KPJAYI sanskrit & chanting teacher


Vidwan Laksmish Bhat from KPJAYI in Mysore will be visiting our shala in May 2019

He will give lectures on chanting yoga mantras, the basics of sanskrit, explanations of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika - one of the main yogic scriptures, give insight into the life of yoga aspirant and on the background of a brahmin life and finally do a puja for our shala.

Laksmish je učitelem sanskrit a chanting (přednášení manter) z KPJAYI (K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) v městě Mysore, Indii a navštíví v březnu naši shalu. Během víkendu workshopů nám nastíní základy sanskrit, chanting, védické filosofie, výklad Hatha Yoga Pradipiky (jednoho z hlavních jógových textů), přednese nám o brahminském životě a nastíní podstatu života aspiranta jógy. V sobotu také povede puju, brahminskou ceremonii.


Laksmish v Mysore každoročně učí stovky studentů, kteří přijíždějí praktikovat se Sharathem. Původem z tradiční brahminské rodiny (a vesnice), kde již jako dítě začínal se studiem sanskrit a védy, v těchto studiích dále pokračoval na Mysore Universitě a dovršil je magisterským titulem.

We are honoured to welcome him to SHALA Prague on his European tour. This is a unique opportunity to meet and study with a genuine Indian scholar of his wealth and dept of knowledge.

Laksmish is the sanskrit, chanting and philosophy teacher at KPJAYI (K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) in Mysore, India. Every year he teaches thousands of students who come to study asana with Sharath and Saraswathi Jois. 


He was born in a small village, Madgeri, nearby Gokarna (Shivas holy place) in the north of Karnataka in India into a Brahmin family. He studied Sanskrit by the traditional method in his village for continuous 8 years, then came to the Mysore Maharaja Sanskrit College for further studies of Advaita Vedanta. He has obtained Vidwan title in that subject and subsequently a master’s degree from Mysore University. 

Laksmish conducts the traditional Brahmin puja rituals every day in his home and at the KPJAYI yoga shala for the benefit of the students and family, as part of his work.

28 - 29 March 2020  (Saturday - Sunday)

Saturday 28/3, 10:30 - 13:00

Sunday 29/3, 9:00 - 11:30 & 12:30 - 15:00


All lectures will include the basics of Sanskrit, chanting of certain mantras, including the understanding of their history, explanation of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and it's meaning in yoga tradition, insight into yogic and brahmin life, clarification of some yoga principles like parampara. 

There will be continuity in the teaching, therefore it is required to attend all weekend.


Saturday 28/3, 14:00 - 15:00




4.500 CZK 

3.900 CZK early bird price (with payment before 28/2/2020)



A vidwan (or vidvan) is a person who has vidyā (knowledge) of a particular science or art. In Hindu philosophy, the word, vidvān, alludes to an expert in discrimination, to the one who is an expert in the Vedanta.


Brahmin is a varna (class) in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations. The traditional occupation of Brahmins was that of priesthood at the Hindu temples or at socio-religious ceremonies and rite of passage rituals such as solemnising a wedding with hymns and prayers. Theoretically, the Brahmins were the highest ranking of the four social classes. 

Where: Shala Prague, Trojanova 18, Praha 2

Places are limited. We advise to book your place as soon as possible. 

Please register through Rezervace/Bookings. Your place will be confirmed after receiving your payment by bank transfer to 499953002/5500. State the name "Laksmish" in the transfer payment description.

International payment details: IBAN CZ4655000000000499953002, Account name: Denisa Sengerova, Address: Navigatoru 611/23, Prague 6, 16100, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP, bank: Raiffeisenbank a.s., payment description: Lakshmish.

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All payments are final. No cancellations or refunds available.