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Yoga Philosophy Teacher Training

Become certified to teach philosophy workshops + trainings

Lila Lolling is known for her ease of translating ancient yoga texts and making them relevant for today's yoga practitioner. She has studied the scriptures with monks and acharyas for 20 years and credits the hands-on education she received at the ashrams (monasteries) for the wisdoms she passionately shares today. She presents the information in a way that is easy to digest, fun to learn, and packed with insightful tips for applying the teachings in yoga classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings.

Since 2004, Lila has been a successful full-time yoga teacher, offering hundreds of workshops, retreats, and training courses for students and teachers like. Her background prior to yoga is business management and she shares that too in her service endeavors and teachings.

This Yoga Philosophy TT (YPTT) is designed for asana instructors and anyone inspired to dive deeply into the subtle layers of yoga's ancient teachings. You will also learn through your own process techniques and tips to on how to apply yoga teachings off the mat and into daily life while assisting your students/clients to do the same.

This specialized YPTT empowers yoga teachers to take their teaching and study to the next level.



YPTT Sample Schedule

Friday: 6pm - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 9am - 5pm


- All hours must be completed in order to receive Saraswati Yoga School's Yoga Philosophy Teacher Training Level One, 20-hr certificate.


- There is a manual that is included so that the student can take the teachings home and review the information for their own workshops. 



YPTT Curriculum

  • Yoga's Roots & History

  • Introduction to the common Scriptures of India

  • Defining Margas, the many paths of yoga and their benefits and aims (bhakti, karma, jnana)

  • Understanding the play between Maya (illusion), Brahman (Pure Consciousness) and Atman (Eternal Self), and Jiva (human)

  • In-depth study of 3 Gunas: sattva, rajas, tamas

  • Understanding Dharma & 3 Karmas

  • Deep exploration into the panchakoshas and how they impact your life's perceptions

  • Raja Yoga: Understanding the mind/ego relationship and how it functions

  • Nuances of teaching yoga philosophy workshops, immersions, and retreats

  • How to take your offerings, and your students, to the next level

  • How to guide yourself and your students on the spiritual path and work through karmas