Date / Time: November 10, 2021 to December 8, 2021
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Instructor: Lynne Cardinal
Location: online
For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Sanskrit is a classical language of India. It literally means “perfection”. It is the language of ancient sages and Sanskrit words are used as mantras, as their sounds when properly pronounced are suiting and transformative.
This introductory course aims to familiarize students with some basic concepts of Sanskrit which will help them in their study of sacred essential texts.
Sanskrit is a phonetical language; since the words are pronounced according to their spellings it makes them easy to read and pronounce.
The knowledge of Sanskrit is very helpful for anyone who is interested in exploring the original texts relating to the Indian traditional knowledge systems.
The Sanskrit sounds are meditative. To read, write or sing in Sanskrit is an ancient practice to help us awaken to our essential nature.
No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required to take the course.

Learning Objectives

  • The value of Sanskrit as a phonetic language to pronounce
  • The Sanskrit alphabet
  • To read and write Sanskrit scripts
  • The etymology and meaning of important Sanskrit words
  • To recite verses of the philosophy of yoga, with proper rhyme and meter

Dates and Times

Wednesdays, November 10, 2021 to December 8, 2021
2 hour sessions (with one 15 minute break):
  • November 10, 2021 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • November 17, 2021 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • November 24, 2021 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • December 1, 2021 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • December 8, 2021 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm


$255.00 per person before September 15, 2021, $295.00 per person thereafter.

Fee includes the training, course materials and certificate.


Study Materials: All materials will be handed out during the course.
This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.
For 200 Hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
300 Hour Core Module: 10 Hours

About Your Teacher

Lynne has lived 15 years in the Himalayas, studying Sanskrit, Eastern Philosophy, Ancient texts and Meditation. While living in India, she was teaching the philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sûtras of Patanjali) amongst other ancient texts, at the International Meditation Centre in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Lynne studied Eastern Philosophy in India from where she received a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy (alternative). She is a published author and is the co-author of several books and CDs on the Yoga Sûtras of Patanjali, a philosophical Sanskrit text, which was interpreted in the context of a learning kit. Lynne is also trained in healing Trauma, Mediation, Hypnosis and EFT.

She has been interviewed on TV and radio and she has been teaching and giving lectures and seminars on subjects related to Life-Balance, Hypnosis, Burnout Prevention and Meditation for over 35 years in Canada, Europe and India. She also has a private practice here in Ottawa to see clients individually for coaching, mentoring and hypnotherapy.