The aim is to reflect the fundamentals of Śrī Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the students personal practice and study Sādhana.
Online Individualised Learning within a Personal Dialogue
Over the past decade, with the advent of online video technologies, I have found myself increasingly involved in virtual teaching situations with Yoga students and Yoga teachers. Here I have offered 121 video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.
Online Personal Practice Lesson Review Sessions
Increasingly I have found this medium helpful as a means to offer follow up practice support reviews for 121 students as an adjunct between live meetings, especially where there where long distances involved in terms of direct access. This point of contact offered opportunities to discuss questions, or to clarify interpretations, or observe how the students practice mirrored the teachers intention.
Online Textual Study Modular Programme Options
Over time my online support work with Yoga practice or supervision has evolved following requests from students for online ongoing textual study, exploring specific topics or themes such as Sūtra Psychology, Haṭha Energetics, Gītā Scripture, Upaniṣat Mysticism, Sāṃkhya Philosophy and Āyurveda Lifestyle.
After much reflection as to the place of this medium as a means of Paramparā I chose to accept to work online individually with students in this area. With the support of the extensive study workbooks from my textual study group courses, I feel this has become a valid means of working online 121 to facilitate access to studying texts accumulated from my decades long apprenticeship with TKV Desikachar.
Current Online Modular Textual 121 eStudy Programmes on offer are:
Online Yoga Practice Techniques & Theory Modular Study Programmes
Further modular options being added to the topics for individual online learning include the Study of certain aspects of Yoga Practice Techniques and Yoga Practice Theory outlined on the Personal Practice Study Overview webpage. Already added are online learning options for Module One through Module Five Courses on the Art of Application of Āsana and Module One Courses on the Art of Application of Sounding and Chanting.
Current Online Modular Practice Techniques and Practice Theory 121 eStudy Programmes on offer are:
From exploring this means of transmission with students with the support of the extensive student workbooks from my Yoga Study Modules small group courses, I feel comfortable in offering this as a valid structured modularised textual teaching option within the wider Yoga community. I feel this has now become a valid means of working online 121 to facilitate access to studying Yoga Texts and Yoga Practice Theory, accumulated from my decades long studentship with TKV Desikachar.
Online Personal Practice Sessions
Regarding the questions of exploring your ‘on the mat/cushion’ personal practice areas such as Āsana, Mudrā, and especially Prāṇāyāma, Dhyānam and Chanting purely through a virtual medium are still in reflection mode for me, though I am open to discussing options with interested students.
Online Free Initial Meeting to discuss your needs
A free preliminary half hour consultation is available online with Paul to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding 121 sessions. 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.