This lecture is part of a 50 hour training over 5 days with Bess, Tahl and guest faculty Carlos Pomeda. This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lecture over 1 day (Module 1). If you wish to attend the whole 50 hour training, please see the enrolment option below titled "50 hour Advanced Teacher Training - Philosophy".
The Joy of Sanskrit
This lively seminar is for anyone interested in deepening their experience of the yoga scriptures by reading directly from significant passages. Sanskrit, the language of these scriptures, contains not only the highest knowledge about yoga and the processes of human consciousness, but also carries within itself the secrets of the power of sound. Whether you are merely looking at improving your pronunciation of the name of yoga asanas, or to dive more deeply into the intricacies of this fascinating language, the Joy of Sanskrit Seminar will provide you with an entryway into the joy of the Sanskrit language. The Joy of Sanskrit Seminar employs a very user-friendly methodology that allows participants to naturally absorb grammar through translation, instead of mind-numbing memorization. From the beginning, participants discover the joy of understanding passages directly. The seminar includes an introduction to the language and its history, instruction and practice into the correct pronunciation of Sanskrit sounds, translation of texts and mantras, practice into the pronunciation of common yoga terms, questions and answers, etc.
About Carlos Pomeda
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is anenjoyable and transformative experience.
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 50 hour training.
Saturday July 27, 12.30-3.30pm
(Please note these dates and times are CORRECT, the course title at the top only shows the start date, and a time slot that makes our booking system happy)
Cost: $80 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until 30 April)