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.