ALPHABET & INTRO TO GRAMMAR
with Jenny Meyer
The Shala Union Square
Saturdays: April 23, June 11, June 18
12:30 to 3:00pm
$25 per workshop, $65 for three workshops
Tune into your center by exploring the serene and joyful sounds of Sanskrit chanting.
Feel the meditative benefits as your brain activity patterns align through concentration on sound.
In these classes we will explore the basics of ‘sandhi’ (the euphonic combination of sounds). Maheshvara, a name for Shiva, means ‘Great Lord.’ But what’s the ‘e’ doing in between ‘maha’ and ‘ishvara’? Sanskrit vowels don’t like existing side by side so the ‘a’ and the ‘i’ have blended.
He Radhe! means O Radha! The name of the shakti of Krishna is altered because we use the ‘vocative case’ when calling out to her.
Selections from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Sanskrit drama will be enjoyed.
Jenny Meyer has studied Sanskrit and ashtanga yoga in Mysore, and at Columbia University in NYC. She is a regular guest at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York where she happily imbibes Sanskrit with Professor R.K.Sharma and with eminent scholar Bharati E. Balmes. Jenny is an adjunct professor at Long Island University. She practices yoga with Eddie and Jocelyn Stern in Brooklyn.