Yoga Conference


Tias Little combines the mindfulness of Buddhist-based practices with the techniques of hatha yoga that stem from the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. Tias is a licensed massage therapist, and his somatic studies include in-depth training in craniosacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshé Feldenkrais, and Thomas Hanna, and he is a longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism. Tias lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he directs his school, Prajna Yoga, with his wife, Surya. Tias is the author of three books: The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, and The Wisdom Body, which is to be published by Shambhala Press in 2014. Learn more at prajnayoga.net.



Wisdom of the Subtle Body
Tias Little - Course ID: ALLITT

Thursday, September 18 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
All-Day Intensives
Mixed Levels

Connection to the subtle body suggests not simply an intellectual knowing but an embodied, cellular knowing. We begin with the idea that progression on the path of yoga involves a slow journey from outer to inner and from coarse to subtle. This intensive aims to embody wisdom by engaging the subtlety and power of asana training, meditation, somatic exercises, and cranial-sacral study. We explore the pathways of the muscle, bones, blood vessels, and nerves (nadis) in order to bring greater wakefulness to the body-mind connection. Come explore the subtle body by addressing the intersection of emotional, physical, and psychological content.

What to bring: Bring a strap, block, and blanket.
Discussion and asana.


Lymphatic Yoga: Supporting the Immune System
Tias Little - Course ID: M1LITT

Friday, September 19 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Weekend Classes
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Tias Little Discover how yoga postures can create a healthy and radiant immune system. Explore yoga practice as preventative medicine, particularly for warding off the flu and respiratory tract infection. We'll review the primary function of the lymphatic system in order to discover how yoga postures aid in the irrigation of lymph fluid, then look at how various postures affect the various lymph channels. We'll also review the power of "psychic immunity" to be able to mindfully ward off negative emotion.

What to bring: A strap, block, and blanket.
Discussion and asana.


The Rotator Cuff Blues: Healing the Shoulder
Tias Little - Course ID: M2LITT

Friday, September 19 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Weekend Classes
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

Most people have some strain or compression in the shoulder, especially on their dominant side. This is due to trauma or repetitive strain, often linked to holding within the neck. Come explore ways to release the upper arm and shoulder while freeing up the connective tissues in and around the neck. We'll practice techniques to stabilize the bicep/triceps balance, unglue the rotator cuff muscles, and free the shoulder joint. Class includes supine, seated, and inverted poses that prepare the shoulder joint for weight bearing.

What to bring: A strap, block, and blanket.
Discussion and asana.


Centering In . . . the Psoas
Tias Little - Course ID: M5LITT

Saturday, September 20 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Weekend Classes
Mixed Levels

This class goes right to the core. Our intention is to create length and lightness within the most central muscle of the body, the ilio-psoas. Through flow, study, and practice, we will see how this muscle gives lightness and stability to the entire spine by developing this most interior muscle.

What to bring: A strap, block, and blanket.
Discussion and asana.


The Art of Savasana
Tias Little - Course ID: M6LITT

Saturday, September 20 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Weekend Classes
Mixed Levels

Savasana requires profound letting go of one's body and mind. You would think that Savasana is simply about lying down on the floor. Yet to effectively let go, much preparation is needed. This class features movements and openings that prepare for Savasana, emphasizing release within the joints (especially around the spine), dropping the bones, softening the breath, and emptying the mind.

What to bring: A strap, block, and blanket.
Discussion and asana to prepare for Savasana.