The Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma Practice & Theory Module One
– Empower your Breath Exploring how to Customise Prāṇāyāma
The Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma – 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, through a 2 day workshop, to the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma.
“Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.”
– Śrī T Krishnamacharya
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 2 day workshop introducing the Art of the Application of Prāṇāyāma, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance 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.
“It is possible only after a reasonable mastery of Āsana Practice.”
– TKV Desikachar
It is an opportunity for any Yoga Student, or Yoga teachers or trainee teachers from any Yoga background or style to develop and deepen their personal Yoga Sādhana through developing an appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Application of Prāṇāyāma.
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.
It is also a prerequisite to further work in the Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma Course Modules Two to Three.
The Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma – Module One Workshop Framework
The Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma – Module One Personal Sādhana Workshops reflect 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 Prāṇāyāma Practice to support your everyday life.
- Understanding the principles in the viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma which inspire and shape Yoga practice.
- An overview of Yoga teachings around Prāṇāyāma practice.
- Familiarisation with Prāṇāyāma terminology and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how your body can work more effectively in Prāṇāyāma.
- Deepening our work with and importance of Prāṇāyāma in practice.
To present a view of the Application of Prāṇāyāma to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga Sādhana. This means respecting the vital source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture. Its role is not to train students as Yoga teachers.
“Before studying Prāṇāyāma one must understand something about the breath.”
– TKV Desikachar
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 Prāṇāyāma – Module One Workshop topics total over 10 hours through:
1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Prāṇāyāma practice – 2.0 hours
- Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Age
- Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Health
- Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Lifestyle
- Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Constitution
- Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Prāṇāyāma
- Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Prāṇāyāma
2. Study of Prāṇāyāma Practice Techniques and Practice Theory – 8.0 hours
- Exploring the components that make up an Prāṇāyāma practice
- Definition, purpose and benefits of Prāṇāyāma
- Introducing how Prāṇāyāma are arranged sequentially in building a practice
- Introducing how counterposes are used within Prāṇāyāma practice
- Introducing how we breathe in Prāṇāyāma practice
- Introducing how we use movement or stay as tools in Prāṇāyāma practice
- Introducing how we modify or vary Prāṇāyāma within our practice
- Why and how of using Primary Prāṇāyāma within a Yoga practice
- Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Prāṇāyāma practice direction for your personal Prāṇāyāma practice
3. Workshop Review Session and Home Study Guidelines – 0.25 hour
- Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal Prāṇāyāma practices
The Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma – Module One Workshop Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Booking
Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Module One or
– The Application of Āsana Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Modules Two to Five or
– The Application of Āsana Modules Two to Five Courses and
– The Application of Mudrā Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Mudrā Module Two Course
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 full fee is payable at the time of booking and includes a pre-prepared student workbook, all tuition, vegetarian lunches both days, 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 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 workshop not running, an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered.
The Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma – 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.