Three Tools for the viniyoga of Yoga
Āsana – Prāṇāyāma – Yoga Sūtra
For Body – Breath – Mind
Four Days of Yoga Training with Paul Harvey
January 13th – 16th 2016 in Herzliya, Israel
- Theme 1. Planning Āsana Practices
- Theme 2. Observing and Adapting Āsana
- Theme 3. Planning Prāṇāyāma Practices
- Theme 4. Chapter Two of the Yoga Sūtra
Our time together will explore the viniyoga or application of each of the above four themes.
We will spend our mornings focused on Yoga Sūtra Study and Planning Āsana Practices and our afternoons will be spent around Planning Prāṇāyāma Practices and Observation & Adaptation of Āsana.
We will immerse ourselves in the teachings of T Krishnamacharya on the viniyoga of Yoga as well as his study of Haṭha and Rāja texts drawn from my 23 years of study in Personal Lessons with TKV Desikachar.
Posting this travel and teaching news evoked a reflection and realisation that this visit marks a 20 year anniversary since my first teaching visit to Israel in 1996.
The theme for that 1996 visit was “Prāṇa, Patañjali and Practice”.
A continuing and developing thread it seems to this day except that over this time a community of committed students has evolved so I find myself not just introducing, but being able to expand and deepen the exploration of these three primary Yoga themes. That of Haṭha, Rāja and Sādhana.
It is also a welcome aspect not just to be able to return and deepen teachings but also to be able to leave knowing there are home resources in place for interested students to be able to follow up with and from.
My gratitude, thanks and love around this to Ziva Kinrot for a friendship and studentship that stretches back to 1995 when we first met, curiously enough, in Switzerland.
The confidence that I feel in being able to visit and share more teachings, from the wellspring that Krishnamacharya tapped into and left available, knowing that I am able to leave students in the capable and respectful hands of Ziva, along with those who trained with her, is what draws me back here again and again.
Thus I look forward to this visit and to returning in 2017 and 2018, with dates in the diary and teaching themes already in place as part of a three year project.