Saturday, February 27, 2016


Sacred Chants Workshop at Alcove Yoga
Apr 1, 2016 - Apr 3, 2016 
This workshop is open to anyone. You do not need to be a regular student at Alcove Yoga. We will cover the following
  • An introduction to Sanskrit pronunciation as part of the yoga tradition
  • The Sanskrit Alphabet, and the five positions of the mouth
  • Sacred Chants from the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Bhagavad Gita
  • The meaning of OM or AUM in ancient texts, and how it is to be chanted
  • Understanding Asana through Sanskrit--the meanings of Sanskrit names of our postures, counting, and how to pronounce asana names correctly
  • Chanting for meditative absorption and prayer

Leslie Dillingham Freyberg  began her Sanskrit studies with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute and is now a member of the faculty there. She continues her Sanskrit studies with Dr. Ram Karan Sharma.  She is a 
  • graduate of Sonia Nelson's Teacher Training Program in Vedic Chanting and recently completed a course in Vedic Chanting at the Sannidhi  Krishnamacharya Yoga Center (founded by T.K.V. Desikachar) in Chennai, India. She teaches Sanskrit workshops independently, and also for Patricia Walden's Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training course. She is a practitioner and certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga. She has produced a chanting CD called Learning with Leslie and a booklet, Sacred Chants.

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