SATYA TRAINING

Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement, akin to somatic training, is a totally unique practice that opens doorways to your interior.

You can apply and register here.

YOU FEEL BEST WHEN YOU ARE FLOWING INSIDE.

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.

There are three programs within the SATYA certification program where we practice fine articulated movement to open new pathways of perception and feeling. For students who want to become a Certified 150-Hour SATYA Teacher, you must complete SATYA 1-3. 

OVERVIEW OF OUR SATYA TRAININGS:

SATYA 1

  • 45 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

SATYA 2

  • 45 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

SATYA 3

  • 45 hours
  • Early Bird $1,255.50
  • Regular Price $1,395

UPCOMING SATYA TRAININGS

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Online SATYA offerings coming soon

SATYA 1:

It is time to open up a whole other dimension of movement. SATYA will add depth and somatic sophistication to your practice…and it is so healing. Designed and developed by Tias Little after 30 years of education, practice, study, and research, SATYA is a somatic practice that builds mindfulness through movement. We practice fine articulated movement to open new pathways of perception and feeling. Done mostly on the floor, SATYA involves sliding, gliding, stretching, unwinding, and core building movements. The movements are a powerful tonic to reduce fatigue, strain, and tension in the body. SATYA acts as a “prana pump” to oxygenate the bloodstream and irrigate the tissues.

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. All movements increase proprioceptive awareness and neuroplasticity. This practice is a therapeutic, yin tonic for the body and can be done in conjunction with savasana and yoga nidra.

EARLY BIRD $1,255.50 + TAX;

REGULAR PRICE $1,395 + TAX

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.

SATYA 2:

Once you have felt the power of SATYA you will want to continue to soak in further. Here you will learn more complex sequencing, more nuanced variations of movement, and more about the physiological benefits. For those wishing to integrate SATYA into their teaching, SATYA 2 and 3 are a must. In this course, you will learn how to design SATYA sequences and assist movements to facilitate greater myofascial release.

EARLY BIRD $1,255.50 + TAX;

REGULAR PRICE $1,395 + TAX

Course of Study:

  • Learn to use SATYA movements to prepare the body for asana
  • Design SATYA sequences to release specific areas of the body (e.g., lower back, hips, shoulders, and neck)
  • Learn to manually assist the SATYA movements to stretch the myofascial
  • Design SATYA sequences that include both SATYA and asana
  • Learn how SATYA adjusts the spinal joints: ligaments, facets, and tendons
  • Study how SATYA supports pulsatory rhythms in the body
  • Discover how SATYA works as a kind of “visceral manipulation”
  • Learn how SATYA supports circulation of blood and lymph
  • Learn how to heal the body through savasana and SATYA
  • Dharma practice: Working with Hindrances

To be eligible for SATYA 2, students must have completed SATYA 1.

SATYA 3:

SATYA is so very therapeutic. The non-weight bearing movements are a perfect complement to weight-bearing in asana. SATYA 3 investigates the therapeutic benefits of SATYA on the nervous system, endocrine system, digestion, and circulation in order to heal the subtle body. We specifically review SATYA’s effects on the autonomic nervous system and how SATYA can heal trauma in the body. Much focus is given to working with the neck, cranium, eyes, and inner ear. At the conclusion of SATYA 3, students design and fulfill a 15-hour practicum, using SATYA as a therapeutic modality.

EARLY BIRD $1,255.50 + TAX;

REGULAR PRICE $1,395 + TAX

Course of Study:

  • Learn how SATYA builds neuroplasticity in the body
  • Learn the effects of SATYA on the craniosacral system, the eyes and the brain
  • Practice on releasing the mandible, TMJ strain, and the tongue
  • Use SATYA as preparation for pranayama by strengthening the intercostal muscle
  • Study the effects of SATYA on the autonomic nervous system and Vagus Nerve
  • The ways that SATYA works with the vestibular system of the inner ear
  • How SATYA therapeutically benefits muscular-skeletal strain and dysfunction
  • Learn the benefits of SATYA on trauma held in the body
  • Learn how to address head trauma through SATYA
  • Learn how to adapt SATYA for pregnancy
  • Review how to utilize SATYA therapeutically with individual client

Practicum—15 hours include:

  • 5 private client case studies
  • 5 supervision sessions with mentor
  • Draft a report summarizing the therapeutic application of SATYA movements in client work and the key teachings

To be eligible for SATYA 3, students must have completed SATYA 1 and 2.

SATYA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

In order to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you must complete the following courses as well as additional hours of self-study/practicum where applicable:

SATYA 1

  • On-site 5.5-day immersion with Tias (45 hrs) OR
  • Off-site 5-day immersion with Tias (30 hrs)
  • Complete an additional 15 hours of study by attending at least one workshop (6 hours credit) and complete self-study assignments. All assignments will be provided upon completion of SATYA 1 and must be finished before taking SATYA 2.

SATYA 2

  • On-site 5.5-day immersion with Tias (45 hours) OR
  • Off-site 5 day immersion with Tias (30 hours)
  • Complete an additional 15 hours of study by attending at least one workshop (6 hours credit) and complete self-study assignments. All assignments will be provided upon completion of SATYA 2 and must be finished before taking SATYA 3.

SATYA 3

  • Onsite 5.5-day immersion with Tias (45 hours) OR
  • Offsite 5 day immersion with Tias (30 hours)
  • Complete an additional 15 hours of study: attend at least one workshop (6 hours credit/workshop) and complete self-study assignments. All assignments will be provided upon completion of SATYA 3.
  • For both onsite and offsite students, complete an additional 15 hours of practicum. The 15 hours of practicum is required to receive the 150-Hour SATYA Certification. The practicum is an opportunity for students to work with individual clients, practice offering SATYA movements for therapeutic applications, and assess the effectiveness of the treatments. Students also teach public classes weaving SATYA and asana together, based on specific themes. All assignments will be provided upon completion of SATYA 3. Once students complete the practicum they are asked to email the Prajna office and submit their reports (i.e., individual meetings with clients, sequence design, effectiveness assessment). Students then receive a certificate and are certified to teach SATYA.

UPCOMING SATYA TRAININGS

Intro to SATYA

June 22, 2020

Prajna Yoga Temple
Santa Fe, NM

SATYA 3

August 11 – 16, 2020

Prajna Yoga Temple
Santa Fe, NM

SATYA 1

September 9 – 13, 2020

Prajna Yoga Temple
Santa Fe, NM

SATYA 1

October 21 – 25, 2020

Yoga House
Pasadena, CA

SATYA 2

December 2 -6, 2020

Breathe Together Yoga
Los Gatos, CA

OUR STUDENTS

“SATYA is magic. It is like being rebuilt, plugged back in, and then shining from the inside.”

– Sarah Dentoni | Fort Collins, CO