Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts
Rick Roberts is an engineer, meditator, RYT-500 yoga teacher, kirtan wallah and student of Sanskrit. He began chanting and meditating in 1979 while living in an ashram where Sanskrit texts were chanted every morning and evening. During this time he developed a great love for the sounds of Sanskrit but with no understanding of how they were mapped in the palate or how the grammar was organized to convey meaning. In 2004 Rick met Vyaas Houston, director of the American Sanskrit Institute who gave him the tools and encouragement to begin a personal journey into the language. The teaching method developed by Vyaas provided an easy and fun way to begin the study of Sanskrit. After one weekend immersion he learned the entire Sanskrit alphabet, gained confidence in pronouncing the names of Yoga postures correctly and learned how to read simple Sanskrit words. The fear of learning Sanskrit dissolved, being replaced with a hunger to learn more. Rick completed a Teacher Training program with Vyaas Houston and has studied with ASI instructors Doug Donnell and Jo Brill. Rick currently resides in Montague, MA and facilitates the Sanskrit online study group remotely via phone and computer sharing.

 

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location Class Type Instructor
June 23-24 Nipomo, CA Sanskrit Level I Luana "Kamala" Knowlton Details
June 11-24 Collingswood, NJ Level I Apprentice Training Zoe Mai Details
July 21-22 Nipomo, CA Sanskrit Level I Luana "Kamala" Knowlton Details
Jul 30-Aug 4 Collingswood, NJ Panini Week Immersion Zoe Mai Details
August 11-12 Philadelphia, PA Sanskrit Level II Robin Debreceni Details
September 8-9 Nipomo, CA Sanskrit Level I Luana "Kamala" Knowlton Details
October 6-7 Collingswood, NJ Navaratri Immersion Zoe Mai Details
October 13-14 Camden, NJ Sanskrit Level I Erik Marrero Details
October 20-21 Collingswood, NJ Sanskrit Level III Robin Debreceni Details
October 27-28 Duluth, MN Sanskrit Level I Jenny Tumas Details
November 3-4 Collingswood, NJ Ramayana Course Zoe Mai Details
November 17-18 Collingswood, NJ Sanskrit Level I Erik Marrero Details
December 7-9 Washington, DC The Seeds of Yoga; Mantra and Meditation Zoe Mai Details
February Santa Fe, NM Advanced Teacher Training Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Sanyama Meditation Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Washington, DC Study Group Ellen Cull Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Private Sanskrit Study Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Weekly Sanskrit Class Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Online Study Group Rick Roberts Details
Ongoing Online Online Studies Zoe Mai, Director Details