06 - 15 February 2017

The Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course is a 9-day certification program specifically designed for yoga teachers to learn how to guide students through a gentle, yet specialized, Sivananda Hatha Yoga class. Often in our modern era students are unable to practice the basic series taught and experienced during TTC.
This course provides yoga teachers with the theory related to specific health conditions while connecting that information to specialized asana variations. Each day you will participate in an anatomy class that will then be applied in the afternoon asana class. You will experience first hand the applied variations and have a group discussion following. Upon graduation, you will feel confident in creating a safe and welcoming class for student’s who needs may include inflexibility, spinal injuries, bigger bodies, immobility issues, pregnancy and more.

“If TTC is hardware, the Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course is the software,” states a participant from the 2015 course held at the Neyyar Dam India Ashram.


teacherThe course will be taught by Lila Lolling, yoga acharya, ERYT500, YACEP. She is a light-hearted and dedicated teacher with 16 years of experience adapting Sivananda Hatha Yoga for a variety of body types. She will present simple and effective asana variations that you will be able to implement immediately with your students. 

Lila completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course , Advanced Teachers Training Course and Sadhana Intensive. Lila continues to study and teach at various Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres worldwide. She has assisted several TTCs in the USA and India and provided TTC sign language translation.

Over the years, Lila has been studying and incorporating the techniques to adapt the yoga postures to suit a multitude of situations and body-types. The Adapted Sivananda Yoga Program is her endeavour to share that knowledge with others and enable them to take care of yoga students with unique needs.



  • Basic Pranayama: for beginners and those with respiratory issues

  • Spinal Column Health: safe inversions, disc injuries and herniation

  • Yoga for Bigger Bodies: gentle variations for people with obesity

  • Yoga for Stiff Bodies: variations for seated lifestyles

  • Prenatal Yoga: moving safely and with ease

  • Chair Yoga: teaching those with limited mobility

  • Working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and Low Vision yogis



Venue:  Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam, Kerala

Dates:  6 - 15 February, 2017.

Fee:  Rs. 15,000 + yoga vacation (high season) accommodation charges

Certification: a certificate recognised by Yoga Alliance for continuing education will be awarded at the end of the course.

The course is certified by the Yoga Alliance, USA and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.



Sivananda TTC graduate or equivalent with Yoga Alliance 200 hours training. A copy of your certificate will be required for registration.



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