Intro to Yoga

February 20th, 2015 by mark

Next Session begins March 22, 2015!


“Intro to Yoga” Level 1

  • Learn the basics of a traditional yoga practice in a safe, small-class environment.
  • Discover the physical and mental benefits of a yoga practice.
  • Strengthen your body and mind.

Intro to yoga is a 5 evening workshop specifically for students with little or no yoga experience.
This small-class setting is an ideal way to learn the fundamentals of a safe, healthy yoga practice.
The Lila Yoga teachers will introduce basic concepts of a complete yoga practice, including:

  • Asana (Postures)
  • Pranayama (Breath work)
  • Philosophy
  • Meditation


Class starts Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
Class meets on 5 Sunday nights @6:45-8pm (Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19)


Your tuition is for the 5 “intro classes” in this series.
If you miss a class, you may make it up in any regularly scheduled class at the studio.

What you need:

We have yoga mats.
Just bring a water bottle and comfortable clothing.

Interested? Buy the class card by clicking the link below:

If you missed this series and would like to participate in the next Intro to Yoga series, please submit your information here:

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 Also, feel free to contact for more information!


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Lila Soul Dance

February 11th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp

Next Soul Dance is a special late night event, Weds Feb 18 from 9-11 pm.

Erica Kaufman is back from India for a short time and will lead a contact improvisation workshop followed by open dance time. We will be joined by several talented musicians, don’t miss on this special event!

Lila Soul Dance is a safe and supportive environment to explore your inner dance, allowing the freedom to move with your inner passion. As a community, we dance to free our inhibitions, express and explore our physical energies, and learn to follow our intuitive dance (this kind of physical freedom, respect, love and exploration is part of the Lila Yoga tradition).

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Regular sessions fall on the First Friday of each month and are open to public, free of charge (donations welcome). No dance experience is necessary, this is completely freeform dance, all you need to do is show up! You are not required to stay for the full 2 hours, we will start together at 7 pm but if you need to leave early, no problem!

A facilitator will be present to keep the space safe and periodically contact improvisation will be taught by Erica Kaufman.


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February 8th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp


Life is a treasure…Live it with Love and you unlock all the secrets.


Liberation from conditional love awaits you! Wow so freeing… resentment, insecurity, jealousy, and all negativity melts away… has nowhere to attach. Love in Life frees us into an ever changing liquid reality filled with Blessings, lessons, and gifts of time. This Sweet Pure Love enables us into an ever changing environment, with ever changing people, without desperate holdings or fear. Because we get fluent at what we do most often, we must practice availing ourselves to this truth with complete absolute trust, belief, and faith. With every Lila Yoga practice, every Lila Yoga class we reinforce our relationship to this magical Love Life key to freedom. Welcome my friends…welcome!!!



~Erica (Abirami)

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Yoga for the Cure (a Lila Yoga Event Benefiting THON)

February 2nd, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

We are so excited to be hosting a


Beginners Yoga Class benefiting THON!




The class will cost $5 and 100% will be donated to THON!

Tuesday, February 3rd
3:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Lila Yoga Studios

Hope to see you there!

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Lila Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas

December 30th, 2014 by Brandi Rollins

Trip Dates: February 27 – March 11, 2015


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“Riding the pulse of millions, swelled with tears of Love, I settled into collective consciousness, and awoke to a deeper knowing.”
~Yogacharya & Yogini Erica Kaufman, E-RYT500+, MFA

These are the words that came to me on my first trip to India—I was home and very alive. Since then, I have devoted several months a year to living in India. I have traveled solo, with students, friends, family, & each time it is a trip of a lifetime.

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I am pleased to say that I have been invited once again to teach at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh (Himalayas), India…and…I invite you to join me!!!

(This trip is open to all levels of yoga practitioners—new & experienced alike)

  This is a place/time to deepen your yoga practice and experience peace within yourself and within the ancient & majestic cultural traditions of India.

Trip Includes:

• Classes & Workshops with world-renowned teachers at International Yoga Festival

• Daily teachings & Satang with Erica Kaufman to support svadyaya (self reflection)

• Full authentic ashram living (monkeys & all), including one Ayurvedic massage

• Nightly sunset Aarti Ceremonies (with flowers, chants, and sacred flames) on the banks of the holy Ganges River

• Presentations, Lectures & Discussions with some of India’s leading spiritual gurus

• Visit historic pilgrimage sites including the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, situated in the forest of the Himalayan Mountains, 12 km from Rishikesh

• Daily Lila Yoga practices (asana, pranayama, meditation)

• Possible opportunity to participate in a fundraiser and volunteer at a local orphanage

• Optional activity of white-water rafting on the Holy Ganges

• Tour the famous Taj Mahal…the symbol of Eternal Love…

• Meals while at the ashram (9 days-breakfast, lunch & dinner)

• All nights Accommodations (ashram and hotels)

• Group transportation: van from Dehli airport to Rishikesh, and van to and from all scheduled activities on the retreat.

If this trip calls to you, do not hesitate; sign up!  

We will be joined by my dear friends Guru Suraj & Sue Melbourne, RYT200, MBA. Both have studied with me & assisted in my classes at last year’s festival. I am thrilled to be accompanied by them again this year. We are also blessed to have Sue directing the organizational/logistical aspects of this amazing trip!

For sign up/costs for the 2015 or 2016 trip email Sue Melbourne at

Please feel free to contact Erica (email below) or Sue with questions.


YOGACHARYA Erica Kaufman




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