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Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course
with Lila Lolling, ERYT500 & Yoga Therapist

Wednesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 12

Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course | Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch| New York


Lila Lolling

Tuition: $295 + Accommodations

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The Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course is a 5-day certification program designed for yoga teachers and yoga practitioners to learn modified variations for the Sivananda Hatha Yoga sequence. In our modern times of increased stress and immobility (seated culture), there is a rising number of people who need modifications for traditional asanas in order to be safe and effective.

This asana and anatomy immersion teaches participants how to adapt, adjust, and accommodate every body for the Sivananda asana series. Each day you will learn anatomy while embodying the teachings within yourself, to give you a greater sense of assessment and application; the foundational principles of adapting yoga.

Lila Lolling, ERYT500, YACEP and Registered Yoga Therapist, teaches anatomy from a functional perspective, giving students the understanding of how the body works as a unit and how to best meet its needs. This fun and playful way of learning anatomy enables one to clearly select and offer variations for a specific classical asana.

Upon graduation from this course, you will feel confident in creating a safe and welcoming environment for yourself and your yoga students. This is a certified yoga therapy course and offers 45 hours of Yoga Alliance Continued Education (CEUs).

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals and use of ashram facilities (sauna, hiking trails, etc). * ASL interpretation is available for this course, please contact [email protected] for details.

Day One: Wednesday, August 8

3:00pm – Meet and Greet with Course Intentions
4:00pm – Basic Theory of Adapted Sivananda Yoga
8:00pm – Course Inauguration (during Satsang)

Day Two: Thursday, August 9

8:00am – Gentle Yoga Class
12:00pm-2:30pm – Foundation of Being: Structural Body & Introduction to the Spine
4:00pm – Gentle Yoga Practicum for Structural Body Alignment & Strengthening

Day Three: Friday, August 10

8:00am – Yoga for a Healthy Spine
12:00pm-2:30pm – Effects of a Seated Culture: Spinal Column Injuries & Finding the Proper Seat
4:00pm – Yoga for a Spinal Health Practicum

Day Four: Saturday, August 11

8:00am-9:00am – Gentle Yoga for Fuller Bodies
9:00am-10:00am – Prenatal Yoga Class
12:00pm-2:30pm – Circulatory System & Prenatal Anatomy and Theory
4:00pm – Prenatal Yoga Practicum

Day Five: Sunday, August 12

8:00am – Adapted Yoga Open Class
12:00pm-2:30pm – Understanding the Lungs & Adapting Pranayama
4:00pm – Adapted Pranayama Practicum and Final Conclusion
8:00pm – Graduation (in evening Satsang)

Topics of Study

• Basic Pranayama – for beginners and those with respiratory issues
• Spinal Column Health – safe inversions, disc injuries, herniation, scoliosis
• Yoga for Full Bodies – gentle variations for people with obesity
• Yoga for Stiff Bodies – variations for seated lifestyles
• Prenatal Yoga – moving safely and with ease

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Wednesday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Monday (course ends Sunday 8pm) – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Lila Saraswati Lolling

The course will be taught by Lila Lolling who has been teaching Sivananda Yoga for nearly 20 years. Lila completed the Sivananda TTC in 2000, ATTC in 2011, and Sadhana Intensive in 2014. Lila continues to study and teach at various Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers worldwide. 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. Lila is the founder of the DeafYoga Foundation and author of Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga. www.lilalolling.com

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Wednesday, August 8
Sunday, August 12


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500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


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