Lila (lee-laa) Lolling is an experienced Hatha Yoga, meditation, and classical yoga philosophy teacher for nearly 20 years. Her primary source of education is through the world-renowned International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres for which she has been affiliated for nearly the same amount of time. 

An accomplished presenter and writer, Lila artfully combines the ancient teachings of yoga with modern day living. She is a dedicated yoga practitioner and conscious, Earth-steward who has lived and taught at traditional yoga ashrams (monasteries) around the globe. She travels the world teaching retreats, immersions, and teacher training courses.

In December 2016, Lila published her first book Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga, a devotional view on Raja Yoga. It was written with the intention to be an east-meets-west yoga philosophy book for yoga students, teacher trainings, and book clubs.

Lila is also the founder and co-director of the ASL Yoga Collective, formerly DeafYoga Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating yoga opportunities in ASL. This work led her to being voted Yoga Journal’s Teacher Feature in 2016.

In June 2018, Lila was invited to speak at the United Nation’s during the International Day of Yoga in New York City. She was one of five panelists to speak on the topic “Yoga for Peace.” Watch Lila speak

In the same year, she graduated from Omega Institute’s Ecological Literacy Immersion Program, a social and regenerative design course that further inspired her endeavor, EcoYoga Life which was envisioned in the Himalayas a year prior and birthed in the Hudson Valley where she currently resides.

Lila grew up in the country, yet has lived in major cities. She still finds her most precious moments are exploring nature’s healing forests and sacred waters. She is an avid gardener, nature lover, and yoga practitioner who believes in the healing power of nature and yoga.

Continued Education
Omega Institute’s Ecological Literacy Program, 2018
Bhagavad Gita Studies with Prem Sadasivananda, 2015 – 2017
Sadhana Intensive (2-week Hatha Yoga Immersion), 2013
300hr Sivananda Advance Teacher Training Course, 2011
Advanced Bhagavad Gita Course 40 hours, 2011
Advanced Advaita Vedanta Certification 100 hours, 2010
200hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course, 2000
IAYT: International Association of Yoga Therapists, 2017
Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider (YACEP), 2016
Yoga Alliance ERYT-500 Certification, registered 2014
Walking the Ancient Path of Yogabuy your copy
The Sedentary Society
, Yoga Life Magazine, 2016
Monthly Columnist SIGNews Magazine, 2009 – 2012
Ability Magazine, India, 2012