Neurovascular Release of the Femur, Lower Belly, and Hip Joints

Join senior teacher Tias Little for this two day workshop in exploring practices for optimising neurovascular release, using techniques from his SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) method.

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**sign up for recording replay of part one and live link + replay for part two. The recording for part one will be shared with all students from 30 Sept.**

Workshop Description

Tias’s interest in the subtle body is inspired by years of practice, guided by his own direct experience.

“I am sensing and feeling the pathway of nerves through my fascia, or the pulsation of blood in my arteries, or what happens when I do a Downward Dog and what happens to the blood pressures and the neurovascular changes”.

In this workshop, Tias will lead an exploration how to apply techniques from SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) in optimising neurovascular circulation in the body via free flowing movements.

We will also practice supported yoga postures to slowly, but steadily release the fascia, to help open the circulatory and lymphatic channels. The focus will be on the femur, lower belly, hip joints, and arms, neck and jaw.

Tias' aspiration lies in bringing together the Eastern and the Western view of anatomy and the energetic body, whilst weaving together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humour.

Wednesday 29 September: Neurovascular Release of the Femur, Lower Belly, and Hip Joints

In order to optimize circulation into the leg, it is critical that the lower abdomen and inner leg be pliable. All too often, the groins, hips, and inside leg become restricted, rotated, and thickened. Excess tissue pads this area restricting the circulation of blood and lymph. This can result in swelling of the lower leg, peripheral neuropathy, and fatigue. In this class we use SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) to open the inner leg via free flowing movements. We also practice supported yoga postures to slowly, but steadily release the fascia of the inner hip and groin to help open the circulatory and lymphatic channels.

Wednesday 27 October: Neurovascular Release of the Arms, Neck, and Jaw

The neck, arms, and jaw are tied together by sturdy connective tissue, but all too often this tissue hardens and locks. This causes compression in the shoulders, hands, cervical spine and brachial plexus. In order to prevent adhesions from accumulating in this region, we slide, rotate, side bend and stretch the musculature of the neck, throat, and arms. We begin this class noting the important muscles, nerves, arteries and lymph channels in and around the brachial plexus. You will see how peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis and thoracic outlet syndrome are triggered by compression in the neck and shoulder. Symptoms may arise from sleeping patterns, repetitive strain syndromes, and trauma. We use SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga) and both supportive and dynamic postures to release the soft tissues of the arm, neck and jaw.

Hours

This two part workshop counts for 5 hours available for Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance

This workshop can be applied towards required hours for the Prajna Yoga 300/500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, and is part of the Prajna Yoga Therapy Track

Replay

The workshops are recorded and 21 day access to replay is included.

Certification

Upon completion of this workshop, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion.

This course counts toward the Prajna Yoga 300/500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, and is part of the Prajna Yoga Therapy Track

Meet the Teacher

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.

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