The Art of Sūtra Psychology Course Modules Two to Five
Exploring the Four Chapters of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Courses are limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. They are a series of 4 day course modules, comprising either a single 4 day meeting or two 2 day meetings over 3 months.
“During such a moment, without distractions,
the power of the source of perception,
full of clarity and completeness, shines forth.”
– T Krishnamacharya
Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those Yoga students who, having completed a Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop, wish to explore, through a series of 4 day courses, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar teachings on the Yoga Sūtra and how they inspire and guide our Yoga either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.
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 and study Sādhana.
“For Yoga Teachers it is important to understand
the movement of the mind as well as the body.”
– TKV Desikachar
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Course focus topics are listed below for each 4 day Module:
- Module Two – 20 hours
– Book 1 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Three – 20 hours
– Book 2 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Four – 20 hours
– Book 3 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Five – 20 hours
– Book 4 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
Modules Two to Five comprise either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months.
Each Module offers a in-depth study of a Chapter of the Yoga Sūtra. It is an opportunity for a Yoga student from any Yoga background or style to experience an in-depth exploration of each chapter of the Yoga Sūtra of Patāñjali over four 4 day modules.
A Sūtra study workbook with a verse by verse translation and word by word index for all the verses in each chapter is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Framework
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Course 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 philosophy.
- 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 help 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. These teachings 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 Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Professional
Even though the Yoga Sūtra teachings and techniques developed in the Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Courses can enhance any Yoga Teachers professional skills in the fields of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare, there is no requirement to teach or to intend to teach Yoga. This is not the role of the course.
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. These Courses reflect this viewpoint.
“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence, without interruption, over a long period of time, will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.”
– T Krishnamacharya
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.
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five each total over 20 hours through 4 days per Module:
1. Yoga Sūtra – 20.0 hours
- Exploring the key concepts that inform each Chapter.
- How the four chapters can link to personal practice goals.
- In depth overview of the structure of chapters.
- What are the key Sūtra in each chapter.
- In depth overview of the Sūtra in each chapter.
- Linking each chapter to the meditative path in Yoga.
- Which concepts from each chapter are most relevant to us.
- How to prioritize short term and long term goals in Yoga.
- Learning to read the Sūtra signposts for our personal journey.
- Why the view is the foundation for practice and life.
- Learning to look from the Yoga Sūtra at our relationship with others.
- Linking the Sūtra to the ebb and flow of daily life.
- Practical learning skills from the Yoga Sūtra to refine your practice.
- Linking the Yoga Sūtra to help develop and deepen your practice.
- Introduction to the value of reciting the Yoga Sūtra
2. Review Sessions and Home Study Guidelines – 0.5 hours
- Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal study processes
- Home study of a practical nature through reading, questions and exploration through textual study
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Prerequisites
Prospective students will have successfully completed a Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop and then undertake the Modular Courses Two to Five in sequence from Book One to Book Four.
12 May 2018
The Art of Sūtra Psychology - Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 11
An in-depth overview of the the four chapters of the Yoga Sūtra Two Day Workshop May 12/13th 2018 - Five Places
15 June 2019
The Art of Sūtra Psychology - Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop 12
An in-depth overview of the the four chapters of the Yoga Sūtra Two Day Workshop June 15/16th 2019 - Five Places
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Group Size and Dates
The group size for the Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Courses 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.
29 July 2017
The Art of Sūtra Psychology - Module Four Personal Sādhana Course 2
An in-depth exploration of the the Chapter Three of the Yoga Sūtra Two Weekend Course - W1 July 29/30th 2017 - Places Waitlisted Please Email to Check
30 September 2017
The Art of Sūtra Psychology - Module Four Personal Sādhana Course 2
An in-depth exploration of the the Chapter Three of the Yoga Sūtra Two Weekend Course - W2 Sept 30th/Oct 1st - Places Waitlisted Please Email to Check
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 Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five 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 requested to help the transmission.
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Certification
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Modular Courses Certificate is awarded to successful students with full workshop attendence. Please note that any missed weekends can be made up on a future course free of any further fees. They can also count for CPD points for Yoga Teachers over 1-2 years.
The Art of Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Fees 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 Sūtra Psychology – Modules Two to Five Venue and Accommodation Options
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 there is no need to incur any further costs until you leave.