The Power of Sound: Sanskrit & The Art of Yogic Speech
Sound is powerful. For new students to lead instructors, understanding the language of yoga and how to speak ethically will enhance your practice on-and-off-the-mat (and professionalize teaching, if applicable).
Part 1: Ever wonder what your teacher is saying in Sanskrit? Would you like to pronounce Sanskrit words confidently? Do you know the translations of postures such as "natarajasana"? This workshop will demystify pronunciations, spellings, definitions, and deeper meanings of terms that you hear, say, read, and sing. You will learn fascinating things and walk away with a true appreciation for this sacred sound system.
Part 2: Speech is powerful. Is yours aligned with what is true and beneficial? In the current, tense political climate where unfriending is not uncommon, ethical communication is paramount. Drawing from world religions including yoga traditions, this class focuses on how to achieve clarity and maintain dignity and mutual respect during in-person and social media communications on sensitive, charged topics. Cultivate the art of yogic speech to help repair our world!
*Includes lecture, discussion, personal reflection, small group exercises, handouts and recording of the class chanting Sanskrit. You may wish to bring a journal. CEUs for RYTs.
Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte. As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches the language of yoga, ethical speech, history, and philosophy at studios and festivals nationally. Drawing upon her academic background and yoga practice, Marcy creates classes that illuminate the language and culture of yoga, deepen people’s knowledge, and inspire personal growth. sanskritrevolution.com
Pricing is $45 early bird and $50 day-of