Class Schedule

Friday
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sanskrit for teens and adults
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Bharatnatyam (Beginner 2)
Monday or Sunday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hindustani Vocal for Kids: New Students
Hindustani Vocal for teens and adults: New Students
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Art for Adults and Teen
Sunday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
NrityaVarsha Dance Academy - Kathak
Sunday
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Keyboard Magic
Sunday
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
EV3 Robot Programming – Level 1
Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Public Speaking/ Leadership and Communication: Advanced
Sunday
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Adult Yoga
Sunday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Public Speaking & Communication: Beginner
Sunday
11:00 AM to 11:50 PM
Lego Simple and Powered Machines
Sunday
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Children's Yoga (Ages 5+)
Sunday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Painting class for kids: Advanced
Painting class for kids: Basic
Sunday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Basics of Hindu Culture
Sunday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Elementary Math
High School Math
Sunday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mindful Leadership at home and work: Adults
Mindful Leadership at home and work: Youth
Sunday
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Middle School Math
TBD
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Marathi
TBD
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Bharatanatyam (Beginner 1)
TBD
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bharatanatyam (Intermediate)
TBD
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hindustani Vocal Intermediate: Existing students
TBD
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kannada for kids
Kannada for teens
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lego Robotics Level 3 – Competitive Team
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sanskrit for kids
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hindi
Nandini Joshi

Friday, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Ages: 14+
$70.00

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Introduction to Sanskrit

Sanskrit for teens and adults

Nandini Joshi

Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 8-12
$70.00

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Number of Classes : 14

Introduction to Sanskrit is designed to make understanding India's rich spiritual literature fun and easy. This class will focus on learning simple Sanskrit words, pronunciation, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps. It will include fundamentals of this enriching language, daily slokas and meaning of the slokas. The worksheets will gently lead the student through small steps with clear, concise explanations. Each session includes instruction in the alphabet with easy practice exercises at the end. The class will be focused on younger kids but will not be restricted to a specific age group.

Sanskrit for kids

Malcolm Davidson

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 11-15
$75.00

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Location: Online
Classes starting 8/30/2020

This class helps build leadership and speech abilities in students through hands-on learning and professional examples.

In the class, young people learn valuable skills including:

Evaluating their own speaking ability
Preparing and giving speeches
Giving impromptu talks
Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
Giving constructive feedback and more

Public Speaking/ Leadership and Communication: Advanced

Malcolm Davidson

Sunday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ages: 8-10
$75.00

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The Class will have14 sessions during starting on August 23. Based on the current regulations, the classes would begin on-line using 'Zoom' but IF the restrictions ease down the line and RMD opens to all again - there may be a few 'face-to-face' classes as well.

Topics covered: speeches/debates/telephonic conversations/interviews and much more.

Public Speaking & Communication: Beginner

Priti Abhyankar

Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ages: 3+
$200.00

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Fall 2020 : Online
Supplies list will be provided. Students will need to get their own supplies.
Duration : Aug 30 2020 to Nov 2020
No of Classes ~ 14 (Teaching mode : Online, Class Strength ~ 8, ~ 1 hr/week)
No prior exposure to painting or art-work required
Fun filled activity class with hands-on and step-by-step teaching
Primary focus is on teaching fundamental drawing concepts
Introduction to various types of paintings
Primarily Pencil and Crayon based art-work
Simple sketches/shapes, still-life (e.g. fruits), basic symmetrical shapes, birds/animals/nature drawing, perspective drawing
At the end of the session, kids will be able to apply the basic skills learnt in this class to move on to advanced art-work

Painting class for kids: Basic

Priti Abhyankar

Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ages: 3+
$200.00

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Fall 2020: Online
Duration : Aug 30, 2020 to Nov 2020
No of Classes ~ 14 (Teaching mode : Online, Class Strength ~ 8, ~1 hr/week)
Basic Level class recommended (but not a mandatory pre-requisite)
Fun filled activity class with hands-on and step-by-step teaching
Build up on different types of paintings learnt during Basic level
Primarily Water-color and Acrylic color based art-work
Slightly complex art-work includes figurative sketches (humans/animals/birds), new art forms (e.g. Madhubani), scenery and object drawing
At the end of the session, kids will be able to build up on their art skills with an enhanced and independent method towards generating art-work

Painting class for kids: Advanced

Varsha Kailas Jawadekar

Sunday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ages: 6+
$400.00

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Location: Online
Kathak is a north Indian classical dance form that draws upon ancient Hindu temple and Mughal era court traditions.

