated and standing movements. $60
Building the Bones in Yoga
Saturday, December 1; 9:30-12:30pm
As we age, our bones become lighter and less stable. In the spiritual traditions of India and China, the bones that hold the marrow are thought to house the deep life force. In this class, we practice standing and supine poses in order to tap the bone energy and move from the body’s deepest essence. $65
Mind Your Back!
Saturday, December 1; 2-5pm
It is common for there to be constriction in the back body, especially in the feet, calf muscles, hamstrings, buttocks and back. In this class, we practice forward bends to stretch, lengthen and widen the back body from heel to crown. This enables an abundance of energy to flow throughout the body. Using forward bends, twists and sidebends, this class reduces fatigue and stiffness while bringing a quality of lightness and suppleness to the spine. $65
Riding the Wave of the Breath
Sunday, December 2; 9:30-12:30pm
In yoga practice we follow the rise and fall of the breath, noticing its ever-changing nature. In this class, we practice yoga postures and flowing movements (SATYA) to allow the wave of breath to widen, soften and deepen. By alternately extending and contracting the body’s connective tissues, we pump fluids through the circulatory system and irrigate blood and lymph into all the cells of the body. This class is designed to sense and feel the movement of the life force throughout the subtle body. By riding the wave of the breath we prepare for pranayama, the yogic art of breathing. $65
This event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Atlanta Northlake. We have a group of rooms for our event at the this location for a special rate. Use the link below to receive this special rate.
Tias is committed to teaching yoga as a contemplative path, leading to greater sensitivity, tolerance and deep understanding (prajna).
Tias has a unique and skillful teaching style, enabling students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice. His approach is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, and insightful. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, Somatic practices, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. His teaching includes precision of alignment, anatomical detail and meditative awareness.
Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. He is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique, weaving together poetic metaphor, clear instruction, compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998.
Tias lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he directs his school, Prajna Yoga, with his wife Surya and is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and Yoga of the Subtle Body (Shambhala Press).He is the founder of SATYA, Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga, a somatic practice that complements yoga. In addition to leading yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through YogaGlo. Learn more about Prajna Yoga and Tias at www.prajnayoga.net.