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Tue 18 Jul 2023
Tue 29 Aug 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Event Type: Weekly

Flight To Freedom: Exploring The Panchakosha Model And Its Practical Applications

Flight to Freedom

Exploring the Panchakosha Model and Its Practical Applications
Online Workshop

About the workshop

The Taittiriya Upanisad, in the Brahmanandavalli presents a very beautiful model known as the paksikalpana prakriya that explores the five-dimensional human system, beyond which shines the Atman. Each dimension of the human system is further superimposed on the image of a bird with head, wings, torso and tail.

While significant as a Vedantic model, this model can also be applied in an individual context to understand the physiological, cognitive, emotional and spiritual processes in humans.

Weaving together a study of the Paksikalpana Prakriya with practices of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation, this weekend workshop, offers participants a mirror for reflection and transformative experiences.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To facilitate direct access to authentic source of wisdom on Panchakosha
  • To introduce systematic learning method of traditional yoga texts
  • To promote confidence, in reading and quoting yogic textual sources in teaching, learning and practice of yoga


Yoga Practitioners, Professionals, Teachers and Yoga enthusiasts. *Suitable age group 21 years and above

Session Includes:

  • 10 Live, Interactive Zoom Sessions
  • Q & A sessions
  • Access to recorded sessions
  • Suggested Readings & resources materials

Duration of the workshop: 10 hours’ program

Workshop Sessions will be held on:

Every Tuesday & Thursday (Twice a week)

Workshop time in the day:

5:00 – 6:00 PM IST, 1hour live session with faculty (Two session per week)

Expected start date: 06th July, 2023

July: 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

August: 03, 15, 17

Medium of instruction: English

Workshop Fee: Rs.5000/- INR for Indian students and $75USD for for International students.


Smt. Nrithya Jagannathan

Director, KYM Institute of Yoga Studies, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai

Nrithya Jagannathan is a senior yoga therapist from the Krishnamacharya tradition and was a student of renowned Yogacharya Sri T K V Desikachar for over a decade. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she is currently the Director of the KYM Institute of Yoga Studies, the training and certification wing of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. She has traveled extensively around the world to teach Yoga, Yoga therapy and Vedic Chanting and is a certified therapist from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C- IAYT). Nrithya is currently also on the Certification Committee of the IAYT. Nrithya is the chairperson of the IYA Tamilnadu State Subcommittee for Academic Courses and Examinations. She was honoured with the Yogini Award for Tamil Nadu State by Eduglife Vishipsa in February 2023. Deeply passionate about all aspects of Indian literature, culture and philosophy, Nrithya is also the Editor in Chief of Darsanam, the Quarterly Journal on Yoga and Yoga Cikitsa of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.