Calendar of Events

Please contact Jo to arrange workshops, group classes or private study.

July 25,  2014
Sanskrit Language Study - Manhattan
Bi-weekly classes designed to give a systematic introduction to Sanskrit's beautiful grammar. This class is for those who have studied Sanskrit before and are looking to fill out their knowledge of fundamentals. Taught in  Devanagari script from an inexpensive and user-friendly primer. Yes we'll have homework - and lots of fun! On Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Yoga Union's lovely space at 37 West 28th St. Continuing series: June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5. $120 for all six classes and homework support. To register of for more information, contact Jo at 646-961-4981, or jo at
August 2-3,  2014
From Sutra to Subhashita - Queens Village, NY
Experienced beginners and intermediate Sanskritists, save the date! We'll spend a glorious weekend with the Sanskrit tradition. These two characteristic genres, both designed to deliver a potent message in a compact form, give us two different ways to enjoy and benefit from traditional wisdom. Mind opening and fun! Taught in the Devanagari script, with generous helpings of chant as well as grammatical analysis. Presented by Jo at a private home near Union Turnpike and Bell Boulevard. Saturday and Sunday 10-6 with a nice break for lunch. For information, contact Jo at 646-961-4981, or jo at
August 9, 2014
Sanskrit Saturdays in Beacon
A committed group of Sanskrit beginners meets Saturday afternoons to study and play in a beautiful and nurturing setting (a private home). In this series we explore sound and vibration -- we develop fluency in devanagari script -- we learn rules of sandhi (blending) -- AND enjoy a gentle introduction to grammatical basics. All to deepen the appreciation of beloved texts! Sign up and you'll be invited to group study sessions too. Ongoing: June 7, June 28, August 9, September 6. $144. Information and registration: Arabella at tantragateway at
August 13,  2014
Sanskrit and Sutras in Brooklyn - Greenpoint
A series of monthly classes diving deep into Patanjali's classic work, the Yoga Sutras. Taught in both Devanagari and Roman script, this course includes a practical introduction to Sanskrit's gorgeous, ornate grammar - all toward uncovering your own direct connection to meaning, without anything between you and the text. Lots of chanting practice is woven into each session. Uplifting, and fun! On Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in a private home in Greenpoint (close to Nassau stop on G train). Ongoing: July 16, August 13, September 3. For information, contact Jo at 646-961-4981, or jo at
September 5, 2014
Sanskrit Study and Chant in Queens Village
A series of monthly classes focused on sound and meaning, this group has been meeting since 2008. Next meetings explore the krama, jataa, and ghana methods of Vedic chant. Earlier this spring we studied the gorgeous Mantra Pushpam. We often come back to Patanjali's classic work, the Yoga Sutras. Whatever the text, we refine our chanting, hone our ability to read the Devanagari script, and connect directly to meaning with a practical application of Sanskrit grammar. On Fridays from noon to 2 pm in Queens Village, New York, near Union Turnpike and Bell Boulevard. Ongoing: January 24, February 14, March 14, April 4, May 2, May 30, June 27. Party September 5.
Jo will be teaching intermediate intensives in the New York metro area January 2-4 and March 26-28. Topics to be announced; don't hesitate to make suggestions! If you are interested but inexperienced, please drop me a line. I can suggest studies that will prepare you.



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