Afternoons with Tias & Surya | Building Your Inner Fire

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2:00- 5:00 pm

Building your Inner Fire

The belly center, the third chakra, is the hearth of the body. In yoga we carefully stoke the fire within yet unfortunately there is often constriction in the gut due to stress and emotional holding. This class focuses on opening the belly through dynamic and passive poses. We emphasize twists and supported backbends to ignite the inner fire and pranayama to spread the light of prana throughout the body.


Prajna Yoga’s Financial Policy:

Before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga, please review our firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All afternoon class sales are final.
  • All retail sales are final.

 

Winter Solstice: Restorative Practice and Meditative Music

Winter Solstice: Restorative Practice and Meditative Music

With Tias & Surya Little and Nicolle Jensen

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 from 4:30pm – 6:30 pm

This class is open to the public. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Register here.

Join Tias, Surya, and Nicolle for this special Winter Solstice class of yoga and music. We celebrate the long nights of winter as a potent time for cultivating new intentions for life and dropping away of old patterns. It is a time for moving inward and reflecting, to embrace the darkness and bask in candlelight.

PRAJNA YOGA’S FINANCIAL POLICY:

• Full tuition is due at time of purchase.
• We are not able to issue any refunds or credits on this class.

 

Afternoons with Tias & Surya | Yin & Yang Yoga Practice

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2:00 – 5:00 pm

Yin & Yang Yoga Practice

An optimal yoga practice helps cultivate both yin (restoration) and yang (dynamic energy) in the body. In this class, you will cultivate the qualities of yin and yang in each pose. We review the fundamental forces of yin and yang that are essential to Taoist practice and discover how they can be embodied in yoga. In the practice session, you will learn how to cultivate a hybrid practice, cultivating both yin and yang energies within each pose. Come prepared to restore your body while strengthening and energizing your entire being.


Prajna Yoga’s Financial Policy:

Before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga, please review our firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All afternoon class sales are final.
  • All retail sales are final.

Yoga for Energy and Vitality: A Prajna Yoga Immersion – St. Louis

Yoga for Energy and Vitality

Tias returns to the St. Louis, MO area to offer a weekend full of enlightening yoga training, join him to explore how you can utilize yogic practices to increase your own energy and vitality.

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Master Class: Building Inner Fire 

Friday, January 4, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The belly center, the third chakra, is the hearth of the body. In yoga it is necessary to stoke the fire within, yet unfortunately there is often constriction in the gut due to stress and emotional holding. This class focuses on opening the belly through dynamic and passive poses. We emphasis twists and supported backbends to ignite the inner fire. At the end of class we practice pranayama to spread the glow of heat throughout the body. $65.00

(Please note this is a master class for teachers, teachers-in-training, and dedicated students.)


Restorative Yoga—Nourishing Bone, Blood and Breath 

Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

This class guides students in poses that are designed to reduce fatigue and stress buried in the body. By the application of supported postures, the aim of this class is to soothe the nervous system, empty strain and holding in the organic body and calm the mind. This class aims to optimize the flow of prana in the body, rejuvenating all the soft tissues of the body. $45.00


Prana 

Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Prana is the deep life force. It is breath, blood and lymph and animates all the cells and tissues of the body. However due to compression and stagnation, the blood and prana become restricted. In the mid winter and after the holiday it is common for there to be inertia and sluggishness, compromising the flow of prana. In this class come prepared to generate blood flow through dynamic and supported postures by bringing blood flow to all the tissues of the body. This aids in nourishing the tissues, healing chronic pain and bringing vitality to the body and mind. $60.00


Vibration 

Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm

In yoga it is thought that the entire universe including the body is made up of vibration. All that vibrates produces sound currents that flow like rivers. In this class we animate the channels of the body through breath, sound and movement. Not only the sound OM, but numerous other healing sounds open up the channels of the subtle body. Come prepared to sense how vibration resonates in the innermost chamber of your spine, spinal cord and cranium. $60.00


