Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Personal Study Workshop Modules Two to Five

Follow this link for details of Online 121 Sūtra Psychology eStudy Modules Two to Five

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modules Two to Five Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Booking

Prospective students will have at least studied:
– The Art of Sūtra Psychology Online eStudy Module One
– Or the Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop.

For further information on timings, fees, and bookings, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Live Group Study Modules Overview page on:

Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

– Exploring the Four Chapters of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Workshops are limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. They are a series of four 2-day Workshop modules.

“During such a moment, without distractions,
the power of the source of perception,
full of clarity and completeness, shines forth.”
– T Krishnamacharya

Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those Yoga students who, having completed 
a Sūtra Psychology Module One, wish to further explore, through a series of two-day courses, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Yoga Sūtra and how they inspire and guide our Yoga either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

They are 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.

For Yoga Teachers it is important to understand
the movement of the mind as well as the body.”

– TKV Desikachar

Even though the Yoga Sūtra teachings and techniques developed in the Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular options can enhance any Yoga Teacher’s professional skills in the fields of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare, there is no requirement to teach or intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.

In fact, not everybody wants to or actually needs to become a Yoga teacher to further their practice and study. Here the priorities are towards personal development and thus questions relating to our personal practice and study are the priorities. These Workshops reflect this viewpoint.

“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence,
without interruption, over a long period of time,
will result in a healthy body, acute senses
and extraordinary alertness.”

– T Krishnamacharya

The aim is that we are all here in this course as students and it offers an opportunity for all teachers to step back from their teaching role and re-enhance their personal study and practice path.

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Workshops focus topics are listed below for each two-day Module:

  • Module Two – 10 hours
     Book 1 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Three – 10 hours
     Book 2 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Four – 10 hours
     Book 3 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
  • Module Five – 10 hours
      Book 4 verse by verse with selected commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar

Chapters One and Two, may be undertaken in any order, though both need to be undertaken before undertaking Modules Four and Five, around Chapters Three and Four. A Sūtra study workbook with a verse-by-verse translation and word-by-word index for all the verses in each chapter is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.

Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Modules Two to Five each offers over 10 hours through 2 days per Module:

1. Yoga Sūtra – 10.0 hours

  • Exploring the key concepts that inform each Chapter.
  • How the four chapters can link to personal practice goals.
  • An in-depth overview of the structure of chapters.
  • What are the key Sūtra in each chapter?
  • An in-depth overview of the Sūtra in each chapter.
  • Linking each chapter to the meditative path in Yoga.
  • Which concepts from each chapter are most relevant to us?
  • How to prioritize short-term and long-term goals in Yoga.
  • Learning to read the Sūtra signposts for our personal journey.
  • Why the view is the foundation for practice and life.
  • Learning to look from the Yoga Sūtra at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Sūtra to the ebb and flow of daily life.
  • Practical learning skills from the Yoga Sūtra to refine your practice.
  • Linking the Yoga Sūtra to help develop and deepen your practice.
  • Introduction to the value of reciting the Yoga Sūtra

2. Review Sessions and Home Study Guidelines – 0.25 hours

  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal study processes