Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four


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Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four
– Exploring the Eighteen Chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā

The online Art of Gītā Scripture Modules Two to Five each consists of eighteen 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

They introduce the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar within the Bhagavad Gītā.

“What good is the sword of wisdom
to cut away the chains of illusion
if the holder is too weak to bear it.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 32

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 successfully completed a  Gītā Scripture Online eStudy Module One or a Gītā Scripture  Module One Workshop and offers an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study.

They offer an in-depth approach to the Bhagavad Gītā , through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Gītā Scripture, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four Framework

The Art of Gītā Scripture Modular Course 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 reflective study to support your life.
  • Understanding the principles that inspire and shape Yoga teachings.
  • An overview of primary Bhagavad Gītā concepts around body and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Bhagavad Gītā terms and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how chanting the Bhagavad Gītā can help deepen our understanding.
  • Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Bhagavad Gītā.

To present a view from the Bhagavad Gītā through which students can develop their own practice and appreciation of Yoga. The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers.

Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four Professional

Even though the Bhagavad Gītā teachings and techniques developed in the Modular Courses 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.

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 reflects 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.

Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four each total over 15 hours per Module through:

  • Exploring some key concepts that surround this teaching on Yoga.
  • How each six chapter hexad can link to personal practice goals.
  • In depth overview of the structure of each chapter.
  • What are the key verses in each chapter.
  • In depth exploration of the key verses in each chapter
  • Linking each chapter to the meditative path in Yoga.
  • Which concepts from each chapter are most relevant to us.
  • How to prioritize short term and long term goals in Yoga.
  • Learning to read the Bhagavad Gītā signposts for our personal journey.
  • Why the view is the foundation for practice and life.
  • Learning to look from the Bhagavad Gītā at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Bhagavad Gītā to the ebb and flow of daily life.
  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal study processes
  • Home study of a practical nature through reading, questions and exploration through textual study

Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modular Course topics are listed below for each 15 hour Module:

  • Module Two – Chapters One to Six 
     Hexad 1 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Three – Chapters Seven to Twelve 
     Hexad 2 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Four – Chapters Thirteen to Eighteen
     Hexad 3 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar

Each Module offers a in-depth study of a Hexad or six Chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā. It is an opportunity for a Yoga student from any Yoga background or style to experience an in-depth exploration of each chapter of the Bhagavad Gītā over four 4 day modules.

A Bhagavad Gītā study workbook with a verse by verse index for each chapter is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.

In addition, to support the teaching of this important text we will be using selected verses from the Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya. This is an important commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā which very succinctly summarises each of its eighteen chapters into eighteen verses. A relevant verse by verse reference will be provided as part of the course manual to help with our study. As such it will be invaluable support for the study of the Gītā.

Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four
Prerequisites, Duration, Session Timings, Fees and Commencement

Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– The Art of Gītā Scripture Online eStudy Module One or
– The Art of Gītā Scripture  Module One Workshop

Each online Module is offered to students in the form of eighteen 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 15 hours of 121 teaching for each module held over eighteen meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 1-3 weeks between meetings.

The fee for each online Module will be a special module exclusive package price of £830 for the eighteen 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 £830

The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £430 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £400 before session 10 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 on a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of the initial fee.