Sanskrit: Level 11

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In Sanskrit Level 11 we will build upon what we have learned in the previous 10 courses, continuing to develop understanding through learning grammar and chanting and translating verses from yoga-related texts.

In this course, we will finish the book – Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga – studying chapter 21 and completing the final review section. Over the course of the 9 weeks, we will learn about the conditional and benedictive moods as well as composite verbs and cvi formation, and directional words with the suffix -anc.

We will mainly be reading passages from the early Upaniṣads, as well as verses from classical and haṭha yoga texts and some popular mantras. By the end of the course, we will have covered pretty much all of the grammatical constructs and you will be ready to read texts on your own.

Now with dedicated Zoom sessions!

Start Date: 11 October 2026

Course Duration: Nine Weeks

Course Tutor(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

37 pages

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework

Pathway(s): Sanskrit

On-Demand Video

The main video component of your course. On-demand means you can watch at the time that suits you.

4hr 11min

Zoom sessions
This course contains three dedicated live Zoom sessions with Dr Zoë Slatoff (recordings available for any you miss).

You will also be invited to join our general interest Zoom sessions throughout the term. These are open to all enrolled students and cover a range of topics related to indian thought and philosophy.

They are a great way to meet students and tutors from other courses!

Sanskrit: Level 11



In this course, we build upon what we learned in our Level 1–10 Sanskrit courses.


Your Tutor

Zoe Slatoff

Dr Zoë Slatoff

Dr Zoë Slatoff has created and tutors a comprehensive series of Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She has a PhD in Religion and Philosophy from Lancaster University and an MA in Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. She teaches Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy in the Yoga Studies MA program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Zoë is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga, a Sanskrit textbook based on classic yoga texts. She also taught for many years at her yoga shala in NY, Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side.

Study Sanskrit Online
Sanskrit: Level 11

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