Sanskrit: Level 9

In Sanskrit Level 9, we will build upon what we’ve learned in the previous 8 Sanskrit courses, covering Chapters 17 and 18 of “Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga.” We will learn about secondary verbal roots, specifically, desideratives, intensives or frequentatives and denominatives. We will also learn the demonstrative pronouns idam and adas and neuter nouns ending in i and u and some irregular declensions. This will allow us to continue to read from texts such as the Bhagavad Gītā, as well as to read from some more early Upaniṣads and verses from haṭha and rāja yoga texts. At this point we will have learned almost all of the grammatical constructs you need to be able to pick up a text and read on your own.

Start Date: 24 April 2022

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator: Zoë Slatoff

Course Duration: Nine Weeks

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework




Your Tutor

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 9