UK and Overseas 2017 Onwards Yoga Group Teaching Schedule

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The aim is to reflect the fundamentals of Śrī Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the students personal practice and study Sādhana.

This page lists Paul Harvey’s ‘On the Road’ Teaching Schedule with Yoga Workshops, Seminars, Retreats and Training Courses within the UK, Ireland and Overseas travel further afield. Though preferring not to be too involved in the Yoga Seminar Circuit, Paul is available to teach for a limited number of dates each year.
If you are interested in Paul running a Workshop, Course or Retreat in your Locale please do Contact him.

Upcoming ‘On the Road’ Yoga Events are listed below:

 

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BRITISH WHEEL OF YOGA – SOUTH WEST REGION

Sunday 15th October 2017 

IST Day – BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ – YOGA IN ACTIONS

In India people from every sphere of life, from physicians to politicians and religious teachers to shopkeepers, consider the Bhagavad Gītā to be a source of inspiration.

What is it that makes this great text a teaching for all these situations and what is its relationship to Yoga and with Western students?

Open to teachers/student teachers and serious yoga practicioners wishing to enhance their own understanding and if relevant, professional skills.

Further details to follow….

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Three Tools in the viniyoga of Yoga
Āsana – Sūtra – Āyurveda
Practice – Psychology – Lifestyle

Four Days of Yoga Teaching on Practice and Study
with Paul Harvey
January 11th – 14th 2017 in Herzliya, Israel

 

  • Theme 1. Teaching Āsana as a Personal Practice
  • Theme 2. Learning Sūtra as a Psychological Practice
  • Theme 3. Exploring Āyurveda as a Lifestyle Practice

Our time together will explore the relationship of the above three themes in the viniyoga or personal application of Yoga to individual situations within 121 teaching relationships.

We will spend our mornings focused around the Study of Chapter One of the Yoga Sūtra and Teaching Āsana Practices for different students within 121 situations.

Our afternoons will again focus on Teaching Āsana Practice within 121 situations, as well as Exploring Āyurveda as a Lifestyle Practice.

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings of T Krishnamacharya on the viniyoga of Yoga within 121 situations, as well as exploring his understanding of Haṭha, Rāja and Āyurveda from my 23 years of study with TKV Desikachar.

Follow Link to Read or Download a PDF of the Course

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Three Tools for the viniyoga of Yoga
Āsana – Prāṇāyāma – Sūtra
Body – Breath – Mind

Four Days of Yoga Training
with Paul Harvey
January 13th – 16th 2016 in Herzliya, Israel

 

  • Theme 1. Planning Āsana Practices
  • Theme 2. Observing & Adapting Āsana
  • Theme 3. Planning Prāṇāyāma Practices
  • Theme 4. Chapter Two of the Yoga Sūtra

Our time together will explore the viniyoga or application of each of the above four themes.

We will spend our mornings focused on Yoga Sūtra Study and Planning Āsana Practices and our afternoons will be spent around Planning Prāṇāyāma Practices and Observation & Adaptation of Āsana.

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings of T Krishnamacharya on the viniyoga of Yoga as well as his study of Haṭha and Rāja texts drawn from my 23 years of study in Personal Lessons with TKV Desikachar.

Follow Link to Read or Download a PDF of the Course

 

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ISRAELI YOGA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Two Day Yoga Intensive January 8/9th 2016

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The Art of Setting Priorities for Āsana and the Yoga Body

This two day intensive will explore how to set priorities when establishing a core Āsana practice.

We will look at short and long term goals in choosing postures to focus and develop within our practice.

It is for all interested in the structural and energetic principles that underpin the selection, application and practice of Āsana respecting the principles of Haṭha Yoga and their importance within Modern Postural Yoga.

We will explore Krishnamacharya and Desikachar’s teachings on Yoga and its relationship to and links with modern Kinesiological processes, as well as to its roots within the energetic principles underpinning Haṭha.

It is offered for all Yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers from any background interested in the core principles in the teachings of Haṭha Yoga that support refining and developing the body in our Āsana practice.

Each session will help us to develop, through presentation, textual contexting, and kinesiological examination, along with practical demonstration, small group interaction and personal practice experience, how we can:

  • Appreciate the Role of Primary Āsana for the Yoga Body
  • Appreciate the Role of Secondary Āsana for the Yoga Body
  • Appreciate the Role in Linking Āsana for the Yoga Body
  • Choose Short Term and Long Term Developmental Goals for the Yoga Body
  • Appreciate Developmental, Support or Therapeutic Choices for the Yoga Body
  • Appreciate the importance of the Energetic Structural Priorities within Haṭha Yoga
  • Understand how to establish Kinesiological Structural Priorities for Modern Postural Yoga
  • Appreciate the relationship between Energetic and Kinesiological Structural Priorities

From this we can facilitate a deeper, more effective and progressive practice through developing direct insight and appreciation into how structural postural and practice patterns may be:

  • Unhelpful in terms of health, well being and attitude
  • Inadequate in that they reinforce existing postural patterns

Finally we will explore how to integrate the Structural and Energetic aspects of Āsana practice within Haṭha Yoga into the goals and deeper potentials of Yoga within our lives and personal Yoga Journey.

