The aim is to reflect the fundamentals of Śrī Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the students personal practice and study Sādhana.
Online Individualised eLearning within a 121 Personal Dialogue
Over the past decade, with the advent of online technologies, I found myself increasingly involved in virtual teaching situations within Yoga. Here I offered 121 video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach between teacher and student. After some years of exploring online 121 meetings as a means of transmission I now feel comfortable in offering more structured teaching options within the wider Yoga community.
1. The Online Art of Foundation Yoga Studies Module 1
The Online Foundation Yoga Study Series Module 1 consists of nine 121 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 Krishnamacharya and Desikachar on the application of Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, Mantra and Sūtra core techniques and theory.
It is offered as a starting point for students wishing to explore Yoga more but finding the range of Yoga practice and study options in the cYs Programme offering too many choices. This online programme draws together a number of the core practice and study strands that this approach specialises in into one composite 7.5 hour programme. From this hands-on experience developmental choices will become clearer.
2. Online Modular Yoga & Associated Texts 121 eStudy Programme Options
Over time my online support work with Yoga practice or supervision has evolved following requests from students for online ongoing textual study, exploring specific topics or themes such as those outlined on the Personal Textual Study Overview Webpage.
Current Online Modular Textual 121 eStudy Programmes on offer are:
3. Online Modular Advanced Yoga Practice Techniques & Theory 121 eStudy Programme Options
Further modular options being added to the topics for individual online learning include the Study of certain aspects of Advanced Yoga Practice Techniques and Practice Theory outlined on the Personal Practice Study Overview webpage. Already added are online learning options for Module One through Module Five Courses on the Art of Application of Āsana and Module One Courses on the Art of Application of Sounding and Chanting.
Current Online Modular Practice Techniques and Practice Theory 121 eStudy Programmes on offer are:
From exploring this means of transmission with students with the support of the extensive student workbooks from my Yoga Study Modules small group courses, I feel comfortable in offering this as a valid structured modularised textual teaching option within the wider Yoga community. I feel this has now become a valid means of working online 121 to facilitate access to studying Yoga Texts and Yoga Practice Theory, accumulated from my decades long studentship with TKV Desikachar.
4. Online Personal Practice Sessions
Regarding the questions of exploring your ‘on the mat/cushion’ personal practice areas such as Āsana, Mudrā, and especially Prāṇāyāma, Dhyānam and Chanting purely through a virtual medium are still in reflection mode for me, though I am open to discussing options with interested students.
Online Free Initial eMeeting to discuss your needs
A free preliminary half hour consultation is available online with Paul to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding 121 sessions. 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.