Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, created by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga known for its use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old. The development of strength, mobility and stability are emphasized through the asanas.

Tias Little synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, 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. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy.

Surya Little has traveled the globe studying various facets of yoga philosophy and practice. Her extensive training is in both Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. These two traditions inform her teaching, resulting in dynamic, contemplative classes that are creatively and intelligently sequenced, internally focused and deeply inspiring to both beginning and advanced students.

Paula studied at the University of North Texas receiving her Bachelors Degree and Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology and Alternative Medicine. She continued her post-graduate training with the Dallas Group Psychotherapy Training Program, the Midwest Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy, and the National Institute of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Her current interests are in the areas of alternative healthcare, using eastern psychology and body-centered psychotherapy as modalities into her treatment style.

My yoga journey began after the birth of my son in late 2005. I was working in the corporate world and needed some “balance.” My practiced went through fits and spurts for sure. Much of my life I have been searching for something to make me whole. What I have learned through my practice is, that this is ME! I am not perfect but I am proud of who I am. I was drawn to yoga for children, initially, especially after I had my own. I was certified to teach kids in July 2012. I completed my adult certification at the Dallas Yoga Center in August 2013.

Over 30 years ago I began to practice yoga. It opened my body and mind to the power that resided in me to shape my life, and led me to explore other aspects of health and fitness. Through the years, I’ve accumulated thousands of hours of hands-on experience and an extensive background in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Pilates, and Exercise Science.