Virya 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30am

In Sanskrit, virya is vitality, strength and resolve. It is the source of longevity and health. In yoga we cultivate virya through poses like the Warrior Pose and the Hero Pose. In this class we practice cultivating virility in order to build staying power and firm resolve. Come prepared to cultivate virya in order to bring greater energy, power and focus to your life. $45.00


Gravity as Therapy: Why Savasana is the Most Important Pose 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Much of yoga as in life involves learning to let go. In a yoga practice, the “corpse” pose, often the very last position and its corollary, yoga nidra or the yogic sleep require a profound letting go. This process involves not only physical relaxation but a kind of psychic relinquishing. In this class come prepared to drop into states of profound inner relaxation in order to create more ease and lightness in your body and mind. $45.00


ENTIRE WEEKEND: $265+tax

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If you cancel 30 days or more prior to the start date, we will refund any amount paid, minus a 20% administrative fee, to your Prajna Yoga account.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the start date.

BE the Path – San Francisco

BE the Path

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Early Bird Special: $335 +tax (valid through 12.15.18)


Gravity as Therapy: Why Savasana is the Most Important Pose

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Much of yoga as in life involves learning to let go. In a yoga practice, the “corpse” pose, often the very last position and its corollary, yoga nidra or the yogic sleep require a profound letting go. This process  involves not only physical relaxation but a kind of psychic relinquishing. In this class come prepared to drop into states of profound inner relaxation in order to create more ease and lightness in your body and mind.


Flame of the Heart

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

In a time of global, ecological and personal challenge, darkness and despair can cast a long shadow. Thus it is essential to lift the flame of spirit inside. In this class come prepared to ignite the light of heart awareness. We practice restorative yoga postures, mindfulness meditation and pranayama in order to cultivate a steady flame inside.


Yin and Yang Yoga Practice

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

An optimal yoga practice helps cultivate both yin (restoration) and yang (dynamic energy) in the body. In this class, you will cultivate the qualities of yin and yang in each pose. We review the fundamental forces of yin and yang that are essential to Taoist practice and discover how they can be embodied in yoga. In the practice session, you will learn how to cultivate a hybrid practice, cultivating both yin and yang energies within each pose. Come prepared to restore your body while strengthening and energizing your entire being.


Centering In

Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm 

The region just below the navel is the center of gravity in the body. Called thehara in Japan, the dantian in China and related to the second chakra in yoga, the lower belly is the source of breath and the origin of the deep life force. In this class we initiate every movement and every pose from the lower belly. Through active and passive positions, we stretch, expand and strengthen the tissues of the lower abdomen.

Yoga and Zen: One Body, One Mind with Tias Little and Henry Shukman at Esalen – Big Sur, CA

One Body, One Mind

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Through the powerful synthesis of yoga and Zen, we embody an all-inclusive, global awareness. On the mat we practice total embodiment from our toes to the crown of our head. In every fiber, cell, and sinew of our body we animate the fundamental force of nature called prana. The raw, natural beauty of the Esalen setting further enhances this prana. The alchemy of yoga and Zen is potent; together, they enable students to drop into deep practice. Henry and Tias guide from their respective traditions while exploring the multiple connections between the two disciplines. This retreat provides a valuable opportunity for students to simultaneously deepen their meditation practice while refining and expanding their yoga. The clear and powerful teachings of yoga and Zen work to clarify and strengthen connection to Source. Each practice session will be an expression of our one body, and bring a sense of unity and joy. This event includes yoga, Zen meditation, SATYA, dharma discussions, walking meditation and poetry. Please bring a yoga mat.

