Module III – Sanskrit Study
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 4/16 – 4/17
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Erik Marrero
Description: 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 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.
About the Instructor:
Erik Marrero, E-RYT50
(Module III – Sanskrit Study)
Erik Marrero began his study of Sanskrit in 2008 in a Sanskrit Immersion Weekend with Zoe Mai of the American Sanskrit Institute. He was amazed that by the end of the second day, he was able to read Sanskrit words. The American Sanskrit Institute 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’s Sanskrit Level I Teacher Training with Zoe. Erik has been teaching yoga since graduating from a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2009. He currently teaches Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and is a mentor for the yoga program at Fairton Federal Correctional Institution in the Millville, NJ area. In addition, he is a Cancer Exercise Specialist who teaches a weekly Breast Cancer Survivor yoga class.