Introduction to Sanskrit: An Ancient Language for Today’s Yoga

An Self-Paced Continuing Education Workshop for Yoga & Mindfulness Teachers

In this course, expert trainer and life-long student of yoga, Jessie Thompson, introduces the Sanskrit alphabet and its sounds.

We will look at the Devanagari script of Sanskrit and discover the unique things that occur in this language when letters and words come together, whether sounded or written.

Along the way, we will put some vocabulary together, some words possibly familiar to you already, and talk a little bit about the overall structure of the language, both its challenges and its efficient design.

Part 1:
Some interesting notes about Sanskrit.
The organized phonetics of the language.
Sounding the alphabet.

Part 2:
Putting some words together.
A look at the Devanagari script.

Part 3:
The special treatment of vowels in the Devanagari script.

Part 4:
Introduction to Sandhi - how things come together.
A little bit about the overall structure.


***This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education non-contact hours***


"This was an incredible course. Jessie is a fabulous teacher. After completing the course, I feel I'm able to understand the transliteration and am able to read the Sanskrit letters. This has been a dream of mine and I'm so excited to go forward with reading some of the texts in Sanskrit. I would love the opportunity to take a further advanced Sanskrit course with Jessie. She was so clear and detailed!" - Lisa B.


Your Instructor


Jessie Thompson
Jessie Thompson

Jessie Thompson has been a student of yoga since 1990, and studied yoga philosophy and Sanskrit with members of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam and the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam. She operated her own yoga center in Bethlehem, PA for 12 years where she collaborated with teachers there to develop quality training programs for interested students and those seeking to teach. Jessie now enjoys sharing her yoga experiences where she can, and continues to learn about and appreciate all that yoga has to offer. 


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Sanskrit
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