WORKSHOP with Claudette Evans
This training module is designed for yoga teachers, recent YTT graduates and serious students who want to develop confidence in Sanskrit reading and chanting. We’ll focus on four specific areas of interest to yoga teachers: Sanskrit basics, including learning to recognize Sanskrit devanagari, as well as transliterated text; the aphorisms of the Yoga Sutras; the verses of the Bhagavad Gita; and the devotional mantras of the Upanishads.
The weekend will consist primarily of call-and-response chanting in order to develop a feel for the rhythms and cadences of Sanskrit chanting. Our work together will also include:
- A review of the basics of Sanskrit pronunciation and rhythmic meters
- Explanations of the structure of Sanskrit composition
- Explorations of different translations and interpretations of yoga wisdom texts
- Techniques to help and encourage students to chant in your classes.
Participants will come away from this workshop with enhanced proficiency and poise in Sanskrit chanting. You will also gain valuable insights into how Sanskrit presents the teachings of yoga and how you can reference Sanskrit directly as a means to illuminate the teachings of yoga for your students. If you want to make Sanskrit chanting a regular feature of your classes and workshops, as well as a regular part of your own spiritual practice, this workshop is for you.
Saturday, May 13, 1:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, May 14, 1:30-5:30 pm
This workshop is open to anyone, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this workshop toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program online in advance.