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My contact and involvement with the Upaniṣat in the 1980’s, apart from the more usual casual contact through teachers quotes and vague readings in the 1970’s, was surprisingly through neither practice techniques nor textual study.

I actually became exposed to the Upaniṣat through the practice of chanting. In fact, the very first chant from the Veda that Desikachar taught me was the first verse from Chapter Two of the Taittirīyra Upaniṣat.

I still have a recording of my shaky attempts in that lesson from 1984. This extended over time to chanting the entire 31 chapters of the Taittirīyra Upaniṣat, and then included learning to chant other Upaniṣat.

Thus it was through Chanting that my relationship with the Upaniṣat deepened and the context and understanding of these texts were absorbed somewhat differently than I was expecting in terms of the more usual method of studying a text.

“As the spider moving upward by the thread obtains free space,
thus assuredly the meditator,
moving upward by the Mantra obtains Svatantra.”

– Maitrī Upaniṣad Chapter 6 verse 22

This then extended into textual study of portions of some Upaniṣat with TKV Desikachar within a more general context through small study groups, and then to a deep word-by-word exploration of a chosen Upaniṣat through private  lessons.

The Upaniṣat are a vast range of teachings and my offerings in this area through the Modular Workshop and Course are as if a pebble compared to a mountain.

The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Workshop Module One
– Feel your Self as Essence within the Being of the Ultimate Reality

The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Workshop

offers a two-day opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the primary principles and teachings from and around the Upaniṣat and how they can inspire and guide our personal Yoga practice and study Sādhana, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.


The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Course Modules Two to Three
– Feel your Self as Essence within the Being of the Ultimate Reality

The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Course Modules Two to Three

The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module Two Personal Sādhana Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

The Modules Two and Three are two-day courses, continuing from Module One the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Upaniṣat.