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.

Group classes:

The next Monday evening group classes will be 10 week courses on the Yoga of  Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Mondays are from Monday 6 January until Monday 16 March 2020 from 6.45 - 7.45pm with half term on Monday 10 February. The fee is £80 for the term payable in 2 installments of £40 for each half of the term. Drop in fee is £10 per session.

The Friday morning group class starts on Friday 10 January for 10 weeks until Friday 20 March 2020 from 10am until 11.30am. There is a  half term  break on Friday 14 February. The fee is £90 payable in 2 installments of £45 for each  half of the term .Drop in fee is £10 per session. This is at the Quaker Meeting House in  Bradford on Avon 1 Whiteheads Lane BA15 1JU.

Please bring a mat and block if you have one.

Workshops:

Bradford on Avon

The title of the next workshop in Bradford on Avon is 'Building A Home Practice', and it will explore ancient ideas from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali relating to building home practices. We will consider what you would like 

from your home practice and link in ideas of brmhana kriya which is the action of stimulating body and  mind, and langhana kriya which involves stress reduction and calming yourself to bring about a profound sense of well-being.

There will be three practices involving asana, pranayama and sound which will link to the theme of the workshop.

 

As numbers are limited by space, please book early. Materials and refreshments and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided. The fee is £50.

 

This workshop will take place on Sunday 23 February 2020  10.00 am until 4.30pm at 39 Wine Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NS

London

 

The workshop is as for Bradford on Avon and is on Sunday 3 November 10am-4.30pm at the Goose Green Centre, 62 East Dulwich Road London SE22 9AT. The fee is £60.

 

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 Sunday 15 March 2020 from

2pm - 4.30pm with a break in the middle for drinks and refreshments. 

TSYP Foundation Course:

The next Foundation Course is planned for later in the year in Frome and details will appear on the site when they have been arranged.

The course is a 72 hour contact course designed by '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 tailored 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:

 

  • 85%. 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 

 

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