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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Holiday Blessing

December 25th, 2014 by Nikki Kapp



Life is a Blessing. OM NAMA SHIVAYA.

I am sitting here with my family in Miami. We are together…myself, husband, daughters, mother, father…life is so good.

I am happy and feel the tremendous blessings that surround me in my life. I feel the support and know that there is so much good in life…challenges, opportunities to learn / awaken, new & familiar experiences. I live & teach…and it is my hope that you become empowered to see this truth in your life as well.

We have a primary job in this life and that is to keep our vehicle of existence healthy…our bodies & minds. Environment & genetics play a role but I am speaking about the things in life that we control and often don’t take responsibility for. Let us wake up to our calling and rise to the magnificence within life.

We all have clear perception within us but it can so easily and early in life, and throughout life get clouded. Lila Yoga practices help clear negativity, desperation, distortions, holdings, and any states of mind that keep us in a seemingly narrow life, separated, oblivious. Lila Yoga opens us to experience the amazing blessings that support us. And this is good for all of us…all of humanity…all of nature…all of All. It frees us to be in the Maya (interactive / creative world) with steady ease and Sonia (Universal Wisdom). Than Prana (cosmic life energy…’chi’) floods into our being yielding pure, unprejudiced, clean energy to act and interact.

I am thankful to have this opportunity to live within the Maya with sensitivity to Sonia…within Eternity. What a marvelous blessings it is.

Happy Holy Days. May they be sacred and realized.
Love Blessings Abound.

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Intro to Yoga

December 25th, 2014 by mark

Next Session begins Jan 18, 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, January 18th, 2015.
Class meets on 5 Sunday nights @6:45-8pm (Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15)


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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Holiday Gift Certificates for Sale!

December 8th, 2014 by mark

Give the gift of Lila Yoga® this holiday season.


Beauty for the Eyes and the Body

These colorful, beautiful Lila Yoga gift certificates are printed on heavy, glossy paper.
Each is personalized and shipped from Lila Yoga, straight to your door!


‘Tis the season to be Balanced!

Give your loved ones a Lila Yoga gift certificate this year!
A regular yoga practice promotes a stronger body, calmer mind, and a more peaceful heart.

Practioners of Lila Yoga® may discover benefits in their focus, productivity, and relationships.

Perfect for Penn State Students!


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December’s Theme: Forgiveness

December 1st, 2014 by Nikki Kapp

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