Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA 1)

Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA), created by Tias Little, is Prajna Yoga’s “yin” style practice. All movements complement asana training, and guide students away from “doing” to “being”. Yoga students and teachers, mind-body therapists and people in the healing arts benefit from this training. Join us for one or more of our SATYA immersions on your way to becoming a certified Prajna Yoga SATYA teacher.

Course Information

Dates

Sunday 7th to Thursday 11th June 2020

9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 5pm each day.

  • Cost £675
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    Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA 1)

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Islington
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to yoga teachers and therapists, as well teachers in training and those familiar with Tias’s style of teaching.

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    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 50

    Number of hours: 30

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SATYA – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement

Designed by Tias Little after 30 years of education, practice, study and research, SATYA is a somatic practice that builds mindfulness through movement. We practice fine articulated movement to open new pathways of perception and feeling. Done mostly on the floor, SATYA involves sliding, gliding, stretching, unwinding and core building movements. The movements are a powerful tonic to reduce fatigue, strain and tension in the body. The SATYA movements aim to increase circulation (the flow of prana) throughout all the tissues of the body. SATYA acts as a “prana pump” to oxygenate the bloodstream and irrigate the tissues.

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. All movements increase proprioceptive awareness and neuroplasticity. This practice is a therapeutic, yin tonic for the body.

SATYA is very similar to the aim of contemporary yoga today that focuses on vinyasa, synthesizing breath with movement. When done on the floor, the breath and movement together enables myofascia release without strain. Deep inner listening is required to heal both mind and body. To that end, SATYA builds meditative awareness while increasing physical vitality. All movements are done slowly, in isolation and without force. Thus SATYA is mindfulness training through movement. As a movement meditation, SATYA builds vipassana (insight) into the sensory-motor pathways of the body. This practice builds deep relaxation and clarity. The SATYA movements replenish the body by “soaking” the tissues. Thus SATYA movements can be done in conjunction with savasana and yoga nidra.

This training covers the foundational movements of the SATYA practice. This week 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.

Each morning 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. In the afternoons, Tias teaches anatomy through an array of colorful slides. We study the muscular-skeletal system, the organs, nerves and glands. Tias also 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 week of practice and study.

SATYA 1 Course of Study

• cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness
• 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

Certification

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Completion for the 5-day intensive (30 hours). If you wish to gain certification from Prajna Yoga as a SATYA teacher, you are required to take at least one of the workshops on 5th and/or 6th June (listed below) and complete additional hours of self-study. You will then have 45 hours of SATYA 1 training.

To become a SATYA teacher, all SATYA courses are required – please see the Prajna Yoga website for further information on the certification process: https://www.prajnayoga.net/yoga-training/satya

Friday 5th June on [Nadis, Circulation and the Joints]

or

Saturday 6th June on [Holding it all Together: Yoga and Connective Tissue]

Click here to find out more information about the workshops and book your place.

What our students say

Tias has this immense ability to mix so many different aspects of the yogic tradition. Yogacampus student on From The Ground Up Intensive, May 2009

Course Information

Dates

Sunday 7th to Thursday 11th June 2020

9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 5pm each day.

  • Cost £675
  • Booking Full Details

    Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA 1)

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Islington
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to yoga teachers and therapists, as well teachers in training and those familiar with Tias’s style of teaching.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 50

    Number of hours: 30

Book Now