The Art of of Yoga Foundation Study Series Modules Two to Five

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Series Modules Two to Five
– Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, Mantra and Sūtra

An eight day Art of Yoga Foundation Study Series Modular Programme on Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, Mantra and Sūtra is offered as a continuation option for students wishing to continue to explore Yoga Practice and Study beyond the Foundation Study Series Module One . This further series of four multi-topic two day modules continues to draw together a number of the core practice and study strands that this approach specialises in, into one composite course of four modules over four weekends at 3-4 month intervals.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Series Modules Two to Five are limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. They take the student, through four 2 day modules, deeper into the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the art of application of Yoga.

“Our Yoga practice needs to be a conscious deepening of what we can do.
Rather than becoming an unconscious re-enforcing of what we can’t do.”

Based in the Cotswolds, it is 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 students personal practice and study Sādhana.

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Open to all who have completed a Foundation Study Module One, it is an opportunity for a Yoga Student, Yoga Teacher or Trainee Yoga Teacher from any Yoga background or style to continue to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study through an appreciation of the core teachings that underpin Yoga.

They offer an in-depth perspective into the Art of Yoga, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin Yoga Practice and Study, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

What are the advantages for students interested in the Foundational Yoga Study Series Modules?

  • Modular structuring offering progressive levels for study and development
  • Multi-topic construct with core Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, Mantra and Sūtra teachings
  • Exclusive learning environment supporting study and absorption
  • Small group size limited to a maximum of five students for personal attention
  • Relevance to personal situation through small group size facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and texts with a personal rather than teacher training priority

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Framework

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 reflect 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 Yoga practice to support your everyday
  • Understanding the principles known as the Application of Yoga which inspire and shape Yoga practice.
  • An overview of and background to the important teachings around body and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Yoga teachings and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how your body can work effectively in Āsana as a preparation for Yoga.
  • Deepening our work with the Breath as a Concentrational Yoga practice.
  • Exploring the relevance and place of Chanting as a Meditational Yoga practice.

To present a view of Yoga to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga Practice & Study. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture. Its role is not to train students as Yoga teachers.

“Yoga Practice is an essential part of Yoga Study.
Rather than Yoga Study being an essential part of Yoga Practice.”

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules Two to Five topics total over 40 hours through:

1. Āsana Practice and Theory 8.0 hours

1.1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Āsana practice

  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to age
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to health
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to lifestyle
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to energetic constitution
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to psychological constitution

1.2. Study of Āsana Practice Techniques and Practice Theory

  • Introduction to definition, meaning and context of Āsana
  • Introduction to how Āsana are arranged into groups and categories
  • Introduction to how counterpostures or Pratikriyāsana are used
  • Introduction to how we breathe in Āsana
  • Introduction to why we move or stay in Āsana
  • Introduction to how we adapt our Āsana practice
  • Introduction to how we intelligently plan our Āsana practice
  • Introduction to how we Observe within our Āsana practice
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Āsana practice direction for your personal Āsana practice

2. Prāṇāyāma Practice and Theory 8.0 hours

2.1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Prāṇāyāma practice

  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Age
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Health
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Lifestyle
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Constitution
  • Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Prāṇāyāma

2.2. Study of Prāṇāyāma Practice Techniques and Practice Theory

  • Exploring the components that make up an Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Definition, purpose and benefits of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing how Prāṇāyāma are arranged sequentially in building a practice
  • Introducing how counterposes are used within Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we breathe in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we use movement or stay as tools in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we modify or vary Prāṇāyāma within our practice
  • Why and how of using Primary Prāṇāyāma within a Yoga practice
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Prāṇāyāma practice direction for your personal Prāṇāyāma practice

3. Chanting Practice and Theory 8.0 hours

3.1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Chanting practice

  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Age
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Health
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Lifestyle
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Constitution
  • Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Chanting
  • Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Chanting

3.2. Study of Chanting Practice Techniques and Practice Theory

  • Learning techniques to help find our chanting voice and develop the breathing with and for Sound and Chant.
  • Learning how to read and authentically vocalise Sound and Chant in Romanised Saṃskṛta.
  • Learning how to link and join Romanised Saṃskṛta to enhance our use and understanding of Sound and Chant.
  • Being able to choose appropriate postures according to the energy and application of the Sound and Chant.
  • Integrating Sound and Chanting into existing Āsana, Prāṇāyāma and Meditational (Dhyānam) practices.
  • Discovering how Sound and Chant can be used as a tool for learning Indian teachings on psychology or spirituality.
  • Indexing Sound and Chant Material
  • Origins and context for Chanting
  • Guidelines for Sound and Chant
  • Saṃskṛta alphabet and pronunciation of the Sound and Chant
  • Saṃskṛta grammar and Saṃskṛta Sound and Chant rules

4. Yoga Sūtra Textual Study 8.0 hours

4.1. Learning study techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Yoga practice

  • Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching on Yoga.
  • How the four chapters are linked.
  • What are the key words in each.
  • Which chapters are most important.
  • Why 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.

5. Personal Practice 8.0 hours

5.1. Learning integrative Yoga practice skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Yoga practice

  • Learning to integrate Yoga postures, seated breathing and meditational chanting techniques, as awareness skills to help refine and offer direction to your short term and long term practice.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Prerequisites

They are open to all who have completed a Foundation Study Module One.

Upcoming Dates

 

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Duration

A total of over 40 hours over eight days plus suggestions for guided home study and practice directions.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Feedback

Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the workshop.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Certification

The Art of Yoga Foundation Studies Courses 2-5 Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students with 100% attendance. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the Application of Yoga Practice Techniques and Practice Theory respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Timings, Fees and Booking

The days are on Saturday from 10.30-6.45 and Sunday from 9.00-2.00.

The 2019 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £960 for each 8 day module.
The 2020 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £1000 for each 8 day module.

For 2019 a deposit of £240 is required and a further payment of £240 payable over each of the first three meetings.
For 2020 a deposit of £250 is required and a further payment of £250 payable over each of the first three meetings.

The deposit will not be refundable but will be offset against the total fee. 
All the Course Fees must be paid for even if the student is unable to attend.


The fees include a 
Course manual, tuition, vegetarian lunch each day, all refreshments plus supper on the overnight evenings. Accomodation is not included in the teaching and catering fee.

All the Foundation Series Course deposits can be paid by Postal cheque or Bank draft. Please contact Paul to indicate your preference. Confirmation of your payment and place will be sent. All Fees are non-returnable and non-transferable. In the case of Courses not running an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered.

The Art of Yoga Foundation Study Modules 2-5 Venue & Accommodation

All the weekends are based in the Cotswolds with a country setting and retreat atmosphere.

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Do note that the fees will include lunch and, if staying overnight, evening supper to help with costs. Thus, if staying overnight locally there is no need to incur any further costs, apart from accommodation, until you leave.

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