Embodied Dharma: Yoga, Connective Tissue and Inter-Being – Woodacre, CA

Embodied Dharma: Yoga, Connective Tissue and Inter-Being with Tias Little

We and everything we perceive are interwoven
And this interweaving goes on and on
While each thing stands in its own place.

from Taking Part in the Gathering by Shitou Xiqian

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Yoga historically has emphasized connection to a unified field of being. In the microcosm of the body all structures are interwoven. Connective tissue is the physical structure that holds us together as the liver has connections to the lung and the tibia has connections to the tailbone. In the macrocosm of the larger world, all things are interwoven or interdependent. Thich Nhat Hanh called this “inter-being”. Realizing that all things at some level are indivisible is indispensable to the yogic imagination. In this weekend immersion we will practice movements that enhance the flow of fascia through the body, and through insight meditation and dharma study we investigate how all things within us and around us are interwoven.


Settling IN: Releasing the Legs and Pelvis

Friday, February 1, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 


Centering IN: Opening and Strengthening the Core

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00am -1:00pm

 


Breathing IN: Expanding the Diaphragm

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm

 


Moving IN: Building Elasticity in the Lungs and Ribs

Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 10:00am -1:00pm

 


Listening IN: Working with the Cranium, Jaw and Ear in Yoga

Sunday February 3, 2019 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Afternoons with Tias & Surya | Lungs and the Lotus Heart

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Lungs and the Lotus Heart  |  2:00pm – 5:00pm February 12th

The heart and the lungs work together to pump the prana through the body. In this class we expand the lung cavity through backbends and inversions in order to open the chest. Then we center into the heart chakra through meditation and pranayama. Join Tias & Surya Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe NM for this special Valentine’s Day class!

BE the Path – Punta Gorda, FL

BE the Path

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941.505.9642


 

Master Class: Inversions- Cultivating Equilibrium

Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2:00m -5:00pm

Inversion practice promote equanimity and steadiness by restoring the organic body and nervous system.  Yet how to do inversions safely?  When properly prepared, inversions bring inner stillness and foster states of deep relaxation.  In this class we cover how to do safe and secure inversions and provide practices that help students do inversions at home.  Come away from this class with a clear idea about how to practice inversions as part of your daily routine.


Flame of the Heart

Friday, February 15, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In a time of global, ecological and personal challenge, darkness and despair can cast a long shadow. Thus it is essential to lift the flame of spirit inside. In this class come prepared to ignite the light of heart awareness. We practice restorative yoga postures, mindfulness meditation and pranayama in order to cultivate a steady flame inside.


Moving into Stillness

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

This class includes movement with precision of alignment. In the alchemy of our practice we unite stillness with movement, whether in seated meditation, flowing through postures or doing unwinding movements on the floor (SATYA). This leads to states of sublime awareness and feather fine concentration.


Bones, Breath and Balance

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

As we age the bones become lighter and less stable. In the spiritual traditions of India and China, the bone and the bone marrow are thought to hold the deep life force. In this class we build greater connection to the bones through standing and supine poses. We practice balancing poses in standing and supine positions. This makes the bone and its surrounding tissue strong and supple. Like tapping into an aquifer, as we access the bone and bone marrow we tap the body’s deepest essence.


Building your Inner Fire

Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30am

The belly center, the third chakra, is the hearth of the body. In yoga we carefully stoke the fire within yet unfortunately there is often constriction in the gut due to stress and emotional holding. This class focuses on opening the belly through dynamic and passive poses. We emphasis twists and supported backbends to ignite the inner fire and pranayama to spread the light of prana throughout the body.


Yin and Yang Yoga Practice

Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

An optimal yoga practice helps cultivate both yin (restoration) and yang (dynamic energy) in the body. In this class, you will cultivate the qualities of yin and yang in each pose. We review the fundamental forces of yin and yang that are essential to Taoist practice and discover how they can be embodied in yoga. In the practice session, you will learn how to cultivate a hybrid practice, cultivating both yin and yang energies within each pose. Come prepared to restore your body while strengthening and energizing your entire being.

Nadis, Circulation and the Joints – London, UK

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+44 (0) 20 7042 9900


In yoga, the nadis are described as rivers of energy that flow through the body. They are the circulatory pathways of blood, lymph and nerve that run through all the tissues of the body. They move via arcs, curves, spirals and elliptical flow. In this immersion, we do SATYA movements and yoga postures that increase circulation through the joints of the body. We use rocking, circular and spiral movements to open the fascia of the body. When there is flow through the currents of the nadis there is radiant health and longevity in the body.