Follow Link to Read or Download a PDF of the Workshop

Postscript to 2016 Israel visit:

Posting this travel and teaching news evoked a reflection and realisation that this visit marks a 20 year anniversary since my first teaching visit to Israel in 1996.

The theme for that 1996 visit was “Prāṇa, Patañjali and Practice”.

A continuing and developing thread it seems to this day except that over this time a community of committed students has evolved so I find myself not just introducing, but being able to expand and deepen the exploration of these three primary Yoga themes. That of Haṭha, Rāja and Sādhana.

It is also a welcome aspect not just to be able to return and deepen teachings but also to be able to leave knowing there are home resources in place for interested students to be able to follow up with and from.

My gratitude, thanks and love around this to Ziva Kinrot for a friendship and studentship that stretches back to 1995 when we first met, curiously enough, in Switzerland.

The confidence that I feel in being able to visit and share more teachings, from the wellspring that Krishnamacharya tapped into and left available, knowing that I am able to leave students in the capable and respectful hands of Ziva, along with those who trained with her, is what draws me back here again and again.

Thus I look forward to this visit and to returning in 2017 and 2018, with dates in the diary and teaching themes already in place as part of a three year project.

 

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BRITISH WHEEL OF YOGA – WEST MIDLANDS REGION

Saturday 10th October 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm

IST Day – BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ – YOGA IN ACTIONS

In India people from every sphere of life, from physicians to politicians and religious teachers to shopkeepers, consider the Bhagavad Gītā to be a source of inspiration.

What is it that makes this great text a teaching for all these situations and what is its relationship to Yoga and with Western students?

Open to teachers/student teachers and serious yoga practicioners wishing to enhance their own understanding.

Follow Link to Download PDF

 

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British Wheel of Yoga National Congress
April 10th to 12th 2015

Venue: Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7AL

The Evolution of Yoga through the practices of Dhyāna, Prāṇāyāma, Mudrā and Āsana

Session A – Friday 15.00 – 16.30

Session D – Saturday 11.15 – 12.45 (Repeat)
Asana, Chanting, Discussion, Meditation, Philosophy, Pranayama, S
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An experiential practice and practice theory presentation exploring the unfolding of 
Yoga as a Sādhana through the four major areas of:

  • Yoga Dhyāna or seated meditation
  • Prāṇāyāma or seated breathing
  • Mudrā or special postures
  • Āsana or general postures

that embody Yoga practice as we know it today.

The Evolution of Yoga through the Teachings of the Upanisaṭ, Bhagavad Gītā, Yoga Sūtra and Haṭha Texts

Session C – Saturday 09.00 – 10.30
Session F – Sunday 10.00 – 11.30 (Repeat)
Discussion, Lecture, Philosophy

The Evolution of Yoga through the Teachings of the Upanisaṭ, Bhagavad Gītā, Yoga Sūtra and Haṭha Texts.

  • Upanisaṭ – Exploration of spirit as a personal path
  • Bhagavad Gītā – From confusion to clarity
  • Yoga Sūtra – Path of Meditation towards Freedom
  • Haṭha Texts – What good is the sword of knowledge to cut through the chains of illusion if the holder is too weak to bear it.

A lecture-discussion format exploring the unfolding of Yoga through the time frame linking the four major textual sources that embraced the teachings and practices that embody Yoga as we know it today.

 

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CENTRE FOR YOGA STUDIES ISRAEL
February 4th – 7th 2015

The Art of viniyoga of Yoga – Four Days of Yoga Training

Venue: Tel Aviv

  • Day 1. The viniyoga of Āsana
  • Day 2. The viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma
  • Day 3. The viniyoga of Mudrā
  • Day 4. The viniyoga of Dhyāna

Our time together will be an exploration of the viniyoga or personal and professional application of each of the four themes.

We will draw from Haṭha and Rāja texts as well as ancient and contemporary teachings on body and mind from my 25 years of study with TKV Desikachar into the teachings of T Krishnamacharya.

 

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ISRAELI YOGA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Two Day Yoga Intensive January 30/31st 2015

Yoga Cikitsa and the Pañca Maya Yoga as Therapeutic Healthcare for different aspects of Being

The ancient model of the Pañca Maya from the Taittirīya Upaniṣad can be used as a skillful therapeutic paradigm in terms of its view of five aspects of the human being as Physical, Energetic, Mental, Personality and Emotional.

As well as applying this paradigm to the Western medical models for disease it will be linked to the common energetic principles underpinning Haṭha Yoga and Āyurveda and psychological principles inherent within the Yoga Sūtra.

We will explore the potential for applying these principles as diagnostic & prognostic tools in terms of recovery, lifestyle support or developmental modalities in considering the students starting point, potential and personal goals.

This two day intensive will suit Teachers and Trainee Teachers interested in how Yoga can be applied as Therapeutic Healthcare within our teaching, especially with individuals, whilst integrating the deeper potentials of Yoga theory and practice into both our short term and longer term work.

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
Albert Einstein