Lila is a 500 hour+ certified teacher of Integral Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy and Theory. Certifications include Healing with the Chakras, Yoga for Children and Yoga of Recovery in addition to Integral Yoga’s Basic, Intermediate and Raja Yoga teacher trainings. Lila has also been certified as an Integral Yoga Basic teacher trainer and has served as an assistant teacher for multiple Integral Yoga Academy teacher training courses at Yogaville including Basic, Intermediate, and Restorative Yoga. A perpetual learner, interests of self-study currently include mycology, kirtan (chanting), Ayurvedic healing and the neuroscience of Yoga.
Born to a yogic family, as a child Lila played and studied in Yogaville at the feet of Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the greatest Yoga masters of our time. As a young person, Lila was immersed for many years in the intensive study of Bharatha Natyam (Classical Indian Dance). Lila first began teaching the original Integral Yoga Hatha class in 1987 to classmates while in attendance at the Yogaville Vidyalayam (Temple of Learning).
Since 2011, Lila has taught regularly at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville in Virginia as well as the Integral Yoga of Pennsylvania and the Integral Yoga of Los Angeles. Lila specializes in recognizing the varied patterns of chronic stress on the body/breath/mind and thoroughly enjoys passing on the myriad of tools yoga has to offer for soothing, self-care, relief and restoration.