The truly vast repertoire comprises poetic, dramatic and pure dance. NrityaVarsha Dance Academy continues to flourish and evolve with hallmarks including intricate footwork, pirouettes, sculpted poses and expressional storytelling, featuring rapid footwork and fast spins with sculpted poses. Students learn the grace, strength and co-ordination along with devotion and discipline through technical compositions and expressional dance pieces.

Students are also coached for the annual Bharati Vidyapeeth University Kathak examinations.
Material costs are collected by the teacher ($50).

NrityaVarsha Dance Academy - Kathak

Prashant V. Joshi

Sunday, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$180.00

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11 week online course starting October 11- Dec. 20

Context : Leadership is often overused and misunderstood, perceived as only for the elite. Yoga as a superset of mindfulness and Leadership are very rarely used in the same sentence especially in work-environment. We will derive six unique attributes of Yogic Leadership from examples of ancient leaders and show their relevance to stressful and highly competitive lives at home and work. We will practice and develop these attributes to become better servant leaders to nurture self-development and self-transformation improving productivity and wellness holistically for positive impact at home and work.

Methodology : This unique course entails a motivational and inspiring series of presentations citing examples of ancient leaders to derive six universal attributes of leadership along with simple experiential mindful practice to become better servant leaders serving both ecosystems at home & work. Be prepared to stretch, relax, breath, laugh, and have fun all the way.

Outcome : Participants will experience self-transformation to cope with increasing responsibilities with higher sense of purpose, positive energy and productivity resulting in a happier home and work-environment. Consistent practice can give sustainable outcomes preventing and reversing minor and major complaints of life physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Mindful Leadership at home and work: Youth

Prashant V. Joshi

Sunday, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ages: 18+
$240.00

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11 week online course starting October 11- Dec. 20

Context : Leadership is often overused and misunderstood, perceived as only for the elite. Yoga as a superset of mindfulness and Leadership are very rarely used in the same sentence especially in work-environment. We will derive six unique attributes of Yogic Leadership from examples of ancient leaders and show their relevance to stressful and highly competitive lives at home and work. We will practice and develop these attributes to become better servant leaders to nurture self-development and self-transformation improving productivity and wellness holistically for positive impact at home and work.

Methodology : This unique course entails a motivational and inspiring series of presentations citing examples of ancient leaders to derive six universal attributes of leadership along with simple experiential mindful practice to become better servant leaders serving both ecosystems at home & work. Be prepared to stretch, relax, breath, laugh, and have fun all the way.

Outcome : Participants will experience self-transformation to cope with increasing responsibilities with higher sense of purpose, positive energy and productivity resulting in a happier home and work-environment. Consistent practice can give sustainable outcomes preventing and reversing minor and major complaints of life physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Mindful Leadership at home and work: Adults

Dr. Roosel Jain

Sunday, 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Ages: 11-14
$250.00

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Location: Online


It is necessary to acquire the math knowledge and skills to be productive, successful and logical. My approach at SHIKSHA is to learn through exploration and practicing. Class description and goals include following:

Learning Mathematics through discussion and sharing ideas.
To support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by TEA
Step by Step example problems
Use the previous knowledge to make the
connections to the formulas and finding solutions
To analyze given information logically and formulating a strategy to determine solution
Reinforcement of school homework
Improving grades in Mathematics

Middle School Math

Marathi Team

TBD, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: Any
$100.00

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Location: Online

Please note day and time are not yet decided

In this class students will learn Marathi with initial focus towards speaking Marathi. This class is designed towards creating interest in the language, introducing Marathi alphabets, writing simple words and developing language communications skills.

