The Beauty of Sanskrit
    with Swami Nityananda

The Beauty of Sanskrit

4 - 8 October 2023

This course explores the sounds and symbols of the Sanskrit alphabet, which reflect the primal sounds of the universe. Learn the writing of the Devanagari (“language of the gods”) script, as well as proper pronunciation of mantras and prayers chanted in our classes, courses, and satsangs.


Sanskrit, is considered to be the Mother of all languages. Sanskrit is the most ancient of human languages and is know as Devanagari, the language of the Gods. Reciting Sanskrit has a profound calming, soothing and revitalising effect on body and mind.


This introductory course allows you to learn the shapes and sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet. Topics include vowels, consonants, ligatures, simple words and the writing of mantras in Sanskrit. Studying basic calligraphy of the Devanagari script brings new insights and enriches your understanding of the depths of yoga. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required to attend the course.

Wednesday 4 October

4pmAsana class: Gentle arrival class, with focus on relaxation
6pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSatsang: Yoga, a path to peace


Thursday 5 October

6.30am Satsang: Asanas, a stress relieving experience
8.00amAsana class: Extended Pranayama practice
10.00amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: The beauty of Sanskrit I
4.00pmAsana class: Asanas for increased vitality
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pmSatsang: Likitha Japa, writing of mantras


Friday 6 October

6.30amSatsang: Constant mindfulness through spiritual diary
8.00amThe meditative asana experience
10.00amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop:The beauty of Sanskrit II
4.00pmAsana class: Increasing the flexibility of the spine
6.00pmVegetarian Dinner
7.30pm Puja, devotional Ceremony for the Divine Mother


Saturday 7 October

6.30am Silent meditative early morning walk
8.00am Light breakfast
9.00amKarma yoga
10.30am amAsana and pranayama class: Variations in the shoulderstand cycle
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: The beauty of Sanskrit III
4.00pmAsana class: Awareness, coordination and breath control
6.00pmSatsang: Kirtan for inner harmony


Sunday 8 October

6.30amSatsang: Bhagavad Gita – light on the path of yoga sadhana towards union with the Divine
8.00amAsana class: Silencing the mind through asana classes
10amLight breakfast
10.45amKarma yoga and packing
12.00pmVegetarian lunch
1.30pmWorkshop: The beauty of Sanskrit IV



Workshop only: £25
Residential course
Dormitory (4 – 8 beds) £350
Double Room £430
Single Room £475


The workshop will be given by Swami Nityananda. She is a compassionate teacher and shares the teachings with joy.

Course venue

The course will be held in the Sivananda Centre in London – a spiritual oasis amid the pressures of city life. Situated in a quiet residential area, the centre’s welcoming reception area, spacious studios and beautiful peace garden provide an ideal setting for practising yoga, meditation and relaxation. You are welcome to stay in the centre for the length of the course, accommodation will be in a shared room. It is also possible to attend individual workshops, classes and satsangs in case you are unable to participate in the full course.

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