The word Prajna in Sanskrit means Insight, Deep Understanding and Mindfulness. It suggests a dynamic, embodied wisdom that permeates every cell and every tissue in the body.
Prajna Yoga is a profound journey inward. We believe that yoga is a pathway that begins in the outer layers of body and mind and navigates inward to the mystical, subtle and rarely seen interior. We combine meditative practice with the power and grace of asana training. In a process that requires sensitivity and inner listening, we explore the sheaths of connective tissue, muscle and bone in order to bring about greater wakefulness, luminosity and space within. Underlying our teaching is that we do not do poses for the sake of the pose, but for the quality of attention within the pose. Through yoga postures, dharma study, guided meditation, the yoga of sound, somatic awareness and dream work this is a practice that allows for unique, personal transformation.
Prajna Yoga makes its home in the foothills of Santa Fe, New Mexico – the home of Tias and Surya Little. In 2004, after directing local yoga studios for 11 years in the city of Santa Fe, Tias and Surya founded Prajna Yoga in order to integrate yoga discipline with contemplative practice and study. They built a retreat center that provides a serene setting for students to deepen their practice and studies. The Prajna Yoga temple, handcrafted with the aesthetic of Japanese temple design, is an exquisite facility to support students to explore the healing arts of yoga.