Live Small Group Art of Sūtra Psychology Personal Study Modules Overview


Follow this link for details of Online 121 Art of Sūtra Psychology eStudy options

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

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

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop

offers a two-day opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the primary principles and teachings introducing and underpinning the Yoga Sūtra and how they can inspire and guide our personal Yoga practice and study Sādhana, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.

  • Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching on Yoga.
  • How the four chapters are linked.
  • What are the keywords in each chapter?
  • 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.

Follow the link for further details of the Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop. As well as being complete in itself it offers a necessary foundation for those interested in an in-depth study of the four Books featured comprising the Yoga Sūtra within Modules Two to Five.


The Art of Sūtra Psychology Course Modules Two to Five
– Exploring the Catur Pādaḥ of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali

The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Courses 

are two-day courses intended for those Yoga students who, having completed 
a Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop, wish to explore verse by verse the teachings from the Four Books of the Yoga Sūtra, along with the commentaries of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar and how can they inspire and guide our Yoga practice and study Sādhana.

Follow the link for details of the follow-on Sūtra Psychology Module Courses Two to Five.

Each two-day Module will focus on a single Chapter of the Yoga Sūtra.

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