In 2015 we asked our students what course they would most like us to develop? The overwhelming favourite – with about 75% of the vote – was Sanskrit.
Three years later, the OCHS is launching its newest course Introduction to Sanskrit, which is now open for enrolment for a 22 April start.
Introduction to Sanskrit is based on part of Zoë Slatoff’s book, Yogavataranam: The Translation of Yoga. This course – suitable for beginners and improvers – focusses on pronunciation, reading and writing the alphabet, and some basic grammar.
The course is tutored and developed by Zoë Slatoff – one of our online tutors. Zoë has a Masters in Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia and is working on a PhD about the Aparokṣānubhūti – an Advaita Vedāntic text on yoga philosophy, attributed to Ādi Śaṅkarācārya – at Lancaster University. Zoë is the Sanskrit editor for Pushpam Magazine, Nāmarūpa, and Robert Svoboda’s book Vāstu. She teaches daily Mysore classes as well as Sanskrit and yoga philosophy in New York.