Marathi

Sumitha Tharasingh

Sunday, 11:00 AM to 11:50 PM
Ages: 7+
$270.00

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Prerequisites: Age: 7+ or must have finished Lego simple machines program
Schedule: Starts Sept 6th through Dec 13th. Off on 25th Oct.

Students will learn simple and powered machine concepts build mechanism and machine models using Legos experiment, record findings and conclude his or her findings using the scientific method. At the end of learning they will be assigned a challenge for which the student will design, build and present their model to the class to graduate.
1. Simple Machines, Mechanisms & Structures
a. Lever, Wheel & Axle, Pulley, Inclined Plane, Wedge, Screw, Gear, Cam, Pawl & Ratchet, Structures
2. Build Machines & Powered Machines
a. Sweeper, fishing Rod, Freewheel Cart, Hammer, Ballerina, Balance, Windmill, Flywheeler, Powercar, Dogbot, Dragster, Walkbot, Dogbot etc.

Required:
o Buy the recommended Lego Kit $199.95 + taxes + shipping
o Minimum # of enrollments to conduct class: 8 students.

Lego Simple and Powered Machines

Sumitha Tharasingh

Thursday, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 9+
$270.00

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Schedule: Starts Sept 6th through Dec 13th. Off on 25th Oct. Team specific day.

This course is for students who have completed Lego Robotics Level 2 Advanced Programming class or have participated in the FLL competition in the past with Lego Mindstorms Programming skills.
Students in this class will learn about First Lego League competitions, work as a team on an innovation project, complete team building activities and program robotics missions in the FLL format. If the group chooses to compete parents of the students will function as coaches, register the team and manage the season. Parents will be guided by me through out the semester with the intention of preparing the team for the First Lego League competition.

Required: Buy the recommended Lego Kit $439.90 + taxes + shipping

Lego Robotics Level 3 – Competitive Team

Sarang Kulkarni

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Ages: 3+
$150.00

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This will be online class. Total 14 classes, 40 mins each class. Maximum 2-3 students in a group.
Class time and day will be decided soon.

Syllabus will be covered as per A.B.G.MV Mandal https://abgmvm.org
Students can appear for 1 to 9 levels of exam of A.B.G.M.V Mandal.

Keyboard Magic

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 13+
$70.00

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Introduction to Kannada

Kannada for teens

Nandini Joshi

TBD, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ages: 7+
$70.00

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Introduction to Kannada language

Kannada for kids

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

TBD, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$400.00

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Location: Online
(Will included 14 group classes)

Time TBD
We Offer Individual class , fees available on request .

Hindustani Vocal Intermediate: Existing students

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

Monday or Sunday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ages: 5-10
$400.00

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Location: Online

14 classes for Fall 2020

Monday 5pm or 5.45pm / Sunday 9am or 9.45am

Hindustani Vocal for teens and adults: New Students

Jayeeta Dasmunshi

Monday or Sunday, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ages: 5+
$400.00

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Location: Online
Will included 14 group classes)

Monday 5pm or 5.45pm / Sunday 9am or 9.45am
We Offer Individual class , fees available on request .

Hindustani Vocal for Kids: New Students

Nibha Jain

Wednesday, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ages: Any
$100.00

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Location: Online

This class will help develop basic language skills in Hindi within the socio-cultural context of India and South Asia. The instruction will include oral and written real-life situation, introduction to alphabets, pronunciation, grammar, reading and listening comprehension in an easy to remember and enjoyable format.

Minimum 5 students should register for the class to be conducted

Hindi

Dr. Roosel Jain

Sunday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 14-18
$275.00

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Math class for High school students

High School Math

Sumitha Tharasingh

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Ages: 8+
$270.00

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• Prerequisites: Age: 8+ or must have finished Lego simple machines program
• Schedule: Starts Sept 6th through Dec 13th. Off on 25th Oct.