Certification Requirements

Upon completion of this workshop, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion. If you wish to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you are required to take the SATYA 1 intensive running 3rd to 7th March 2019 and complete additional hours of self-study. You will then have 45 hours of SATYA 1 training. To become a SATYA teacher, all SATYA courses are required – please see the SATYA page for further information on the certification process.

Regular Price: 99 GBP

Gravity as Therapy: SATYA, Savasana and Yoga Nidra – London, UK

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+44 (0) 20 7042 9900


In this class we drop with gravity into the earth in order to heal the subtle body. When we do not resist gravity but allow our bones and connective tissues to release there is a profound letting go. We alternate between movement and stillness in order to allow awareness to settle into the interior. We use SATYA and savasana to “drop in” so that layers of the psyche and emotional self can dissolve. Then through the practice of yoga nidra, like rain into dry ground, we soak into the essential awareness, nourishing nerve, blood and bone.


Certification Requirements

Upon completion of this workshop, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion. If you wish to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you are required to take the SATYA 1 intensive running 3rd to 7th March 2019 and complete additional hours of self-study. You will then have 45 hours of SATYA 1 training. To become a SATYA teacher, all SATYA courses are required – please see the SATYA page for further information on the certification process.

Regular Price: 99 GBP

SATYA 1 – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement – London, UK

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+44 (0) 20 7042 9900


SATYA
In a totally unique way, the SATYA practice opens doorways into the interior, providing new pathways of perception and feeling. It guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom.

SATYA is Prajna Yoga’s “yin” style practice. All the movements are done on the floor in a flowing fashion, without force. The SATYA movements cultivate inner listening and heighten proprioceptive awareness. This awareness is the body’s innate intelligence. By increasing our capacity for sensory awareness, we become more sentient, wakeful beings in the world. The exercises are non-weight bearing and involve sliding, gliding and circular movements to reduce myo-fascial holding in the body.

The SATYA training, along with yoga postures, involves neural-muscular re-education. Like in vinyasa training, breath is combined with movement in order to deepen the respiratory rhythm. All movements support profound physical rest of the body and prepare for savasana and yoga nidra (the yogic sleep).


SATYA 1 Course of Study

During SATYA 1, students will learn the key principles and embody the foundational movements of the SATYA practice.

Topics Covered:

  • How to cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness by experiencing small movements out of gravity.
  • The way SATYA movements benefit the lower back.
  • The effects of SATYA on the iliopsoas and spine.
  • The anatomy of the five myo-fascial sheaths and how to use the SATYA movements combined with asana practice to develop an awareness of each sheath.
  • How to be in “The Pause” and experience the importance of not doing.
  • Reduce body fatigue.
  • Address low back pain.
  • The importance of spirals and counter spirals.
  • “It’s all about the joints”: working with the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces.
  • Being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing.
  • How gravity can be your friend.
  • How to “ride the edge” through small movements.


Certification Requirements

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion for the 5-day intensive (30 hours). If you wish to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you are required to take at least one of the workshops on March 1st or 2nd and complete additional hours of self-study. You will then have 45 hours of SATYA 1 training. To become a SATYA teacher, all SATYA courses are required – please see the SATYA page for further information on the certification process.


FINANCIAL POLICY:

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All retail sales are final.

Hands on Adjustments and the Art of Sequencing – SOLD OUT

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Daily schedule: 8:30am-5:30pm (45 hours)
*The last day of training (March 24th) ends at 1:00pm

Hands on Adjustments
The body compensates with pulls, rotations, shifts and torques. To see the body’s asymmetries and strain patterns under your hands is an art. Knowing how to use your hands to adjust and guide students is an essential skill for any class setting or private instruction. This course helps you to develop a discriminating eye and skillful touch when directing students toward greater opening. Throughout this session, Tias refers to his training in massage and deep tissue work to cover the principles of myofascial release work within yoga postures.

