Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Modules One to Five

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Online 121 Art of Sūtra eStudy Module One Duration, Fees and Commencement

For further information on fees, commencement, and duration, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Online eStudy Overview page on:

Online 121 Yoga Textual Theory eStudy Modular Overview

– Clear your Flow Exploring Awareness within Mind and Emotions

The primary text that I was privileged to be able to study in its entirety over three times, word by word, Sūtra by Sūtra along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and then Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons over 23 years of visits to Chennai, was the Yoga Sūtra.

I was also fortunate to study the Yoga Sūtra 121 with the two longest-serving students of Krishnamacharya, Srivatsa Ramaswami from 1979-1985 and my root Yoga teacher TKV Desikachar from 1979-2003.

“The problem is in the mind and the key is in the mind.”
– TKV Desikachar

I can only offer profound gratitude for what this learning has helped lead me towards personally and professionally in being able to offer small study group Workshops and Courses to share these teachings.

“The beauty of the Sūtra is that they are only related to the mind.
Thus they stand above various religions and can be studied and
related to by all types of persons from all types of religions.”

– TKV Desikachar on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 1

With this in mind, I designed a range of Workshop and Course Modules with detailed Sūtra Workbooks to support the transmission of fundamental, primary and advanced aspects of the teachings I have received.

Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Module One

This particular eStudy Module One consists of nine 121 live video 50′ meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

“Patañjali
 was 
very 
prophetic, because 
he spoke
 not 
only
 of 
yesterday’s 
mind,
but 
also
 of
 tomorrow’s. His 
message 
concerns 
clarity,
and it 
will 
become 
more 
and 
more 
pertinent
 as
 time 
goes 
by,
because 
people 
are 
now
 questioning 
much 
more 
than
 before.”
– TKV Desikachar

It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Yoga Sūtra.

The Online 121 Sūtra Psychology Module 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 reflective study to support your life.
  • Understanding the principles that inspire and shape Yoga psychology.
  • An overview of primary Yoga Sūtra concepts around body and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Yoga Sūtra terms and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how chanting the Yoga Sūtra can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
  • Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Yoga Sūtra.

To present a view of the Yoga Sūtra through which students can support and develop their own practice and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Yoga Sūtra in their lives.

They are presented with the aim of reflecting the fundamentals of Śrī T Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the student’s personal practice and study Sādhana.

For Yoga Teachers it is important to understand
the movement of the mind as well as the body.”

– TKV Desikachar

Even though the Yoga Sūtra teachings and techniques developed in the Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular options can enhance any Yoga Teacher’s professional skills in the fields of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare, there is no requirement to teach or 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 Workshops 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 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Module One topics offer over 7.5 hours through:

  • Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching on Yoga.
  • How the four chapters are linked.
  • What are the keywords in each?
  • Which chapters are most important.
  • Why do we need a view such as Patāñjali?
  • Learning to look from the Yoga Sūtra at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Sūtra to the ebb and flow of daily life.
  • Introduction to the value of reciting the Yoga Sūtra.

It is also a prerequisite to further work in:

Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Modules Two to Five Prerequisites, Duration, Fees and Commencement

Prospective students will have at least studied:

– The Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One

For further information on fees, commencement, and duration, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Online 121 eStudy Overview page on:

Online 121 Yoga Textual Theory eStudy Modular Overview

Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Modules Two to Five each offer over 7.5 hours per Module through:

  • Exploring the key concepts that inform each Chapter.
  • How the four chapters can link to personal practice goals.
  • An in-depth overview of the structure of chapters.
  • What are the key Sūtra in each chapter?
  • An in-depth overview of the Sūtra 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 Sūtra signposts for our personal journey.
  • Why the view is the foundation for practice and life.
  • Learning to look from the Yoga Sūtra at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Sūtra to the ebb and flow of daily life.
  • Practical learning skills from the Yoga Sūtra to refine your practice.
  • Linking the Yoga Sūtra to help develop and deepen your practice.
  • Introduction to the value of reciting the Yoga Sūtra
  • 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

Modules Two to Five are all single Chapter Modules. Though Modules Two and Three, around Chapters One and Two, may be undertaken in any order, both need to be undertaken before undertaking Modules Four and Five, around Chapters Three and Four.

Each Module offers an in-depth study of a Chapter of the Yoga Sūtra.

  • Module Two
     Book 1 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Three
     Book 2 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Four
     Book 3 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Five
      Book 4 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar

A Sūtra study workbook with a verse-by-verse translation and word-by-word index for all the verses in each chapter is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.