In a totally unique way, SATYA practice opens doorways into the interior, providing new pathways of perception and feeling. It guides students away from “doing” movement and toward sensing, receiving and “being” movement. As an adjunct to yoga practice, somatic awareness leads to embodied wisdom.

SATYA is Prajna Yoga’s “yin” style practice. All the movements are done on the floor in a flowing fashion, without force. The SATYA movements cultivate inner listening and heighten proprioceptive awareness. Our aim is to counter “sensory-motor amnesia” and to gain awareness in places where there has been numbing or freezing. This awareness is the body’s innate intelligence. By increasing our capacity for sensory awareness, we become more sentient, wakeful beings in the world.

By training in the field of our sensory-motor system and by listening and developing a more receptive mind, we tap the body-mind’s innate intelligence and capacity to heal. The exercises are non-weight bearing and involve sliding, gliding and circular movements to reduce myo-fascial holding in the body. The exercises help mobilize the joints, remove fatigue from the body, balance asymmetries and align the right and left sides of the body. The SATYA training, along with yoga postures, involves neural-muscular re-education. Like in vinyasa training, breath is combined with movement in order to deepen the respiratory rhythm. All movements support profound physical rest of the body and prepare for savasana and yoga nidra (the yogic sleep).


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Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA )is an integral part of the Prajna Yoga experience. This day long is an introduction to the SATYA work. We review the ways that SATYA begins to organize and release the fascia, balance the right and left sides of the body and orient to mid-line. Time is given to examining the way the lower back is mobilized and strengthened. This course involves practice and study of the foundational movements and map out the ways in which the SATYA compliments vinyasa practice. We will identify the ways in which SATYA is an integral part of mindfulness training and heightens meditative awareness. This day long offering is part of the Prajna Yoga 200-hr Teacher Training Program.

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SATYA builds somatic intelligence and neuroplasticity through small, fine, and articulated movement.

  • Take a journey through the connective tissues of the body to either restore your own body or to learn key principles of the SATYA practice for the classroom.
  • Discover the foundational movements of SATYA practice while studying the healing potential of the movements and their effects on the muscular skeletal system and Five Myofascial Sheaths covered in Sessions 1-3.

SATYA 1 is open to all students (although Session I: From the Ground Up is recommended as we cover SATYA movements for the Five Sheaths: Lateral, Dorsal, Ventral, Spiral and Core).

SATYA 1 is a prerequisite for taking SATYA 2 and SATYA 3.

SATYA 1 Course of Study

During this immersion you will learn:

  • Cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness
  • Reduce body fatigue
  • Address low back pain
  • Design fundamental sequences that include both SATYA and asana

Other skills covered include:

  • The importance of spirals and counter spirals
  • “It’s all about the joints”: working with the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces
  • Being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing
  • How gravity can be your friend
  • Re-educating the neural-muscular system and developing bi-lateral symmetry
  • How to “ride the edge” through  small movements
  • The healing potential of the movements and their effects on the Five Myofascial Sheaths

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SATYA 2 brings further depth to the practice and study of the SATYA movements. In this course you will learn how to design SATYA sequences and assist movements to facilitate greater myofascial release.

SATYA 2 Course of Study

SATYA movements can be combined in innumerable ways.

During this immersion you will learn: 

  • How to design SATYA sequences to release the hips, shoulders, spine, neck or ribs
  • How to practice and teach SATYA sequences, from the simplest forms leading to greater complexity
  • How to enhance SATYA movements by manual assistance
  • How to practice facilitated assists to stretch the connective tissues within the SATYA movements

Other skills covered include:

  • Manually adjusting the forms to facilitate greater release
  • Designing fundamental sequences that include both SATYA and asana
  • Combining SATYA movements with asana sequences

Additionally, we study:

  • How SATYA supports pulsatory rhythms in the body
  • How SATYA works as a kind of “visceral manipulation”
  • How SATYA supports circulation of blood and lymph
  • How to use savasana in SATYA
  • Dharma practice: Working with Hindrances

We recommend you take Session VI: Body Reading and Hands-On Adjustments in preparation for the manual work involved in SATYA 2. 


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SATYA 3

Because people of all ages experience great fatigue, stress and depletion, SATYA practice is invaluable for recharging the body.

SATYA 3 training investigates the therapeutic benefits of SATYA on the nervous system, endocrine system, digestion and circulation in order to heal the subtle body. We specifically review the effects SATYA has on the autonomic nervous system and how it can be utilized to heal trauma in the body. SATYA 3 students design and fulfill a 15-hour practicum, using SATYA as a therapeutic modality. 

SATYA 3 Course of Study

During this immersion you will learn:

  • Contraindications for SATYA practice
  • Working with trauma in SATYA practice
  • The Anatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • SATYA and its impact on the vagus nerve and
  • SATYA and Pranayama
  • SATYA and the cranial-sacral system
  • How SATYA impacts the vestibular system
  • Utilizing SATYA to support meditation
  • Generating ongoing neuroplasticity
  • The importance of the eyes, the mandible and the tongue in SATYA
  • Using actual case studies (individuals with special needs) to authenticate the application of the work
  • Practicum – 15 hours include:
  • 5 private client case studies
  • 5 supervision sessions with mentor
  • Draft a report summarizing the therapeutic application of SATYA movements in client work and the key teachings