About This Training

B. K. S. Iyengar once said that it is as difficult to understand prāna as it is to understand god.

What is this mysterious life force? What is prāna and how might we touch it? How might we develop a union with it—and with ourselves?

In this training with master yoga teacher Tias Little, we’ll move into the interior of the body—what Tias calls the "inner asana" or the "inner posture." While many of us train in the outer forms of triangle pose and half-moon and backbends, there is a powerful way in which we can connect to the interior posture. Through work with the subtle pulsatory rhythms of blood, breath, nerve, craniosacral, and other fluctuating movements, this subtle body yoga training will help you investigate the interior of your own being.





What if our greatest fear is leaving our loved ones behind?

What if we fear the unknown or no longer existing?

What if we fear having not fulfilled our purpose in this life?

What if we’re scared of pain or isolation while dying?

AN  I N T E R A C T I V E  W O R K S H O P
M A D E  F O R  Y O U

This online writing workshop includes a bounty of exclusive resources, many of them available only for this one-time special offering.

Training Outline

This online retreat includes a bounty of exclusive resources, many available only for this one-time special offering, to support you in your retreat experience.

How This Training Will Benefit You

In this 28-day online training, Tias Little helps you . . .

About Your Teacher

TIAS LITTLE is one of the foremost yoga instructors in North America, and he also teaches worldwide. He is the founder of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he hosts retreats, workshops, and teacher-training programs year-round.


“Pema Chödrön delivers the material in an extremely warm, understandable, and accessible way for westerners. I also appreciate her gentle humor and find myself smiling and laughing at many points during her talks. I [feel I am] in a more prepared and eager state to continue my study/practice and to take the next step of attending a meditation retreat in order to go further. To all responsible for putting this together, thank you so very much.”



“Even though I am an online participant I feel as though I am there. Pema and the participants are very ‘real’ and I can relate to the responses of those present. We all struggle with similar experiences.”



“I truly appreciate [Pema’s] manner of kindness and humor. She presents the material in a way that I can integrate into my daily life. I am a novice to many of the teachings but never feel overwhelmed or confused after a lesson. Thank you.”



“The quality of the videos was fantastic. I felt like I was attending the Yarne at the Abbey. The talks by Pema were absolutely wonderful and I'll watch them many times.”



“Pema is a relatable, delightful, and excellent communicator. The video is high quality and the support materials (e.g., talk transcript, notes, reading list, etc.) are helpful resources. I also appreciate that this course is available to those unable to take time away from work or family (at least at this particular time in life), as well as its self-paced nature.”




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In this interactive online writing workshop, Natalie Goldberg will help you:

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Natalie teaches straight to you in over eleven hours of video teachings recorded just for this workshop

ELEVEN HOURS OF POWERFUL TEACHINGS

Writing as a Practice

LESSON 1

This Lesson Will Help You . . .

  • Learn what writing practice is and isn’t
  • Build a meditation practice as a support for your writing
  • Learn how to write what you don’t want to write, and why you should
  • Use the practice of recall to improve your writing
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Expand Your Understanding
Add to your knowledge
of yoga practice with an exploration of sukshma sharira, the subtle body

P R A I S E   F O R   N A T A L I E

W H A T   Y O U   W I L L   L E A R N

As she entered the ninth decade of her life, Pema Chödrön spent a year in solitary retreat working deeply with traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death, including teachings on the bardos from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This interactive online retreat, recorded at her home monastery, Gampo Abbey, in front of a small audience of her close students and friends, brings the fruits of Pema’s study and practice to you.

Whether you’re a longtime practitioner, an enthusiastic beginner, or somewhere in between, this retreat will offer you teachings and tools for embracing the entirety of your human experience—including your death—as a sacred journey. These are teachings that you can listen to again and again over the coming years, returning to them for guidance and grounding as you navigate the ongoing journey of your life.

What if our greatest fear is leaving our loved ones behind?

What if we fear the unknown or no longer existing?

What if we fear having not fulfilled our purpose in this life?

What if we’re scared of pain or isolation while dying?

Explore Your Subtle Energies!

Experience the profound effect of these teachings on your own life!

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SPECIAL PRICE:   $195

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If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please e-mail us within 30 days, and we will promptly refund your purchase price.

