Sanskrit Immersion with Jenny Tumas
February 22-23, 1-6PM
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 weekend 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.
By the end of a weekend you'll be reading Sanskrit in its original Devanagari script, savoring precise pronunciation and gaining access to the ancient wisdom of yoga encoded in this sacred language.
Day 1: Introduction to Sanskrit in its original Devanagari script. Participants begin to learn the alphabet in an experiential way—using hearing, seeing, speaking and chanting. By the end of the afternoon, all or most participants will lead the group in chanting portions of the alpabet. We will use yogic techniques from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to help us learn more deeply.
Day 2: This afternoon we will review all of Day 1, deepening understanding. Participants will begin to learn the elements of reading simple words in the original Sanskrit script. By the end of the day, everyone will be reading.
JENNY TUMAS EYRYT 500, YACEP loves sharing Sanskrit chanting and reading as an embodied experience which awakens the subtle body, and also as a practical skill for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, meditators and others. She teaches weekend Introduction to Sanskrit immersions for the American Sanskrit Institute (https://www.americansanskrit.com/). She has been teaching yoga since 2001, and led yoga retreats as well as offering Sanskrit immersions and workshops. Originally from southern California, she now lives in northern Wisconsin. For more about Jenny, visit https://www.jennytumas.com
Single Day: $135
Space is limited! Pre-registration required.
Call (626) 403-3961 for more information or to pre-register.