Knowledge of Sanskrit makes it possible to grasp the subtleties of yoga, whose body of teachings are written in Sanskrit. Since ancient times the practice of yoga has included the study of Sanskrit and the chanting of Sanskrit mantras to induce calm and clarity in meditation. Sanskrit is integral to yoga meditation and its pure sounds essential for harmonizing and balancing the mind.
This Sanskrit Training will teach you how to approach the language of yoga as a yoga that is both enjoyable and inspiring. The first step in learning Sanskrit is to develop an intimacy with its sounds; become familiar with their exact location, feeling their force and power, and the unique way they vibrate the palate and engage the breath. Above all, enjoying sound is at the heart of our program.
The 14 hour Sanskrit Training is an educational adventure that will give you a permanent connection to the beauty and energy of Sanskrit as well as a dynamic model of yoga in the classroom that supports a natural and effortless focus.
"The American Sanskrit Institute has presented a new way to teach and offers students a new way to learn. Using yoga itself at the heart of the method, in every aspect, from the simple act of listening, to how to articulate the sounds of this profoundly spiritual language, the ASI courses make learning fun and effective. I recommend this training to anyone interested in any aspect of yoga or other spirituality or to anyone who teaches anything!"
` Chuck Miller, Certified Senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher
"In my twenty five years of experience as a professional educator, one value has guided my own self development. That is the value of creating opportunities to live in the reality of being a constant learner. No single experience has touched me as deeply as the learning that is generated in Vyaas Houston's Sanskrit Intensive. While the profound wisdom and spiritual insight that comes through the language of Sanskrit is the treasure that it is, Vyaas has developed a methodology that frees me to live in my life even more fully as a learner. Educators have pleaded for support in bringing the essence of yogic awareness into their classrooms. I have found no technology as effective as what he uses in his trainings. I have found no technology more readily applicable to a broader spectrum of educational settings than what he delivers."
~ Don Stapleton, Ph.D., Director of Kripalu Programs Development