Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One


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The Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One
– Empower your Breath Exploring how to Customise Prāṇāyāma

This particular eStudy Module consists of nine 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the application of Prāṇāyāma techniques and theory.

“Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.”
– T Krishnamacharya

What are the unique advantages of Online 121 Yoga Practice and Theory eStudy Modules?

  • Modular programmes offering an individualised progressive pathway
  • Single topic specialisation for a study intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive 121 learning environment supporting study and attention to the student
  • Traditional transmission between teacher and student to optimise absorption
  • Relevance to the individual’s situation through dialogue facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and texts with a personal rather than teacher training priority

They are open to all who have completed the necessary prerequisites and offer an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher, or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study through learning to look into your Āsana practice with greater awareness.

It offers an in-depth approach to the Application of Prāṇāyāma, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Prāṇāyāma Practice, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills. It is also a prerequisite to further work in the Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma Course Modules Two to Three.

The Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One Framework

The online Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eModule One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal Prāṇāyāma Practice to support your everyday life
  • Understanding the principles in Prāṇāyāma which inspire and shape Yoga practice
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Familiarisation with Yoga Prāṇāyāma terminology and practice techniques
  • Appreciating how your body can work more effectively in Prāṇāyāma
  • Deepening our work with and importance of Prāṇāyāma in practice

To present a view of the Application of Prāṇāyāma to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga Sādhana. It is offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

“Before studying Prāṇāyāma one must understand something about the breath.”
– TKV Desikachar

They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One Professional

The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare.

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. These Courses reflect this viewpoint.

“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence, without interruption, over a long period of time, will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.”
– T Krishnamacharya

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.

Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through:

1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Prāṇāyāma practice

  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Age
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Health
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Lifestyle
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Constitution
  • Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Prāṇāyāma


2. Study of Prāṇāyāma Practice Techniques and Practice Theory

  • Exploring the components that make up a Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Definition, purpose and benefits of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing how Prāṇāyāma are arranged sequentially in building a practice
  • Introducing how counterposes are used within Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we breathe in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we use movement or stay as tools in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we modify or vary Prāṇāyāma within our practice
  • Why and how of using Primary Prāṇāyāma within a Yoga practice
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Prāṇāyāma practice direction for your personal Prāṇāyāma practice

Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One Prerequisites, Duration, Session Timings, Fees and Commencement

Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Module One or
– The Application of Āsana Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Modules Two to Five or
– The Application of Āsana Modules Two to Five Courses and
– The Application of Mudrā Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Mudrā Module Two Course

The online Module One is offered to students in the form of nine 121 meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or another compatible live link video medium, to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

The timings for each session will be 50′. They total 7.5 hours of 121 teaching held over nine meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 2-4 weeks between meetings.

The fee for the online Module One will be a special module exclusive package price of £415 for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system this will be the transferable fee.

However where there are cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved then these need to be added on so the received fee is still £415.

The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £215 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £200 before session 5 convenes.

Missed or cancelled meetings at less than 24 hours notice are chargeable. In these situations further meetings to catch up on content are possible and can be added on at a fee of £47 per 50′ session.

Commencement is dependent on current diary spaces for 121 students. Subject to availability, online meetings can begin after agreeing a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of the initial fee.

Online 121 Free eMeeting for your Questions

A free half-hour is offered in the spirit of engaging and attending to your questions and offering, as an experienced guide, what I can from my long studies with my teacher. These one-off meetings are free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga for me to understand your questions better in order to respond more clearly.

If you are interested then please do contact me and from there we can set up a meeting to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding 121 online eLearning. Follow this link for further information on Free Personal Online Meetings or to arrange an online meeting please use the contact page or email me.