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11 HOURS OF VIDEO TEACHINGS

LIVE CALLS WITH 
NATALIE GOLDBERG

FACILITATED 
DISCUSSION FORUMS

LIVE WRITING PRACTICE SESSIONS

BONUS PRACTICES

PRINTABLE TRANSCRIPTS

DOWNLOADABLE 
AUDIO FILES

RECOMMENDED READINGS LIST

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RECOMMENDED READINGS LIST

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Gain skills to handle procrastination and provide discipline

DEVELOP
DISCIPLINE

Discover what you have to say and why your story is important

FIND YOUR VOICE

Learn how to use details to launch, structure, and anchor your writing practice

DISCOVER
DETAILS

Start believing in the worth of yourself and your words

GAIN
CONFIDENCE

Break free to tell the story that you need to tell

TELL YOUR STORY

Free yourself from fears of judgment, rejection, and failure

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Experience the profound effect
of these teachings on your own life!



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RETAIL PRICE:                   $329

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SPECIAL PRICE:   $195

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If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please e-mail us within 30 days, and we will promptly refund your purchase price.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this six-week interactive online retreat, Pema Chodron will be your guide in living purposefully and dying fearlessly by teaching you how to . . .

A RETREAT MADE FOR YOU

This online retreat includes a bounty of exclusive resources, many available only for this one-time special offering, to support you in your retreat practice.

THIS RETREAT INCLUDES:

RETREAT SUMMARY

Three live Q&A calls during which Natalie will take questions from students in the online workshop

LIVE CALLS WITH
NATALIE GOLDBERG

An opportunity to receive guidance from long-time students of Natalie along with the peer-to-peer support of fellow workshop participants

FACILITATED DISCUSSION FORUMS

Twice-weekly live writing practice sessions where you will be given time to write and the opportunity to read your work aloud to fellow workshop participants

LIVE WRITING PRACTICE SESSIONS

Expand your library and support your writing practice with 50% off Natalie’s Shambhala Publications books and other creativity books from Shambhala Publications

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SELECTED TITLES

Additional practices and exercises to help you integrate writing into your life

BONUS PRACTICES

Printable transcripts of all video lessons so you can review the teachings at your own pace and highlight quotes or concepts for future reference

PRINTABLE TRANSCRIPTS

Listen on the go and take in these valuable teachings where and when it works best for you—on a walk, in a café, or while you’re traveling

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO FILES

A list of readings and books recommended by Natalie for deepening your study and writing practice

RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Access the workshop on your device or computer again and again as new insights emerge on your own path

UNLIMITED ACCESS

Listen on the go and take in this profound dharma where and when it works best for you—in the car, on a walk, or over the kitchen sink

DOWNLOADABLE 
AUDIO FILES

A list of readings and books recommended by Pema for deepening your study and practice

RECOMMENDED READINGS LIST

Access the retreat on your device or computer again and again as new insights emerge on your own path

UNLIMITED ACCESS

Natalie teaches straight to you in over eleven hours of video teachings recorded just for this workshop

ELEVEN HOURS OF POWERFUL TEACHINGS

Three live Q&A calls during which Natalie will take questions from students in the online workshop

LIVE CALLS WITH
NATALIE GOLDBERG

An opportunity to receive guidance from long-time students of Natalie along with the peer-to-peer support of fellow workshop participants

FACILITATED DISCUSSION FORUMS

Twice-weekly live writing practice sessions where you will be given time to write and the opportunity to read your work aloud to fellow workshop participants

LIVE WRITING PRACTICE SESSIONS

Expand your library and support your writing practice with 50% off Natalie’s Shambhala Publications books and other creativity books from Shambhala Publications

50% OFF SELECTED TITLES

Additional practices and exercises to help you integrate writing into your life

BONUS PRACTICES

Printable transcripts of all video lessons so you can review the teachings at your own pace and highlight quotes or concepts for future reference

PRINTABLE TRANSCRIPTS

Listen on the go and take in these valuable teachings where and when it works best for you—on a walk, in a café, or while you’re traveling

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO FILES

A list of readings and books recommended by Natalie for deepening your study and writing practice

RECOMMENDED READINGS LIST

Access the workshop on your device or computer again and again as new insights emerge on your own path

UNLIMITED ACCESS

Listen on the go and take in this profound dharma where and when it works best for you—in the car, on a walk, or over the kitchen sink

DOWNLOADABLE 
AUDIO FILES

A list of readings and books recommended by Pema for deepening your study and practice

RECOMMENDED READINGS LIST

Access the retreat on your device or computer again and again as new insights emerge on your own path

UNLIMITED ACCESS

50% OFF 

Select Titles

Expand your library and support your writing practice with 50% off all of Natalie’s books and Recommended Readings from Shambhala Publications.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio)

Translated by Francesca Fremantle and Chögyam Trungpa
Read by Richard Gere
2 ¾ hours, unabridged

This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living.

