SATYA 1: ONLINE IMMERSION
A ten day virtual immersion:
January 27 – February 7, 2021
In the midst of the pandemic and global shutdown we have decided to offer our SATYA course online, so that you can soak in these healing practices right in your own home. We have been on Zoom long enough to know that we can create a feeling of intimacy, contemplative study and profound practice at a distance. For teachers, therapists and lovers of movement alike, this course of study will be the highlight of your fall and bring new practices to your mat that will stay with you for years to come.
Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement
You need a practice that allows all of your tissues to open and breathe. At Prajna Yoga, we designed a totally unique body of work to support ease, joy, and flow in the body. SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) is like a combination of dance, yin yoga, Feldenkrais, and myofascial release. This practice reduces fatigue by filling the body in prana. In order to sustain a practice for many decades, SATYA practice is a must.
Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA) are movements that complement asana training. Yoga students and teachers, mind-body therapists, and people in the healing arts benefit greatly from this training.
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS & TEACHERS
SATISFIES PRAJNA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & SATYA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
ALL LIVE SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED & AVAILABLE TO YOU SHOULD YOU BE UNABLE TO ATTEND LIVE (*NOTE*: Live attendance is required for Yoga Alliance credit/CEU satisfaction)
With registration, you will receive FOUR free Prajna Live classes, each of which will compliment the SATYA trainings
Each module contains live Zoom meetings & lectures with Tias & Surya, and a library of supplemental material at your fingertips
45 HOURS OF CREDITS
45 hours of total combined live training, pre-recorded material, classes, homework, and mentorship (available for CE credits through Yoga Alliance)
BUILD MINDFULNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
In this time of global constriction, we have decided to offer the SATYA immersion online to optimally support your well being at this time. Many of you have felt the extraordinary benefits of this practice on your fascia, joints, and breath. This course on SATYA will no doubt add depth and somatic sophistication to your practice… and it is so healing. Designed by Tias Little after 30 years of education, practice, study, and research, SATYA is a somatic practice that builds mindfulness through movement.
SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) is Prajna Yoga’s therapeutic, “yin” style practice. We practice fine articulated movement on the floor in a flowing fashion, synthesizing breath with movement. The exercises are non-weight bearing and involve sliding, gliding, and circular movements to reduce myo-fascial holding in the body. When done on the floor, the breath and movement together enables myofascial release without strain. All movements are done slowly, in isolation, and without force. The SATYA movements replenish the body by increasing circulation (the flow of prana) throughout all the tissues of the body. SATYA acts as a “prana pump” to oxygenate the bloodstream and irrigate, or “soak” the tissues.
The SATYA movements cultivate inner listening and heighten proprioceptive awareness, neuroplasticity, and neural-muscular re-education. This awareness is the body’s innate intelligence. By increasing our capacity for sensory awareness, we become more sentient, wakeful beings in the world. While yoga today often emphasizes the “doing” of a posture, SATYA encourages “being” in a movement with heightened awareness. Our aim is to tap an inner potency, and to help support the body’s innate intelligence and capacity to self-regulate. Thus SATYA is mindfulness training through movement. As a movement meditation, SATYA builds vipassana (insight) into the sensory-motor pathways of the body. The movements are a powerful tonic to reduce fatigue, strain, and tension in the body, and to build deep relaxation and clarity. All movements support profound physical rest of the body and prepare for savasana and yoga nidra (the yogic sleep).
This training covers the foundational movements of the SATYA practice. This will revitalize your own body by reducing fatigue, building coherence, and integration of all the connective tissues of your body. At the same time, you will learn the key principles of the SATYA practice for the classroom. For yoga teachers who work therapeutically or with aging populations, SATYA is a simple yet highly effective system to help safely mobilize and repair the connective tissues.
This online immersion with Tias and Surya includes guided meditation, sound resonance, dharma study, visualization training, and SATYA practice. We do yoga postures following SATYA to stabilize the core tissues of the body. Tias will teach anatomy through an array of colorful slides. Tias integrates images from nature, sacred architecture and art to describe the energetic flow of prana through the body. Tias brings his background in Sanskrit, cranial-sacral study, yoga philosophy, and mystical anatomy to provide a transformational online course of study.
COURSE OF STUDY:
- Build sensory-motor awareness through small movements out of gravity
- Learn the way SATYA movements benefit the lower back
- Learn how effective this work is for aging populations and for people with injury
- Study the effects of SATYA on the iliopsoas and spine
- Learn how SATYA effects the five myofascial sheaths
- Practice “soaking” the tissues to heal
- Learn the power of the “The Pause” and experience the importance of not doing
- Practice SATYA to reduce fatigue
- Study the importance of spirals and counter spirals in SATYA movement
- “It’s all about the joints”: working with the tendons, ligaments, and joint spaces
- Learn how to “ride the changing edge” through small movements
SATYA 1 is a prerequisite for SATYA 2 and SATYA 3.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED
Part 1: Daily Live Zoom Meetings January 27 – 31, 9:30am – 12:30pm [Mountain Time] EXCEPT Friday January 29th: 9:30am – 1:30pm [Mountain Time] (Fridays include bonus mentorship/Q&A session with Tias & Surya)
Break: February 1 & 2: OFF
Part 2: Daily Live Zoom Meetings February 3 – 7, 9:30am – 12:30pm [Mountain Time] EXCEPT Friday February 5th: 9:30am – 1:30pm [Mountain Time] (Fridays include bonus mentorship/Q&A session with Tias & Surya)
*Included in this course is bonus access to the Prajna Live classes on Tuesdays, January 26 & February 2, and Fridays, January 29 & February 5. SATYA 1 registrants will have extended access to these classes directly in their course curriculum*
“This [SATYA] work is deeply transformative and thoroughly restorative and regenerative. The internal landscape of the subtle body is rich with sensation, experience, and offers the practitioner/student and exhilarating journey into self-healing”