goode at DPW.COM
Mon Dec 13 16:44:55 CST 1999
At 11:55 AM 12/15/99 -0500, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>> Friends of mine at a yoga center downtown in New York City are mounting a
>> yoga teacher's training course.
>That's not that one on Chambers Street is it? I walk past there often.
No, it's on Broadway between Prince and Spring St., the Atmananda Yoga Center.
>> I am helping out, and we are looking for a
>> knowledgeable person to teach the Sanskrit alphabet, sounds, esoteric
>> correspondences, basic verses, chants, mantras, etc.
>If that's all, you could probably get a Columbia U. student to do it. The
>person who gets hired should have good pronounciation. (The world doesn't
>need more people who say Daaarrrma!) This is especially important for
>mantras which depend on proper pronounciation for their effect.
We might send the students to the Sanskrit sessions given by one of the
other yoga schools.
>> The schedule will
>> start in January, and the teacher would be needed for an hour or two each
>> week or two, perhaps for a period of 6 months. Perhaps we could compress
>> the schedule some more.
>If anything you should double or triple it. I can't imagine much progress
>happening in a shorter time. And the last thing the world needs is more
>teachers without a clue.
Yes, Americans do say Daarrmaa. Vyaas Houston, who teaches many many
Sanskrit courses to yoga students, has a Sanskrit Institute upstate New
York. Their most popular offering for yoga schools is a one-weekend
intensive course - 14 hours....
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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