The Five Buddha Families (Video)

Taught by Judith L. Lief
1 1/2 hours, unabridged

In this talk on the Five Buddha Families, Judy Lief explains how our inner world and the outer world are comprised of the same elemental forces.

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Paying Attention

LESSON 2

This Lesson Will Help You . . .

  • Pay closer attention to the details that will bring your writing to life
  • Improve your writing through the practice of listening
  • Learn how to get past the inner critic, or “monkey mind”
  • Write from your present moment experience
  • See how good writing is an expression of “awake mind”

Touching Impermanence: The Bardo of Living

LESSON 1

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Become more familiar with the impermanence of all things
  • Train to become more courageous, wise, and compassionate in your everyday life
  • Understand why we study the bardo teachings and how they are relevant to every part of your life (not just your death)

Entering the Sacred World: The Bardo of Dying

LESSON 2

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Learn the two most important things to keep in mind when you’re dying and how to practice them now
  • Engage the practice of tonglen, or sending and taking, for awakening love and compassion
  • Understand the steps of dissolution that occur in the process of dying (according to the Tibetan Buddhist view)

Getting Out of the Way

LESSON 3

This Lesson Will Help You . . .

  • Understand the benefits of being “dumb” as a writer
  • Learn the three most important things Zen practice has taught Natalie about writing
  • Overcome “monkey mind” when it becomes very loud
  • Free yourself to write what is true for you

Gateways to Liberation: The Bardo of Dharmata

LESSON 3

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Recognize the gateways to enlightenment that arise in the bardo of dharmata
  • Explore how habitual patterns and perceptions create your reality
  • Understand the benefits of leaving your comfort zone, the risks of staying in it, and the danger of going too far out of it

Trusting Yourself

LESSON 4

This Lesson Will Help You . . .

  • Get to know your own mental patterns
  • Access your senses as a gateway to writing
  • Consider how to build a structure for your writing
  • Reflect on what you need to know before you write a book
  • Learn the benefits of making writing practice a lifelong endeavor

Styles of Imprisonment: The Six Realms

LESSON 4

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Recognize the six realms or habitual states of mind that trap you in unhelpful patterns
  • Identify how these “styles of imprisonment” arise in your own experience
  • Understand how to get unstuck when you find yourself in one of the six realms

A Waking Dream: The Bardo of Becoming

LESSON 5

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Learn how to transform the patterns that don’t serve you so you can act in alignment with your intention
  • Discover how to best support a person who has just died, according to the Tibetan Buddhist view
  • Identify the qualities and scenarios you could experience in the bardo of becoming and understand how to prepare for them

Co-emergent Wisdom: The Five Buddha Families

LESSON 6

This Lesson Will Help You...

  • Understand the five categories of wisdom energy known as Buddha families
  • Work with the wisdom of the Buddha families as they show up in your life
  • Reflect on the meaning of bardo in your own life

Prepare for Sitting
Return to the roots of asana with three long practices for opening the shoulders, 
hips, and torso

Develop a Lifelong Practice
Integrate these practices into your daily life to create space for rasa, the nectar of 
life, to flow

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About Your Teacher

PRAISE FOR PEMA

Thousands of people have studied writing with Natalie over the last 40 years.

Here’s some of what they’ve had to say . . .

This online writing workshop includes a bounty of exclusive resources to support you, many available only for this one-time special offering.

RETAIL PRICE:                 $329

      DISCOUNT:                -$134

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Explore Your Subtle Body!

Explore Your Subtle Body!

Experience the profound effect
of these teachings on your own life!



Launch Price Available for a Limited Time

RETAIL PRICE:                   $329

      DISCOUNT:                   -$134

ADD TO CART

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE 

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please e-mail us within 30 days, and we will promptly refund your purchase price.

