Levels of Krama Training

At what levels one is practicing or training is way less important than the persistency, consistency and quality of attention.

There are three main areas covered by our programmes – working with the body, working with the conscious mind, and working with our emotive an intuitive self (by some also called the ‘spirit’). These three are essentially inseparable and none of the three can function properly without the other two. Recognising this ‘deep integrity’ is at the heart of our approach.

Currently, for most of our new starters, our programmes start with some form of suitable physical training. Working with postures and movement chains, we build a highly effective and efficient physical reconditioning programme. ‘Deeper dimensions’ are mostly addressed at specialist workshops and planted into individual training programmes.

The regular physical training itself tends to trigger interest in the other two dimensions. Since the majority of people seem to be interested mostly in the physical practice, we will start with this.warriors_bw

In our training system the physical training consists of various combinations of postures and movement chains. Overall the training is designed to accommodate individual needs and abilities. There are currently three main levels of training available, starting with the Dynamic Primer, or K-1. (‘K’ here means way, method, sequence, from the Sanskrit word ‘krama’)

K-1 is our entry stage, preparing the practitioner by laying solid foundations. The four phases of postures and movement chains are introduced – Enter, Engage/Empower, Exit. Some important classical principles are embedded in the methodology right from start. After a few weeks or months, when you’re ready, you can move to the next level.

The second level is K-2. It adds more postures and techniques, builds strength, stamina and flexibility. Here we usually have a mixed ability group, enabling individuals to develop at their own pace, according to abilities and aspirations.

The third level, K-3, is currently the highest level. It is a ‘self-practice’, where individuals practice their individual sequences. Everyone works from memory, using ‘cheat sheets’. The instructor/teacher/mentor assists with comments and physical corrections and adjustments where needed.

Please refer to the timetable or other relevant pages to see more.