The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One
Clear your Flow Exploring Awareness within Mind and Emotions
The online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One consists of 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar within the Yoga Sūtra.
It is open to all except complete beginners and offers an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga Sādhana.
It offers an in-depth approach to the Yoga Sūtra, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Sūtra Psychology, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills. It is also a prerequisite to further work in the Art of Sūtra Psychology – Course Modules Two to Five.
“Patañjali was very prophetic, because he spoke not only of yesterday’s mind,
but also of tomorrow’s. His message concerns clarity,
and it will become more and more pertinent as time goes by,
because people are now questioning much more than before.”
– TKV Desikachar
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Framework
The online Sūtra Psychology Module One reflects 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 reflective study to support your life.
- Understanding the principles that inspire and shape Yoga psychology.
- An overview of primary Yoga Sūtra concepts around body and mind.
- Familiarisation with basic Yoga Sūtra terms and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how chanting the Yoga Sūtra can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
- Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Yoga Sūtra.
To present a view of the Yoga Sūtra through which students can support and develop their own practice and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Yoga Sūtra in their lives.
“The problem is in the mind
and the key is in the mind.”
– TKV Desikachar
The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Sūtra Psychology Study Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through
- Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching on Yoga.
- How the four chapters are linked.
- What are the key words in each.
- Which chapters are most important.
- Why 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.
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Prerequisites
A minimum of one year’s attendance at a Yoga group class of any Yoga approach, or 10 individual Yoga lessons with any Yoga teacher.
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Feedback
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Certification
The online Sūtra Psychology Module One Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the viniyoga of the Yoga Sūtra respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.
The Online Art of Sūtra Psychology Module One Timings, Fees and Commencement
The online Module One is offered to students in the form of nine 121 meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or another compatible live link video medium, to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.
The timings for each session will be 50′. They total 7.5 hours of 121 teaching held over nine meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 2-4 weeks between meetings.
The fee for the online Module One will be £400 for overseas students for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system the fee will be £375 as there are no cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved.
The Fee Structure will involve an initial payment of £200/175 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £200/200 before session 5 convenes.
Missed or cancelled meetings at less than 24 hours notice are chargeable. In these situations further meetings to catch up on content are possible and can be added on at a fee of £44/£42 per 50′ session.
Commencement is dependent on current diary spaces for 121 students. Subject to availability, online meetings can begin after agreeing a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of initial fee.
Free Initial Meeting to discuss your needs
A free preliminary half hour online meeting is available to chat around options, discuss your needs and interactive requirements regarding study. Please email Paul to arrange an initial meeting.