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EXPLORING YOGA THROUGH SANSKRIT with Robert Fulton


With Robert Fulton (US)

Robert Fulton, Ph.D. is a professional translator and certified Yoga instructor. He earned his Doctorate in Comparative Literature from The University of Texas with an emphasis on Sanskrit, Ancient Greek and German philosophy. He has recently given lectures for the Indology Department at the University of Ghent on Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy. Keenly interested in keeping a balance between the mind and the body, Robert also completed the Teacher Training program at Antwerp Yoga with Elsie Matthijssens in 2015, with an emphasis on Vinyasa and Flow Series. He has been involved with teaching and translating Sanskrit texts related to Yoga for nearly 20 years.

Have you ever wondered what you are actually saying at the beginning of an Ashtanga class? What does Namaste really mean? Would you like to be able to read what is printed on your yoga mat in Devanagari? Is it OM or AUM? Why do we use Sanskrit for the names of the asanas, and is Yoga even from India? Have you ever wondered about any of these questions in your Yoga practice, but felt afraid to ask? In these informative and entertaining sessions, we will reveal the mysteries of Sanskrit within Yoga and learn how to incorporate this magical language into our daily practice.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017 - 13:00 → 16:00
The ABC of Sanskrit

In this workshop, we explore the history of Sanskrit as the mother language of all Indo-European languages. Crucial to this are some word formations as well as the beautifully mysterious Devanagari script. This workshop is taught in an entertaining and humorous way open to all.

Thursday 16 November, 2017 - 13:00 → 16:00
Understanding the Language of Asana

In this session, we will go through the main 30 asanas. We go into detail about what they mean in Sanskrit, their pronunciation and find mnemonic devices to remember them. You will find out that these words are not as foreign as you may think!

Friday 17 November, 2017 - 13:00 → 16:00
Exploring Meaning and Usage of Mantra

We break down the common mantras and invocations as used in Ashtanga, Iyengar, etc. as well as others that come up on a regular basis in Yoga. In this way, using mantra in yoga will receive more depth for the benefit of both teachers and students.

→ registration: info@antwerpyoga.be
→ price: 1 session: 45 euro, package (3 sessions): 120 euro
→ payment: IBAN BE83 0016 4497 6015
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STRESSPROOF YOURSELF with Goedele Leyssen
Later Event: November 17
MAGNUS RINGBERG YOGA