• Yoga Retreat for Sign Language Interpreters

Yoga Retreat for Sign Language Interpreters | Lila Lolling | Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Yoga Retreat for Sign Language Interpreters

Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday, May 21
Taught By: Lila Lolling & Betsi Heithaus
Tuition: $325
Accommodation: Cost Varies

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This 5-day yoga retreat is designed to introduce ASL Interpreters and ITP students to the traditional teachings and practices of yoga. During this retreat we will focus on the concept that “everything in the manifest world is frequency” and dive into how frequencies impact our body, mind, emotions, and life path. ​Hosted and presented by ASL Interpreters and yoga teachers Betsi Heithaus and Lila Lolling, this personal and professional retreat offers 4.63 RID CEUs. Spaces filled last year and are expected to fill again. Early registration is recommended.

This retreat offers 4.63 RID CEUs, however you must attend all sessions to earn them. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly. Please note all homemade meals are organic and vegetarian/vegan based.

Yoga Retreat Schedule

Wednesday, May 17

2:00pm – Arrival and Welcome
4:00pm – Is Yoga a Religion and Ashram Tour
6:00pm – Organic Vegetarian / Plant-based Dinner
8:00pm – Satsang (Meditation, Kirtan/Chanting, Spiritual Lecture)

Thursday, Friday & Saturday | May 18, 19 & 20

6:00am – Satsang (see above)
8:00am – Yoga in ASL Practice & Practicum
10:00am – Organic Vegetarian / Plant-based Brunch
11:00am – Selfless Service – Karma Yoga
12:00pm to 2pm – Workshops (see Lila’s website for details
2:00pm to 4:00pm – Self-Care Practicum: Hiking, Rest, Journaling, Silence
6:00pm – Organic Vegetarian / Plant-based Dinner
8:00pm – Satsang

Sunday, May 21

6:00am – Satsang
8:00am – Chair Yoga: Signing and Sitting Sustainably
10:00am – Organic Vegetarian/Plant-based Brunch
11:00am to 12:00pm – Final Closing & Graduation Ceremony
12:00pm – Departure

Please note that the retreat facility is about 2 hours outside NYC. If arriving by plane, it is best to fly into LGA. You will the need to rent a car or take a bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal to catch a bus to Woodbourne, NY.


Workshop Topics

• Yoga Philosophy & Spirituality Concepts – Presented in English with ASL
• Understanding Frequency, study of the Three Gunas. Presented in English with ASL woven throughout.
• Establishing New Habits: Gifts from the Will

and so much more…

For more information please visit: Lila’s website

Retreat Cost

$325 Tuition + Accommodations

Course tuition includes manuals, certificates and personalized journal. Accommodation includes two meals daily and access to Russian sauna and hiking trails.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Arrival – Wednesday 2:00 pm

•   Departure – Sunday 12:00 pm

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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