Course of Study

  • Identify postural dynamics in the legs, pelvis, shoulders and spine, and recognize strain patterns through visual assessment
  • Gain confidence in your touch to support, guide and release the body through manual assist
  • Study fundamentals of applying pressure and force in more than one direction at a time
  • Learn to guide students deeper into twisting poses, back-bends and side-bends
  • Practice techniques to adjust students in restorative poses, as well as how to “adjust” them with the use of props
  • Review the essentials of therapeutic touch, including a special session on the use of tuning forks and pressure point release

The Art of Sequencing
Careful and intelligent sequencing creates an authentic, skillful yoga class. Without proper sequencing, a class can leave you ungrounded, imbalanced and potentially nauseated! Like a good chef who knows how to skillfully combine food, the mindful yoga teacher blends poses to create a feeling of wholeness. This course helps teachers design safe, intelligent and creative sequences.

Course of Study

  • Design intelligent sequences involving themed classes, pose combinations, class pacing, and duration of holds
  • Master the “Entry and Exit”, learning how to open and close a class by weaving together mindfulness, meditation and restorative yoga
  • Use props
  • Avoid posture combinations that cause strain and aggravation
  • Teach with a theme and design classes for the hip joints, shoulders, low back, etc.
  • Combine symmetrical and asymmetrical postures
  • Integrate the “Central Axis” – sequencing toward and away from the mid-line of the body

 

Hands on Adjustments and the Art of Sequencing is a prerequisite for students assisting Tias or other Prajna Teachers in workshops, trainings and conferences.


FINANCIAL POLICY:

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All retail sales are final.

Early Bird Special: $1,255.50 + tax (before January 31, 2019)

SATYA 2 – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement

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Daily schedule: 8:30am-5:30pm (45 hours)
*The last day of training (March 31st) ends at 1:00pm

In a totally unique way, SATYA practice opens doorways into the interior, providing new pathways of perception and feeling. It guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom. SATYA 2 brings further depth to the practice and study of the SATYA movements. In this course students will learn how to design SATYA sequences and assist movements to facilitate greater myo-fascial release.

During this immersion students will learn:

  • How to utilize SATYA movements as a way of preparing the body for asana practices.
  • How to design SATYA sequences to release specific areas of the body (e.g., lower back, hips, knees, shoulders, neck and head).
  • How to enhance SATYA movements through manual assistance; learn to facilitate assists to stretch the connective tissues within SATYA movements.

SATYA 1 is a prerequisite for this course.


FINANCIAL POLICY:

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All retail sales are final.

Early Bird Special: $1,255.50 + tax (before January 31, 2019)

Afternoons with Tias & Surya | Pranagize!

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Pranagize!  |  2:00pm – 5:00pm April 9th

In this class come prepared to generate blood flow through dynamic and supported postures.We practice twists and side bends to “pranagize” (energize) the body by bringing blood flow to all the tissues of the body. This aids in nourishing the tissues, healing chronic pain and bringing energy and vitality to the body and mind.

SATYA 1 – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement

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TIAS & SURYA LITTLE with SARAH GUSTAFSON

Daily schedule: 8:30am-5:30pm (45 hours)
*The last day of training (April 15th) ends at 1:00pm

In a totally unique way, SATYA practice opens doorways into the interior, providing new pathways of perception and feeling. It guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom. During SATYA 1, students will learn the key principles and embody the foundational movements of the SATYA practice.

Topics Covered:

  • How to cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness by experiencing small movements out of gravity.
  • The way SATYA movements benefit the lower back.
  • The effects of SATYA on the iliopsoas and spine.
  • The anatomy of the five myo-fascial sheaths and how to use the SATYA movements combined with asana practice to develop an awareness of each sheath.
  • How to be in “The Pause” and experience the importance of not doing.
  • Reduce body fatigue.
  • Address low back pain.
  • The importance of spirals and counter spirals.
  • “It’s all about the joints”: working with the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces.
  • Being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing.
  • How gravity can be your friend.
  • How to “ride the edge” through small movements.

