The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Workshop Module One
Feel your Self as Being within the Essence of the Ultimate Reality
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – 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 to a weekend workshop on the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Upaniṣat and how they can inspire and inform our personal Yoga Sādhana.
“Holding the body steady, with the three (upper parts, chest, neck, head) erect,
causing the senses and the mind to enter the heart,
the wise person should cross by the boat of Mantra all the fear bringing streams of the mind.”
– Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣat Chapter 2 verse 8
Based in the Cotswolds, it is a 2 day workshop open to all except complete beginners and offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the Upaniṣat, either for personal development or professional skills.
The 2 day workshop introduces students to the primary principles and teachings from the Upaniṣat and how they inspire and inform our personal Yoga Sādhana.
“As the spider moving upward by the thread obtains free space,
thus assuredly the meditator,
moving upward by the Mantra obtains svatantra.”
– Maitrī Upaniṣat C6 v22
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 & study Sādhana.
Complete in itself, it offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to experience an in-depth introduction to Upaniṣat Mysticism. As well as being a sound overview, it is an in-depth introduction to the primary principles and teachings from the major Upaniṣat. It is also a prerequisite to further work through the Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module Two Personal Sādhana Course.
16 June 2018
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 3
An in-depth overview of the the Upaniṣat Two Day Workshop June 16/17th 2018 - Two Places Available
20 July 2019
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 4
An in-depth overview of the the Upaniṣat Two Day Workshop July 20/21st 2019 - Five Places Available
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop Framework
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 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 inform Yoga teachings.
- An overview of primary Upaniṣat concepts around body and mind.
- Familiarisation with basic Upaniṣat terms and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how chanting the Upaniṣat can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
- Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Upaniṣat.
To present a view of the Upaniṣat through which students can support and develop their own Yoga Sādhana and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Upaniṣat in their lives.
The role of this Workshop is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism Workshop 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 Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop topics total over 10 hours through
Upaniṣat Mysticism – 10.0 hours
- Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
- How the Upaniṣat are linked.
- What are the key concepts in each.
- Which Upaniṣat are most important.
- Why we need a view such as the Upaniṣat.
- Learning to look from the Upaniṣat at our relationship with others.
- Linking the Upaniṣat to the ebb and flow of daily life.
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop 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 Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop Feedback
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop Certification
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Workshop Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students with 100% attendance.
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – Module One Group Size Workshop Timings Fees & Booking
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.
The days are on Saturday from 10.30-6.45 and Sunday from 9.00-2.00.
The 2017 Workshop fee will be £200 for the two days.
The 2018 Workshop fee will be £210 for the two days.
The 2019 Workshop fee will be £220 for the two days.
The full fee is payable at the time of booking and includes a pre-prepared colour printed manual, tuition, vegetarian lunches each day, all refreshments plus supper on the evening of the first day. Accomodation is not included in the teaching and catering fee.
The full course fee is required. It can be paid by Postal cheque or Bank draft. Please contact Paul to indicate your preference. Confirmation of your payment and place will be sent. All Fees are non-returnable and non-transferable. In the case of Courses not running an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered.
The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism – 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 lunch and, if staying overnight, evening supper to help with costs. Thus, if staying overnight locally there is no need to incur any further costs until you leave.