Sanskrit Study With Nicolai Bachman

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Sanskrit is the language of yoga, it connects us to the long and ancient history of our practice. Understanding Sanskrit helps bring depth to our practice and its vibrational quality produces a positive affect on our body and spirit

Join us for TWO live Skype Workshops with Sanskrit scholar and yoga instructor Nicolai Bachman of Sanskrit Sounds.

Nicolai has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and other related topics since 1994. He has a knack for synthesizing and organizing complex topics into simple and understandable presentations. His education combines informal, traditional study with the academic rigor of university classes. Nicolai studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, the Ayurvedic Institute, the American Institute of Vedic Studies and the Vedic Chant Center. He holds an M.A. in Eastern Philosophy, an M.S. in Nutrition, and is eRYT500 certified. His ongoing studies continue to broaden his repertoire and inform all future classes.

Nicolai has authored several Sanskrit book/CD learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, The Language of Yoga (Sounds True 2005), The Language of Ayurveda, and The Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy (Sounds True 2010). He also wrote an easy-to-read paperback on yoga philosophy called Path of the Yoga Sutras (Sounds True 2011).

Nicolai will be offering two courses on Saturday, May 16.

10:30am - 1:00pm - Asana Names and Stories:Pronunciation of and Reason for Posture Names

The Sanskrit names for yoga postures provide a standard reference that can be used anywhere in the world, so for teachers of yoga it is important to know them. When the asana names are vocalized with correct pronunciation and rhythm, it adds a whole new dimension to the postures. We will also explore the reason or story behind the name of each posture.

2:30pm - 5:00pm - Mantra Recitation:Exploration into Sacred Sounds

Mantra is a vibration that produces an energetic effect. They can range from tiny, single-syllable seed mantras whose effect is quite specific, to large shloka verses that produce a more general effect. We will practice many different kinds of mantra, and unpack their constituent sounds to discover how they work.

**YOGA INSTRUCTORS: These workshops count as Non-contact hours for Yoga Alliance.

Investment: $35/session or register for both sessions and pay just $60!
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