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.
SATYA – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement
In a totally unique way, the SATYA practice opens doorways into the interior, providing new pathways of perception and feeling. It guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom.
SATYA is Prajna Yoga’s “yin” style practice. All the movements are done on the floor in a flowing fashion, without force. The SATYA movements cultivate inner listening and heighten proprioceptive awareness. This awareness is the body’s innate intelligence. By increasing our capacity for sensory awareness, we become more sentient, wakeful beings in the world. The exercises are non-weight bearing and involve sliding, gliding and circular movements to reduce myo-fascial holding in the body.
The SATYA training, along with yoga postures, involves neural-muscular re-education. Like in vinyasa training, breath is combined with movement in order to deepen the respiratory rhythm. All movements support profound physical rest of the body and prepare for savasana and yoga nidra (the yogic sleep).
SATYA 1 Course of Study
During SATYA 1, students will learn the key principles and embody the foundational movements of the SATYA practice.
• How to cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness by experiencing small movements out of gravity.
• The way SATYA movements benefit the lower back.
• The effects of SATYA on the iliopsoas and spine.
• The anatomy of the five myo-fascial sheaths and how to use the SATYA movements combined with asana practice to develop an awareness of each sheath.
• How to be in “The Pause” and experience the importance of not doing.
• Reduce body fatigue.
• Address low back pain.
• The importance of spirals and counter spirals.
• “It’s all about the joints”: working with the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces.
• Being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing.
• How gravity can be your friend.
• How to “ride the edge” through small movements.
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 March 1st or 2nd (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 1st March on [Nadis, Circulation and the Joints]
Saturday 2nd March on [Gravity as Therapy: SATYA, Savasana and Yoga Nidra]
Click here to find out more information about the workshops and book your place.
Tias will also be offering SATYA 2 training from 9th to 13th June, 2019. SATYA 2 is the second course of the three-part 150-hour SATYA certification training. Please see here for further details.
Benefit from £100 discount if you book both 5 day SATYA 1 and 2 immersions plus accompanying elective workshops in full. Save an extra £50 with early bird offers if booked before 31st December. Discounts automatically applied at checkout.
Yoga Therapy Diploma
Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.
What our students say
Truly inspiring! Lara Stapleton on Yoga, Prana and the Lungs, March 2014