Study Sanskrit in Seattle with Kathryn Payne

Two years ago, when I decided that I would enroll in a yoga teacher training, I had no idea that I would be learning Sanskrit. Quite frankly, I didn’t even know such a thing existed, that’s how “not with it” I was. And now, I cannot be more glad to have been exposed to this ancient language, and that I have access to continue my studies with American Sanskrit Institute teacher Kathryn Payne.

This coming May, 2010, you too, can read Sanskrit. No, really, that’s not an exaggeration or me just being facetious. It’s a promise. Kathryn will be conducting two workshops, Part 1 taking place May 22-23, and Part 2 on May 29, and I whole-heartedly recommend them.

From the flyer:

The first step in learning Sanskrit is to develop an intimacy with its sounds; become familiar with their exact location, feeling their force and power, and the unique way they vibrate the palate and engage the breath. Above all, enjoying sound is at the heart of our program.

The 14 hour Sanskrit Training is an educational adventure that will give you a permanent connection to the beauty and energy of Sanskrit as well as a dynamic model of yoga in the classroom that supports a natural and effortless focus.

Knowledge of Sanskrit makes it possible to grasp the subtleties of yoga, whose body of teachings are written in Sanskrit. Since ancient times the practice of yoga has included the study of Sanskrit and the chanting of Sanskrit mantras to induce calm and clarity in meditation.

Sanskrit is integral to yoga – its pure and sacred sounds essential for harmonizing and balancing the mind. This Sanskrit training will teach you how to approach the language of yoga – as a yoga – that is both enjoyable and inspiring.

By the end of a weekend you’ll be reading this sutra, savoring the precise pronunciation and pure energy of Sanskrit, and gaining direct access to the ancient wisdom of yoga encoded in this sacred language.

Sound Yoga in West Seattle
5639 California Ave Southwest, Seattle WA

Part 1 – May 22 and 23, 2010
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Part 2 – May 29, 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Part 1 – $225
Part 2 – $95
Refundable less $25 by May 14, 2010.

Kathryn Payne

Get the printable flyer: Kathryn Payne’s Sanskrit Workshop May 2010

You'll read this by the end of the weekend with Kathryn

You'll read this by the end of the weekend with Kathryn