The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Personal Sādhana Practice Course

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The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Course Module Two
Empower your Body Exploring how to Customise Dhyāna

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It a 4 day course modulecomprising either a single 4 day meeting or two 2 day meetings over 3 months.

Dhyānam is the art of cultivating a constant presence within the activities of the psyche.

Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those students who, having completed the viniyoga of Āsana, Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma Modules and Dhyāna Module One Workshop, wish to explore, through a 4 day course, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the viniyoga of Dhyāna either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

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They are 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.

“Dhyāna, the ability to pursue and fix a question, also requires Pūrvāṅga, preparation.”
– TKV Desikachar

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course offers 4 days for in-depth personal study and practice. This can be for our own interest and understanding in Yoga, either for personal development, or for professional skills as part of the prerequisites for The Art of Professional Studies Practitioner Programme.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course focus topics are listed below for the 4 day Module:

  • Module Two – 20 hours
     Why and how of using Dhyāna within a Yoga practice

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Framework

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal Dhyāna Practice to support your everyday life.
  • Understanding the principles in the viniyoga of Dhyāna which inspire and shape Yoga practice.
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Dhyāna practice.
  • Familiarisation with Dhyāna terminology and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how your body can work more effectively for Dhyāna.
  • Deepening our work with and importance of Dhyāna in practice.

To present a view of the viniyoga of Dhyāna to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga. This means respecting the source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture. Its role is not to train students as Yoga teachers. 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 viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Professional

Even though the Yoga Practice and Theory teachings and techniques developed through the Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.

These days there is lots of talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Teacher, however little talk on what is involved in training to be a Yoga Student.

In fact not everybody wants to or actually needs to become a Yoga teacher to further their practice and study. Here the priorities are towards personal development and thus questions relating to our personal practice and study are the priorities. The viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course reflect this viewpoint.

The aim is that we are all here in this course as students and it offers an opportunity for all teachers to step back from their teaching role and re-enhance their personal study and practice path.

In addition they are an essential pre-requisite for those interested in training to teach Yoga, or develop existing teaching skills.

For me, observing a students personal practice skills are a vital aspect in accessing their preparedness for teaching the core principles of practice to others.

Thus the Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course also forms an essential part of the preliminary prerequisites necessary for those interested in moving on towards The Art of Professional Studies Practitioner Training Programme.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Course totals over 20 hours through 4 days:

1. Personal Dhyāna Practice Observation – 4 hours per Module

  • Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term personal Dhyāna practice

2. Study of Dhyāna Theory – 16 hours per Module with focus topics for each listed below

  • Module Two
     Why and how of using Dhyāna within a Yoga practice

3. Course Review and Home Study Guidance – 0.5 hours per Module

  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal Dhyāna practices
  • Home study of a practical nature through reading, practice planning, questions and exploration through personal practice

A full syllabus for this Module will be provided to all students at the time of booking along with a Course Manual at the first of the two weekends. Meanwhile any questions can be discussed with Paul directly.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Prerequisites

Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– the viniyoga of Āsana Module One Workshop and Modules Two to Five Courses and
– the viniyoga of Mudrā Module One Workshop and
– the viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma Module One Workshop and Module Two Course and
– the viniyoga of Dhyāna Module One Workshop.

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The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Feedback

Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on possibilities for further development after the course. There is also the possibility of written work being suggested to help the transmission of the teachings.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Certification

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Courses Certificate is awarded to successful students with full workshop attendance. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the viniyoga of Yoga Practice Techniques and Practice Theory respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Group Size and Dates

The group size for the Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna Modular Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

There will be either a single 4 day or 2 two day meetings spaced over three months. This is also a specialised learning intensive, so rather than fixing diary dates in advance each Course will be arranged once I have received around four applications from interested students.

If you are interested then please do feel free to contact me. From there I can advise you on the current state of the waiting list, advise you on when the next Course can be anticipated and talk over any questions you may have.

The Art of viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Fee and Booking

The days are on Saturday from 10.30-6.45 and Sunday from 9.00-2.00.

The 2017 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £440 for each 4 day module.
The 2018 Course fee is based on a maximum of five students and will be £460 for each 4 day module.

For 2017 a deposit of £220 is required and the balance of £220 payable at the first meeting.
For 2018 a deposit of £230 is required and the balance of £230 payable at the first meeting.

The deposit will not be refundable but will be offset against the total fee. 
All the Personal Sādhana Modular Course Fees must be paid for even if the student is unable to attend.


The fees are payable at each meeting and the cost includes a 
further Course manual, tuition, vegetarian lunch each day, all refreshments plus supper on the overnight evenings.

All the Art of Personal Sādhana Modular Course deposits 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 viniyoga of Dhyāna – Module Two Venue and Accommodation

All the weekends are based in the Cotswolds with a country setting and retreat atmosphere.

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Do note that the fees will include lunch and, if staying overnight, evening supper to help with costs. Thus, if staying there is no need to incur any further costs until you leave.

View or download a PDF with Locally Based Accommodation options

 

“What the mind accomplishes is of little consequence; what is important is that the inner self should experience an accession of power, that universal energy called Cit, which is the life source of the individual.”
Theos Barnard

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