NEW CLASS: All Levels w/Nikki (at Lunch Time)

March 16th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp


Join Nikki every Wednesday and Friday from 12-1pm for an All Levels class to get your blood circulating, joints lubricated, and mind stimulated during your lunch break! Starts Weds March 25th.

Check out our Full Class Schedule

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Lila Yoga and Sound Healing

March 13th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins


Lila Yoga and Sound Healing combines a physical practice with rejuvenating vibrations created by giant gongs, singing bowls, and shamanic drumming. During this seven week long series, each class will incorporate specific tones, asanas, and meditations designed to strengthen each of the different chakra energy centers. Students of all skill levels are bathed in soothing sonic frequencies while exploring the natural rhythms of breathing and movement with a certified Lila Yoga Instructor.

Beginners are welcome!
Sundays at 8:15-9:30pm
Starting April 5th
with Nikki Kapp, Jeff VanFossan, Daryl Branford & Desiree Dennis

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Lila Yoga Mindfulness Retreat in Colorado!

March 9th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

with Erica Kaufman – June 4–7, 2015

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Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art of open attention, Mindfulness Lila Yoga provides a complete holistic approach to a healthy, balanced body and mind. Through the ancient Indian practices of asana (yogic postures), pranayama (yogic breathing), chanting, satsang gathering, meditation and quiet-present-time, we are able to open to our greatest awareness and learn the keys to joy, patience, peace, and eternal wisdom.

Read Erica’s thoughts on generosity, teaching and learning, and her trip to India in her blog posts: Reawakening Amazing Inner Places and Why Samadhi?


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Erica Kaufman

Yogacharya Erica Kaufman is the founder of Lila Yoga® and the owner of Lila Yoga Studios. She began daily devoted yoga practices at age 9. Influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy and Krishnamacharya’s teachings, she spends three months a year in India.

Since 1984, Erica has taught ancient wisdom as a daily practice and holds the highest level of Registry with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching expertise and sophisticated gutsy openness awarded her Yoga Journal’s Karma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of India. Erica is on faculty at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado, at Penn State University, and at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh India. As a mentor to yoga teachers, aspirants, and community members alike, Erica tours the USA, Europe, Israel and India teaching seminars on Lila Yoga® and Contact Improvisation.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program’s departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Retreat Details:

June 4–7, 2015

Tuition $300 + 3 nights
Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, CO

More Info & Register HERE


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Lila Yoga Suryanamaskar Certification, Chennai

March 4th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp


Join Erica for a one-week Intensive Certification Program In Teaching of Lila yoga Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations)
from 09 – 15 march 2015 in Chennai, India. 

Lila Yoga Suryanamaskar is a morning practice designed to awaken, stimulate and balance the body & mind for the day ahead. It is a perfect fusion of hatha & raja yoga.

The Training will Include 12 asana cycles Guided Meditation & Mantras, Pranayama practices, Detailed alignment analysis, Modifications for specific ailments, Individualized attention, Anatomy studies, Yogic body studies…Prana, Nadies, Kosas, Chakras, Supportive materials…


Schedule :

March 9th – 10 am to 1 pm training,   3pm to 5 pm Lunch (@ hotel new woodlands)

March 10 to 13 – 5.30 am to 9.00 am training @ marina beach, 9.00 am to 11.00 am Break fast (Breakfast not included in the program ) 11.00 am to 2.00 pm training @ Hotel new woodlands .

March 14 and 15 – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at Osho suraj Meditation centre (Kundrattur) ( Break fast and lunch provided )

Total cost of the programme would be 6000 Rps  (Accommodation and travel not included)

For Accommodation : New hotel woodlands 72-75, Dr. Radha Krishnan Road, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004. 

To Register:

Contact Guru suraj +91 99622 75767, +91 8220 290004.

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March Theme: Creativity

March 4th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp

The Essential Nutrients of Creativity


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Creativity allows us to make new associations and new things. It is a crucial part of our intelligence. In order to allow this critical part of our existence to be free and productive, we must engage in a certain level of gutsiness and courage.

Creativity comes with no guarantees. Newness is yet to be known…it is unfamiliar…and without assurances. Creativity means change, and so often people crave the familiar. By the sheer fact of creating, we destroy what had been previously. Creativity creates change–new thoughts, new objects new perspectives.

Creativity gives us alternate ways of expressing ourselves and of understanding others.

The creative mind sees opportunities for inventions and ingenuity.

The creative mind is–
It allows new associations of thoughts, information, and situations, and deepening of our ability to understand others and their perspectives.

Creativity is part of our ability to discover and understand. It’s a form of play. That is what Lila means in Sanskrit…Divine Play. Lila is a state of mind where innocence and experience are perfectly balanced…where we are not lost by innocence but rather feel the freshness of each discovery…and where we are not defined by our experiences and our knowledge, but rather freed to ask more questions and consider more possibilities.

Lila Yoga respects and encourages the importance of explorations, and the importance of creative play in our lives.

May we all have the courage to step into the next moment without rigidity and with the creative abilities to understand the ever changing environments in which we have the grace and blessing to exist. ~Erica

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