The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One
Feel your Self as Being within the Essence of the Ultimate Reality
The online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One consists of 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 from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar within the Upaniṣat.
“Holding the body steady, with the three (upper parts, chest, neck, head) erect,
causing the senses and the mind to enter the heart,
the wise person should cross by the boat of Mantra all the fear bringing streams of the mind.”
– Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣat Chapter 2 verse 8
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.
Complete in itself it offers an in-depth approach to the Upaniṣat, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.
As well as being a sound overview and in-depth introduction to the primary principles and teachings from the major Upaniṣat, it is also a prerequisite to further work through the Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module Two Personal Sādhana Course.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Framework
The online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism 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 inform Yoga teachings.
- An overview of primary Upaniṣat concepts around body and mind.
- Familiarisation with basic Upaniṣat terms and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how chanting the Upaniṣat can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
- Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Upaniṣat.
To present a view of the Upaniṣat through which students can support and develop their own Yoga Sādhana and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Upaniṣat in their lives.
“As the spider moving upward by the thread obtains free space,
thus assuredly the meditator,
moving upward by the Mantra obtains svatantra.”
– Maitrī Upaniṣat C6 v22
The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Workshop will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through
- Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
- How the Upaniṣat are linked.
- What are the key concepts in each.
- Which Upaniṣat are most important.
- Why we need a view such as the Upaniṣat.
- Learning to look from the Upaniṣat at our relationship with others.
- Linking the Upaniṣat to the ebb and flow of daily life.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Duration
A total of over 7.5 hours through 9 online sessions of 50′ each.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Prerequisites
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 Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Feedback
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Certification
The online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying Upaniṣat Mysticism respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.
The Online Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Module One Timings, Fees and Commencement
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 £360 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 £360.
The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £200 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £160 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 £40 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.
Free Initial Meeting to discuss your needs
A free preliminary half hour online meeting is available to chat around options, discuss your needs and interactive requirements regarding study. Please email Paul to arrange an initial meeting.