Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts
Rick Roberts is an engineer, meditator, RYT-500 yoga teacher, kirtan wallah and student of Sanskrit. He began chanting and meditating in 1979 while living in an ashram where Sanskrit texts were chanted every morning and evening. During this time he developed a great love for the sounds of Sanskrit but with no understanding of how they were mapped in the palate or how the grammar was organized to convey meaning. In 2004 Rick met Vyaas Houston, director of the American Sanskrit Institute who gave him the tools and encouragement to begin a personal journey into the language. The teaching method developed by Vyaas provided an easy and fun way to begin the study of Sanskrit. After one weekend immersion he learned the entire Sanskrit alphabet, gained confidence in pronouncing the names of Yoga postures correctly and learned how to read simple Sanskrit words. The fear of learning Sanskrit dissolved, being replaced with a hunger to learn more. Rick completed a Teacher Training program with Vyaas Houston and has studied with ASI instructors Doug Donnell and Jo Brill. Rick currently resides in Montague, MA and facilitates the Sanskrit online study group remotely via phone and computer sharing.

 

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location Class Type Instructor
January 13-14 Manayunk, PA Sanskrit Level I Zoe Mai Details
January 15-16 Washington, DC Sanskrit Level I Ellen Cull Details
January 28-29 Lewes, DE Sanskrit Level I Zoe Mai Details
February 10-11 Collingswood, NJ Sanskrit Level I Robin Debreceni Details
February 17-18 Washington, DC Sanskrit Level II Ellen Cull Details
February 17-18 Duluth, MN Sanskrit Level I Jenny Tumas Details
March 10-11 Collingswood, NJ Bhagavad Gita: Grammar and Sanyama Zoe Mai Details
March 10-11 Camden, NJ Sanskrit Level I Erik Marrero Details
March 24-25 Collingswood, NJ Sanskrit Level II Robin Debreceni Details
June 1-3 Charlotte, NC Sanskrit Level I Zoe Mai Details
June 11-24 Collingswood, NJ Level I Apprentice Training Zoe Mai Details
Jul 30-Aug 4 Collingswood, NJ Panini Week Immersion Zoe Mai Details
October 6-7 Collingswood, NJ Navaratri Immersion Zoe Mai Details
November 3-4 Collingswood, NJ Ramayana Course Zoe Mai Details
February Santa Fe, NM Advanced Teacher Training Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Sanyama Meditation Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Private Sanskrit Study Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Collingswood, NJ Weekly Sanskrit Class Zoe Mai Details
Ongoing Washington, DC Study Group Ellen Cull Details
Ongoing Online Study Group Rick Roberts Details