Upcoming Sanskrit Workshop – San Francisco March 13th, 2010

The Language of Yoga – An Essential Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation

“If one has knowledge of Sanskrit, then knowledge of yoga is possible as well.”

-Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois

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 the practice of asanas: an essential adjunct for harmonizing and balancing the mind. Knowledge of Sanskrit, even at the most beginning level, makes it possible to grasp the subtleties of yoga philosophy, whose body of teachings are written in it. Through experiencing the profundity of Sanskrit sounds, feeling their force and power, and the unique way they vibrate the palate,body and chakras, your yoga practice and understanding can move to new depths.

In this course, we will explore the following:

* A yogic model of learning, designed to teach you how to establish one-pointed focus, eliminate    limiting habituated patterns, and awaken to a deeper sense of freedom and self-awareness.

* Essential elements of Sanskrit sound, allowing you to develop an intimacy with the language of yoga.

*Learning to accurately pronounce yoga-related words, asana names and mantra, savoring the beauty and power of the language and its resonance.

* An empowering selection of yoga sutras and timeless, healing verses from various sacred texts including the Bhagavad Gita, Hitopadesha, Ramayana and Mandukya Upanishad.

This course will be both fun and engaging. No previous experience with Sanskrit or yoga philosophy is necessary to attend class.


Saturday, March 13th, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Ashtanga Yoga San Francisco

for info: http://www.ashtangayogasanfrancisco.com


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