Sanskrit: Level 9

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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.

Now with dedicated Zoom sessions!

Start Date: 26 April 2026

Course Duration: Nine Weeks

Course Tutor(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

47 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.

3hr 40min

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 9




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.

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Sanskrit: Level 9

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