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
May 6-7 Wenonah, NJ Sanskrit Level I Robin Debreceni Details
May 6-7 San Diego A Sanskrit Weekend Cynthia Snodgrass Details
May 20 Washington DC Introduction to the Sanskrit Atlas Ellen Cull Details
May 20-21 Camp Hill, PA Sanskrit Level II Erik Marrero Details
May 20-21 Nipomo, CA Sanskrit Level I Kamala Knowlton Details
May 22-23 Camp Hill, PA Sanskrit Level I Erik Marrero Details
June 3-4 Washington DC Panini Verbs Zoe Mai Details
June 10-11 South Lake Tahoe, CA Sanskrit Level I Kacey Davy Details
July 22-23 Newark, DE Sanskrit Level I Ellen Cull Details
October 6-8 Kennett Square, PA Sanskrit Level I 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 Online Study Group Rick Roberts Details