Online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle – 121 eStudy Module One

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The Online Art of  Āyurveda Lifestyle – 121 eStudy Module One
– Know your Patterns within The Ebb and Flow of Seasons, Food and Life

This particular Module One 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 within the Āyurveda texts and how they were applied by T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.

What are the unique advantages of Online Yoga Practice and Theory eStudy within a 121 meeting between Teacher and Student?

  • 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

It is open to all except complete beginners 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.

It offers an in-depth approach to Āyurveda texts, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills. It is also a prerequisite to further work in the The Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle – Module Two Course.

The Online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One Framework

The online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Appreciating the role of Prakṛti Parīkṣa or the study of constitution in Yoga
  • Linking Doṣa or constitutional elements to Yoga practice and daily lifestyle
  • Learning about Āhāra (food) and its relevance to daily lifestyle
  • Assessing appropriate and inappropriate Vihāra (lifestyle) practices
  • Choosing expansive or contractive Therapeutic Dietary Tools
  • Refining the ability of Āyurveda to link directly to Yoga practices

It will be useful for all Yoga students and teachers interested in refining Yoga practice through developing Āyurveda lifestyle skills. This can be either from a personal developmental or a professional expertise viewpoint.

It will focus on the application of Āyurveda lifestyle skills to Yoga teachings.

  • When working with the application of Yoga in sustaining a high energy potential (Śikṣaṇa) for study and practice
  • When working with the application of Yoga as a support (Rakṣaṇa) in helping to maintain an active lifestyle
  • When working with the application of Yoga therapeutically (Cikitsā) with imbalances that cause or aggravate the disease process

The Online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One Professional

Even though the Āyurveda lifestyle teachings developed in the Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Modular Courses can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills in the fields of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare, there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.

The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Āyurveda lifestyle 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.

The Online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through

Unpacking Key Āyurveda concepts such as:

  • Pañca Prāṇa
    – Understanding the flow of Movement
  • Agni
    – Understanding the Digestive Fire
  • Tridoṣa
    – Understanding the 3 principle Energetic Processes
  • Prakṛti Parīkṣa
    – Beginning Diagnosing the Constitution
  • Bṛṃhaṇa Kriyā and Laṅghana Kriyā
    – As Therapeutic Lifestyle Tools
  • Dravya Guṇa
    – Appreciating the value Herbs and Spices in diet
  • Ahāra
    – Appreciating food as medicine
  • Vihāra
    – Appreciating Lifestyle as a tool for change

We will explore guidelines of a practical nature through understanding our constitution and relating it to the many aspects of our lifestyle.

  • Which concepts are most important?
  • How the key concepts are linked.
  • Learning to look through Āyurveda at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the concepts of Āyurveda to the ebb and flow of daily life.

The Online Art of Āyurveda Lifestyle Module One Duration, Prerequisites, Timings, Fees and Commencement

A total of over 7.5 hours through 9 online sessions of 50′ each.

A minimum of one year’s attendance at a Yoga group class of any Yoga approach, or 10 individual Yoga lessons with any Yoga teacher.

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 initial fee.

Online Free eMeeting for your Questions

A free preliminary half hour is offered online in the spirit of engaging in meeting 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 offered completely free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga and a chance for me to understand your interest 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.

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