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Traditions of Yoga
Sanskrit & Cultural Appreciation


Course Description

Honour the roots of the Yogic tradition by learning the write and pronounce Sanskrit. Be courageous and open in a place of learning to find out how you can bring equity into your realm of influence.

In this 25 hr course, become more familiar with the ancient tradition from a culturally informed perspective. Find out the difference between sadhus in the present and some of the history of this unique and often unrevealed subculture in India.

Become and informed ally and learn how to appreciate and have reverence for the yogic tradition and how it’s culturally situated.

Lead by:

Yogacharini Maitreyi
Lucy St. John, M Ed, ERYT-500, YACEP

Yogacharini Maitreyi
Lucy St. John, M Ed, ERYT-500, YACEP


  • Introduction to reading and proper pronunciation of Sanskrit

  • Sanskrit alphabet

  • Mantra recitation

  • Cultural appreciation and appropriation

  • Navigating a changing landscape

  • Understand the history of colonization and knowledge moving from East to West

  • Be in a space where you can be safe to learn what you don’t know


Please etransfer 100.00 non-refundable deposit. Full tuition is $550 + 5% GST

Heights Yoga & Wellness and online

Dates and times: 

January 2025

*200 hour yoga teacher training is not a prerequisite

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