The Art of Sūtra Psychology Personal Study Workshop Module One

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The Art of Sūtra Psychology Workshop Module One
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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.

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 Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Framework

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.

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– TKV Desikachar

It introduces the student to a weekend workshop on the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Yoga Sūtra and how they can inspire and inform our personal Yoga Sādhana.

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

The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Sūtra Psychology Study Course 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.


It is intended for those students from any background or style who wish to explore further its teachings to develop and deepen their personal Yoga Sādhana. It is also a prerequisite to further work in the Art of Sūtra Psychology – Course Modules Two to Five.

Modules Two to Five comprise either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months. 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.



Upcoming Dates


Upcoming Dates


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

  • 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.

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

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.

A total of over 10 hours over two days plus suggestions for guided home study and practice directions.

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

The 2022 Workshop fee will be £235 for the two days.
The 2023 Workshop fee will be £240 for the two days.
The 2024 Workshop fee will be £245 for the two days.
The 2025 Workshop fee will be £250 for the two days.

The full fee is payable at the time of booking and includes a pre-prepared printed manual, tuition, vegetarian lunches each day, all refreshments plus supper on the evening of the first day. Accommodation is not included in the teaching and catering fee.

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.   

The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Venue & Accommodation

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


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