In this course we integrate traditional Indian and Western methods to provide an interactive experience of learning Sanskrit. This course is ideal for beginners and those with some experience who would like to reinvigorate their studies. We focus on pronunciation and learning through sound, as well as reading, writing, and a little grammar using chapters from Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga. Learning Sanskrit is a meditation in itself and helps to cultivate concentration. Joining theory with practice, this course is taught through video lectures, audio, and written material, with weekly assignments to help you learn at home. By the end of the course you will be able to read and understand simple verses and have the foundation for further Sanskrit study as well as a stronger basis for studying Indian philosophy and culture.