cYs Professional Studies – One-to-One Practitioner Training Programme Outline
cYs Professional Practitioner Programmes offer an authentic training in the
Art of Practice, Study and Teaching in the approach of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar.
Learning the Viniyoga of Yoga for One-to-One Students
– 90 online one-to-one hours or 120 live group hours Practitioner Training
For students who have completed the 150 online one-to-one hours/200 small group hours prerequisites, a 90 online one-to-one hours/120 small group hours Practitioner Programme in the art of applying Yoga One-to-One is offered. The focus here is on professional expertise adding one to one Teaching and Therapeutic skills to their personal relationship with Yoga in the fields of Practice, Theory, Psychology and Philosophy.
Together they facilitate an in-depth transmission between the teacher and the student in terms of adding professional practitioner skills in the Art of the Application of Yoga one to one for Individuals to the Core Level Personal Studies Modules, all within an exclusive learning environment.
“Teach what is inside you,
not as it applies to you yourself,
but as it applies to the other.”
– T Krishnamacharya
Approached through online One-to-One sessions or live small group workshops in the Cotswolds, the Practitioner Training Programme is solely concerned with training a student in the Art of teaching Yoga Practice and Study to individual students.
This means that the student will have already completed the prerequisite training in the relevant areas of Yoga practice and study through the Art of Personal Studies Programme and therefore only needs to add individual teaching skills to this study.
The combined Programme is presented with the aim of reflecting the fundamentals of Śrī T Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the student’s personal practice and study Sādhana.
What are the unique skills for Practitioners trained in this approach to adapting Yoga according to the person?
The uniqueness of the concepts described by Desikachar as Viniyoga of Yoga is in the ability of those trained as Practitioners, within a Professional Teacher Training Programme that includes an extensive one to one lesson process for their own development, to personally customise Yoga practice according to the individual and their situation.
The specialist Practitioner training in short term and long term personalising of our Yoga Practice and Study is in the many skills around respecting our unique differences in age, gender, mental aptitude, physical health, social lifestyle, occupation and interests, together with abilities in the ongoing mapping of the student’s developmental potentials according to their current situation and needs.
The Application of Yoga One-to-One – Practitioner Programme Prerequisites
Prior completion of a minimum of 150 one-to-0ne online hours/200 small group hours through the Art of Personal Studies Modules within two primary areas of Yoga Practice Techniques & Theory Study and Associated Yoga & Lifestyle Texts Study.
The Application of Yoga One-to-One – Practitioner Programme Framework
The Practitioner Programme reflects the Yoga teachings of TKV Desikachar and his teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through appreciating the Viniyoga of Yoga as a:
Learning or Healthcare practice for individuals
Holistic Yoga Teaching received from T Krishnamacharya through TKV Desikachar
Philosophy through the teachings from Texts and Teachers
Psychology comparable to Western models
Complementary Support in sustaining health or recovery from illness
The Application of Yoga One-t0-One – Practitioner Programme Topics
The Art of Professional Studies Modules explore the teaching of Yoga in the fields of Practice, Theory, Psychology and Philosophy to Individuals. It focuses on the areas that add professional expertise for those wishing to add Yoga Teaching and Therapeutic Healthcare skills to their personal relationship with Yoga.
This is a Practitioner Training Programme in the Art of Professional application of Yoga teaching and therapeutic healthcare theory for working with individual students or clients in the fields of:
Āsana or General Postures
Mudrā or Special Postures
Prāṇāyāma or Seated Breathing
Dhyāna or Seated Meditation
Adhyayanam or Chanting for Learning or as a Meditational Practice
Associated Yoga Texts
Āyurveda Lifestyle Skills
These Teaching Skills are enhanced by the Prerequisite Personal Textual and Oral Study involving:
Experiential application of Āsana, Mudrā, Prāṇāyāma, Dhyāna and Chanting through personal practice
Experiential application of the Yoga Sūtra through an in-depth exploration as a self-inquiry
Experiential application of the principles in the Haṭha Yoga texts emphasised by Krishnamacharya
Experiential study of the core constitutional, diagnostic and lifestyle principles in Āyurveda
Guidance with linking Indian texts emphasised by Krishnamacharya with Yoga study and practice
Guidance with linking Krishnamacharya’s own writings and compositions with Yoga study and practice
The Application of Yoga One-to-One – Practitioner Programme 90-120 hour Syllabus Topics & Content