Sanskrit – The Sacred Language of Yoga
with Gitanjali Adlakha-Hutcheon – ONLINE COURSE
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sanskrit is the sacred language of yoga.

Incorporating Sanskrit into yoga and meditation practice and classes adds depth and meaning to the teachings and inspires curiosity of the history and lineage of yoga for the students.

Course Outline

Sanskrit is the language of the ancient scriptures of India, including spiritual and philosophical literature. It is based on sound vibrations and is therefore the language of mantras which are integral to yoga and meditation practice.

During this 10 hour course we will discuss the history and significance of Sanskrit in the yoga tradition. We will look at the alphabet as the structure and foundation of this ancient language, along with pronunciation and meaning of Sanskrit words commonly used in a yoga class.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to pronounce the alphabet of the Devanagri script correctly;
  • Understand the significance of the alphabet to support your yoga and meditation practice; and
  • Be able to read and recognize words in Devanagri; and
  • Be confident using basic Sanskrit words such as names of yoga postures in your practice and teaching alike.

The course is taught in an interactive, user-friendly way that engages students from the beginning. This workshop is ideal for Yoga Students and Yoga Teachers alike.

Discover the joy of the Sanskrit language and get inspired by its brilliant and logical pronunciation system.

Dates and Timings

  • Saturday, June 20 and Sunday June 21, 2020
  • 1 pm to 5 pm each day.

This course provides 8 hours of classroom study with 1 hour of homework pronunciation and a 1 hour written homework assignment.

Cost and Registration

$195.00 per person before April 30, 2020, $225.00 per person thereafter.

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

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teacher

Yoga Teacher Gitanjali

When guiding a class, Gitanjali integrates different aspects of yoga practice to create a balanced and harmonized practice for the spirit, mind and body. Experience Indian traditions and stories, a keen sense of alignment and a big smile in her classes. Gitanjali looks forward to sharing the joy, lightness and strength that can be found on and off the mat through yoga. A scientist by training and at heart, she likes to experiment to enable everyone to find the inner strength to empower each asana.

Gitanjali’s upbringing in India, surrounded by the scriptures, the daily chants and rituals, formed the basis of her spiritual pursuits. It is in Canada that she heard the call of her body to move and breathe consciously. She has been actively pursuing the asana practice for over the last decade. Her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in a Vinyasa based style opened the doors of her curiosity and since then she has added more than 800 hours of training in different styles including Ashtanga, Sivananda, Hatha, Restorative and Yin. <Learn More>