SATYA 1 is open to all students although Session I: From the Ground Up is recommended as SATYA movements for the five myo-fascial sheaths (lateral, dorsal, ventral, spiral and core) are covered.

SATYA 1 is a prerequisite for SATYA 2 and SATYA 3.


FINANCIAL POLICY:

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All retail sales are final.

Early Bird Special: $1,255.50 + tax (before January 31, 2019)

Yoga for Energy & Vitality with Tias & Surya – Las Cruces, NM

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Friday, April 19th, 2019 (Good Friday)

Dwell Yoga, 424 Mainstreet Las Cruces NM 88011

 

Rest and Resilience 

4:00pm-5:45pm

In this practice we will focus on cultivating resilience and rest through poses that are passively energizing. In order to reduce fatigue, we will practice poses slowly and close to the ground. By doing so, we shift our center of gravity by connecting to the pull of the Earth. Gift yourself the opportunity to center in by relaxing deeply in both time and space.

Cost:

$40

Lecture on the Katha Upanisad:

Death and Rebirth in Yoga

The Katha Upanisad features a delightful story of a young boy who is set to death, and consequently learns the central teachings of yoga from the deity of death named Yama.
In this evening lecture and discussion, we explore themes of selflessness, unity, eternal peace, and pure awareness as described in many beautiful verses from the text. On Good Friday, this is a timely investigation of essential ideas to both Vendanta and Christianity regarding the death of self and the subsequent transformation of consciousness.
Please enjoy this reading prior to your attendance for this lecture. Source: The Upanishads, Translated for the Modern Reader by Eknath Easwaran.
Cost:
Donation

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

NMSU Renfrow Dance Auditorium, 3161 Williams Avenue., Las Cruces, NM 88003

 

Pranagize!

9:30am – 12:30pm

In this class come prepared to generate blood flow through dynamic and supported postures. We practice twists and side bends to “pranagize” (energize) the body by bringing blood flow to all the tissues of the body. This aids in nourishing the tissues and bringing energy and vitality to the body and mind.

 

Fluidity and Flow

2pm – 5pm

Enjoy a vinyasa-inspired class that is dynamic and stimulating without moving too quickly. Just like choreography in a dance, vinyasa suggests linking poses together to create continuous movement. Warm up with surya A and B, with active warrior II and triangle play. Move to the floor for a series of forward bends and deep twists, before heading into a combination of inversions, including shoulder stand in the middle of the room. Props Needed: A bolster, blanket, block and strap.

Cost:
$65 per class
$125 both

From Earth to Sky – Prairie Yoga

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(630) 968-3216

Master Class: Yoga, Neuroplasticity and the Brain

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 10:30am – 5:30pm
(with one hour lunch break)

In yoga, the deepest pulse of life in the body is known as the kundalini, a current of neurological force that flows through the central channel of the spine. The language of yoga describing the force (shakti) of the central nervous system bears close resemblance to contemporary research on the brain, brain stem and spinal cord. This course explores how yoga practice including asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditative states impact the vast neuronal assemblies in the brain. Through practice and study, we will see how light, image, vibration, loving awareness and finely articulated movement help rewire and heal the brain. We practice the SATYA movements (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) in order to generate more expansive and finely tuned brain maps. We will compare and contrast descriptions of the cranial chakras with lower (reptilian), middle (mammalian) and upper (neo-cortex) brains.


$160 by Friday, March 29, 2019; $180 thereafter

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From Earth to Sky – Embodying the Elements in Yoga Asana

Saturday – Sunday, April 27 – 28, 2019

For thousands of years, the body in yoga has been thought to be made up of five primary elements. In this in-depth study, you will learn the anatomical, energetic and psychological components of each element in the body while practicing postures, breathing techniques, meditations and interior seals to direct the flow of energy. Tias teaches through imagery, anatomical drawings, poetry and metaphor to illustrate the connection between the five elements and the subtle body in yoga.


