Light on the Sacred Skull (In Person)

OrangeYoga Studio, Cheltenham

Upon Tias' and Surya's first return to the UK in over 4 years, we extend a warm (and fluid) welcome to join them for an immersion in Cheltenham.

In this workshop we will look at the skull and how to balance the cranium with a variety of practices. After many months on-line, we invite you to join our sangha to share, re-connect, explore, study and practice with one another.

SATYA 2018


The cranium is home to 21 bones, 3 chakras, 3 brains, and 7 sensory openings or “gates.” In this unique class, Tias guides how to balance the skull in meditation, SATYA and asana practice. Through movement practices, we release tension in the neck, cranium, jaw, tongue, and inner ear.

What will be covered?

Throughout the class, we balance the sacrum with the skull in order to help release the connective tissues that surround the brain. These practices are valuable in the case of headaches, TMJ strain, eye strain, head injury, or insomnia. All practices bring sattva (relaxation), light and clarity to the upper body. By softening sensory awareness (pratyahara), we connect to a profound stillness within.

Who is this workshop for?

Open to all with an existing yoga practice.

Venue Details

Orange Yoga

Cheltenham, GL50 3PN

A bit about SATYA

Modern styles of living require a practice that allows all of your tissues to open and breath. Tias and Surya designed a unique body of work to support ease, joy and flow within the body and have called it Somatic Awareness Training for Yoga (SATYA). SATYA is like a dance, yin yoga, Feldenkrais and myofascial release. The practice reduces fatigue by improving prana filling the body and is also a practice that will sustain and nourish you over the decades.

Meet the Teachers

Tias Little synthesises more than 30 years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhism, 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 the tutelage of 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, Moshé Feldenkrais, and Thomas Hanna. Tias earned a master’s degree in Eastern philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe in 1998.

He is the founder of the Prajna Yoga school. in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Surya. In 2010, Tias created SATYA, Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement, a therapeutic movement system. He also offers a wide array of online classes through Glo, YogaU, Yoga Journal, Embodied Philosophy, and Shambhala and teaches internationally. The author of three books: The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and Yoga of the Subtle Body, his fourth book, The Path is the Practice: Lessons and Reflections on the Transformative Power of Yoga, was released in June 2020.

Surya Little has travelled the globe studying various facets of yoga philosophy and practice and her path includes parallel studies in yoga and nutrition. She teaches from an intuitive understanding of the energetics of the body and combines expertise in yoga therapeutics and nutritional knowledge. She is an avid student of the Chinese Five-Element theory and studies Gigong with the MogaDao Institute. Her extensive training is in both Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Surya began her studies in Iyengar Yoga with Karin Stephan and Aadil Palkhivala and continues to study today with Patricia Walden. Co-founder of Prajna Yoga with her husband, Tias, Surya specialises in women’s health, nutrition and therapeutic yoga. Her classes are dynamic and light-hearted while cultivating a strong mental and physical practice.

Tias and Surya Pose

Related Courses