Recognized worldwide, Manorama teaches Sanskrit and Yoga philosophy. She evokes healing through the universal arts of language and conscious living. “Happiness,” she often says, “is the free flow of energy, and communication is energy. When we use our voices authentically and confidently, we create harmony between ourselves and others.”
Manorama offers a direct, accessible and joyful approach to Sanskrit, encouraging her students to focus on its dynamic sound qualities and architectural beauty rather than simply memorizing grammar.
Manorama offers Sanskrit programs for yoga teacher trainings, as well as open workshops and retreats. She tours the globe training students in Luminous Shabda, a path that fuses sacred teachings with everyday life through Sanskrit, Mantra, Meditation, and Yoga philosophy.
Combining her earthly charm with a healthy dose of humour, Manorama guides students in bridging the ordinary with the spiritually sublime.
Yoga teachers and students alike treasure Manorama’s recordings on Patanjali’s
Yoga Sutra, Learn to Chant Yoga Invocations and Learn to Pronounce Yoga Poses. Celebrated for her haunting melodies in chanting, Manorama is featured on numerous albums, including Invocation (with Krishna Das and Ty Burhoe) and Wade Morisette’s, Maha Moha: The Great Delusion.
Manorama earned a B.A. in Film at Columbia University, where she also studied linguistics.
"Sanskrit is a living language of Yoga and Mantra. It is a language of awareness and pranic intention. Linguistically and vibrationally it expresses our deepest core. The elegant sounds of Sanskrit gently coax our hearts to soar to their highest potential, the luminous whole that we all are."
"How happy it makes me feel to know that you are on-tour with the sacred teachings! So many souls will be touched by Guruji’s wisdom and blue-sky compassion because of your efforts. It is just so thrilling to know that Sanskrit is going on the road."
~ Sharon Gannon, JMYS Co-Director