Sanskrit - 50 Hrs
Course Fees - $450
Knowledge of basic Sanskrit is necessary if you are a student of Ayurveda or Yoga.
Most of the treatises or text, be it Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Madhava Nidan, Astanga Samgraha - were all written in Sanskrit.
In India, most BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine) students will study Sanskrit extensively during their first year.
At San Diego College of Ayurveda (SDCOA), we take Sanskrit very seriously. Although technically the Sanskrit course is only 20 hours and we test the students on Ayurveda Glossary in sanskrit, we also offer 50 Hr course in Sanskrit language.
Here is an example of the course material.
Sanskrit courses are created and taught by Pandit Atul Krishna Das, a Vedanta and Sanskrit scholar of 30 years.
You can download the supplementary materials for SDCOA Sanskrit course content
To learn Sanskrit, or to enroll in 20 Hour Sanskrit course, please contact email@example.com
2 Hour Introduction - FREE
20 Hour Sanskrit Course - 10 Hr Classes, 10 Hr online - $200
50 Hour Sanskit Course - 20 Hr Classes, 30 Hr distant - $350
100 Hour Sanskrit Course - 40 Hr Classes, 60 Hr distant -$450
Please note that classes are virtual and done through webinars and conferencing. The course is specifically designed for Ayurveda and Yoga students ONLY.
Sanskrit prosody and metrics (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit_prosody
Good introductory Sanskrit Grammar: A Sanskrit Manual for High Schools by Robert Antoine (Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Sanskrit-manual-high-schools/dp/1178429156/ref=sr_...
Although this is an older college-level course written for Indian secondary schools, we highly recommend it. It provides a good basis in classical Sanskrit. The text is in English and Sanskrit is provided in Devanagari only.
Part II is a more intensive course which will take a serious and dedicated student about 1 year to complete, but should prepare you for translating just about any classical Sanskrit text: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RUZ9Q8/sr=8-2/qid=1295795420/ref=ol...
Visit this page for other Sanskrit-related resources.