In this class we explore how the urge toward physical and spiritual perfectionism is common to many practitioners of yoga. When yogic teachings collide with the urge to be pure, faultless, and true, it is a veritable perfect storm. All too often, a yearning for purity, ingrained somewhere in the depths of our psyche, finds an outlet in yoga techniques—techniques that espouse cleanliness, equilibrium, and peace. For those raised in middle- to upper-class backgrounds there is a longing to be virtuous. Growing up Catholic, Baptist, or Presbyterian, we aspire to be praiseworthy, follow the rules, and live a moral life. How do we cope with the urge to live up to a grand ideal? How can we find peace in the midst of an imperfect world?


The recording is available for you from Tias's live webinar on June 18, 2020 should you wish to purchase.

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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. Tias 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. His teaching includes precision of alignment, anatomical detail, and meditative awareness.

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