Current programme

One to one lessons:
 
Sessions run throughout the year, they are arranged around the availability of the individual and with the practice designed according to the individual's needs.  It is generally recommended that the individual attends sessions every three to four weeks and practises on a regular basis in their home consulting their teacher via email or telephone if they have a query. Sessions take place in Wine Street, Bradford on Avon. Fees £35 per hour. The initial consultation session is free of charge.
Workshops:

The next workshop is an Introductory Day on the Yoga of Professor T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. This will be in Frome on Saturday 9 October 2021,10am-5pm
at the RISE Centre, (formerly Hubnub), Whittox Lane, Frome Sommerset, BA11 3BY

This is to introduce students to the unique approach of yoga which integrates practical teachings on asana, pranayama, the use of sound and meditative techniques. It also focuses on the teachings of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra-s and other yoga related texts.

The day will also focus on the use of directional or diaphragmatic breathing, which is so central to this tradition.It also is a taster for the TSYP Foundation Course which is starting in January 2022 until June 2022 and consists of 6 weekends at the same venue in Frome.
The details for this course are below.

The cost for the day is £50 and to book a place please contact Geoff at yogageofffarrer@gmail.com or ring 01225 635244.
 

 

 

Sangha:
The aim of the sangha is to practise and improve our chanting of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedic chanting. Meetings are held every couple of months in Bradford on Avon and are open to all interested in chanting.
 
The date for the next session is to be arranged as the covid situation has prevented the sangha meetings taking place.The next sangha we hope will take place in the autumn once all covid restrictions are lifted. For more information please contact Geoff on yogageofffarrer@gmail.com or ring 01225 635244
TSYP Foundation Course:
The next Foundation Course is planned for January to June 2022 in Frome and the details are below:
Workshop Dates:
January 29/30, February 19/20, March 19/20, April 23/24, May 14/15, June 18,19
Venue: RISE Centre, (formerly Hubnub), Whittox Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3BY
Cost: £600 (£550 if booked by 31 October 2021) This includes a membership fee of the TSYP £25 and an administration fee of £20 also to the TSYP.
The course is a 72 hour contact course designed by TSYP 'The Society of Yoga Practitioners', held over 6 weekends for students or teachers who wish to know more about the tradition of the great yogi Professor T Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar.
This unique approach integrates practical teachings about asana, pranayama, use of sound and meditative techniques,with the teaching of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra-s and other texts. Above all, it emphasises the importance of adapting yoga to the individual. A large part of the course will be about the art of developing home practice tailore d to your specific needs and how to adapt this as circumstances change. Also, it is an ideal way to deepen your knowledge of yoga prior to taking teacher training.
Aims:
 
To provide a structured course in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar in order:
  • to deepen experience and study in this tradition
  • to encourage personal development for committed students
  • to provide a sound basis for those who wish to continue towards TSYP teacher training
    and/or further personal development
 
Objectives:
 
  • By the end of the course participants will have an awareness and appreciation of the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar
  • have a basic knowledge and understanding of the history of yoga
  • have an overview of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and its importance as the key yoga text
  • be aware of a range of asana and be able to practise them appropriately
  • have knowledge and understanding of some pranayama techniques and be able to
    practise them appropriately
  • know the definition of meditation (YS III, 2) and have explored meditative practices
  • be able to plan a simple personal practice 
  • have explored and experienced the role of sound in yoga
  • know the definition of mantra and have practised some mantra
  • be aware of some basic principles of ayurveda
  • be aware of the basic rules of Sanskrit pronunciation and be able to pronounce key Sanskrit terms from the course
 
 
Teaching methods: 
  • lecture, whole group discussion, small group discussion & reporting back to whole group, question & answer, experiential practices 
 
Assessment: 
 
  • learning checks through informal review in group
 
Attendance:
 
  • 80%. Time with tutor to make up missed course days, suitable fee 
 
Duration:
 
  • 72 hours minimum up to a maximum of 80 hours, over a minimum 6 month period 
 
Certification: TSYP
 
Who is eligible?
 
  • By personal tutor assessment (via individual lessons or class attendance) or by recommendation from TSYP teacher or interview as required.
  • Please contact Geoff for more information and a syllabus on yogageofffarrer@gmail.com or ring 01225 635244