Tias is committed to teaching yoga as a contemplative path, leading to greater sensitivity, tolerance and deep understanding (prajna). Tias unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing.\n\nTias 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. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching 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 in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Masters degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John's College Santa Fe in 1998\. He lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he directs his school Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and The Yoga of the Subtle Body.
Running tends to cause constriction in the muscular attachments of the hip. This class is designed to stretch your toes, feet, quads and outer hips after running and to help improve overall range of motion. Props Needed: A block and a strap.
Of all the asanas, headstand and shoulderstand best prepare the body-mind for meditation and pranayama. When done correctly, they bring lightness and ease to the body. This focused sequence includes just four poses to invert the body followed by a powerfully centering meditation at the end. Props Needed: A block and three blankets.