• ASL Yoga Retreat

ASL Yoga Retreat

Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Taught by: Lila Lolling
Tuition: $100
Accommodation: Cost Varies

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Join Lila Lolling, founder of Deaf Yoga Foundation, for a 4-day yoga retreat presented in American Sign Language. The Sivananda Yoga Ranch has been offering classical yoga teacher training incorporating ASL as well as workshops and retreats for the deaf community and ASL interpreters since 2007. We believe Yoga and sign language pair well together. A quite popular course, it’s an excellent opportunity each year for both student and teachers to deepen their practice and to share in the joy of good community.

Course Description

Join Lila Lolling and Jessica Kalyani Frank as they co-facilitate a four-day yoga retreat in American Sign Language (ASL). This retreat is a unique experience for you to dive deeper into your Self, your connection with others, and your understanding of Yoga. The daily schedule will include yoga classes, spiritual philosophy workshops, and group sharing.

This beautiful, heart-centered yoga retreat is uniquely designed for you to dedicate more time for inner reflection and spiritual investigation. If you are feeling stuck or uninspired in your life, in need of rejuvenation, or simply want to deepen your relationship with Spirit, then this retreat is for you.

Join like-minded people, who share a common language, as we join hearts and hands in an exploration of life, joy and yoga. This beautiful offering is tailored for Deaf & ASL-fluent yoga practitioners and teachers, however previous yoga experience is not required.​

Lila is the founder of the DeafYoga Foundation, Saraswati Yoga School and Sangha Yoga Studio. She has been working with students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind or have low vision. Over the years, Lila has been studying and incorporating techniques to adapt yoga postures from a therapeutic-based perspective for the growing number of students in need. The ASYC is her endeavor to share that knowledge with other teachers and encourage them to reach out to specialized populations with ease and confidence.

She has also worked with people who have cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, herniated discs, and a variety of sports injuries.


Arrival & Departure Information

•   Arrival – Thursday 2:00 pm

•   Departure – Sunday 12:00 pm

Course Tuition

The $100 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. We are offering a special discounted rate for deaf students staying in shared rooms: $60 per night.

Daily Schedule

5:30am     Wake up Bell
6:00am     Morning Satsang Interpreted into ASL*
8:00am     Hatha Yoga Practice in ASL
10:00am   Organic, Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am   Karma Yoga (Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service)
12:00pm   Friday: Self-Care and Self-Honoring, Saturday: Self-Reflection – Understand Me with Gratitude
4:00pm     Group Gathering or Hatha Yoga Practice in ASL
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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