Sanskrit: Level 10

In Sanskrit Level 10, we will almost finish the book – Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga – studying chapters 19 and 20. Over the course of the 9 weeks, we will learn about both primary and secondary nominal derivation and the pronoun enam. We will also learn the many forms of the aorist, the last past tense. This will allow us to continue to read from classical texts such as the Bhagavad Gītā, the more recent hāṭha yoga texts, as well as to continue to read passages from some of the early Upaniṣads. Aside from a couple of little things we will have now covered all of the main Sanskrit grammatical constructs.

Start Date: 17 July 2022

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator: Zoë Slatoff

Course Duration: Nine Weeks

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework




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Zoe Slatoff

Zoë Slatoff

Zoë Slatoff has created and tutors a comprehensive series of Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Zoë has a Masters in Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia. She is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam, a Sanskrit textbook for yoga students. Zoë is working on a PhD about the Aparokṣānubhūti – an Advaita Vedāntic text which integrates 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.


Sanskrit: Level 10