SPECIAL PRICE:   $195

THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES

When does the training begin?
The course is self-paced, so you can get started as soon as you enroll and go at your own pace.

How long does it take to complete the training?
The training is divided into 28 separate days—you may go through the training sequentially, with one practice a day, or may choose to approach it more quickly or more slowly, depending on your personal schedule and needs. We encourage you to download videos as you go through the training for your own personal use in the future, but you will have unlimited access to the training materials.

How long will I have access to the training?
Your access to the training is unlimited. It will not expire.

Can I still take this training without a desktop/laptop computer (for example, if I only have an iPad)?
Yes, you can access this course using the browser on your device. However, please note that if you’d like to save any of the course materials, you will need to download to a computer first and then transfer the files to your device.


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TIAS LITTLE is one of the foremost yoga instructors in North America, and he also teaches worldwide. He is the founder of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he hosts retreats, workshops, and teacher-training programs year-round.

Praise for Tias


“Tias Little delights in keeping the subtlety and mystery of the mind and the body. This keeps our minds open, so we continue to look, explore, and enjoy the fresh and always new face of reality. How exciting to explore with Little the detailed nature of anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience in relation to the ancient wisdom of yoga, the chakras, and nādīs. This grounding of the esoteric and the profound in the nitty-gritty of the body serves to sharpen the cutting edge of any yoga practice.” —Richard Freeman, author of The Mirror of Yoga



“Tias Little is a necessary bridge between East and West. By being steeped in yoga practice, meditation, and western anatomy, he digs deep into the mystery of being and unearths the wisdom he shares in this [training]. [These teachings are] immediately accessible to the beginner and yet will keep on delivering provocative inspiration throughout your lifetime. I am so happy and honored to be on the path with Tias.” —Rodney Yee, author of Moving toward Balance



“The body and spirit are exact mirrors of each other—a fact much more apparent to the ancients than to those of us distracted by our modern materialism. Tias even-handedly blends the anatomy we know today with the anatomy of the energetic body. His many years of experience imbue this [training] with an easy authority.” —Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains

Praise for Tias

“Tias Little delights in keeping the subtlety and mystery of the mind and the body. This keeps our minds open, so we continue to look, explore, and enjoy the fresh and always new face of reality. How exciting to explore with Little the detailed nature of anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience in relation to the ancient wisdom of yoga, the chakras, and nādīs. This grounding of the esoteric and the profound in the nitty-gritty of the body serves to sharpen the cutting edge of any yoga practice.” —Richard Freeman, author of The Mirror of Yoga



“Tias Little is a necessary bridge between East and West. By being steeped in yoga practice, meditation, and western anatomy, he digs deep into the mystery of being and unearths the wisdom he shares in this [training]. [These teachings are] immediately accessible to the beginner and yet will keep on delivering provocative inspiration throughout your lifetime. I am so happy and honored to be on the path with Tias.” —Rodney Yee, author of Moving toward Balance



“The body and spirit are exact mirrors of each other—a fact much more apparent to the ancients than to those of us distracted by our modern materialism. Tias even-handedly blends the anatomy we know today with the anatomy of the energetic body. His many years of experience imbue this [training] with an easy authority.” —Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains


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S P E C I A L  P R O G R A M  B O N U S E S

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S P E C I A L  P R O G R A M  B O N U S E S

FROM THE PUBLISHER: INSIDER TIPS FOR WRITERS

Watch Rachel Neumann, Associate Publisher at Shambhala Publications and author of four books, and KJ Grow, VP of Sales and Marketingas they answer the following questions and more in a pre-recorded video interview! 

  • What do publishers look for when they’re evaluating book proposals? 

  • What if I don’t already have an audience or an email list or a blog? 

  • How do I go about getting professional editing help on a book manuscript? 

  • What advice do you have for sticking with it when you start to feel discouraged? 

  • What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from writing a book? 


RACHEL NEUMANN

Rachel Neumann is a writer, editor, and publisher with twenty years of journalism and book publishing experience, including the last five years as the Publisher and Editorial Director of Parallax Press. She has worked at The Village Voice, The New Press, and AlterNet and continues to write regularly for Lions Roar and other publications. She is the author of four books: Not Quite Nirvana, Long Weekend, and the children’s book Baby Present, as well as the editor for I Am Home: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers. Rachel is currently the Associate Publisher of Shambhala Publications.