Single sessions: $80 by Friday, March 29, 2019; $90 thereafter

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Saturday morning: 10:30am – 1:30pm

EARTH AND WATER: The Pelvis and Sacrum
The root of the spine with the pelvic floor is the ground for all growth in yoga. This immersion explores mula bandha, the tailbone, the perineum and the fluidity and equilibrium of the sacrum and sacral-iliac joints.. Our aim is to create flexibility in the lateral hip rotators and stability and lightness at the base of the spine. We do SATYA movements and asana to access the lower psoas and abdomen and to begin to gain support from uddiyana bandha.


Saturday afternoon: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

FIRE: Solar Plexus
The third chakra is a common place for constriction due to stress and emotional holding. This immersion investigates the adrenal glands, lumbar spine and psoas muscle. We emphasis twists and supported backbends in the asana practice and pranayama with a focus on inhalation.


Sunday morning: 10:30am – 1:30pm

AIR: Chest Cavity
Prana flows through the lungs and heart, upper ribs and sternal region. This immersion explores the pulse of the prana in the chest emphasizing techniques for the shoulder joint, the scapulae and the collar bones. In asana, we do backbends and in pranayama we practice Viloma I and II.


Sunday afternoon: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

SPACE: Neck/Palate/Ear
When training the subtle body, it is essential to release pressure around the sensory organs of the eyes, ears, tongue and facial skin. In this immersion, we practice asana, mudras and pranayama for the jaw, throat and cranial bones. In pranayama practice, we activate the “bumble bee breath” while bringing ease to the cranial rhythms.


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The Power of Silence

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A Prajna Yoga Silent Retreat

“Pure awareness is not something gained or lost, activated or made passive. Rather it is unchanging and incorruptible.”
– Tias Little, Yoga of the Subtle Body


Schedule:

Wednesday-Friday: 9:30-5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

 

Unlike most other yoga trainings, Prajna Yoga offers time in silence, a time that enables “inner communion.” Yogis seek silent retreat time to evolve on the path of yoga. Today, the intimacy and power of silent practice is needed more than ever before. At Prajna Yoga, we believe that silent practice is an invaluable path to penetrate the depths of the heart-mind. Through the combination of Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA), yoga practice and seated meditation, this silent retreat helps awaken new insights into body, mind and spirit.

Silent Retreat Format

  • Students hold noble silence while Tias and Surya guide
  • Practice days weave movement with stillness: SATYA, asana and seated meditation
  • Seated meditation sessions
  • Indoor and outdoor walking meditations
  • Savasana meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Holding silence throughout day: upon arrival, over lunch and in the evening
  • Sitting with dharma passages to help clarify the nature of the heart-mind

 

A silent yoga immersion is a potent means to deepen one’s practice. Through the support and power of the sangha, we will also remain in social silence outside the class sessions in order to allow a deepening of our relationship to ourselves, to nature and to simple tasks such as walking and eating. A silent retreat enables each of us to become more focused in the present. Removed from the demands of our daily rhythms and responsibilities, we hold sacred silence together.

The retreat time is an invaluable way to nourish ourselves, while establishing an antidote for the “habit body and habit mind.” Sustained silence is a traditional means to recognize and discard unhealthy habits of thinking, speaking and perceiving and to realize new capacities for compassionate action in the world.

 


Participation in silent retreats is required for students completing the 300-hr and 500-hr Prajna Yoga Teaching Trainings.


FINANCIAL POLICY:

Please read before purchasing any events with Prajna Yoga as we have a firm financial policy.

  • A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit or full payment is due at time of registration.
  • If a deposit was placed, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the first day this event.
  • Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a refund credit to your internal Prajna Yoga account, on any amount paid minus the non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit.
  • No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.
  • Account credits can only be used for events at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and must be used within one year of the applied credit.
  • All retail sales are final.