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Sanskrit and Mantra Immersion The Language of Yoga

For yoga teachers and serious yoga practitioners.

Learning how to pronounce Sanskrit with correct breath, resonance, rhythm, and tongue position can enhance your teaching and personal practice in powerful, subtle ways. Pronouncing each posture name properly allows you to feel its vibration. Explore the meanings behind many asana names, then flow through a sequence of postures, pronouncing each name and learning the component words while holding the posture.

The program also includes the sounds and science of mantra, from tiny, single-syllable “seed mantras” whose effect is quite specific, to large “shloka verses” that produce a more generalized effect. Practice different kinds of mantras, unpack their constituent sounds, and discover how they work. Many other important Sanskrit terms and concepts will be discussed in depth.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, or as a standalone program.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga


Nicolai Bachman, MA, MS, E-RYT 500, has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda since 1994. He is author of 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards.

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