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Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course | Lila Lolling | Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course

Wednesday, July 5 – Wednesday, July 12
Taught By: Lila Lolling & Jennifer Chadukiewicz (Ananda Devi)
Tuition: $325
Accommodation: Cost Varies

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The Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course is an 8-day certification program designed for yoga teachers to learn specific variations for the Sivananda Hatha Yoga class. For a variety of reasons, in our modern era, students are unable to practice the basic series taught and experienced in TTC. More than ever we are being asked to modify our sacred sequence, whether due to injury, seated lifestyles, or yoga expanding to specialized populations.

**ASL Interpretation provided. Please contact [email protected] to reserve your interpreters.**

Course Description

This course provides yoga teachers with anatomical theory related to choosing specialized asana variations for certain student conditions. Each day you will participate in an anatomy and asana-variation class that will then be applied in the afternoon practicum class. You will experience first-hand the applied variations and have a group discussion following. Upon graduation, you will feel confident in creating a safe and welcoming class for student’s whose needs may include inflexibility, spinal injuries, bigger bodies, immobility, pregnancy, and more.

Lila Lolling is a light-hearted and dedicated teacher with 17 years of experience adapting Sivananda Hatha Yoga for a variety of body types. She will present simple and effective asana variations that you will be able to implement immediately with your students. “If TTC is hardware, the Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course is the software,” states a participant from the 2015 course held at the Neyyar Dam India Ashram.

Course Schedule

Day One

2:30pm – Meet and Greet: Course Introductions and Intentions.
4pm – Sivananda Hatha Yoga Class (group discussion following)
8pm – Course Inauguration (during Satsang)

Day Two

12pm – Beauty of Intrinsic Movement: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
4pm – Gentle Pranayama & Gentle Yoga Class

Day Three

12pm – Foundation of Being: Structural Body & Spinal Column Health
4pm – Specialized Yoga Variations for Spinal Injuries (group discussion following)

Day Four

12pm – Connecting Peripheries: Fascia & the Muscular System
4pm – Yoga for Stiff Bodies & Immobility Issues (group discussion following)

Day Five

12pm – Living with Ease: Nervous System & Proper Relaxation
4pm – Yoga for Healing Trauma and Prenatal Yoga

Day Six

12pm – Visual Yoga: Yoga for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ear Anatomy. (includes teaching practice)
4pm – Verbally Descriptive Yoga: Yoga for Blind and Low Vision. Eye Anatomy. (includes teaching practice)

Day Seven

8am – Sivananda Open Hatha Yoga Class with Integrative Instruction
12pm – Teaching Group A Evaluations & Role Play (1.5hr, groups of 3 students)
2pm – Teaching Group B Evaluations & Role Play (1.5hr, groups of 3 students)
4pm – Final Q & A and Test Review
5:30pm – Group Guided Relaxation & Savasana

Day Eight

8am – Final Test for Certification
8pm – Graduation at Satsang

Topics of Study

Basic Pranayama:
For beginners and those with respiratory issues

Spinal Column Health:
Safe inversions, disc injuries and herniation

Yoga for Bigger Bodies:
Gentle variations for people with obesity

Yoga for Stiff Bodies:
Variations for seated lifestyles

Prenatal Yoga:
Moving safely and with ease

Working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and Low Vision Yogis

Anatomy of Specific Systems:
Circulatory, Respiratory, Muscular, Stuctural, Nervous System, Fascia

Yoga Alliance Certified

This is a certified course accredited by the International Sivananda Organization and Yoga Alliance and is designed to provide the teacher with proper information about how to guide a class with specific variations which aid to build a student up to the Sivananda Yoga Open Class. Since TTC is the standard series with more advanced variations, this course is designed to offer everything below the open class.

Lila Saraswati uses anatomical investigations throughout the course and hands on tips and techniques for learning. (www.lilalolling.com)

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Arrival – Wednesday 2pm

•   Departure – Thursday 12pm

Course Tuition

The $325 course tuition is for the workshop and does not include accommodation. Your accommodation rate includes Satsang, vegetarian meals and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Ashram Daily Schedule

5:30am    Wake Up Bell

6am    Satsang:
(Meditation, Mantra chanting and Contemporary spiritual lecture)

8am    Hatha Yoga Practice

10am    Organic, Vegetarian Brunch

11am     Karma Yoga
(Opportunity to offer selfless service)

12pm    Afternoon Program & Free Time

4pm    Hatha Yoga Practice

6pm    Vegetarian Dinner

8pm  Satsang:
(Meditation, Mantra chanting and Contemporary spiritual lecture)

10pm  Lights Out

•   Daily attendance at both satsangs and hatha yoga classes is required in order to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram.

•   Daily activity schedule, or possible schedule changes, will be announced during morning Satsang.

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