The Art of viniyoga of Āsana – Personal Sādhana Practice Courses

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Follow this link for details of Small Group Learning Art of viniyoga of Āsana Module One Study Workshop options

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana Course Modules Two to Seven
Empower your Body Exploring how to Customise Āsana

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana 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 modulescomprising either a single 4 day meeting or two 2 day meetings over 3 months.

Yoga is a process to train a student,
not a training to process a teacher.

Based in the Cotswolds, they are intended for those students who, having completed a viniyoga of Āsana Module One Workshop, wish to explore further, through a series of 4 day course modules, the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the art of the viniyoga of Āsana 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.

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

  • Module Two – 20 hours (or 15 hours online study)
     Why and how we use Sequence Building in planning Āsana practices
     Why and how we use Counterposes and Transitions in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around Sequence Building and Counterposes
     In-depth exploration of Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Three – 20 hours (or 15 hours online study)
    – 
    Why and how we use Movement or Staying in planning Āsana practices
     Why and how we use the Breath in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around Movement, Staying and Breath
     In-depth exploration of Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Four – 20 hours (or 15 hours online study)
     Why and how we use Modification or Variation in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Energetic and Psychological characteristics in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around Modification, Variation, Energetic and Psychological
     In-depth exploration of Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Five – 20 hours (or 15 hours online study)
     In-depth exploration of Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning integrating the concepts within Modules One to Five
    – In-depth exploration of Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Six – 20 hours
     In-depth exploration of Intermediate Āsana Form, Function and Application
    – Why and how we use Intermediate Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around incorporating Intermediate Āsana
  • Module Seven – 20 hours
     In-depth exploration of Strong Āsana Form, Function and Application
    – Why and how we use Strong Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – Āsana practice planning around incorporating Strong Āsana

Modules Two to Seven comprise either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months.

Modules Two to Five are essential to the Personal Yoga Practice and Theory Study Programme or as prequisites to the Art of Individual viniyoga of Yoga Practitioner Training Programme either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months.

Modules Six to Seven are available as part of the Further Studies options for students who have completed either the Personal Yoga Practice and Theory Study Programme or the Art of Individual viniyoga of Yoga Practitioner Training Programme.

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Framework

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana Modular Courses 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 Āsana Practice to support your everyday life.
  • Understanding the principles in the viniyoga of Āsana which inspire and shape Yoga practice.
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Āsana practice.
  • Familiarisation with Āsana terminology and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how your body and mind can work more effectively in Āsana.
  • Deepening our work with and importance of Āsana in practice.

To present a view of the viniyoga of Āsana to help develop our practice and deepen our relationship with Yoga. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

The role of these Modules is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the viniyoga of Āsana Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Teaching and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare.

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Professional

Even though the Yoga Practice and Theory teachings and techniques developed through the Art of viniyoga of Āsana Modular Courses 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 Art of viniyoga of Āsana Courses 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 prerequisite 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 Āsana Modular Courses also form 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 Āsana – Modules Two to Seven each total over 20 hours through 4 days per Module through:

1. Study of Āsana Practice Theory learning personalised practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short term and long term home Āsana practice – 20 hours per Module with focus topics for each listed below

  • Module Two 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
     Why and how we use Sequence Building in planning Āsana practices
     Why and how we use Counterposes and Transitions in planning Āsana practices
     In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Three 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
    – 
    Why and how we use Movement or Staying in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Breath in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Four – 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
     Why and how we use Variation and Modification in planning Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Energetic and Psychological Characteristics in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Five 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
     In-depth exploration of Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
     Why and how we use Observation in Āsana in planning Āsana practices
    – In-depth exploration of Specific Primary Āsana Form, Function and Application
  • Module Six 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
     In-depth exploration of Specific Intermediate Āsana Form, Function and Application
     Why and how we use Intermediate Āsana in planning Āsana practices
  • Module Seven – 20 hours 
over four days (or 15 hours online study)
     In-depth exploration of Specific Advanced Āsana Form, Function and Application
     Why and how we use Advanced Āsana in planning Āsana practices

2. 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 Āsana practices
  • Home study of a practical nature through reading, practice planning, questions and exploration through personal practice

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

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Prerequisites

Prospective students will have successfully completed:
– the viniyoga of Āsana Module One Workshop.

Upcoming Dates

 

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana – Modules Two to Seven 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 Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Certification

The Art of viniyoga of Āsana Modular Courses Certificate is awarded to successful students with full 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 Āsana – Module Two to Seven Group Size and Dates

The group size for the Art of viniyoga of Āsana 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 five 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 Āsana – Modules Two – Seven 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. Accomodation is not included in the teaching and catering fee.

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 Āsana – Modules Two to Seven Venue and Accommodation Options

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, apart from accommodation, until you leave.

View or download a PDF with Locally Based Accommodation options

“All that we know is nothing,
we are merely crammed waste paper baskets
Unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.”

DH Lawrence