sanskrit_header1Tilak began his Sanskrit studies with Vyaas Houston at the American Sanskrit Institute, and then later at the University of Virginia. In 2007 he created TheĀ Online Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide, a resource for Yoga teachers and students interested in learning how to pronounce and understand the Sanskrit words used and encountered in yoga classes, conversations, texts, and teachings.

Tilak also teaches Introduction to Sanskrit workshops which teach students to read, write, and correctly pronounce Sanskrit.