In-depth Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA) practices compliment asana practice while deeply restoring the body. They open the joint spaces, build sensory-motor awareness, re-educate the neural-muscular system and help develop bi-lateral symmetry.
SATYA is so very therapeutic. The non-weight bearing movements are a perfect complement to weight-bearing in asana.
SATYA 3 investigates the therapeutic benefits of SATYA on the nervous system, endocrine system, digestion, and circulation in order to heal the subtle body. We specifically review SATYA’s effects on the autonomic nervous system and how SATYA can heal trauma in the body. Much focus is given to working with the neck, cranium, eyes, and inner ear. Students will learn how to utilize SATYA therapeutically with individual clients.
At the conclusion of SATYA 3, students who wish to complete the SATYA Certification design and fulfill a final practicum, using SATYA as a therapeutic modality.
Tias offering an introduction to SATYA:
What Will I Learn?
- The anatomy of the organic body and the impacts of SATYA on the various systems (cranio-sacral system, autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, digestive and circulatory system) in order to heal the subtle body.
- How SATYA utilizes pranayama and meditation practices to impact the vestibular and nervous systems.
- How to work with students and tailor the SATYA/asana practices to meet individual therapeutic needs.
- Learn how SATYA builds neuroplasticity in the body
- Learn the effects of SATYA on the craniosacral system, the eyes, the vestibular system of the inner ear, and the brain
- Practice on releasing the mandible, TMJ strain, and the tongue
- Use SATYA as preparation for pranayama by strengthening the intercostal muscle
- Study the effects of SATYA on the autonomic nervous system and Vagus Nerve
- How SATYA therapeutically benefits muscular-skeletal strain and dysfunction
- Learn the benefits of SATYA on trauma held in the body
- Learn how to address head trauma through SATYA
- Learn how to adapt SATYA for pregnancy
Who Is this Course For?
This online immersion is open to yoga teachers and therapists, as well teachers in training who have completed Tias' SATYA 1 and 2 and would like to complete their full certification to teach SATYA as a therapeutic modality.
Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions and classes will be recorded should you be unable to attend any live streams. However If you are doing this to certify and for the CE credits, you will need to attend all live sessions without fail.
50 hours of total combined live training, pre-recorded material, classes, homework, and mentorship (available for CE credits through Yoga Alliance US).
If you wish to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you will be required to complete all 3 SATYA modules plus some practicum for a total of 150 hours of training – please see the Prajna Yoga website for further information on the certification process
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.
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