Sanskrit Course for Yoga Practitioners  

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Lesson presentation is imaginative and carefully structured. Lesson time is divided between different aspects of Sanskrit - Vedic chanting or a verse from the Bhagavad Gita, vocabulary, essential points of grammar, translation, and consideration of traditional concepts, e.g., karma, dharma, brahman, etc.

Progress through the course is systematic and steady, with regular opportunities for participation and questioning. 

Core class content follows the Cambridge IGCSE Sanskrit syllabus, incorporating cultural and philosophical elements which underly the Vedantic view of the cosmos. 

Your study will be supported by beautiful textbooks, online videos and chanting recordings, and have access to a private resource page.

Although adapted for Yoga Practitioners, this course is suitable for all Sanskrit students. Simple syllabus overview.


At the end of each term, a certificate is available acknowledging class attendance, and content studied. Participation is eligible for CPD points.


This is an internationally recognised examination and qualification offered by Cambridge International Examinations Assessment. It enables you to measure your level of attainment in Sanskrit against a universal standard. You will be prepared for this during the course, although exam entry is optional.                                                                             

One of the principal aims of Sanskrit@StJames is to support public examinations (the IGCSE) in Sanskrit, so that Sanskrit may remain as a subject on the curriculum of schools. This makes it possible for young people world-wide to experience not only the language but the concepts inherent in it.


Register for the course via the main page. Apply soon to secure your place.

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Term 1: 11th January 2022 to 8th February (half term 15th February), 22nd February to 5th April.


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