Brenda Lolling, spiritual name Lila (lee-la), A.Y.A affiliate teacher and director of Deaf Yoga, received her Sivananda Hatha Yoga teacher certification in February 2000. There at Sivananda Ashram on Paradise Island, Bahamas, she was introduced to her teacher, Swami Atma. Upon completion of the month-long course, she dedicated an additional six months as a karma yogi (volunteer) at the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin, Canada. While in residence at the Ashrams, she completed over 2,000 hours of study in Hatha yoga, pranayama, meditation, and Vedanta philosophy.
Since Lila's return to Austin, Texas in November of 2000, she continues to share the traditional teachings of Yoga throughout central, north and northwest Austin. Lila also provides in-depth courses, workshops and retreats educating yogis in the Sivananda tradition as well as the Vedanta philosophy, which is its foundation. Lila is a firm believer in 'educational empowerment'; thus ensuring you learn about the tradition, philosophy and the many benefits this practice has to offer. She continues her education in Reiki (energy work), spiritual awareness and Vedanta.