Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Study Modules 1-5

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The Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Booking

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Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts 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.

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.

Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Workshop Module One

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. 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 student’s personal practice and study Sādhana.

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– TKV Desikachar

Based in the Cotswolds, it is open to all except complete beginners. It offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to Yoga Sūtra study. It offers teachings on the Yoga Sūtra, either for personal development or professional skills.

The Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop 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. It is offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

The role of this Workshop is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Sūtra Psychology Study Workshop will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare.

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

It is also a prerequisite to further work in:

– The Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Workshop Modules Two to Five

– Or, the Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy Modules Two to Five

Modules Two to Five are 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.

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop topics offer over 10 hours through:

1. Introduction to the Study of the Yoga  Sūtra – 10.0 hours per Module

  • 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.

2. Workshop Review Session and Home Study Guidelines – 0.25 hour

  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for further study.