Sanskrit, Cakras, and Yoga Philosophy - Online Workshop with Nicolai Bachman

The Sanskrit, Cakras, and Yoga Philosophy will be presented online by Nicolai Bachman on October 9th - 11th.  Join us on a journey from a clear, organized presenter who teaches in a fun and playful way!


This workshop meets requirements for 12 Continuing Education Hours for the Yoga Alliance Registry and 12 Contact Hours required in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Programs at Triad Yoga, Greensboro, and Sunrise Yoga, Clemmons.


The workshop schedule:

Friday, October 9th, 6:30PM - 9:00PM:  Sanskrit Basics for Yoga - Fundamentals of Pronunciation

The science of Yoga is filled with Sanskrit vocabulary.  Teachers and practitioners of Yoga, Ayurveda, or meditation can benefit from learning how to pronounce Sanskrit with correct breath, resonance, rhythm and tongue position.  We will talk about Sanskrit as a language, learn pronunciation basics, and practice reading many common Yoga terms and posture names.


Saturday, October 10th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM:  Cakras and Nadis:  Subtle body Vibrations

Cakra-s are energy spheres in the subtle body that influence their area in the body.  Sound affects the subtle body, and can quickly energize and open the cakras.   We will chant the primary seed syllables, petal sounds, and mantras for the deity that represents each cakra.


Saturday, October 10th, 1:30PM - 4:00PM:  Yamas and Niyamas

How we interact with others affects our heart-mind and those around us.  Cultivating ethical behavior is essential for a civil society to flourish.  Part and parcel with healthy social relationships is taking care of oneself.


Sunday, October 11th, 9:30AM - 12:00PM:  Oriya-Yoga, Asana and Pranayama

The last three niyama-s (personal practices) make up a synergistic triad of tools that support the other limbs of yoga, and are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change and cultivating an inner orientation.  Refining and unblocking the body and breath prepare us for our journey inward.


Sunday, October 11th, 1:30PM - 4:00PM:  Turning Inward:  Pratyahara and Samyama

Focusing our attention in a single place centers our heart-mind, ending outer sensory distractions and moving us deep into our inner light of awareness.  The final four limbs cultivate a sattvic heart-mind and a higher state of consciousness.  


Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit and related topics since 1994.  He has a knack for synthesizing and organizing topics into simple and understandable presentations.  His education combines informal, traditional study with the academic rigor of university classes.  He has studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, the Ayurvedic Institute, the American Institute of Vedic Studies and the Vedic Chant Center.  He holds a M.A. in Eastern Philosophy, an M.Sl in Nutrition and is E-RYT500 certified.  Nicolai has authored several Sanskrit book/CD learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, The Language of Ayurveda, and by Sounds True, The Language of Yoga and The Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy.  His easy-to-read paperback on Yoga philosophy called The Path of The Yoga Sutras is a popular book now in many yoga teacher training programs.  Learn more about Nicolai and his offerings at:


Workshop cost $225.00, or $200,00 if registered by September 25th.  Individual classes are $50.00.


Please note that the link to each class will be sent the day of the class.

Workshop Sign Up
Instructor:Nicolai Bachman
Costs:Sanskrit, Cakras, and Yoga Philosophy Presented Online with Nicolai Bachman $225.00 or $200.000 if paid by 9/25/2020
Friday PM - Sanskrit Basics for Yogis - Fundamentals of Pronunciation $50.00
Saturday AM - Cakras and Nadis: Subtle Body Vibrations $50.00
Saturday PM - Yamas and Niyamas $50.00
Sunday AM - Kriya-Yoga, Asana and Pranayama $50.00
Sunday AM - Kriya-Yoga, Asana and Pranayama $50.00
Sunday PM - Turning Inward: Pratyahara and Samyama $50.00
Sunday PM - Turning Inward: Pratyahara and Samyama $50.00
Times:Friday, October 9th - 6:30PM - 9:00PM - Sanskrit Basics for Yogis - Fundamentals of Pronunciation Saturday, October 10th - 9:30AM - 12:00PM - Cakras and Nadis: Subtle Body Vibrations Saturday, October 10th - 1:30PM - 4:00PM - Yamas and Niyamas Sunday, October 11th - 9:30AM - 12:00PM - Kriya-Yoga, Asana and Pranayama Sunday, October 11th - 1:30PM - 4:00PM - Turning Inward: Pratyahara and Samyama