Sanskrit for Yogis

Give yourself tools to dive more deeply into yoga philosophy and āsana with this unique six week course designed for yoga teachers and practitioners who wish to explore Sanskrit - the language of yoga. Sanskrit provides us with thousands of years’ worth of context for yoga and, although the course won’t make you fluent, it will give you the skills to pronounce Sanskrit words, to decipher some of the common posture names, and to recognise some basic word forms as you explore yoga’s textual tradition.

Course Information

Dates

This course runs over 6 Fridays - Friday 31st January to Friday 13th March 2020, with a break Friday 21st February

2.30pm – 4pm each session

Session One – Friday 31st January 2020
Session Two – Friday 7th February
Session Three – Friday 14th Feb
Session Four – Friday 28th Feb
Session Five – Friday 6th March
Session Six – Friday 13th March

  • Cost Early Bird £75 until 24th November, then £95
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    Sanskrit for Yogis

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  • Venue The Life Centre, Notting Hill
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to all yoga teachers and practitioners who wish to explore Sanskrit

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    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 15

    Number of hours: 1.5 per session

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Exploration will be built around a medieval Sanskrit yoga text called the Yoga Tārāvalī. The text is not as widely known as texts like the Yoga Sūtra or the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā, so, as well as the Sanskrit language, you will get to explore a new yoga text. The course will allow you to:

  • pronounce āsana names and yoga philosophy concepts correctly
  • understand some of the Sanskrit building blocks of āsana names
  • explore yoga philosophy with greater understanding through a Sanskrit lens
  • tap into the “sound” of yoga and possibly experience the language’s energetic impact

Each week, we will meet for 90 minutes. Together we will learn to chant some of the Yoga Tārāvalī, learn some of its vocabulary, look at its teachings, and explore some of the Sanskrit grammatical constructions which it uses. As we go through the course, we will try to translate a few verses together and, at the end of the course, you will receive a complete English translation. Each week will include a short meditation and may include a short āsana practice.

No previous knowledge of Sanskrit (or of the Yoga Tārāvalī) is needed, but some basic understanding of grammatical (and yoga!) concepts will be helpful. There may be a small amount of homework before each session, and sessions will begin with a short, informal revision quiz on the previous week’s material.
A copy of the text will be provided (transliterated into western script), as will some grammatical and vocabulary handouts

Course Information

Dates

This course runs over 6 Fridays - Friday 31st January to Friday 13th March 2020, with a break Friday 21st February

2.30pm – 4pm each session

Session One – Friday 31st January 2020
Session Two – Friday 7th February
Session Three – Friday 14th Feb
Session Four – Friday 28th Feb
Session Five – Friday 6th March
Session Six – Friday 13th March

  • Cost Early Bird £75 until 24th November, then £95
  • Booking Full Details

    Sanskrit for Yogis

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue The Life Centre, Notting Hill
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to all yoga teachers and practitioners who wish to explore Sanskrit

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 15

    Number of hours: 1.5 per session

Book Now