The Online Art of Gītā Scripture – 121 eStudy Module One

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Follow this link for details of the Art of Gītā Scripture Small Group Study Workshops

The Online Art of Gītā Scripture – 121 eStudy Module One
– Search your Heart in The Quest for Relationship with the Beyond

This particular Module One consists of nine 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar within the Bhagavad Gītā.

“Jñānam is the wisdom of ‘I am that’.
Vijñānam is the discernment of ‘I am not this’ ‘I am not that’.”
Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 2

What are the unique advantages of Online Yoga Practice and Theory eStudy within a 121 meeting between Teacher and Student?

  • Modular programmes offering an individualised progressive pathway
  • Single topic specialisation facilitating a learning intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive 121 learning environment supporting study and attention to the student
  • Traditional transmission between teacher and student to optimise absorption
  • Relevance to the individual’s situation through dialogue facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and texts with a personal rather than teacher training priority

It is open to all except complete beginners and offers an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study.

Complete in itself it offers an in-depth approach to the Bhagavad Gītā, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Gītā Scripture, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

As well as being a sound overview of the context and theme of each of the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, it is also a prerequisite to further work through the Art of Gītā Scripture – Modules Two to Four Personal Sādhana Courses.

A Gītā study workbook with a chapter by chapter index is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.

In addition, to support the teaching of this important text we will be using selected verses from the Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya. This is an important commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā which very succinctly summarises each of its eighteen chapters into eighteen verses. A relevant verse by verse reference will be provided as part of the workshop manual to help with our study. As such it will be a invaluable support for the study of the Gītā.

The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Framework

The online Art of Gītā Scripture – Module One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal reflective study to support your life.
  • Understanding the principles that inspire and inform Yoga teachings.
  • An overview of primary Bhagavad Gītā concepts around body and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Bhagavad Gītā terms and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how chanting the Gītā can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
  • Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Bhagavad Gītā.

To present a view of the Bhagavad Gītā through which students can support and develop their own Yoga Sādhana and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Gītā in their lives.

The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Professional

Even though the Bhagavad Gītā teachings developed in the Art of Gītā Scripture Modular Courses can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills in the fields of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare, there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.

The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Gītā Scripture Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

In fact, not everybody wants to or actually needs to become a Yoga teacher to further their practice and study. Here the priorities are towards personal development and thus questions relating to our personal practice and study are the priorities. These Courses reflect this viewpoint.

“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence, without interruption, over a long period of time, will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.”
– T Krishnamacharya

The aim is that we are all here in this course as students and it offers an opportunity for all teachers to step back from their teaching role and re-enhance their personal study and practice path.

The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through:

  • Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
  • How the eighteen chapters are linked.
  • What are the key concepts in each.
  • Which chapters are most important.
  • Why we need a view such as the Bhagavad Gītā.
  • Learning to look from the Bhagavad Gītā at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Gītā to the ebb and flow of daily life.

The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Duration, Prerequisites, Timings, Fees and Commencement

A total of over 7.5 hours through 9 online sessions of 50′ each.

A minimum of one year’s attendance at a Yoga group class of any Yoga approach, or 10 individual Yoga lessons with any Yoga teacher.

The online Module One is offered to students in the form of nine 121 meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or another compatible live link video medium, to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

The timings for each session will be 50′. They total 7.5 hours of 121 teaching held over nine meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 2-4 weeks between meetings.

The fee for the online Module One will be a special module exclusive package price of £395 for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system this will be the transferable fee.

However where there are cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved then these need to be added on so the received fee is still £395.

The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £200 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £195 before session 5 convenes.

Missed or cancelled meetings at less than 24 hours notice are chargeable. In these situations further meetings to catch up on content are possible and can be added on at a fee of £45 per 50′ session.

Commencement is dependent on current diary spaces for 121 students. Subject to availability, online meetings can begin after agreeing a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of initial fee.

Online Free eMeeting for your Questions

A free preliminary half hour is offered online in the spirit of engaging in meeting and attending to your questions and offering, as an experienced guide, what I can from my long studies with my teacher. These one-off meetings are offered completely free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga and a chance for me to understand your interest better in order to respond more clearly.

If you are interested then please do contact me and from there we can set up a meeting to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding 121 online eLearning. Follow this link for further information on Free Personal Online Meetings or to arrange an online meeting please use the contact page or email me.

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