SATYA 1 TRAINING with TIAS LITTLE
WHAT IS SATYA?
SATYA is a unique approach that emphasizes the integration of sesnory awareness with yoga. Through finely articulated movements performed on the floor. SATYA unites breath and motion, promoting myofascial release without strain. The essence of SATYA lies not just in the somatic movements but in fostering inner listening and cultivating heightened proprioceptive awareness, The outcome? A harmonious union of mind and body, and breath that enables practitioners to become more sentient and wakeful beings in the world.
SATYA, (Somatic Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) is Prajna Yoga’s therapeutic, “yin” style practice. You will 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 support neural-muscular re-education. While yoga today often emphasizes the “doing” of a posture, SATYA encourages “being” in a movement with heightened awareness.
5 DAY TRAINING / 30 HRS
FEB 17TH – 21ST, 2024
9:30AM – 4:30PM
why choose this immersion?
1. Experienced Gudiance: Learn directly from the esteemed Tias Little, who blends his profound knowledge of myofascial release, anatomy, cranial-sacral study, Buddhist studies and yoga to offer a truly holistic training experience. Tias’ teachings are enriched with vivd imagery from nature, art, and sacred architecture, ensuring an unparalled learning journey.
2. Therapeutic Movment: SATYA”s unique floor-based movements, performed slowly without force, act as a rejuvenating “prana pump,” enhancing circulation and soaking the tissues, leading to deep myofascial release without strain,
3. Deepen Sensory Awareness: By fostering inner listening and heightened proprioceptive awareness, SATYA sharpens the body’s innate intelligence.
4. Meditative Insights: As a movement meditation, SATYA elevates vipassana (insight) into the sensory-motor pathways of the body, making it a sanctuary for your mind, reducing fatiguw and tension, and setting the stage for profound rest and clarity.
5. Holistic Learning: This immersive journey encompasses guided meditation, sound resonance, dharma study, vsualization training and SATYA practice.
6. Beneficial for Teachers: Especially tailored for yoga instructors working therapeutically or with againg populations, this course serves as a potnent tool to mobilise and rejuvenate teh body’s connective tissues.
→ Learn how to cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness by practicing small, flowing movements.
→ Practice SATYA to benefit the lower back.
→ The effects of SATYA on the iliopsoas and spine.
→ Apply the anatomy of the five myo-fascial sheaths to SATYA movements
→ Learn how to be in “the pause” and experience the importance of not doing.
→ Use this practice to reduce mental, emotional and physical fatigue.
→ Learn the importance of spirals and counter spirals.
→ “It’s all about the joints” : learn to address strain in the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces.
→ Learn how gravity can be your friend.
→ learn how to “ride the changing edge” through small movements.
who is this course for?
This online immersion is open to all practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists, as well as teachers in training. Yoga teachers can benefit from the SATYA 1 in numerous ways:
→ Therapeutic Application: SATYA, with its therapeutic “yin” style approach, offers techniques that can be especially useful for teachers working with students recovering from injuries, those with chronic pain, or individuals with mobility issues,
→ Diversify Your Teaching Skills: Adding SATYA to their reperoire allows yoga teachers to offer something unique and differentiated in their classes, workshops, or retreats
→ Work with Aging Populations: The gentale, non-weight bearing movements of SATYA are particularly beneficial for oder students, providing teachers with tools to offer specialized classes or modifications for senior practitioners.
→ Broaden Your Outreach: The skills learned from SATYA can be applied to multiple populations, rehabilitation centers, working with the elderly, counseling, and working with children.
→Enhance Your Mind-Body Connection: SATYA emphasizes the “being” in movement, rather than just “doing” a posture. Teachers can impart this deeper level of mindfulness and presence to students, elevating the overall yoga experience.
→Continuing Education: The immersion is accredited for 45-Hours of Continuing Education through Yoga Alliance, allowing teachers to fulfill their professional development requirements.
→Networking: Engaging in such immersions often brings opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals, fostering a sense of community and potential collaborations.
**This in-person module is the first of three SATYA modules. Upon completion of SATYA 1, SATYA 2, and SATYA 3 programs students complete a 15 hour practicum. In its entirety, the SATYA training is 150 hours.
Meet the Teacher
Tias Little synthesizes more than 30 years of study in classical yoga, anatomy, bodywork, and trauma healing in his dynamic, original style of teaching, Tias began studying the work of B.K.S. Iyengar in 1984 and in 1989 resided in Mysore, India, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. A licensed massage therapist, Tias has in-depth training in craniosacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Thomas Hanna. Tias earned a master’s degree in Eastern philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe in 1985.
Tias is the author of four books: Meditations on a Dewdrop, Yoga of the Subtle Body, The Practice is the Path, and The Space Within-Poetry for Embodiment.
5 days / 30 Hour Training
SATURDAY, FEB 17TH – WEDNESDAY, FEB 21ST
9:30AM – 4:30PM DAILY
* 3 Installment Payment Plan available:
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