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Yoga Retreat for ASL Interpreters: 360 Degrees of Yoga
with Lila Lolling & Andrea Schock

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019


Yoga Retreat for ASL Interpreters: 360 Degrees of Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Lila Lolling & Andrea Schock

Tuition: $325 + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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This annual retreat designed for ASL interpreters and ITP students is in its sixth year and we are thrilled to be offering it again. This year’s theme “360 Degrees of Yoga” is centered around returning to our roots, the foundation of our being and how to live a balanced life according to classical Yoga. During our time together, you will experience daily meditations, yoga classes and workshops that will help you develop yourself personally. You will also participate in ASL anatomy classes and interpreting yoga practicums to develop yourself professionally. Andrea guides how to breakdown yoga poses and theory for the most effective and efficient interpretation. Lila offers insights into classical yoga philosophy and how to be empowered in your personal evolution. This retreat is going back to the basics, remembering the beauty of slowing down and creating time for connection and self-reflection. Join us for this retreat, a perfect blend between personal and professional development. This retreat is only open to ASL interpreters and ITP students in their final year. RID CEUs awarded – there are 4.125 RID CEUs being offered in total. 2.1GS and 2.025PS It is not necessary to already be a yoga teacher to participate.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
3:00pm – 4:15pm      Is Yoga a Religion & Ashram Tour
4:30pm – 6:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class with Lila
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm – 9:30pm      Group Meditation and Introductions
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00 – 7:30am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00 – 9:00am      Introduction to Interpreting Yoga in ASL
9:00 – 10:00am      Sitting Properly: Spinal Column Health
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00 – 1:00pm    Anatomical ASL with Andrea
1:30 – 3:00pm      Workshop: The Simple, yet Complex Human Being: Yoga Philosophy with Lila
3:00 – 4:00pm      Self-Care Practicum
4:00 – 6:00pm      Interpreting Strategies – Ideas, Vocabulary, Spacing, etc.
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00 – 10:00pm      Satsang: Interpreting Yoga Philosophy Practicum
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00 – 7:30am      Meditation Walk: weather depending
8:00 – 10:00am      Therapeutic Yoga & Breathing Practices for Interpreters
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00 – 1:00pm    Anatomical ASL 2 with Andrea
1:30 – 3:00pm      Workshop: Connecting with Chakra System: The Road Map to Living with Lila
3:00 – 4:00pm      Self-Care Practicum
4:00 – 6:00pm      Interpreting Practicum: Interpreting Yoga With Evaluations
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00 – 10:00pm      Satsang: Interpreting Practicum
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00 – 7:30am      Satsang: Interpreting Practicum
8:00 – 10:00am      Yoga for Self-Care
10:00am    Brunch
11:00 – 12:00pm    Graduation Ceremony, Retreat Feedback, Final Words of Self-care Inspiration
12:00pm    Departure

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

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Thursday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

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

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Lila Lolling

Lila Lolling is a long-time Sivananda affiliate yoga instructor and spiritual teacher for nearly 20 years. She is a dedicated yoga and permaculture practitioner who has lived and taught in traditional yoga ashrams around the world. Lila is the author of Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga, founder of EcoYoga Life and DeafYoga Foundation. She is a lighthearted, honest, and sincere yoga teacher who offers all who study with her inspiration to live a life of peace, joy, and purpose. Lila is fluent in American Sign Language. www.lilalolling.com

Andrea Schock, NIC

Andrea graduated from Columbia College Chicago’s ITP in 2006 with a degree in ASL-English Interpretation. She later obtained her RID certification in 2009. She has been interpreting full time in a variety of settings throughout the New England area for the past twelve years. In addition to her interpreting experience she has been an avid yoga practitioner for the past fourteen years. Her love and passion for Yoga and the Deaf community intertwined when she attended her first Yoga Retreat for Sign Language Interpreters in 2014. It is after this first retreat that she had a calling to provide accessible Yoga to the Deaf community.

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


Thursday, August 1, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788 United States


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch