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 Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is the author of four books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, Yoga of the Subtle Body and Practice is the Path (Shambhala Publications). 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 training throughout the US and around the world, Tias offers many on-line classes and courses.
STUDY WITH TIAS
Provocative, subtle, learned, and humorous, Tias’ offerings prove a delightful way to learn. His combination of creative language and anatomical detail is unparalleled in yoga today. While in-depth and profound, his way of being is approachable, generous, and kind.
“The way Tias passes on information is clear, gentle, humorous, and filled with wisdom. He is truly a wonderful teacher.”
– Faith Lipori, Carbondale, CO