More information about the special classes in our studios
31 August 2019
Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined’, is one of the oldest of all human languages, dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. Known as ‘the mother of all languages', Sanskrit is the language of the great Hindu epics, like the Rāmāyana and Mahābhārata, read by people all over the world, but also of other classic poetry and literature .
In this special class, we will share a little bit of our knowledge of classical Sanskrit poetry, with their secular truths and sources of inspiration which survived through the centuries. We will start by reading some poems and learning how to pronounce the Sanskrit verses. Then, following the word-by-word translation, we will gradually get to the meaning of the text and the understanding of the poem. We will also look at some specific aspects of the language itself, so to familiarize with a basic knowledge of Sanskrit. And finally, we will accompany poetry recitation with the chanting of mantras on related topics.
An opportunity to learn something new about Sanskrit, Indian poetry and chanting, through the enthusiasm of these dedicated practitioners.
Saturday 18 May 11.00 - 12.30
Saturday 31 August 11.00 - 12.30
This class will be bookable through the regular schedule one week in advance.
About Daniel Kocherga & Lydia Aytogmus
A dedicated Astanga yoga practitioner, Daniel started practicing yoga in 2012, being inspired by watching an astanga demonstration video. Along with his asanas practice, he also begun cultivating the interest in relevant philosophy literature which is often written in Sanskrit. Struggling with the fact that existing translations of a same text, often give different interpretations of the meaning, Daniel decided to start his own research and begun the study of the sanskrit language first hand.