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7/10 Sanskrit: Correct Pronunciation and Meaning

July 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Workshop Overview

To pay homage to the language of Yoga and it’s origins in India, it’s important for serious students and especially yoga teachers and yoga therapists to correctly understand the meaning behind the language they teach, as well as correct pronunciation for a wide variety of reasons. This ancient language in engineered to strike very specific vibrational frequencies in the mouth when chanted correctly that impacts the energies within our systems. In addition, incorrect pronunciation can alter the meaning of the word. Although the wisdom of Yoga is now scribed verses memorized and recited, it is important to honor the roots and lineage of Yoga, especially as Westerners seeking to accurately spread this wisdom.

Workshop Overview

Module 1 (1 hour)
•Introduction to Sanskrit
•Sanskrit script – Devanagari script
•Sanskrit letters – Varna Mala (vowels and consonants)
•Mantras and importance of correct pronunciation
•Asana names, meaning and pronunciation
•Chakra names, meaning and pronunciation
•Beej mantras
•Pranayama names, meaning and pronunciation
•Pranayama practice
——— Break 10 mins ————-
Module 2 (1 hour)
•Sanskrit chanting – Patanjali invocation
•Sanskrit chanting –
“global well-being” mantra
•Understanding Patanjali Yoga sutra through Sanskrit.
•Concept of AUM in PYS
•Understanding Hatha Yoga Pradipika through Sanskrit

Workshop Information

• Saturday, 7/10
• 9:00 – 11:00am Zoom
• $40 early bird  |  $50 day of
• discount for teacher training students and graduates: $30 workshop

Rishi Nagori

Rishi is visiting California from India. While he is here he is teaching Yoga and Sanskrit. Rishi founded his own yoga institute in India and is here to share his practice and experience. He belongs to traditional Indian family believing firmly in Ahimsa (non-violence), He completed his education after graduating university from U.S.A. in 2012. He returned to India and joined his family business of manufacturing. In 2013, while still working he enrolled himself as a student at the renowned Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune. Without really knowing at the time, he was initiated on the path of Yoga as a Sadhaka.

This was the beginning to his journey of transformation, a quote by BKS Iyengar that Rishi relates and describes what happened to him is “Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” As his Abhyasa (practice) grew in class so did his Vairagya (detachment) grew outside class. He started questioning- what he was doing ? What is the purpose of life ? and to seek answers to these questions in 2016 he took a six months sabbatical from work and travelled through the Himalayas. He lived in Ashrams and he learnt from various teachers and traditions. These experiences helped him deepen his own practice, bringing clarity of what he needed to do next. In 2017, he sold the family business to become a full-time student of Yoga and Sanskrit and has since completely focused on his Sadhana. He completed his diploma in Sanskrit from the University of Pune.

Rishi believes that learning never stops and every seeker can learn yoga through their rigorous and continuous practice. His practice honors the deep roots of tradition. Rishi encourages his students to explore, experiment and discover their own path. His teaching philosophy is teaching what is appropriate for his group of students in class rather than what he knows as a teacher. He constantly gives his students individual feedback and corrections throughout his classes.

Sanskrit: Correct Pronunciation and Meaning

Join us for this very special Master Class with Rishi Nagori who is the Founder of the Rishi Yoga Institute and completed his diploma in Sanskrit from the University of Pune in India.


July 10, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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(949) 551-5300


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