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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 the anatomical theory related to specialized asana variations. Each day you will participate in an anatomy class that will explore common modern conditions that will then be applied in the afternoon practicum asana 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 who needs may include inflexibility, spinal injuries, bigger bodies, immobility, hyperextension, pregnancy and more.

Lila Lolling is a light-hearted and dedicated teacher with 16 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.

This course 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 Lolling uses anatomical investigations throughout the course and hands on tips and techniques for learning.

The Adaptive Sivananda Yoga Course is a certified course accredited by the International Sivananda Organization and Yoga Alliance.


Course Schedule

Day One

2:30pm – Meet and Greet: Course Introductions and Intentions.
4:00pm – Sivananda Hatha Yoga Class with Discussion Following
8:00pm – Course Inauguration during Satsang

Day Two

12:00pm – Beauty of Intrinsic Movement: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
4:00pm – Gentle Pranayama & Gentle Yoga Class

Day Three

12:00pm – Foundation of Being: Structural Body & Spinal Column Health
4:00pm – Specialized Yoga Variations for Spinal Injuries: group discussion following

Day Four

12:00pm – Connecting Peripheries: Fascia & the Muscular System
4pm – Yoga for Stiff Bodies & Immobility Issues: group discussion following.

Day Five

12:00pm – Living with Ease: Nervous System & Proper Relaxation
4:00pm – Yoga for Healing Trauma and Prenatal Yoga

Day Six

12:00pm – Visual Yoga: Yoga for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ear Anatomy. Teaching practice
4:00pm – Verbally Descriptive Yoga: Yoga for Blind and Low Vision. Eye Anatomy. Teaching practice

Day Seven

8:00am – Sivananda Open Hatha Yoga Class with Integrative Instruction – student focus on instructions
12:00pm – Teaching Group A Evaluations & Role Play (1.5hr, groups of 3 students)
2:00pm – Teaching Group B Evaluations & Role Play (1.5hr, groups of 3 students)
4:00pm – Final Q & A and Test Review
5:30pm – Group Guided Relaxation & Savasana

Day 8

8:00am – Final Test for Certification
8:00pm – Graduation at Satsang
* When ASYC is offered at the India Ashram, there is a scheduled day off, making the course 9-days in length. This is so that people may explore and participate in ashram outings.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Arrival – Wednesday 2:00 pm

•   Departure – Thursday 12:00 pm

Approximately 32-36 CE hours available for YA

Course Tuition

The 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
6:00am     Morning Satsang*
8:00am     Hatha Yoga Practice
10:00am   Organic, Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am   Karma Yoga (Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service)
12:00pm   Afternoon Program & Free Time
4:00pm     Hatha Yoga Practice
6:00pm     Organic, Vegetarian Dinner
8:00pm     Satsang*
10:00pm   Lights Out

* Satsang = 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan/chanting, contemporary spiritual lecture. Daily activity schedule, or possible schedule changes, will be announced during morning Satsang.

Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha yoga asana classes is required in order to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram.


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