The Art of the viniyoga of Yoga Core Workshop
– Āsana, Prāṇāyāma, Mantra & Sūtra Study & Practice
Having just put together a 60 page manual for the upcoming viniyoga of Yoga Core Workshop this May weekend, I thought it might be interesting to create a post so readers can get an idea of its content from a breakdown of its four primary themes and study foci within each topic.
The two day workshop draws together a number of the core practice and study strands, that the practice and teaching priorities of Krishnamcharya and Desikachar specialised in, into one composite introductory programme. The next workshop will be in November 2017 and then May 2018, there are currently two places available for this November and five for next May.
The viniyoga of Yoga Core Workshop Topics total around 10 hours on:
1. Yoga as a Physiological-Energetic Practice
– Body Postures or Āsana – 2.5 hours
- How to identify Primary, Primary Support, Secondary Support and Link Āsana.
- Setting Short term and Long term priorities for Āsana practice.
- When to use Link Āsana within an Āsana practice.
- Why and How we use the Breath in Āsana.
- What we Modify or Vary in Āsana within our practice.
- Learning to look into our Body with greater awareness.
2. Yoga as an Energetic-Psychological Practice
– Seated Breathing or Prāṇāyāma – 1.5 hours
- How to identify Primary, Secondary and Support Prāṇāyāma techniques.
- Learning Primary Prāṇāyāma Seated Āsana and Practice techniques.
- Setting Short term and Long term priorities for Prāṇāyāma practice.
3. Yoga as a Psychological-Devotional Practice
– Chanting Sacred Sounds or Mantra – 1 hour
- Learning Core Chanting techniques and Vocal skills to help refine your personal practice.
- Setting priorities for Preliminary voice work and sound techniques in personal practice.
- Setting Short term and Long term priorities for a Chanting practice.
4. Yoga as a Physiological-Energetic-Psychological-Devotional Practice
– Personal Sādhana or Āsana, Prāṇāyāma & Mantra – 2.5 hours
- Learning to integrate Yoga postures, seated breathing and meditational chanting techniques, as awareness skills to help refine and offer direction to your short term and long term practice.
5. Yoga as a Spiritual Practice
– Textual Study or Yoga Sūtra – 2 hours
- Defining what is Yoga.
- Outlining its link to the Yoga Sūtra and the purpose of Sūtra.
- Appreciating the core concepts that underpin this key Yoga teaching.
- Exploring the basic structures and purpose to the four chapters.
- Exploring some key Sūtra in the first and second Chapters.
Fuller Details can be found here