About the Event
$70 for both sessions | $35 per session
Yoga of the Masculine and Feminine / Tuesday, June 9, 4:30-6:30pm PDT
Yoga involves assimilation and integration of both masculine and feminine forces. In this class we will reflect on the powerful synthesis of Siva and Shakti, the archetypal male and female personas that abide within everyone. In the body this manifests as equal and harmonious extension on the vertical and horizontal axes. We practice movements to widen and expand in order to embody the essence of the global, all inclusive, relational feminine. And we practice vertical movements to express the powerful ascent of the singular undifferentiated masculine.
Pulse and Vibration of the Spiritual Heart / Thursday, June 11, 4:30-6:30pm PDT
The heart is the epicenter for feeling in the body and in yoga the “cave” of the heart is the enduring center for silence and serenity. In this class we investigate the heart and its cover, the pericardium, in both Chinese Medicine and yoga. In practice, we generate reverberating sound to attune the heart to ever deepening spiritual rhythms and we practice movements and pranayama to increase the heart’s vibrational power. In Tantra, intonations within the heart are described as waves, trembles, shudders and quivers. In this class we use contemplation and meditation to support all feeling in the heart, ranging from grief and pain to ecstasy and joy.
Tias has a unique and skillful teaching style, enabling students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice. His approach is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, and insightful. He synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, Somatic practices, 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 also a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy.He is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. His teaching includes precision of alignment, anatomical detail and meditative awareness.
He is the founder of SATYA, Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga, a somatic practice that complements yoga. In addition to leading yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through Glo.