Introduction to Sanskrit for Ayurveda

Self-paced | 30 hours

Enhance your Ayurvedic studies with the power of its mother language.

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Tuition: $195

Who should take this course

This course is designed for the Ayurvedic student and enthusiast, and is open to all levels – be it your first time studying Ayurveda, or if you have already commenced your studies. There is no prerequisite.

What to expect

Enhance your Ayurvedic studies with the power of its mother language! A basic knowledge of Sanskrit is essential for understanding the true essence of Ayurveda. It enriches the understanding of the classical textbooks and also boosts the cognitive experience, improving the student’s memory retention and absorption of the material.

This course will introduce you to Sanskrit starting with the basics. It focuses on foundational skills required for reading and writing Sanskrit, plus a preface to spoken Sanskrit. Lessons begin with the basic sounds and the alphabet of the Devanaagarii, or Sanskrit script. Students progress further by learning to read and write their own names, transliterate simple words, and then build up towards reading Ayurvedic words and sentences. At the end of the program, students are capable of reading basic Sanskrit on their own and have the foundation to pursue further study in spoken Sanskrit.


The Sounds and Alphabet of Sanskrit

5 classes
We set the foundation for the course by sounding out the alphabet.

From Sounds to Words

As you begin to literate simple sentences, you internalize the alphabet. We do this so you don’t have to think about Sanskrit sentences, but only use the script.

Ayurvedic Vocabulary

We study about 50 common Ayurvedic words to prepare you for the Ayurvedic texts. 

Introduction to Ayurvedic Texts

Combining your knowledge of the Sanskrit alphabet and Ayurvedic vocabulary, we start reading simple sentences from Ayurvedic texts.

Towards Experiential Sanskrit

Going beyond the alphabet, script and word meaning, we dive deeper into understanding the full meaning of more complex sentences.

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What's included

Tuition: $195

Frequently asked questions

Yes. There is no prerequisite for this course. However, it is designed to support students of Ayurveda and therefore covers terminology specifically used in Ayurveda. It is not a general introductory course for Sanskrit.
Yes! This program is designed to be taken online only. All of the content is accessible via our elearning platform. All of the 16 classes have been recorded and are available for playback.
We estimate 30 hours total, including 27 hours of class videos, and 3 hours of assignments. You can take longer if you need to complete.
Yes! Whether you attended in-class or live streamed this workshop previously, we welcome students again at a reduced rate. Please contact support@keralaayurveda.us to register. Note: online registration is not available for retakes.