The Viniyoga of Āsana Practice & Theory Study Course Modules Two-Seven

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The Viniyoga of Āsana Practice & Theory Modules Two-Seven
– Empower your Body Exploring how to Customise Āsana

The Art of Application of Āsana Modular Courses 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 4 day course modulescomprising either a single 4 day meeting or two 2 day meetings over 3 months.

Yoga is a process to train a student,
not a training to process a teacher.

Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those students who, having completed the Application of Āsana Module One Workshop or the Āsana Online eStudy Module One, wish to explore further, through a series of 4 day course modules, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the art of advanced application of Āsana either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

Cotswolds

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.

The Art of Application of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Framework

The Art of Application of Āsana Modular Courses reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal Āsana Practice to support your everyday life
  • Understanding the principles in Āsana which inspire and shape Yoga practice
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Āsana practice
  • Familiarisation with Yoga Āsana terminology and practice techniques
  • Appreciating how your body can work more effectively in Āsana
  • Deepening our work with and importance of Āsana in practice

To present a view of the Application of Āsana to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga. 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 Application of Āsana – Modules Two-Seven Professional

Even though the Yoga Practice and Theory teachings and techniques developed through the Art of Viniyoga of Āsana Modular Courses can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills in the area of Yoga Teaching and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.

These days there is lots of talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Teacher,
however little talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Student.

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. The Viniyoga of Āsana Modular Courses reflects this viewpoint.

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.

In addition they are an essential prerequisite for those interested in training to teach Yoga, or develop existing teaching skills.

For me, observing a students personal practice skills are a vital aspect in accessing their preparedness for teaching the core principles of practice to others.

The Application of Āsana Study Modules Two to Seven topics total over 20 hours each:

The Art of Application of Āsana Modular Course focus topics are listed below for each 4 day Module:

  • Module Two – 20 hours
    – Why and how we use Sequence Building in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Counterposes and Transitions in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Three – 20 hours
    – Why and how we use Movement or Staying in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Breath in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Four – 20 hours
    – Why and how we use Variation and Modification in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Energetic and Psychological Characteristics in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Five – 20 hours
    – In-depth exploration of Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Six – 20 hours
    – In-depth exploration of Intermediate Āsana Form, Function and Application
    – Why and how we use Intermediate Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around incorporating Intermediate Āsana
  • Module Seven – 20 hours
    – In-depth exploration of Strong Āsana Form, Function and Application
    – Why and how we use Strong Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around incorporating Strong Āsana

The Art of Application of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Bookings

Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Module One or
– The Application of Āsana Module One Workshop.

Upcoming Dates

 

There will be either a single 4 day or 2 two day meetings spaced over three months. This is also a specialised learning intensive, so rather than fixing diary dates in advance each Course will be arranged once I have received around five applications from interested students.

If you are interested then please do feel free to contact me. From there I can advise you on the current state of the waiting list, advise you on when the next Course can be anticipated and talk over any questions you may have.

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

The 2022 fee is based on up to five students and will be £490 for each 4 day module.
The 2023 fee is based on up to five students and will be £500 for each 4 day module.
The 2024 fee is based on up to five students and will be £490 for each 4 day module.

For 2022 a deposit of £245 with the balance of £245 payable at the first meeting.
For 2023 a deposit of £250 with the balance of £250 payable at the first meeting.
For 2024 a deposit of £255 with the balance of £255 payable at the first meeting.

The deposit will not be refundable but will be offset against the total fee. 
All the Modular Course Fees must be paid for even if the student is unable to attend.


The fees are payable at each meeting and the cost includes a 
further Course manual, tuition, vegetarian lunch each day, all refreshments plus supper on the overnight evenings. 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 Application of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Venue and Accommodation Options

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

Cotwolds

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.

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