Discover the Depths

Learn the dharma, the sacred and natural path, as it’s been practiced by the ancient wisdom traditions of the Indian subcontinent.

Engage and Expand

Explore traditional wisdom and practices with the support of world-class faculty in a global classroom - learn from wherever you are in the world!

Transform your Practice

Whether you’re a beginner or an established yogi, immerse yourself in sacred language, ritual, wisdom, healing, music, art, and yogic practice.

Welcome!

Our school offers training in ancient wisdom and sacred practices from the Hindu yoga and dharma tradition. You might already be familiar with it: for example, have you ever tried the yogic practice of āsana (usually called “yoga”), or dhyāna, meditation?

These indigenous teachings and practices have been beautifully cultivated and passed on for thousands of years across many diverse lineages in the Indian subcontinent. These pathways are united by a devotion to a sacred way of life that nurtures and protects all beings at every stage of existence.

The teachings invite us to align with nature and the deepest knowing of our heart. We have seen – over thousands of years – that they have the power to uplift suffering, heal our planet, and create beauty.
Living Sanskrit is a space where everyone from all backgrounds, religions, and stages of life can learn and practice this wisdom and way of life. Whether you are just curious and passing by, or are already a dedicated dharma practitioner, please know that you are welcome here.

Until now, it has been a challenge to access the authentic tradition and to understand how all the different ancient teachings and practices fit together, especially within the flow of modern urban life. And it is easy to distort or erase important teachings and practices when we take them out of their native context, resulting in confusion and harm.

At Living Sanskrit, we are committed to protecting the purity and depth of this wisdom. We teach with nuance and with appropriate context so that the path can sustainably guide and inspire humanity for generations to come.

We hope that you will receive as much purpose, delight, and inspiration from this living tradition as we do. As always, we wish you happiness, health, and limitless blessings.

From all of us at Living Sanskrit – Swāgatam! Welcome!

From Mātra to Mantra: The Sounds of Sanskrit

Experience a meditative learning journey into the heart of sacred sound
with Shivani Hawkins, Living Sanskrit Founder and Core Teacher
8-week online course beginning January 31, 2019

Shapes of Consciousness: A Gateway Into Sacred Art

Experience a meditative learning journey into the heart of sacred sound
with Shivani Hawkins, Living Sanskrit Founder and Core Teacher
8-week online course beginning January 31, 2019

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