Presented by Nicolai Bachman
September 14-16, 2018
The Triad Yoga Institute
3940 West Market Street
Join us on a journey of learning from a clear, organized presenter who teaches in a fun and playful way.
This workshop meets requirements for 12 Continuing Education Hours for the Yoga Alliance Registry and 12 Contact Hours required
in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Programs at Triad Yoga, Greensboro and Sunrise Yoga, Clemmons.
Friday September 14 6:30pm-9:00pm Sanskrit Basics for Yogis — Fundamentals of Pronunciation
The science of yoga is filled with Sanskrit vocabulary. Teachers and practitioners of yoga, Ayurveda, or meditation can benef it
from learning how to pronounce Sanskrit with correct breath, resonance, rhythm and tongue position. We will talk about Sanskr it
as a language, learn pronunciation basics, and practice reading many common yoga terms and posture names.
Saturday September 15 9:30am-12:00pm 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.
Saturday September 15 1:30pm-4:00pm Triguna: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas — Samkhuya Principles that Underly
The Samkhya view of creation is based upon a conscious witness (the seer) which pervades the unconscious manifest world
(the seeable). Ayurveda, the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita all originate from Samkhya , which also defines three energetics
that are present in every aspect of the material world. How do these principles apply to the mind, action and nutrition? Understanding
these gunas sheds light on the yogic world-view. Original Sanskrit verses will be chanted, translated and discussed.
Sunday September 16 9:30am-12:00pm Ayurveda 1: Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a profound system of wholistic medicine from India dating back at least 5000 years. Treating every person as a
unique blend of qualities, Ayurveda emphasizes the prevention of disease through a diet and lifestyle appropriate to each individual’s
unique physical and mental constitution. We will translate many shlokas directly from Ayurvedic texts. Topics cover include:
Samkhya philosophy of creation and emergence of the 5 elements; 6 tastes, 20 attributes (ex. hot/cold) and 3 doshas;
how to determine your physical and mental constitution; and healthy daily habits
Sunday September 16 1:30pm-4:00pm Ayurveda 2: Subdoshas, Digestion and Disease
This class is a continuation of Ayurveda 1. Topics covered include: subdosha locations, functions, etc.; the seven tissues
(dhatu-s) and how they form from food; the process of digestion; the stages of disease.
Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit and 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. He has 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 E-RYT500 certified. Nicolai has authored several Sanskrit book/CD learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash
Cards, The Language of Ayurveda, and by Sounds True, The Language of Yoga and The Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to
the Heart of Yoga Philosophy. He has recently released an easy-to-read paperback on yoga philosophy called Path of the
Yoga Sutras. Learn more about Nicolai and his offerings at: www.SanskritSounds.com
Cost: $225, or $200 early registration if paid by August 24, 2018
Each class: $50 each
To register: Contact The Triad Yoga Institute at 336-851-0366 or register on line at www.triadyoga.com