Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Sanskrit Beyond The Basics –

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
3271 16th St  San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-1600

Dates: Sat. April 27th & Sun. April 28th
Time: 1-6pm
Cost: $199 (20% off for Lotus Grads)

This 10 Hour Sanskrit and Yoga Sutra Intensive is for Yoga Teachers and enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge and experience of Sanskrit as the language of Yoga through the highest of yogic texts , the Yoga Sutras. Since ancient times the practice of yoga has included the study, practice and chanting of yogic texts which are written in Sanskrit and is integral to the heart of yoga for deeper understanding and connection which is experienced through harmonizing and balancing of the mind through sound.

Josh will teach you how to approach the sacred language of Yoga as a practice that is fun, transformative, inspiring and liberating through an educational and experiential learning experience that will give you a deep connection to the beauty, power and energy of Sanskrit as a priceless tool to understand, uncover and feel the meaning of Yoga to experience, celebrate and share . This Intensive is an incredible opportunity to grow as a Yoga Teacher cultivating a more spiritual relationship and reverence in practice and teaching the High Art and Science of Yoga.

* The ABC’s of the Sanskrit Alphabet
* Intimacy with Location of Sound
* The Breath of Sanskrit
* Pronunciation Perfection
* Chanting the key Yoga Sutras
* Uncovering personal meaning in the Yoga Sutras
* Sharing the Joy of sound in classes

About Josh:
Josh Michaell teaches Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy & Meditation through workshops and Teacher Trainings throughout the US and abroad. Practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1993 and studying Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy with Vyaas Houston since 1997 Josh is a senior teacher for the American Sanskrit Institute, and on the faculty at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, teaching Yoga Philosophy for the 500 hour Teacher Training curriculum as well as a licensed M.A., MFT, with a Transpersonal and Yoga Psychology-inspired counseling practice in San Francisco and Marin County, CA.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Sleven
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 21:51:51

    Dear Josh Michaell,

    I came to your blog via having heard Vyaas Houston chanting the Gayayri Mantra & googling his name.

    I’d like to attend a Sanskrit / Sutras immersion course with you or Vyaas Houston. I divide my time between England in the summer & India/Goa in the winter. Do you ever teach in England? I realise I may need to come to the states to study with you so I’d like to explore the feasibility of that (finances, timing).

    I took up Yoga in my late 20’s; I’m 66 now & I’ve been teaching over the past 30 yrs or so. Hatha initially then Astanga Vinyasa Yoga since my late 40’s. I still teach; a wide range of different styles, using Yoga as a medium to help people learn to love & respect themselves & find their way to peace & joy.
    I’ve been wondering about retiring but I still love Yoga, still love teaching! My studies of Sanskrit & the sutras have been non academic; I feel very drawn to there being laughter & joy involved in the process!

    Could you let me know what’s available over the next 12 months or so, dates, costs, then I can explore finding the way & the means to attend something with you.

    Many thanks, Jane Sleven


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