The primary text that I was privileged to be able to study in its entirety over three times, word by word, Sūtra by Sūtra along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and then Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons over 23 years of visits to Chennai, was the Yoga Sūtra.
I was fortunate to study the Yoga Sūtra 121 with the two longest serving students of Krishnamacharya, Srivatsa Ramaswami from 1979-1985 and my root Yoga teacher TKV Desikachar from 1979-2003.
I can only offer profound gratitude for what this learning has helped lead me towards personally and professionally in being able to offer small study group Workshops and Courses to share these teachings.
“The beauty of the Sūtra is that they are only related to the mind.
Thus they stand above various religions and can be studied and
related to by all types of persons from all types of religions.”
– TKV Desikachar on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 1
With this in mind I designed a range of Workshop and Course Modules with detailed Sūtra Workbooks to support the transmission of fundamental, primary and advanced aspects of the teachings I have received
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Workshop Module One
– Clear your Flow Exploring Awareness within Mind and Emotions
offers a 2 day opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the primary principles and teachings introducing and underpinning the Yoga Sūtra and how they can inspire and guide our personal Yoga practice and study Sādhana, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.
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
Follow the link above for further details of the Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop. As well as being complete in itself it offers a necessary foundation for those interested in an in-depth study of the four Books featured comprising the Yoga Sūtra within Modules Two to Five.
Follow the link below for further details of the follow on Sūtra Psychology Module Courses Two to Five.
The Art of Sūtra Psychology Course Modules Two to Five
– Exploring the Samādhi Pādaḥ of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali
are 4 day courses intended for those Yoga students who, having completed a Sūtra Psychology Module One Workshop, wish to explore verse by verse the teachings from the Four Books of the Yoga Sūtra, along with the commentaries of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar and how can they inspire and guide our Yoga practice and study Sādhana.
Each 4 day Module will focus on one Chapter of the Yoga Sūtra.
- Module Two – Book 1 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Three – Book 2 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Four – Book 3 verse by verse with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar
- Module Five – 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.