• ASL Yoga Retreat

ASL Yoga Retreat | Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch | Yoga | France

ASL Yoga Retreat

Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Taught by: Lila Lolling
Tuition: $170
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, both DeafYoga Foundation co-stewards, for a 4-day yoga retreat presented 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, philosophy workshops, and group sharing. Open to all who are fluent in ASL.

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.

Course Instructors

Lila Saraswati Lolling is a long-term yoga practitioner and teacher who is the founder of Saraswati Yoga School. She is an affiliate teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is co-steward of DeafYoga Foundation.


Jessica “Kalyani” Frank is a advanced Deaf yoga teacher certified under the Sivananda lineage, and has been teaching for the past six years. She received her first teaching certification in 2011, her advanced teaching certification in 2014, and recently became a certified Trauma-Informed Yoga instructor. She is now focusing on using yoga as a tool to encourage healing among survivors of violence in the Deaf community. She also co-facilitates DeafYoga Foundation with Lila Lolling, leading efforts in making yoga accessible to Deaf people across the country.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Arrival – Thursday 2:00 pm

•   Departure – Sunday 12:00 pm

Course Tuition

The $170 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 (or stay in your own tent: $50 per night).

Daily Schedule

5:30amWake up Bell

6amMorning Satsang Interpreted into ASL*

8amHatha Yoga Practice in ASL

10amOrganic, Vegetarian Brunch

11amKarma Yoga (Opportunity to Offer Selfless Service)

12pmFree time

1pm – 3:30pmWorkshop with Lila
Friday – Self Care and Self Honoring through the practices of Yoga
Saturday – Self Reflection: Understanding the Inner Me through the practices of Yoga

4pmGroup Gathering or Hatha Yoga Practice in ASL

6pmOrganic, Vegetarian Dinner


10pmLights 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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