SATYA 1– Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement
An On Line Immersion with Tias little
October 14-18 & 21-25, 8:30-11:30am (PST)
Included in this course is access to the Prajna Live classes at 9:00 – 10:30am (PST)on Tuesdays, October 13 & 20, and Fridays, October 16 & 23
Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions and classes will be recorded should you be unable to attend any live streams
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.SATYA 1 Course of Study
• mobilize the joints and build bi-lateral symmetry in the body
• address low back pain
• design fundamental sequences that include both SATYA and asana
• discover the importance of spirals and counter spirals
• “it’s all about the joints”: Working with tendons, ligaments and joint spaces
• being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing
• using gravity to help center inward
• re-educating the neural-muscular system and brain pathways
• learn how to “ride the edge” through small movements
• learn the healing potential of the movements and their effects on the myofascial system
• reduce fatigue and exhaustion
• reduce the effects of speed that has been trapped in the body
• sense and feel the connection of the iliopsoas muscle to your spin
• discover how to use the SATYA movements to stretch the myo-fascial sheaths
• investigate the most current myofascial and brain based research on the body today
Part 1: Daily Live Zoom Meetings October 14 – 18, 8:30-11:30am [PST]
Part 2: Daily Live Zoom Meetings October 21 – 25, 8:30-11:30am [PST]
*Included in this course is access to the Prajna Live classes at 9– 10:30am (PST) on Tuesdays, October 13 & 20, and Fridays, October 16 & 23
**Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions and classes will be recorded should you be unable to attend any live streams
*Included in this course is access to the Prajna Live classes at 9:00 – 10:30am Mountain Time on Tuesdays, October 13 & 20, and Fridays, October 16 & 23
Space is limited! Pre-registration suggested.
Please call (626) 403-3961 for more information.