Yoga Teacher, Therapeutic Yoga
Surya Little’s path includes parallel studies in yoga and nutrition. In 1987, she began her spiritual healing while living in Brienz, Switzerland at the Hairakhandi Babaji Ashram. Surya traveled to the foothills of the Himalayas of North India to practice bhakti and karma yoga within the community of her spiritual teacher, Hairakhand Babaji. Inspired to study food and healing and yoga as a way of life, in 1989 Surya studied with Dr. Vasant Ladd at the Ayurveda Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She then moved to New York City in 1990 where she studied macrobiotic healing and later taught cooking classes at Gulliver’s Living and Learning Center (currently called Integrative Nutrition) run by Joshua Rosenthal and Marcie Zaroff.
Surya began her practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Eddie Stern at the Yoga Shala for two years. In 1992 she worked in Ryaad, Saudi Arabia where she cooked macrobiotic food and taught yoga for members of the Royal Family. Surya lived in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1993-1998 and taught yoga. While living in Nepal, Surya continued her studies of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore, South India with Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Surya has been a long-time student of Iyengar Yoga. She prepared macrobiotic food and studied Iyengar Yoga on retreat with Karin Stephan from 1990-1991. She continued her studies with Aadil Palkhivala from 2001.
In 2000, Surya co-founded the Yoga Source studio in Santa Fe with Tias Little. They sold Yoga Source in 2006, however she continues to teach public classes at Yoga Source. Currently she co-directs Prajna Yoga with Tias. Within the teacher trainings, retreats and workshops at Prajna Yoga, she teaches dynamic yoga, therapeutic yoga, cooking classes, and nutrition. Surya gives private yoga sessions and consults with students to improve their health and overall well-being.