Welcome to the Yoga Practice & Textual Study Programme Overview

Welcome to the Art of Personal Sādhana Programmes aspect of Yoga Studies. It aims to reflect the fundamentals of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s teaching, in that transmission occurs through the direct experience of a teacher with the student’s personal interest through 121 Meetings or Single Topic Study in Small Groups.

– What are the options for Yoga Study within small groups of five students?

The Yoga Practice and Textual Study Programme offers over 600 contact hours of two-day Workshops and four-day Courses, all Modularised with a single topic specialisation within groups of five students, facilitating a learning intensity and in-depth presentation.

– These choices are arranged into two modularised learning streams:

1. The Viniyoga of Yoga Practice – Yoga or Chant Practice Techniques and Theory Study
2. The Viniyoga of Textual Study – Associated Yoga Psychology and Lifestyle Texts Study

Each learning stream guides the student, through a two-day Module One Workshop, into the selected area of practice or study. These are followed by Modular progressions to refine and deepen our skills and experience via  four-day Module Two and onwards Courses, each over two weekends.

1. The Viniyoga of Yoga Practice – Yoga or Chant Practice Techniques and Theory Study
offering a Two Day Module One and follow-on options of Four Day Modules on the:

2. The Viniyoga of Textual Study – Associated Yoga Psychology and Lifestyle Texts Study
offering a Two Day Module One and follow-on options of Four Day Modules on the:

Explored developmentally they contribute to a deeper understanding of Yoga or Chant Techniques & Theory and Yoga Textual Studies. All Module One Workshops are open to all. Progression to Module Two Courses and onwards, follow on within the same topic.

“Yoga Practice is an essential part of Yoga Study.
Rather than Yoga Study being an essential part of Yoga Practice.”

– What are the advantages for those learning Yoga Practice and Theory Techniques, or Yoga Texts through small group single-topic Modules?

  • Modular structuring offering progressive levels for study and development
  • Single topic specialisation facilitating a learning intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive learning environment supporting study and absorption
  • Small group size limited to a maximum of five students for personal attention
  • Relevance to personal situation through small group size facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and texts with a personal rather than teacher training priority

– Are there Online Modular Options for students to explore Yoga Practice & Theory, or Yoga Texts individually through One to One online eStudy?

My online support work with Yoga practice or Yoga supervision has evolved following requests from students for online modular Yoga study to explore specific textual topics or Yoga practice theory. After reflection as to the place of this medium as a means of transmission I have accepted to work online individually with students.

With the support of the extensive study workbooks from my small group workshops & courses, I feel this has become a valid means of working online 121 to facilitate access to studying Yoga accumulated from my decades long studentship with Desikachar.

Link to Overview on Online Yoga Practice Theory and Textual Study 121 eStudy Modules

– What are the options for those interested in Professional Teacher Training?

For students who have completed the prerequisite 250 contact hours core level modular training, a 200 contact hour Practitioner Programme in the art of applying Yoga 121 is offered. The focus is on professional expertise in the teaching of Yoga to Individuals, for those wishing to add Yoga Teaching and Therapeutic Healthcare skills to their personal relationship with Yoga in the fields of Practice, Theory, Psychology and Philosophy.

Link to the Art of Professional Studies Viniyoga of Yoga 121 Practitioner Programme