KJ Grow

KJ Grow, VP Sales & Marketing, joined Shambhala Publications in 2015, having worked for over a decade as a sales rep in New York City for “Big 5” publishers including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. She is a graduate of both the Columbia Publishing Course and the Yale Publishing Course for Executive Education, and has served on the steering committee for the Independent Publishers Caucus. She has also worked as a bookseller in both independent bookstores and national chains, and is always an active member of at least one book club. 

And if you’ve ever wanted to have a chance to ask your own question of a book publisher, please join us for a 

LIVE  Q & A CALL WITH SHAMBHALA

with Rachel Newman and KJ Grow as they take questions from workshop participants and share their knowledge of the publishing world from over thirty years of combined experience! 

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B O N U S E S

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Expand your library and support your writing practice with 50% off all of Natalie’s books and Recommended Readings from Shambhala Publications.

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Each lesson contains multiple videos in which Natalie teaches on the theme for that lesson, along with readings and practices to inspire and deepen your writing practice.

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W O R K S H O P  S U M M A R Y

This workshop was designed with your needs in mind and contains 
all of the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the training begin?
The course is self-paced, so you can get started as soon as you enroll and go at your own pace.

How long does it take to complete the training?
The training is divided into 28 separate days—you may go through the training sequentially, with one practice a day, or may choose to approach it more quickly or more slowly, depending on your personal schedule and needs. We encourage you to download videos as you go through the training for your own personal use in the future, but you will have unlimited access to the training materials.

How long will I have access to the training?
Your access to the training is unlimited. It will not expire.

Can I still take this training without a desktop/laptop computer (for example, if I only have an iPad)?
Yes, you can access this course using the browser on your device. However, please note that if you’d like to save any of the course materials, you will need to download to a computer first and then transfer the files to your device.

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B. K. S. Iyengar once said that it is as difficult to understand prāna as it is to understand god.

What is this mysterious life force? What is prāna and how might we touch it? How might we develop a union with it—and with ourselves?

In this training with master yoga teacher Tias Little, we’ll move into the interior of the body—what Tias calls the "inner asana" or the "inner posture." While many of us train in the outer forms of triangle pose and half-moon and backbends, there is a powerful way in which we can connect to the interior posture. Through work with the subtle pulsatory rhythms of blood, breath, nerve, craniosacral, and other fluctuating movements, this subtle body yoga training will help you investigate the interior of your own being.

About This Training

What You Will Receive

This training was designed with your needs in mind and contains all of the following:

Downloadable Audio Files

Printable Transcripts

Recommended Readings

Unlimited Access

Days 1–4: Preparation

Before we begin our exploration of subtle body practices, we must orient ourselves and prepare the body for sitting meditation. This first section of the training provides an introduction and instructions for sitting as well as several long practice sequences designed to open the shoulders, core, and hips.

Days 5–7: The Foundation

As we begin the subtle body practices, we start by taking time to build our root and the foundation for the practice. We will start our work with the spine and prepare it for the meditations that 
follow in this training.

Days 8–9: The Spine

Our spine is so much more than a simple backbone—it holds the spinal river, a river of tremendous strength and potential that flows through the spinal shaft. Its flow is harnessed by movements within the pelvic floor and subtle articulations of the coccyx. In this next section of the training, you will work with the subtle energies in this central channel.

Days 10–13: The Belly

In this section, we will explore the manipūra or “palace of jewels”—the abdominal location of the third chakra. This power center of our body is also, paradoxically, where we are physically most vulnerable. We can benefit greatly from focusing on subtle energies here, bringing ease and a chance to lower our guard.

Days 14–15: The Breath

The diaphragm is the regulator of respiration and prāna and is its prime mover. Due to postural and emotional tension, however, the motion of the diaphragm can become restricted, which affects the flow of prāna. In this section, we will focus on breath and releasing the diaphragm to enable the smooth flow of prāna.

Days 16–19: The Heart

The heart is the source of the pulsatory rhythms in our bodies, and in this section we will tune into those rhythms and move more deeply into the sanctuary of the heart to the secret heart, a place beyond comprehension that transcends linguistic reference.

