A Movement for Inner & Outer Peace
Guiding Your Community towards Healing
Online Pranayama Teacher Training
A Personal Letter from Lila:
Hello Yoga Teacher & Practitioner... Thank you for being curious about this training. It was inspired by many of my clients and friends who are struggling with their mental-emotional wellbeing. People are expressing challenges from anxiety, depression, eco grief, etc. and many are realizing they may be still processing trauma from the pandemic.
In fact, since 2020, over 970 million people worldwide suffer from a mental health disorder. These are more than staggering numbers. They are people, like you and me. That is why I felt called to do something to help.
In response to this mental-emotional health crisis, I invited two of my favorite teachers to co-create a unique in-depth training that creates ripples of healing. My annual Pranayama Teacher Training has now turned into a mini social wellness movement. This training is a conscious response to a silent call for healing.
Pranayama is one of the most powerful practices to address the crises of our mind and heart. It is known to develop inner peace, lighten emotional weight, elevate one's consciousness, balance the brain, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.
This crucial Hatha Yoga practice is often left out of our yoga classes due to the lack of student interest, teacher proficiency, or not enough class time.
However, the time is now for us to bring this practice into our classes to help humanity mitigate the lower frequencies of today's society, rebalance their electrical systems, and up level our collective consciousness assisting in planetary peace and innovation.
If we share these ancient yoga wisdoms and practices with our communities, we can become an immune cell that acts as a healing force and beacon of hope for people and planet.
Do you desire to dive into these teachings and practices for yourself and your community?
If any of this resonates, join this training to further develop your practice and skills.
I know you have a huge heart and want to help people. The world needs your talents more than ever. Now is your chance to refine your skills, and serve a greater cause...global healing.
Join us! We'd love to see you in our virtual circle!
Live Zoom Mini:
3 Educational Lenses
7 Pranayama Practices
20hr Yoga Alliance continued education training.
ASL Interpreter and captions provided.
Teachers + Facilitators
Prana & Pranayama Theory with Prem Sadasivananda
Ayurveda & Pranayama with Isvari
Yoga Therapy with Lila Lolling
Launches March 1, 2023
Wednesdays 12p - 1:30pm EST
What You'll Learn
Pranayama from the Lens of
Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, & Ayurveda
Mechanics of Breathing
Physiology of Respiration
Philosophy of Prana and Pranayama
Effects of Pranayama on Koshas + Doshas
7 Main Pranayama Practices
How to Guide Pranayama
Pranayama Practices for Anxiety + Depression
Pranayama for Covid Recovery
Counter-indications for Practice
Leading Workshops with Curriculum Toolkit
Online Zoom Room | Wednesdays 12pm - 1:30pm EST
Sessions recorded for those unable to attend live.
ASL Interpreters & subtitles provided.
If Wednesdays at noon don't work for you, let me know in your application, and we will set aside a couple evening sessions so you can recap, reflect, ask questions, and get feedback on your practice/teaching technique.
March 1: Inauguration, Intentions, & Introductions
March 8: Intro Prana and Pancha (Five) koshas, Divisions of Pranas and their functions with Prem Sadasivananda
March 15: What is Pranayama according to the Traditional Texts. The pranic channels in the body with Prem ji
March 22: Practical Instructions about Pranayama. Prana in Food with Prem ji
March 29: Ayurveda & Pranayama with Isvari
April 5: Ayurveda & Pranayama with Isvari
April 12: Yoga Therapy Pranayama with Lila
April 19: Yoga Therapy Pranayama with Lila
April 26: Final review and graduation ceremony
How it Works:
Once a week, for nine weeks we meet live online in a Zoom Room. We launch with a ceremony, meet n greet for the group, and introductions. We will discuss our vision for the training, details, and get to know each other. Prem Sadasivananda ji will lead you through a yogic ceremony to do at home.
Then the following three weeks, you'll be diving into theory with Vedanta & Sanskrit scholar Prem Sadasivananda. With him, you'll gain a richer understanding of classical yogic topics like Prana universal life energy, and Pranayama the practices that tap into the cosmic field of consciousness and energy.
The following two sessions are structured and guided by Isvari and she will be teaching you seven Ayurveda Pranayama practices taught by Dr. Vasant Lad. You will then have dedicated time to refining the techniques and practice teaching others.
The final two sessions are reserved for group learning with Lila where you will learn how Yoga Therapy would address depression, anxiety, and Covid recovery from the lens of pranayama. You'll have time to teach each other and also learn how to create offerings to share in your community and local studio. All with the common shared vision of reducing suffering in our communities.
Each theory session lasts around 45m-60m, leaving time for Q&A, practicum break out sessions, self reflection, and sangha sharing.
"Prana is expended by thinking, willing, acting, moving, talking, writing, stress, worry, etc. A healthy, strong person has abundance of Prana, or vitality. That yogin who has stored up a large supply of Prana radiates strength and vitality all around."
- Swami Sivananda
Your Teachers + Guides
Lila, Isvari and Prem Sadasivananda all first met at the New York Sivananda ashram over 10 years ago. With a combined 80+ years of experience working with individuals on their spiritual journeys, they have come together for this training to share with you the teachings and experiences they have gathered over those years.
This is a unique opportunity to learn from three elders in the fields of Yoga & Ayurveda, who will impart the subtle nuances required to be the best teacher and change maker for your students, clients, and communities. This truly is a once in a lifetime training for yoga teachers and practitioners alike. If you teach yoga, this is a must-take training for you to develop the skills to be proficient in teaching this necessary and beneficial science.
ERYT500, YACEP, Yoga Therapist
Vedanta & Sanskrit Scholar
Isvari Mary Ann Johnson
Ayurveda, Ayuryoga, Bodywork
This unique course is for you if:
You have benefited from a pranayama practice and want to share it with others.
You desire a mentor to improve your pranayama teaching methods.
You'd like to be more proficient in the science of pranayama.
You'd like to feel confident in working with clients' anxiety and depression using pranayama practices.
You're looking for ways to be in service at your local yoga studios.
You want to learn strategies to support your community's mental-emotional wellbeing.
You're ready to diversify your offerings, adding more value and options for your community.
You wish to dive deeper into yoga teachings as a tool for positive change.
You want to learn about the relationship between nature, breath, and vitality.
“We knew Covid would have an impact on these mental disorders, we just didn’t know how big the impact was going to be. In a systematic review, researchers analyzed data from dozens of studies that reported the prevalence of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in the pandemic, calculating that each increased by 28% and 26%, respectively, last year globally.
That’s tens of millions more cases of depression and anxiety, in addition to the hundreds of millions already occurring around the world."
- Alize Ferrari, a lead researcher at the Queensland Center for Mental Health Research in Australia and co-author of the study, published recently in the Lancet.
What You'll Walk Away With:
20hr Yoga Alliance Continued Education, Pranayama Facilitator Certification
+ Courage to meet people where they are in their pranayama practice.
+ Inspiration to get back in to your pranayama practice.
+ Step by step instruction on how to teach pranayama.
+ Know-how to address imbalances like anxiety, depression, and covid recovery.
+ Confidence in teaching specific imbalances.
+ Added value to your weekly yoga asana classes.
+ Deeper understanding and relationship with Prana.
+ Worksheets and a manual that supports your career development.
+ Clarity of your role as a yoga teacher in today's world.
... and so much more you'll have to join to discover.