The Art of Sūtra Psychology Personal Study Workshop Module One

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The Art of Sūtra Psychology Workshop Module One
– Clear your Flow Exploring Awareness within Mind and Emotions

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 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.

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.


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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View or Download the Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop details as a PDF file

It is intended for those students from any background or style who wish to explore further the 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.

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– TKV Desikachar

The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Framework

The Sūtra Psychology Module One Personal Sādhana 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.

“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.

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

Yoga Sūtra – 10.0 hours

  • 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

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 Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Feedback

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

The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Certification

The Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students with 100% attendance. It can also count for CPD points for Yoga Teachers.  This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the viniyoga of the Yoga Sūtra respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.

The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Module One Workshop Group Size Workshop Timings Fees and Booking

The Module One Personal Sādhana Workshops are limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It is for  all Yoga students except complete Yoga beginners, or any Yoga teacher, or Yoga trainee teacher.

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

The 2020 Workshop fee will be £225 for the two days.
The 2021 Workshop fee will be £230 for the two days.
The 2022 Workshop fee will be £235 for the two days.
The 2023 Workshop fee will be £240 for the two days.

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

To book please contact Paul directly. Payment can be made by bank cheque or bank transfer. Please indicate your preference and you will be provided with either the postal address for cheque or with bank details for transfer. 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 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.