Initiated for 2011 the IHS Programme introduces the student to a weekend on the primary principles and teachings from the major Haṭha Yoga texts. These Haṭha or energetic principles will be drawn from early formative texts such as the:
- Gorakṣa Śataka
- Yoga Tārāvali
- Yoga Yājñavalkhya
- Yoga Upaniṣad
Which formed the base, and in some cases the actual text, for the more well known medieval Haṭha triad of the:
- Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā
- Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā
- Śiva Saṃhitā
We will explore how they inspire and guide our personal Yoga practice and study, as well as our Yoga teaching. The weekend course is complete in itself and offers a sound overview of the core principles of Haṭha Yoga.
“Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.”
- Śrī T Krishnamacharya.
It is an opportunity for a Yoga student from any Yoga background or style to experience an in-depth introduction to the concepts and practices which underpin Haṭha Yoga.
Oct 19 2013
Foundational Module One Haṭha Study Course - Programme no 3 - Places Available
An in-depth exploration of the core Haṭha Yoga concepts Two Day Workshop October 19/20th 2013
Jun 28 2014
Foundational Module One Haṭha Study Course - Programme no 4
An in-depth exploration of the core Haṭha Yoga concepts Two Day Workshop June 28/29th 2014
Mar 21 2015
Foundational Module One Haṭha Study Course - Programme no 5
An in-depth exploration of the core Haṭha Yoga concepts Two Day Workshop March 21/22nd 2015
These fundamental aspects can also be further developed through the four Foundation Haṭha Study Weekend Workshops. Here the focus will be primarily on four ancient or contemporary texts on Haṭha Yoga. We will focus on an in-depth overview of one text each weekend
Jun 20 2015
Foundational Module Two Haṭha Study Course - Programme no 1 - Places Available
Four weekends each an in-depth view of the four chapters of the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā From June 20/21st 2015 to June 18/19th 2016
To present a view of the core Haṭha concepts in Yoga through which students can support and develop their own practice and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for why a view such as Haṭha can support our lives. Its role is not to train students as Yoga teachers.
They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Introductory Haṭha Study 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 integrating the primary Haṭha concepts to support your everyday life.
- Understanding the principles which inspire and shape Haṭha Yoga.
- An overview of important Haṭha teachings around body and mind.
- Familiarisation with basic Haṭha terms and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how your body can work more effectively utilizing Haṭha techniques.
- Deepening our work with and importance of Haṭha concepts such as Prāṇa-Apāna, Mūla-Mala, Candra-Avidyā, Sūrya-Agni and Ṣat Cakra in Yoga practice.
The Introductory Haṭha Study Course topics total over 10 hours through:
Yoga Practice – 2.25 hours
- Practical learning skills from Haṭha Yoga to refine your practice.
- Linking to the concepts of Haṭha to help develop and deepen your practice.
Haṭha Concepts – 7.5 hours
- Why we need a view such as Haṭha.
- Exploring some key themes that underpin the major Haṭha Yoga texts.
Unpacking Key Haṭha concepts such as:• Prāṇa• Apāna• Amṛtam• Candra• Sūrya• Agni• Mūla• Mala• Tridoṣa• Dvadasa Nādī• Kuṇḍalinī• Avidyā• Ṣat Cakra.
- Which concepts are most important.
- How the key concepts are linked.
- Learning to look through Haṭha at our relationship with others.
- Linking the concepts of Haṭha to the ebb and flow of daily life.
Course Review – 0.45 hour
- Informal guidelines of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and personal practice.
The Introductory Haṭha Workshop Weekend Schedule
- 9.30 – Onwards for refreshments
- 10.00 – Prompt Start introducing the days theme
- 10.15 – Haṭha Study
- 11.15 – Break
- 11.30 – Haṭha Study
- 12.30 – Yoga Practice
- 1.00 – Lunch
- 2.00 – Haṭha Study
- 3.00 – Break
- 3.15 – Haṭha Study
- 4.15 – Break
- 4.45 – Yoga Practice
- 5.30 – Departures
- 9.00 – Onwards for refreshments
- 9.30 – Prompt Start introducing the days theme
- 9.45 – Haṭha Study
- 10.45 – Break
- 11.00 – Haṭha Study
- 12.00 – Yoga Practice
- 12.30 – Lunch
- 1.30 – Haṭha Study
- 2.15 – Break
- 2.30 – Haṭha Study
- 3.15 – Closing and Review
- 3.30 – Yoga Practice
- 4.00 – Departures
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.
A total of 15 hours (10 hours tuition over two days plus suggestions for 5 hours guided home study and practice directions).
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Introductory Haṭha Study Course Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students with 100% attendance. The IHS Course can count for 10-15 BWY CPD points for BWY Teachers.
Fees & Booking
The dates are all Saturday and Sunday and the IHS Courses are for any Yoga teachers, trainee teachers and all Yoga students except complete Yoga beginners.
The 2013 course fee will be £145 for the two days.
The 2014 course fee will be £150 for the two days.
The 2015 course fee will be £155 for the two days.
The full fee is payable at the time of booking and includes a 20 page colour manual, tuition, delicious vegetarian lunches each day and all refreshments.
The full course fee is made payable to Paul Harvey and sent to Yoganjali, Princes Place, Bristol BS7 8NP. Confirmation 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.
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