I am really eager that my teacher Tias Little is offer a special workshop in Santa Cruz this January! This is a really amazing (and rare) opportunity to see how he inspires me in my teaching and practice. I have been a student of Tias and his wife Surya since 2005, and am so grateful for how their guidance has shaped my life and yoga practice.
These classes are simple, deep, and appropriate for all levels. Please join us!
Friday & Saturday = $165
Friday Only = $65
Saturday Only = $120
Details from Yoga Center. Call 831-423-6719 to register.
Friday, January 20, 6-8:30pm
Open Hips, Quiet Mind - It is important for students of yoga to have open hips in order to be still, stable and centered in seated meditation. This class is an immersion to generate fluidity in the hips through both mobilization and stabilization techniques. Tias guides a series of movements to stretch, unwind and free the powerful musculature around the hips.
Saturday, January 21, 9am-1:30pm
Opening the Pathway of the Nadis - In the history of yoga practice, directing the life force in the body (prana) was compared to the way farmers damed, collected and irrigated water for their fields. Thus prana is thought to move like rivulets, streams and tributaries (called nadis) through the tissues of the body.
In this class we practice yoga posture and somatic movements to open the channels of the body, some of which are extremely delicate and subtle. By alternately extending and contracting the body's connective tissues, we pump fluids through the circulatory system and irrigate blood and lymph into all the cells of the body. This class is designed to sense and feel the movement of the life force throughout the subtle body.
Yoga, the Skin and Immunity - The skin is the boundary between ourselves and the world and is considered to be the largest organ in the body. So often the skin is constricted, dehydrated or numb due to stress and fatigue. In this class we stretch, expand, tone and enliven the skin through flowing movement forms and yoga postures. The practice supports the movement of lymph under the skin, given that seventy percent of the lymph is sub-dermal.By breathing into the skin this practice helps generate radiant immunity.