Part of Yogawood's modular 500 Hour Advanced Certification program. Take the modules you want to when you can. Earn Yoga Alliance CE credits along the way.
The American Sanskrit Institute’s Weekend Immersion with Erik Marrero.
PERFECTLY REFINED, Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Anyone can resonate with Sanskrit's timeless sounds—and connect to words and ideas incredibly beautiful and profound.
REWARDS ARE MANY for those who take the time to see, hear and feel the power and elegance of Sanskrit. Those interested in yoga philosophy particularly benefit from this study.
This weekend workshop will give you intimate familiarity with the unique points of resonance in your own palate that support Sanskrit’s sacred sounds. And you’ll be firmly grounded in proper pronunciation of this ancient language.
Along the way you’ll learn the alphabet—itself a lovely chant—and you’ll receive the tools you need to explore your favorite sutras and chants in the beautiful script of Sanskrit, Devanāgarī.
ASI’s teaching method, developed over many years by Vyaas Houston, makes learning Sanskrit stress-free and FUN!
Erik Marrero, E-RYT 500, MBSR Graduate, American Sanskrit Institute teacher. Yoga found Erik in the Spring of 2007. Erik is a 2009 graduate of the Yogawood Yoga Teacher-Training program masterfully offered by Beth Filla and Jill Cummings. As part of Yoga Teacher Training, he took a Sanskrit immersion weekend with Zoe Mai of the American Sanskrit Institute (ASI). He was amazed that by the end of the second day, he could read Sanskrit words. The ASI learning model made that possible. In July 2011, with Zoe as his teacher, Erik joined Trishula Yoga’s weekly Sanskrit study group focusing on chanting and studying the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and other texts, as well as chanting the Sanskrit alphabet and Maheshvara Sutras. In July 2013, Erik participated in ASI Sanskrit Level 1 Teacher Training with Zoe Mai. At Trishula, Erik leads a weekly Sanskrit study group. Erik studies and teaches Yin, Vinyasa, & Ashtanga yoga, as well as Sanskrit.
Pre-registration is required. Sign up 4 days prior to event.
Friday November 3 6-9 pm
Saturday November 4 12-6 pm
Sunday November 5 12-3 pm