In this course students will
• Learn about Robotics – powered and programmed machines.
• Build a Robot by putting together hardware, electrical and electronics.
• Learn concepts of programming and develop programs using easy-to-learn Lego EV3 Mindstorms Visual Programming software and Lego EV3 Mindstorms Robot.
• How to solve a given problem, test and troubleshoot programs
• Program the Robot to complete tasks using Motors and Sensor programs
• Program using of logic, conditions, actions, loops, switches, math.
At the end of learning they will be assigned a challenge for which the student will design, build and solve the challenge and present it to the class.


• Required:
o Buy the recommended Lego Kit $439.90 + taxes + shipping
o Minimum # of enrollments to conduct class: 8 students.

EV3 Robot Programming – Level 1

Dr. Roosel Jain

Sunday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages: 6-13
$250.00

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Location: Online

Make confident first steps in learning mathematics starting from foundation years till 5th grade. This corse will support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by TEA and will include:
- Relating math with day to day life to learn basic concepts of addition, subtraction, product, etc.
- Problem solving step by step
- Reinforcement of school homework

Elementary Math

Radha Patel

Sunday, 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Ages: 5+
$145.00

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Location: Online

Children's Yoga (Ages 5+)

Vidyut Gharpure

Monday, 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Ages: Any
$360.00

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Location: Online (30-45 min session)

Intermediate and advanced adavus. Hasta/Mudra continued
Class day and time TBD

Bharatnatyam (Beginner 2)

Vidyut Gharpure

TBD, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ages: Any
$420.00

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Location: Online (30-45 mins session)
Please note day and time is currently TBD

After completion of all the basic and advance adavus this course start with dance items from Margam.
These will be private classes. For group classes please contact the teacher.

Bharatanatyam (Intermediate)

Vidyut Gharpure

TBD, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Ages: Any
$300.00

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Location:Online (30-45mins sessions)
Please note: Time and Day(s) are TBD

Exercises which will make them ready for the Bharatnatyam posture
Basic Bharatanatyam postures
Basic adavus
Hastas / Mudras

Bharatanatyam (Beginner 1)

Braj Rani

Sunday, 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Ages: 7-14
$70.00

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Sharing the roots of Hindu Culture which comes from the richness of Vedic Sanatan Dharm.
Travel from our current life to ancient times to understand the roots of our customs and celebrations
Make a dynamic life-long learning experience through:
Leela stories
Readers theatre
Chat room discussions
Live performances(when permitted)
Morals, Guided meditation, Yoga,
Videos, Scriptures
Worksheets, crosswords, word finds etc
The Intention of this class is to enable Hindu children growing up in America to be proud of their culture and strong enough to stay Hindu as they grow into teens and beyond.

Basics of Hindu Culture

Shruti Mehta

Saturday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Ages: 13+
$210.00

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Schedule: Classes start August 30

The class will include creating landscapes, seascapes, using acrylic painting. Skills and techniques such as color mixing, shading, perspective, addressed. There will be educational presentations on art styles such as western and Indian art style and few global artists. Students will learn drawing and shading with pencil to enhance the skills. Face proportions and body proportions taught as a part of drawing to work towards the skill of portrait painting. Introduction to alcohol inks.

Art for Adults and Teen

Radha Patel

Sunday, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Ages: Any
$150.00

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Location: Online
Class consists of a combination of Gentle Hatha and Kundalini yoga.

Gentle Hatha Yoga uses postures called (asana) in combination with conscious breathing techniques(pranayama), and mental focus to develop strength and flexibility. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga cultivates awareness, balance, improve concentration and a sense of relaxation through meditation techniques(dyana).

Kundalini yoga uses breath, movement, and focus to energize the body while supporting strength and balance of the glandular and immune system. This promotes emotional well being, mental clarity, self-awareness, stress relief, and balancing all chakras.

Good choice for beginners regardless of your age, or body ability, flexibility, Experience your self deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, self- awareness, mental clarity, and peaceful mind.

A strong yoga practice begins with a sturdy foundation, this class can fine tune even an advance practice.

Adult Yoga