Sanskrit Lab: 

Pronunciation class for beginners and chanters of all levels

Pronouncing Sanskrit correctly is a beautiful way to more fully embody the teachings of yoga and to show your respect to India and the people who preserved this wisdom for us over the millennia. Rather than being a language of symbolic meaning, it’s a language of vibratory essence. That means you actually create the meaning of the word by way of pronunciation. This gives the potential for Sanskrit to be a highly healing modality.

In this course, you will learn to read the English transliteration, the little marks above and under the letters, and make all the sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet. You can sign up for the Kirtan + Bhajan, Stotram, & Mantra portion for extra practice along the way! Handouts and chant sheets will be found on the home page.

Sanskrit Class

Sundays, July 26 - September 20

5:30-6:00pm ET 

$40 for all nine weeks, must register here on Teachable for access to videos for non-live attendance. You'll be sent a link each Sunday before class to live stream on Zoom, alternatively the link to join lives on the homepage at Videos for the Sanskrit portion of class will be available on the Teachable portal by the following day in case you can't make it live and still want to attend. Live class each week will be 30 minutes. Videos will be edited to about 10-15 minutes.


$5-10 drop in, no access to videos, paid to Venmo: @Allison-Dennis-8 or PayPal: [email protected]

Kirtan + Bhajan, Stotram, & Mantra

Sundays, 6-8pm ET 

$68 add on to the nine week Sanskrit session,  $108 total. Kirtan will not be available by way of video. Live only.


$5-25 drop in paid to Venmo: @Allison-Dennis-8 or PayPal: [email protected]

Allison Dennis holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Music from ECU where she studied Sanford Meisner's acting technique. She sang in jazz, funk, and folk bands, recorded and performed as a singer-songwriter, and performed supporting and leading roles in a variety of plays and musicals. 

In NYC at the turn of the millenium, she acted and sang in Off Broadway shows, and ultimately flew in the wildly popular Argentine circus De La Guarda. A back injury during a show brought her to yoga in 2001. 

A herniated disc with nerve impingement made movement quite painful for the first three years of the injury, so her entry point to yoga was the philosophy of India, not the poses. She concentrated on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for a decade while becoming a yoga asana teacher as therapy for her own physical pain. Once mobility returned, Allison was finally permitted by her physical therapist to take on an asana practice. Within months she had signed up for her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2005.

From 2010-2018 Allison owned and operated Heart of Yoga School out of Carrboro, NC where she designed and taught three distinct yoga teacher trainings, culminating in a full 800 hour YTT program. She led nineteen long-term trainings while managing the School, guiding curious seekers to become teachers and home practitioners. 

She also spends 2-3 months a year in India, deepening her understanding of the culture and wisdom systems.

Visit for more info and to learn about her tours and retreats in India and Indonesia.

Choose a Pricing Option


Sanskrit Lab Only

One-Time Payment for Nine Weeks of Sanskrit Lab


Sanskrit Plus Kirtan

One-Time Payment for Nine Weeks of Sanskrit Plus Kirtan