ONLINE • Lila Yoga® Mindfulness Retreat: A Pathway to Replenish & Connect

Erica Kaufman

May 28–30, 2021

  • $150.00 – Program Price
  • $75.00 – Generosity Policy - Subsidized Rate
  • $200.00 – Generosity Policy - Supporter Rate

This program is cancelled, we apologize for any inconvenience. You may be interested in Embodied Listening with Hope Martin this weekend.

There is beauty in our connectivity— heartfelt truth centered connection. Beyond intellect & emotions, we are wholeness. But sometimes we can feel compartmentalized or isolated.

This pandemic has been filled with the unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and the unknowns. It’s been difficult for many. This Retreat is devoted to replenishing all aspects of our energy by recognizing our connectivity to nature, to each other, and to our collective whole.

This special online retreat will have breakout rooms and times to share within smaller groups. Discover the power of compassionate awareness by bringing mindfulness into your daily life. During this nourishing Retreat, we will embrace our vulnerabilities and allow them to safely guide us into expansive ease. By practicing the art of open attention, Mindfulness Lila Yoga provides a complete holistic approach to a healthy, balanced body and mind. Through the ancient Indian practices of asana (yogic postures), pranayama (yogic breathing), chanting, satsang gathering, meditation and quiet-present-time, we are able to open to our greatest awareness and learn the keys to joy, patience, peace, and eternal wisdom.


Program Schedule

Friday May 28th
6:00pm – 6:10pm SMC Orientation

6:10pm – 7:30pm Welcome Circle–Arriving Holistically & Grounding into Presence

Saturday May 29th
8:00am – 10:00am Lila Yoga Sun Salutations–Awakening and Balancing Energy with the Natural Elements

4:00pm – 6:00pm Lila Yoga Vinyasa & Dynamic Meditation into Stillness–Quieting the Mind to Unite with Prana: the Cosmic Energy of Life & Sustainability

Sunday May 30th
8:00am – 10:00am Lila Yoga Sun Salutations–Awakening and Balancing Energy by Connecting with the Natural Elements
4:00pm – 6:00pm Satsung, Lila Yoga Cleansing, Vinyasa–Spiraling to Connect Internal with Eternal, Wholeness Beyond Preserved Limits–a CommUNITY


Of course, you may join from any timezone.


Tiered Tuition and Scholarships

This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the subsidized tuition rate, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Friday, June 18, 2021. Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.

If you are able to register at the “Supporter” level, thank you for supporting the ability for others to attend this retreat.


This program will be recorded, and registered participants will have viewable access to the recordings for 30 days after the program ends.


Registration will close two hours before the start of the program.

Program Preparation

How to get ready for your online retreat:
  • Plan for uninterrupted space that has plenty of freedom for movement.
  • Make sure you set a comfortable room temperature.
  • Ideally you will have a yoga mat, a warm blanket, one yoga block or a large book, a hard-surface chair for modifications, a meditation cushion or a firm pillow, a journal, and something to write with.
  • You may want to identify a wall space for certain yoga poses.
  • A bottle of water and, if you’d like, access to tea for discussion times.


Erica Kaufman

Yogacharya Erica Kaufman is the founder of Lila Yoga® and the owner of Lila Yoga Studios. She began daily devoted yoga practices at age 9 with her mother in Jerusalem, Israel. Today she still recognizes her mother at each practice. Influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy and Krishnamacharya’s teachings, she spends three months a year in India.

Since 1984, Erica has taught ancient wisdom as a daily practice and holds the highest level of Registry with Yoga Alliance. Erica continues to serve annually as faculty and presenter at the world renowned International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India; World Yoga Festival in Chennai India; Global Yoga Festival in Kerala India. This year all three were held online. Her teaching expertise and sophisticated gutsy openness awarded her Yoga Journal’s Karma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of India. As a mentor to yoga teachers, aspirants, and community members alike, Erica tours the USA, Europe, Israel, and India teaching seminars on Lila Yoga® and Contact Improvisation.

Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, you will receive another email with a link to join the retreat.

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