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Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to Add Richness & Dimension to Your Teaching
May 13, 2017| $190
Join Claudette Evans for this yoga workshop for teachers taking place in Seattle Yoga Arts in Capitol Hill.
This training module is designed for yoga teachers, recent YTT graduates and serious students who want to develop confidence in Sanskrit reading and chanting. We’ll focus on four specific areas of interest to yoga teachers: Sanskrit basics, including learning to recognize Sanskrit devanagari, as well as transliterated text; the aphorisms of the Yoga Sutras; the verses of the Bhagavad Gita; and the devotional mantras of the Upanishads.
The weekend will consist primarily of call-and-response chanting in order to develop a feel for the rhythms and cadences of Sanskrit chanting. Our work together will also include:
- A review of the basics of Sanskrit pronunciation and rhythmic meters
- Explanations of the structure of Sanskrit composition
- Explorations of different translations and interpretations of yoga wisdom texts
- Techniques to help and encourage students to chant in your classes.
Participants will come away from this workshop with enhanced proficiency and poise in Sanskrit chanting. You will also gain valuable insights into how Sanskrit presents the teachings of yoga and how you can reference Sanskrit directly as a means to illuminate the teachings of yoga for your students. If you want to make Sanskrit chanting a regular feature of your classes and workshops, as well as a regular part of your own spiritual practice, this workshop is for you.
- Saturday, May 13, 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- Sunday, May 14, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
About the Teacher: Claudette Evans
Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Claudette, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, and has taught yoga to children and adults for nearly 6 years. She has been influenced by many teachers, but credits her bold style with her foundational and advanced trainings with Catherine Munro at YogaWorks, as well as her studies of the Universal Principles of Alignment with her beloved teachers, Denise Benitez and Elizabeth Rainey.