The Viniyoga of Dhyāna Practice & Theory Module Two
– Empower your Mind Exploring how to Customise Dhyāna
The Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It a 4 day course module, comprising either a single 4 day meeting or two 2 day meetings over 3 months.
Dhyānam is the art of cultivating a constant presence
within the activities of the psyche.
Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those students who, having completed the viniyoga of Āsana, Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma Modules and Dhyāna Module One Workshop, wish to explore, through a 4 day course, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the viniyoga of Dhyāna either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.
They are 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 students personal practice and study Sādhana.
“Dhyāna, the ability to pursue and fix a question,
also requires Pūrvāṅga, preparation.”
– TKV Desikachar
The Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Course offers 4 days for in-depth personal study and practice. This can be for our own interest and understanding in Yoga, either for personal development, or for professional skills as part of the prerequisites for The Art of Professional Studies Practitioner Programme.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Course focus topics are listed below for the 4 day Module:
- Module Two – 20 hours
– Why and how to cultivate Dhyāna within a Yoga practice
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Framework
The Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Course reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:
- Guidance in emphasising a personal Dhyāna Practice to support your everyday life.
- Understanding the principles in the viniyoga of Dhyāna which inspire and shape Yoga practice.
- An overview of Yoga teachings around Dhyāna practice.
- Familiarisation with Dhyāna terminology and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how your body can work more effectively for Dhyāna.
- Deepening our work with and importance of Dhyāna in practice.
To present a view of the viniyoga of Dhyāna to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga. This means respecting the source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture. Its role is not to train students as Yoga teachers. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Professional
Even though the Yoga Practice and Theory teachings and techniques developed through the Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.
These days there is lots of talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Teacher, however little talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Student.
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. The viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course reflect this viewpoint.
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.
In addition they are an essential pre-requisite for those interested in training to teach Yoga, or develop existing teaching skills.
For me, observing a students personal practice skills
are a vital aspect in accessing their preparedness for
teaching the core principles of practice to others.
Thus the Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Course also forms an essential part of the preliminary prerequisites necessary for those interested in moving on towards The Art of Professional Studies Practitioner Training Programme.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Course totals over 20 hours through 4 days:
1. Personal Dhyāna Practice Observation – 4 hours per Module
- Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Dhyāna practice
2. Study of Dhyāna Theory – 16 hours per Module with focus topics for each listed below
- Module Two
– Why and how of using Dhyāna within a Yoga practice
3. Course Review and Home Study Guidance – 0.5 hours per Module
- Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal Dhyāna practices
- Home study of a practical nature through reading, practice planning, questions and exploration through personal practice
A full syllabus for this Module will be provided to all students at the time of booking along with a Course Manual at the first of the two weekends. Meanwhile any questions can be discussed with Paul directly.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Prerequisites
Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– the Application of Āsana Module One Workshop and Modules Two to Five Courses and
– the Application of Mudrā Module One Workshop and
– the Application of Prāṇāyāma Module One Workshop and Module Two Course and
– the Application of Dhyāna Module One Workshop.
- The Art of the Application of Āsana – Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 31March 11, 2023
An in-depth Introduction to the Application of Āsana
– Module One 2 Day Workshop March 11/12th 2023
– Three Places Available
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Feedback
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on possibilities for further development after the course. There is also the possibility of written work being suggested to help the transmission of the teachings.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Certification
The Art of Application of Dhyāna Modular Courses Certificate is awarded to successful students with full workshop attendance. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the viniyoga of Yoga Practice Techniques and Practice Theory respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Group Size and Dates
The group size for the Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.
There will be either a single 4 day or 2 two day meetings spaced over three months. This is also a specialised learning intensive, so rather than fixing diary dates in advance each Course will be arranged once I have received around four applications from interested students.
If you are interested then please do feel free to contact me. From there I can advise you on the current state of the waiting list, advise you on when the next Course can be anticipated and talk over any questions you may have.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Fee and Booking
The days are on Saturday from 10.30-6.45 and Sunday from 9.00-2.00.
The 2020 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £470 for each 4 day module.
The 2021 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £480 for each 4 day module.
The 2022 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £490 for each 4 day module.
For 2020 a deposit of £235 is required and the balance of £235 payable at the first meeting.
For 2021 a deposit of £240 is required and the balance of £240 payable at the first meeting.
For 2022 a deposit of £245 is required and the balance of £245 payable at the first meeting.
The deposit will not be refundable but will be offset against the total fee. All the Personal Sādhana Modular Course Fees must be paid for even if the student is unable to attend.
The fees are payable at each meeting and the cost includes a further Course manual, tuition, vegetarian lunch each day, all refreshments plus supper on the overnight evenings.
To book please contact Paul directly. Payment can be made by bank cheque or bank transfer. Please indicate your preference and you will be provided with either the postal address for cheque or with bank details for transfer. Confirmation of your payment and place will be provided. All fees are non-returnable and non-transferable. In the case of the course not running, an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered.
The Art of Application of Dhyāna – Module Two Venue and Accommodation
All the weekends are based in the Cotswolds with a country setting and retreat atmosphere.
Do note that the fees will include lunch and, if staying overnight, evening supper to help with costs. Thus, if you have arranged to stay overnight locally there is no need to incur any further costs, apart from your accommodation, until you leave.