Sanskrit Immersion: The Sacred language of yoga (level 2)
Sanskrit Immersion Level 2 with Kira Rafuse
About this course: Continue along your Sanskrit path with this twelve-hour immersion class. This course builds upon the Sanskrit Fundamentals course, providing greater depth into the history and roots of Sanskrit and will focus on strengthening student’s pronunciation of Sanskrit through chanting of the alphabet and consonant-vowel combinations.
Students will explore the history and Vedic roots of OM. We will also journey through the story of the Gayatri Mantra and learn how to chant it in the traditional Vedic meter. This course will help students establish their connection and build understanding of the transliteration marks when reading Sanskrit in an English script.
This course will build upon the Sanskrit Fundamentals course. Course is available to Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits, 12 contact hours. Class recordings will be available to students who attend the course.
Topics to be covered:
Nada Yoga (or the Sacred Sound): the vibrational core at the source of creation.
Chanting the Sanskrit Alphabet.
The history and Vedic roots of OM.
Story of Gayatri Mantra and how to chant it in Vedic Meter.
Reading and pronouncing Sanskrit words with transliteration marks.
Working with the Cakras (Chakras) through meditation and chanting.
The Vedas and Upanishads: a brief explanation of when they were written and what each book covers.
Register for Sanskrit Immersion Level 2
Friday: 6 pm - 8pm PST Saturday/Sunday: 10 am - 12:30 pm PST Saturday/Sunday: 2 pm - 4:30 pm PST Saturday and Sunday will include short breaks plus a 90 minutes lunch break. 12 hours of CE Units provided. 2023 Dates TBA