12 Hour Workshops

The Language of Yoga
Sanskrit, Asana Names, Yoga Sutras and Chants


The science and practice of yoga is framed in Sanskrit words and verses. A basic understanding of the Sanskrit language is important for any student or teacher of yoga. Many asana (posture) names have interesting, deeper meanings and stories behind them. Yoga philosophy, specifically the Yoga Sutras, contains many terms that have no accurate English equivalents. Learning these key terms in depth broadens our understanding of yoga and how it describes human consciousness. An asana sequence will be lead in any session that is 3 hours long.

CLASSES:

Sanskrit Basics for Yogis: Fundamentals of Pronunciation
Asana Names and Stories
Yoga Sutras Unraveled: Yoga as Nirodha
How to Chant in Sanskrit: Yoga Chants and Vedic Mantras

 


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I think Nicolai's presentation was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed learning about the cakras. He made it sound so much more logical and grounded than most present on this topic. Connecting the marmas, nadis and cakras just makes sense! And I had never really looked at the verses in the HYP (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). Most importantly, I had one of my most settled meditation experiences last night. I could have sat for hours! Chanting was a wonderful way to awaken the energy in each cakra. I truly could feel the support of that kundalini energy moving up my spine. I was a little "high" when I came home and had to stay up for a few hours to settle.

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