Online Small Group Art of Āsana Practice & Theory eStudy Module One

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Online Small Group Art of Āsana Module One eStudy
– Empower your Body Exploring how to Customise Āsana

The online smallg group Art of Āsana Module One eStudy Workshop is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

This particular online small group eStudy Module consists of 10 hours tuition offered through four linked monthly 3 hour 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 Āsana techniques and theory.

“The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga,
rather than just taking us towards more and more Āsana.

What are the unique advantages of Online Small Group Yoga Practice and Theory Modular eStudy?

  • Modular programmes offering an individualised progressive pathway
  • Single topic specialisation for a study intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive small group 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 through learning to look into your Āsana practice with greater awareness.

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

Online Small Group Viniyoga of Āsana Module One eStudyFramework

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

To present a view of the Application of Āsana 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.

Yoga is a process to train a student, not a training to process a teacher.

Online Small Group Viniyoga of Āsana eStudy Module One Professional

The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers, although the Art of Application of Āsana 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 Small Group Viniyoga of Āsana eStudy Module One topics total over 10 hours through:

1. Introduction to Yoga Practice learning the skills to develop and refine your own Āsana practice according to who and where we are

  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to age
    – Core concept – Yoga Krama – posture, breathing and meditation
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to health
    – Core concept – Sakti Krama – recovery, support or discovery
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to lifestyle
    – Core concept – Prayoga – according to your background
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to energetic constitution
    – Core concept – Tridoṣa – optimising your system
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to psychological constitution
    – Core concept – Dvikrama – influencing your mind


2. Introduction to Āsana Practice Techniques and Practice Theory

  • Introduction to definition, meaning and context of Āsana
    – Core concept – Nāma Rūpa Lakṣana – name, form and characteristics
  • Introduction to how Āsana are arranged into groups and categories
    – Core concept – Vinyāsa Krama – collecting postures together
  • Introduction to how counterpostures or Pratikriyāsana are used
    – Core concept – Pratikriyāsana– maintaining the balance
  • Introduction to how we breathe in Āsana
    – Core concept – Prāṇāpāna Dhāraṇā – where the focus is
  • Introduction to why we move or stay in Āsana
    – Core concept – Circulation and Purification – dynamic and static
  • Introduction to how we adapt our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Variation and Modification – change and necessity
  • Introduction to how we intelligently plan our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Bṛṃhaṇa and Laṅghana Kriyā – connecting postures together
  • Introduction to how we Observe within our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Spine, Breath and Attention – learning to look
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Āsana practice direction for your personal Āsana practice
    – Core concept – attitude – following up our learning

Online Small Group Viniyoga of Āsana Module One eStudy Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees, Booking and Commencement

The prerequisites are 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.

This particular online small group eStudy Module consists of 10 hours tuition offered through four linked monthly 3 hour meetings, to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. The timings for each meeting will be three 50′ sessions over three hours. Together they total 10 hours of teaching held over four meetings at monthly intervals.

The fee for the online Module One eStudy will be £240 for the 12 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 £240. This can include a split payment with a deposit of £120 prior to the online meetings commencing and a final payment of £120 before the first meeting convenes.

To book please contact Paul directly. Payment can be made by bank transfer. Please ask for bank details. Confirmation of your payment and place will be provided. All fees are non-returnable and non-transferable. In the case of the course not running, an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered. In terms of missed meetings there will be no 

This is also a specialised learning intensive, so rather than fixing diary dates in advance, each eModule will be arranged once I have received around five applications from interested students. If you are interested then please do feel free to contact me. From there I can advise you on the current state of the waiting list, advise you on when the next Course can be anticipated and talk over any questions you may have.

Missed meetings at less than 24 hours n. 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.

121 Online 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 the small group 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.