The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One
Exploring the Primary Principles of Sāṃkhya and its relationship to Yoga
The online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy 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 Sāṃkhya Kārikā.
“Sāṃkhya proposes a permanent solution to suffering.
If we look and see.
And see what produces what we see.”
– TKV Desikachar Madras December 8th 1979 on Sāṃkhya and Yoga
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 practice and study.
It offers an in-depth approach to the Sāṃkhya Kārikā, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills. It is also a prerequisite to further work in the The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy – Module Two Course.
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Framework
The online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosphy Module One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through presenting a view of Sāṃkhya through which students can support and develop their own practice and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Sāṃkhya Kārikā in their lives.
The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Sāṃkhya Philosophy Study Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Teaching and Yoga as Therapeutic Healthcare.
“Sāṃkhya postulates what appears and what causes it to appear.”
– TKV Desikachar Madras November 24th 1979 on Sāṃkhya and Yoga
They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through
- Embracing the unique world view of Sāṃkhya.
- Understanding the principles that inspire and shape Sāṃkhya philosophy.
- Why we need a world view such as Sāṃkhya.
- Learning to look from Sāṃkhya at our relationship with the world.
- Guidance in emphasising a personal reflective study to support our inner life.
- Exploring the key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
- Appreciating the influence of Sāṃkhya on Yoga, Buddhism and Āyurveda.
- What are the key goals in its primary text the Sāṃkhya Kārikā.
- Overview of primary Sāṃkhya concepts around body, mind and awareness.
- Familiarisation with basic Sāṃkhya terms and reflective processes.
- Which concepts are most important for personal Yoga study and Practice.
- Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal Yoga study through Sāṃkhya.
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Duration
A total of over 7.5 hours through 9 online sessions of 50′ each.
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy 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 Sāṃkhya Philosophy 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 Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Certification
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Certificateof Completion is awarded to successful students. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying Sāṃkhya Philosophy respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.
The Online Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy 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 a special module exclusive package price of £350 for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system this will be the transferable fee.
However where there are cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved then these need to be added on so the received fee is still £350.
The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £200 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £150 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 £40 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.