The Art of Personal Sādhana aims to reflect the fundamentals of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s teaching; namely transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the student through 121 Meetings or Single Topic Study in Small Groups.
What are the Primary Areas for Study of Associated Yoga and Lifestyle Texts and Teachings?
As a student, we could consider six separate, yet related textual study areas that need to be prioritised and developed as an essential aspect of our Yoga journey and personal development according to the teachings of Krishnamacharya. Each textual topic offers a range of in-depth Modular Workshops and Courses for your personal study interest and development, or if relevant, professional skills.
“Yoga Practice is an essential part of Yoga Study.
Rather than Yoga Study being an essential part of Yoga Practice.”
Furthermore, as all the Modular Workshops and Courses are limited to a maximum of five students, they aim to facilitate an in-depth focus in terms of intensity, relevance to group situations, all within an exclusive learning environment.
The six links below will each take you to a page where you can explore an overview of the Yoga textual Studies that complement the Yoga Practice Techniques and Yoga Theory Study Modular Workshops and Courses.
Study of each of these six primary Associated Yoga Texts topics begins with a 2-day Foundational Module One Core Workshop as a starting point for the student. From there a Further Studies range of 4-day Modular Course options are available. Together they allow a uniquely comprehensive intensive exploration of all facets of textual and lifestyle teachings around Yoga.
The Associated Yoga and Lifestyle Texts Workshop and Course Modules total some 300 contact hours. However, a Core level of modular study workshops, totalling 60 hours can be undertaken, leaving 240 hours of Courses available for those interested in intermediate and advanced studies.
The Core level offers 60 contact hours of Yoga Textual Study comprising Module One Workshops on the following topics:
The Intermediate and Advanced levels offer 240 contact hours of Yoga Textual Study as Further Studies Course Modules on the following topics: