Sanskrit is the Language of Yoga. Experiencing yogic texts through this ancient language brings a depth of understanding and insight not otherwise available to the yoga student. Anyone can resonate with Sanskrit's timeless sounds, and connect to words and ideas that are incredibly beautiful and profound. Rewards are many for those who take the time to see, hear and feel the power and elegance of Sanskrit. Those interested in yoga philosophy particularly benefit from this study.
Knowledge of Sanskrit makes it possible to grasp the subtleties of yoga, the teachings of which are predominantly 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.
See the schedule for weekly Sanskrit classes. The Sanskrit Level I Introductory Weekend is a prerequisite for all Sanskrit classes. See ASI website for all Sanskrit Level I class listings.