Join the definitive introduction to Sanskrit for Yogis! This course offers the equivalent of 30 CE hours, at less than $9 per hour, with 2 CE bonus hours. Unlike some, this is not a canned course: all content with live, expert support!

Whether you need a brushup on your Sanskrit or you are starting from scratch, this subscription course is designed to get you working with the Sanskrit language on your own.

Whether you are a novice or your Sanskrit is rusty and you would like to brush up, this subscription course is designed to help you learn the Sanskrit language independently, and at your own pace. Join the definitive introduction to Sanskrit for Yogis! In this course, master the basic vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills that you need in order to engage with the Yoga Sūtra, Bhagavad Gītā, and other philosophical texts in Sanskrit. Students who enroll will have the benefits of expert video lectures and slides to guide them through lessons and exercises. What’s more, the course includes synchronous virtual tutorials where you can directly ask the instructor your specific questions. These tutorials will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, you can send in your questions and have them answered. This course is a must for students of yoga interested in getting the most out of their traditional yoga resources. ~~~Students can stay as long as they wish in this course: revisit the material while taking advantage of the weekly virtual tutorials (Sundays 10:30 am Eastern). Course renews every two months. Two months is sufficient to cover the material. Students may want to stay enrolled longer to take advantage of the continued support. Cancel any time. This course counts towards continuing education requirements.

Your Instructor

At Yoga Philosophy, All Courses Taught by Research Experts

Your Course Director in Sanskrit is Anusha Sudindra Rao, who is a PhD candidate in the Department of the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Anusha holds BA and MA degrees with a focus on Sanskrit, has participated with international scholars on research projects on Sanskrit manuscripts, and is currently conducting advanced research on the Sanskrit literature of Dvaita Vedānta. This Yoga Philosophy course is brought to you and supervised by Dr. Shyam Ranganathan, founder of Yoga Philosophy, translator of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008) from Sanskrit, and translation expert. Shyam holds an MA in South Asian Studies, an MA and PhD in philosophy, and is a CYA-E-RYTGOLD yoga teacher (over 1000 hours training). Yoga Philosophy is a registered yoga school (CYA-RYSGOLD) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the definitive introduction to Sanskrit for Yogis!

    2. Student Agreement

    3. Thanks for Joining This Course!

    4. Welcome to Introduction to Sanskrit by Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

    5. Introduction to the Instructor, Anusha Sudindra Rao, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

    6. Getting started with the course

    7. Invocation

    8. Notes and Answers to some Questions:

    9. Vocabulary List

    10. Information on Textbooks

    1. Zoom Tutorials

    2. Zoom Signup (after registering you will receive confirmation information about joining the meeting)

    3. Zoom tutorial recording on September 26 2020

    4. Tutorial on October 3 2020

    1. In this module we learn about the different scripts associated with Sanskrit and some basic conventions of writing and pronunciation.

    2. Scripts and Pronunciation

    3. Pronouncing the visarga and other pronunciation exercises

    4. Scripts and Pronunciation

    5. Quiz on Scripts and Pronunciation

    6. Scripts and Pronunciation

    1. In this module, we learn the Sanskrit alphabet and how letters are classified. To help master the material, we will practice pronouncing and writing words and passages.

    2. The Sanskrit Alphabet

    3. The Sanskrit Alphabet

    4. Sanskrit vowels

    5. Sanskrit consonants

    6. Quiz on the Sanskrit Alphabet

    7. The Sanskrit Alphabet

    1. In this module, we learn about common verb forms in Sanskrit. This includes lessons on the modes of verbs, how tenses are represented, along with paradigms that can be memorised.

    2. Introduction to word order and verbs

    3. Introduction to word order and verbs

    4. Word Order and Introduction to Verbs

    5. Quiz on Word Order and Introduction to Verbs

    6. Introduction to Nominals

    7. Introduction to Nominals

    8. Declension of masculine noun ending in 'a'

    9. Declension of feminine noun ending in 'ā'

    10. Declension of neuter noun ending in 'a'

    11. Introduction to Nominals

    12. Quiz on Introduction to Nominals

    1. In this module, we learn about the grammatical category of avyayas, or indeclinables.

    2. Introduction to Indeclinables

    3. Introduction to Indeclinables

    4. Introduction to Indeclinables

    5. Quiz on Introduction to Indeclinables

About this course

  • $247.00 / 2 months
  • 164 lessons
  • 23 hours of video content

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This is a subscription course. Join both for the video lecture material and the weekly live tutorials. Stay as long as you want to take advantage of the support. Cancel any time.