For thousands of years, states of sleep and dream have been explored alongside yogic meditation and samadhi. Sleep itself is one of the best yogas, for it helps rest the mind together with all biological functioning. Historically, in both Western and Eastern traditions, working with dreams supports spiritual and psychological transformation.
In this seminar, we explore the importance of tracking dreams within a yoga practice. Somatic and psychic content, unavailable during waking hours appears under many different guises in dreams. Traces of experience, called samskaras, surface in dreams, showing up as images, people, circumstances and feelings. Join Tias for this fascinating inquiry into how dreams can be both instructive and revelatory on the path of practice.
how dreams figure significantly in the yoga tradition from Patanjali’s Yoga to the Upanisads to Tibetan dreamwork
This talk will be live and interactive on Monday, December 14 @ 7 pm ET. In case you cannot make the live session, all who register will receive a 48h-active link to watch the recording.
Tias Little’s 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. 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. 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 are 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 Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. Tias is the author of four books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, Yoga of the Subtle Body, and The Practice is the Path.