In this immersion come prepared to experience a powerful interweave of meditation and movement. Each practice will serve to center awareness inside while generating blood flow through all the tissues of the body. Through mindfulness practice we cultivate a more open, kind and accepting interior. Through both dynamic and restorative postures we bring vitality to the body and mind.
Individual sessions may be purchased for $75 after January 15th
Centering In / Friday, February 14, 5-8pm
The region just below the navel is the center of gravity in the body. Called the hara in Japan, the dantian in China and related to the second chakra in yoga, it is the source of the breath and the origin of the deep life force. In this class we mindfully initiate every movement and every pose from the lower belly. Through active and passive positions, we stretch, expand and strengthen the tissues of the deep core.
Expanding Outward / Saturday, February 15, 9-12pm
In yoga we create space in the body by expanding prana. Prana is the deep life force. It is both breath and blood and animates all the cells and tissues of the body. However due to compression and stagnation, the prana becomes restricted. In this class we lift and widen and expand our interior in order to open the heart and elevate the spirit.
Folding Inward / Saturday, February 15, 2-5pm
Forward bends serve to draw the mind inward toward the spirit and to restore the organ of the brain. This class emphasizes release of the back body including the spine, the kidneys and the neck. Forward bends help to reduce fatigue and prepare the mind for meditation.
Riding the Changing Edge / Sunday, February 16, 9-12pm
In practice we aim to find the edge within each pose. The edge is the threshold to change, growth and awakening. While typically students aim to push their edges further, this practice is about abiding at the edge, without pushing against it or pulling back from it. No matter how small, each edge represents a possibility for growth and transformation. In this class discover that whether on or off the mat, you are always on the changing edge.
Tias has a unique and skillful teaching style, enabling students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice. His approach is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, and insightful. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, Somatic practices, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. His teaching includes precision of alignment, anatomical detail and meditative awareness.
Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. He is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique, weaving together poetic metaphor, clear instruction, compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998.
Tias lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he directs his school, Prajna Yoga, with his wife Surya and is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and Yoga of the Subtle Body (Shambhala Press).He is the founder of SATYA, Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga, a somatic practice that complements yoga. In addition to leading yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through Glo.
Yoga mat, blanket, water bottle, and journal, if note-taking is desired.
Props will be provided.
Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the start of any event, will receive a full refund.
No refunds or credits within 30 days of the event.