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There are a variety of ways you can train with Manorama, from online courses to in person workshops; private study to Sanskrit Studies CD’s and books to support your self-practice and studies; transformational retreats to monthly meditation sessions.

Please browse the website for more information and inspiration or feel free to contact the Sanskrit Studies Team if you have specific questions on how to train with Manorama: classes@sanskritstudies.org.

FAQs on Training With ManoramaTeacher Training
I took a course with Manorama at my local yoga center and want to continue my studies. How can I do this?
Teleclasses with Manorama are the best way to continue your studies on a regular, weekly basis. These live, interactive classes are conducted over the telephone and are therefore accessible from wherever you live. They include lecture style teachings, in-class discussion, chanting, meditation and homework assignments. More Information.

Manorama also tours extensively throughout the US, Europe and Canada offering in-person workshops, immersions and retreats to support your studies. To see if Manorama is teachings in your local area, view the up to date schedule here.

There is also an extensive range of downloadable and physical products available for purchase in the shop. These include wisdom discussions, guided meditations, tools to learn Sanskrit and downloads to support your study of ancient texts like The Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.


I am interested to host a workshop with Manorama at my yoga center
Manorama travels extensively throughout the US and Europe offering courses, immersions, and sanskrit training for yoga teacher training programs. Please submit a form on the contact page for more information on hosting Manorama or to incorporate Sanskrit Studies in your Yoga Teacher Training Program.

More information on the course series available in the Sanskrit Studies Method and Luminous Soul Teachings is available on the courses page.


I'm a yoga teacher and want to work on Sanskrit Studies and Luminous Soul principles for my classes. Is there a learning path you can recommend for me to follow?
To stay inspired in your own daily practice Manorama recommends attending regular in-person events or teleclasses. There are monthly Satsang Sessions in NYC, weekly teleclasses on the phone, or workshops and retreats. Regular attendance in classes provides the framework to understand and integrate the principles of the Sanskrit Studies Method and Luminous Soul Teachings in your daily practice.

Alongside direct study Manorama emphasises the importance of building a consistent home practice. There is a full range of products available in the shop to support Yoga Teachers with their ongoing education. The Yoga Language Series tm provides comprehensive training in Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers, from precise pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet and yoga poses, to leading chanting of common yoga invocations in your classes.

Alongside this Manorama highly recommends working with 1 or 2 of the following products:

Sarva Bhutesu, Meditation on the Yoga SutraNada Yoga, The Warrior Within,


I'm a absolute beginner to sanskrit, and am interested in learning. What would be the best class to take?
The best courses are Sanskrit Studies Signature courses; An Introduction to Sanskrit or Sanskrit Level 1 with Manorama. These engaging, fun, inspiring courses are great for beginners to Sanskrit, and are available through in-person workshops or as a teleclass.

To see when and where these courses are next being offered view the up to date online and in-person schedules.


Does Manorama provide sanskrit translations for tattoos, yoga centers or yoga business ventures?
Due to the high number of requests Manorama receives, she is no longer able to offer these professional services.


Manorama is currently the director of Sanskrit Studies at Jivamuki’s Omega Teacher’s Training program 2013. For details go to www.jivamuktiyoga.com

“Manorama, thank you so much for the wonderful Sanskrit workshop! It couldn’t have gone any better. You are an incredibly inspiring and gifted teacher.” 
~David Life, The Co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga

“Learning Sanskrit from Manorama is like immersing in the sacred sound that emanates from the conch of Arjuna. She awakens one to the healing sounds of Sanskrit and the sounds of chanting in a profound way.”
~Rodney Yee & Colleen Yee

Course Options:

  • Luminous Shabda: Sanskrit Alphabet Level 1
  • Luminous Shabda: Sanskrit Level 2
  • Luminous Shabda Intro to Sanskrit
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Level 1
  • The Warrior WIthin thru the Bhagavad Gita

Please contact us by calling 212-696-8932 or filling out our online form
 to learn more about how you can incorporate Sanskrit Studies into a Yoga teacher’s training program.