Tias Little's Yoga Classes at the 2013 Colorado Conference + Healing the Subtle Body: Chakra Polarity
Tias Little combines the mindfulness of Buddhist-based practices with the techniques of hatha yoga that stem from the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga Yoga. 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.
Healing the Subtle Body: Chakra Polarity Instructor: Tias Little
Come practice and study the important correlations between the lower and upper centers located along the spine. Explore a unique mapping of the chakras, featuring the pairing of the first with the seventh chakra, the second with the sixth chakra, and the third with the fifth chakra. (The innermost, the heart chakra, stands alone). We'll study how these pairs coincide structurally and how they mirror each other in the subtle body. Then we'll practice asana and pranayama sequences for each chakra pair in order to embody these dynamic polarities.
Course ID: ALLITT -- Level: Mixed Levels
Thursday, September 26 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
+ Lymphatic Yoga: Supporting the Immune System
Lymphatic Yoga: Supporting the Immune System Instructor: 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.
Course ID: M1LITT -- Level: Therapeutic
+ The Rotator Cuff Blues: Healing the Shoulder
, Mixed Levels
Friday, September 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
The Rotator Cuff Blues: Healing the Shoulder Instructor: Tias Little
Most people have some strain or compression in the shoulder, especially on their dominant side. This is due to trauma or repetitive strain, and the strain is 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.
Course ID: M2LITT -- Level: Therapeutic
+ Yoga, Introversion, and the Power of Aloneness
, Mixed Levels
Friday, September 27 — 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Session 2
Yoga, Introversion, and the Power of Aloneness Instructor: Tias Little
Having alone time is invaluable to nourish the soul. In many ways, the aim of a yoga practice is to attain introversion, called kaivalya, in the Yoga Sutra. Yet in light of a social-media-driven culture that applauds extroversion and a yoga market that sells via extroverted personalities and salesmanship, how can we come to value internal, contemplative time? Come investigate the energetic and spiritual dimensions of introversion. We'll look at introversion as a resource for personal transformation and do asana and pranayama practice to support it.
Course ID: M5LITT -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, September 28 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
+ The Art of Savasana
The Art of Savasana Instructor: Tias Little
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.
Course ID: M6LITT -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, September 28 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6