Practice is Path
Weekend Immersion with Tias Little
the founder of Prajna Yoga and the author of Yoga of the Subtle Body
The Power of the Spine
Friday, November 13, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Master Class| Individual Price $65
There are a total of 72 joints in the spinal column and the spine is capable of multiple small movements, yet as we age the spine typically becomes compressed, twisted and displaced. In yoga we align the spine by alternately stretching and shortening the muscles, tendons and ligaments that attach directly to the spine. In this class, we practice supine, seated and standing movements to generate optimal flow through the spine. In the mystical yoga tradition, the power of the spine is given many names: the Kundalini, the Lustrous Channel, the Silent Channel, the Shaft of Light. In this class learn to amplify the flow of the deep life force through your spinal column.
Restorative Yoga—Nourishing Bone, Blood and Breath
Friday, November 13, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Individual Price $65
This class guides students in poses that are designed to reduce fatigue and release stress buried in the body. By the practice of supported postures, the aim of this class is to soothe the nervous system, reduce strain in the connective tissues and calm the mind. In this class you will learn to optimize the flow of prana in your body while rejuvenating your nerves, circulatory rhythms and connective tissue.
Riding the Changing Edge
Saturday, November 14, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Individual Price $75
In practice we aim to find the edge within each pose. The edge is the threshold to change, growth and awakening. While typically students aim to push their edges further, this practice is about abiding at the edge, without pushing against it or pulling back from it. No matter how small, each edge represents a possibility for growth and transformation. In this class discover that whether on or off the mat, you are always on the changing edge.
Re-educating the Neural-Muscular system and Brain Pathways
Saturday, November 14, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Individual Price $75
All of us get stuck in habitual ways of moving and thinking. We refer to this as “the habit body” and the “habit mind”. This mind-body training provides unique ways to help rewire the body’s neurological flow and introduce greater possibility for movement, feeling and action. This class involves practicing mindful movements to help establish new sensory pathways inside. This helps to rewire the circuitry throughout the connective tissue and brain while optimizing health and vitality.
In the Flow of the Now
Sunday, November 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Individual Price $75
Yoga is a practice to be whole heartedly in the moment. Whether on or off the mat, we aim to be in the flow of presence for whatever is arising. Yet if the moment is always passing, how do we arrive at full open presence? In this class we practice being in the flow of presence through three primary qualities: Deep Relaxation, Vital Energy and Spacious Awareness. Through movement, stillness, sound, pranayama and visualization, we cultivate energy and clarity in order to be in the flow of the now.
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.