The Culture of the Modern Yogi with Special Guest Presenter Manorama

The Culture of the Modern Yogi & Sanskrit
 with Special Guest Presenter Manorama
***Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits***
January 5th- 1:30pm – 5:30pm
$108 per yogi
+ $26 Course Materials
This course is an introduction to the culture of the modern yogi and Sanskrit. We will look at commonly chanted mantras in yoga classes around the globe and be introduced to the Luminous Soul Meditation and select principles for authentic yogic living.

You will learn:

  • How to pronounce select alphabet sounds and words and in Sanskrit. Proper pronunciation gives you confidence to chant mantras and speak asana names with ease.
  • Why Sanskrit mantras are healing for the listener.
  • Immerse in the Luminous Soul Meditation practice, which teaches you how to soothe the mind and return it to a natural energized peaceful state, no matter the challenge.
  • Develop authentic insight into why Sanskrit is called the language of vibration and why that’s important.

Elements of the course include:

  • Proper pronunciation of select sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet.
  • Understanding breath and its place in your yogic practice and in the Sanskrit language.
  • Practice the Luminous Soul Meditation to help you access peace at any time.
  • Become skilled in chanting two select mantras that are popular in yoga classes around the world.
  • Get practice reading the Sanskrit letters in their original form called devanagari, as well as, in the transliteration script.
You’ll leave this Sanskrit Studies Introduction to Sanskrit workshop feeling more confident and knowledgeable in your understanding of Sanskrit and how to incorporate good pronunciation and Luminous Soul Meditation into your life.


Great for Yoga Teachers and students interested to deepen their knowledge of Yoga. 


Manorama is the founder of both the Sanskrit Studies Method™and the Luminous Soul Method™.
Manorama evokes healing through the universal arts of language and conscious living. “Happiness,” she often says, “is the free flow of energy, and communication is energy. When we use our voices authentically and confidently, we create harmony between ourselves and others.” A renowned, highly respected teacher, Manorama offers Sanskrit Studies Method
programs for yoga teacher trainings, as well as Luminous Soul Method trainings and retreats. She tours the globe, training students in the Sanskrit Studies Method and the Luminous Soul Method. Through the Sanskrit Studies Method Manorama offers a direct, easy and joyful approach to learning Sanskrit, encouraging her students to focus on core principles of learning, the dynamic sound qualities of the language and it’s philosophical beauty. Grammar becomes fun and playful. In the Luminous Soul Method students learn about the nine pillars, which will make your life rich with wisdom, understanding and joy. The Luminous Soul Method fuses sacred Eastern and Western philosophy and shows you how to integrate them into your everyday life. Combining her earthly charm with a healthy dose of humor, Manorama guides students in bridging the ordinary with the spiritually sublime. Yoga teachers and students alike treasure Manorama’s recordings on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Learn to Chant Yoga Invocations and Learn to Pronounce Yoga Poses. Celebrated for her haunting melodies in chanting, and her precision in pronunciation, Manorama is featured on numerous albums, including Invocation (with Krishna Das and Ty Burhoe) and Wade Morisette’s, Maha Moha: The Great Delusion. Manorama earned a B.A. in Film at Columbia University, where she also studied linguistics.