Days 20–25: The Skull

Releasing tension within the skull is a critical part of yoga training, for only by unlocking the structures in and around the brain, packed with billions of neurons, can a sense of ease pervade the entire nervous system. In this section we will focus on the exquisite sensitivity and subtle energies available in this crown jewel.

Days 26–28: The End 
and the Beginning

The end of this training is really the beginning of the practice. This final section of the training contains several practices, including śavāsana and yoga nidrā, which you can use in daily practice. May the garden of your subtle body continue to bloom as you experience deeper and more nuanced explorations of 
your innermost being.

LEARN MORE

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Training Video Excerpts

Over Seven Hours of Video Teachings, including Three Long Practice Sequences Designed to Prepare the Body for Sitting Meditation

Slow Down
Use these practices to unpack the speed of daily life that builds up in 
your tissues

Go Deeper
Develop a practice that allows you to deepen your experience in every pose, even beyond 
the training

Refine Your Sensitivity
Move beyond the surface of your physical body to follow the flow of your inner energetics and biorhythms

How This Training Will Benefit You

In this 28-day online training, Tias Little helps you . . .

Expand Your Understanding
Add to your knowledge of yoga practice with an exploration of sukshma sharira, the subtle body

Slow Down
Use these practices to unpack the speed of daily life that builds up in your tissues

Refine Your Sensitivity
Move beyond the surface of your physical body to follow the flow of your inner energetics and biorhythms

Go Deeper
Develop a practice that allows you to deepen your experience in every pose, even beyond the training

Prepare for Sitting
Return to the roots of asana with three long practices for opening the shoulders, hips, and torso

Develop a Lifelong Practice
Integrate these practices into your daily life to create space for rasa, the nectar of life, to flow

What You Will Receive

This training was designed with your needs in mind and contains all of the following:

Downloadable Audio Files

Printable Transcripts

Recommended Readings

Unlimited Access

Over Seven Hours of Video Teachings, including Three Long Practice Sequences Designed to Prepare the Body for Sitting Meditation

ADD TO CART

Training Outline

Days 1–4: Preparation

Before we begin our exploration of subtle body practices, we must orient ourselves and prepare the body for sitting meditation. This first section of the training provides an introduction and instructions for sitting as well as several long practice sequences designed to open the shoulders, core, and hips.

Days 5–7: The Foundation

As we begin the subtle body practices, we start by taking time to build our root and the foundation for the practice. We will start our work with the spine and prepare it for the meditations that 
follow in this training.

Days 8–9: The Spine

Our spine is so much more than a simple backbone—it holds the spinal river, a river of tremendous strength and potential that flows through the spinal shaft. Its flow is harnessed by movements within the pelvic floor and subtle articulations of the coccyx. In this next section of the training, you will work with the subtle energies in this central channel.

Days 10–13: The Belly

In this section, we will explore the manipūra or “palace of jewels”—the abdominal location of the third chakra. This power center of our body is also, paradoxically, where we are physically most vulnerable. We can benefit greatly from focusing on subtle energies here, bringing ease and a chance to lower our guard.

Days 14–15: The Breath

The diaphragm is the regulator of respiration and prāna and is its prime mover. Due to postural and emotional tension, however, the motion of the diaphragm can become restricted, which affects the flow of prāna. In this section, we will focus on breath and releasing the diaphragm to enable the smooth flow of prāna.

Days 16–19: The Heart

The heart is the source of the pulsatory rhythms in our bodies, and in this section we will tune into those rhythms and move more deeply into the sanctuary of the heart to the secret heart, a place beyond comprehension that transcends linguistic reference.

Days 20–25: The Skull

Releasing tension within the skull is a critical part of yoga training, for only by unlocking the structures in and around the brain, packed with billions of neurons, can a sense of ease pervade the entire nervous system. In this section we will focus on the exquisite sensitivity and subtle energies available in this crown jewel.

Days 26–28: The End 
and the Beginning

The end of this training is really the beginning of the practice. This final section of the training contains several practices, including śavāsana and yoga nidrā, which you can use in daily practice. May the garden of your subtle body continue to bloom as you experience deeper and more nuanced explorations of your innermost being.



+ 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Credits (Non-Contact Hours)



+ 20 Yoga Alliance 
Continuing Education Credits (Non-Contact Hours)

GIFT THIS COURSE

Give the gift of awareness to a loved one!

Give the gift of awareness to a loved one!

GIFT THIS COURSE