LILA YOGA RETREATS

In addition to offering yoga teacher training in State College, PA, Lila Yoga also offers yoga study in India. Erica Kaufman, the founder of Lila Yoga, takes several trips a year to different parts of India to teach the offerings of Lila Yoga. Following are details of retreats that practitioners from the United States and abroad can attend with Erica. Additional information about Lila Yoga in India can be found HERE.

LILA YOGA RETREAT IN CHENNAI, INDIA

For several years, Lila Yoga practitioners have gathered in Chennai, India to experience authentic yogic teaching at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Creator of Lila Yoga, Erica Kaufman, was influenced by the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya from an early age. As Erica developed her lifetime commitment to yoga, she visited the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram to study and eventually curated a retreat for Lila Yoga practitioners to attend annually. Attendees of the retreat experience a week of intense yogic study in the subjects of asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, the Yoga Sutras, and yoga philosophy. In addition to study with highly experienced yogacharyas at KYM, Erica guides students on a weekend trip to Tiruvannamalai, India to visit world famous meditation caves and the Annamalaiyar Temple — a truly life-changing experience.

The Lila Yoga Retreat to Chennai, India is held annually

 from JANUARY 1-10

For the price of approximately $1,600 the retreat provides

  • Daily instruction from highly experienced yogacharyas at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
  • Hotel room & board in Chennai, India organized by Lila Yoga
  • Daily breakfast at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Transportation to and from the hotel to the beach, KYM, and any other Chennai city trips
  • Hotel room & board in Tiruvannamalai, India
  • Transportation to and from Tiruvannamalai, India

Flights are coordinated by attendees, but covered by the individual. India requires a tourist visa, citizens from most countries can complete a 72-hour e-visa.

For more information, please contact erica@lilayoga.com or reach out to Lila teachers during class times at Lila Yoga Studios in State College, PA

SPRING BREAK LILA YOGA RETREAT TO INDIA

For several years, Lila Yoga practitioners have gathered in India during March for a Spring Break Yoga Retreat.

Whether it is attending yoga festivals or delving deeper into yogic teachings to further enhance your connection with prana, Erica Kaufman gives practitioners a once in a lifetime experience!

The Spring Break Lila Yoga Retreat to India is held annually

 from MARCH 1-10

For the price of approximately $1,600 the retreat includes

  • School Tuition
  • All Housing
  • Airport pickup and all transportation within India
  • Plus one meal a day

Flights are coordinated by attendees, but covered by the individual. India requires a tourist visa, citizens from most countries can complete a 72-hour e-visa.

For more information, please contact erica@lilayoga.com or reach out to Lila teachers during class times at Lila Yoga Studios in State College, PA

Lila Yoga Retreat to India: EXPLORE THE DIVINE FEMININE AND MASCULINE WITHIN

LILA MINDFULNESS RETREAT TO SHAMBHALA MOUNTAIN CENTER IN COLORADO

For several years, Lila Yoga practitioners have gathered in Colorado during the end of May/beginning of June for a Lila Yoga Mindfulness Retreat to Shambhala Mountain Center.

 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?

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’sKarma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of 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 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.

The Lila Yoga Mindfulness Retreat to Shambhala Mountain Center is held annually at the end of May/beginning of June

Cost for the retreat TBA and includes:

  • TBA

Flights are coordinated by attendees, but covered by the individual.

For more information, please contact erica@lilayoga.com or reach out to Lila teachers during class times at Lila Yoga Studios in State College, PA

Lila Yoga Mindfulness Retreat to Shambhala, Colorado