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Module/Session Dates 2016

February 10 - 14, 2016 - 55hrs - Cedar Valley Retreat, West Bend WI


March 12, 2016 (9am - 5pm) - 8hrs with Trish


April 29 - 31, 2016 - 15hrs with Lila


May 21 & 22, 2016 - 15hrs with Trish


June 2016 - Off for integration


July 29 - 31, 2016 - 15hrs with Lila


August 20, 2016 (9am - 5pm) - 8hrs with Trish


September 25, 2016 (9am - 5pm) - 8hrs with Trish


September Webinars with Prem Sadasivananda - 4hrs


October 5 - 9, 2016 - Cedar Valley Retreat - 55hrs


November 5 & 6, 2016 - 15hrs with Trish


December 2016 - Off for integration


January 13 - 15, 2017 - 15hrs with Lila


February 10 - 12, 2017 - 15hrs with Lila



Detail Of Hours

Contact Hours 224 exclusive total contact hours

  • 5-day Retreats (2)

  • weekends (6)

  • one-day intensives (3)


Additional Hours Required

  • 46hrs asana

  • 30hrs independent study

  • required over 12 months


Total Course Hours = 300 hours

  • 270 contact

  • 30 non-contact

Our Retreat Location

We will be gaining much of our community connection and information during two, 5-day retreats which will be hosted at Cedar Valley Retreat Center located in West Bend, Wisconsin. These spectacular retreats will offer each student a private room, 2 vegetarian meals a day, and plenty of time for personal reflection, relaxation, and yoga. The retreats will begin at 4pm Wednesdays and run until 12pm on Sundays. 



Required Books

Bhagavad Gita

  • by Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood

  • perfect for beginners or those new to the Gita


Radha: Diary of a Woman's Search

  • by Swami Sivananda Radha


Anatomy Coloring Book

  • by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson


Anatomy of Breathing

  • by Blandaine Calais-Germain


Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

  • by H. David Coulter



Optional Reading

Bhagavad Gita

  • by Swami Sivananda

  • deeper reference book

  • free download at 


Sanskrit Glossary of Yogic Terms

  • by Bihar Publications


Meditation and Mantras

  • by Swami Vishnudevananda

300-hour Teacher Training

Presented by: Saraswati Yoga School

Instructors: Lila Lolling, Trish Washburn and Prem Sadasivananda

Next Training Begins February 2016!!


Yoga reminds us that you are a spiritual being having a human experience, not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience. Yoga is the journey of each individual to connect to the Source of Life and deeply connect with the beautifully diverse world we live. This yatra is more than a theoretical and practical study of the philosophy and spirituality of the Orient. It is an embodied exploration of your Purest Self and the uncovering of the Inherent Peace, which is your True Nature.


This unique 300hr TT program is presented from the lens of the Saraswati lineage of monks and spiritual aspirants, which dates back to Sri Adi Shankaracharya from 8th century CE. Within this dynamic lineage contains many great Gurus and Saints who have kept the teachings alive and intact, even today. By having a one lineage’s interpretation of the teachings, the aspirant is able to gain a deeper insight into how the information weaves together and learn the value of each mystical layer secretly woven within specific teachings. For example, water has over 70 different words and meanings in Sanskrit.


This concise 12-month program is designed so that each aspirant may receive the greatest opportunity for personal and spiritual growth by condensing the teachings into one year. This requires more time commitments on behalf of the trainee, but the reward is quite great. By requesting more during the program, it optimizes the practice of the aspirant and will more likely increase the chance of establishing a dedicated home sadhana. All this supports your inner development.


Lila Lolling, Trish Washburn and Prem Sadasivananda create your faculty team. They blend effortlessly together, providing you with the most well-rounded perspective of Yoga teachings. Lila Saraswati will be the lead teacher; offering Bhagavad Gita guidance, asana classes, theoretical and practical exploration of ancient Yoga’s philosophy & spirituality. Trish Washburn brings the therapeutic lens to asana and the structural lens only a professional athlete can give to asana. Prem Sadasivananda offers a deeper insight into the Bhagavad Gita, teaches Sanskrit and sacred mantras, and offers a variety of online webinars for you to deepen your studies. This faculty is truly one of a kind; each experts in their own reflective fields of study.


Join us for this personal and spiritual transformation through the sacred texts of ancient India. This will be an embodied experience - whether during asana classes, group discussions and conversations about philosophy, or personal home study - you will begin to manifest the Yoga life you have envisioned.


You are invited to join us as we deepen in the studies and practices of classical Yoga and remind you of your Exquisite Self through community and connection. Journey into mystic India’s timeless teachings and traditions and become transformed.


With Om and Prem,

Lila Lolling and Trish Washburn, ERYT500s


Swadhyaya: Topics of Study

Anatomy & Physiology -

Learn the embodied perspective of annamaya kosha

Hatha Yoga Asana -

Advanced variations, classical approach, energetic sequencing

Hatha Yoga Disciplines -

Learn the traditional purpose of kriyas, asana, pranayama, bandhas, etc.

Prana & Pranayama -

Deepening in practice and teaching techniques

Subtle Body Anatomy -

Study of koshas, nadis, chakras

Karma Yoga -

Path of service and overcoming your karma

Bhakti Yoga -

Path of cultivating devotion in daily life

Raja Yoga -

Power of the path of meditation

Sanskrit 101 -

Learn to read and write Sanskrit at a basic level

Sanskrit Mantras & Kirtan -

Practices to increase your vibratory level

Vedanta Theory & Practice -

Deeper investigations into the philosophy and psychology of Yoga

Facilitating Yoga Philosophy Workshops -

Broadening your teaching offerings

Teaching Methodology -

Ancient approach to Yoga meets modern era

Refining your Swadharma -

Fine-tuning your purpose in teaching yoga and staying inspired

Bhagavad Gita -

Guided and independent study of this sacred scripture

Yoga as a Business -

Ethics, planning, structure and diversifying your teaching portfolio

Therapeutic Applications-

Guiding private sessions and alignment-based yoga therapy postures

Course Investment

$4200 paid in full by January 1, 2015

$4400 paid in installments, $333 per month

$400 deposit, applies towards course tuition*


Due to the intimate nature of this course, limited space is available. To secure your spot, please send application and deposit to:

Saraswati Yoga School, LLC

112 N Second Street

Loveland, Ohio 45140


Tuition is due 3 weeks prior to course commencement. This is a one year 300hour intensive designed to ensure that you transform in a rapid way. It is your personal transformation that makes you an amazing yoga teacher. Payment Plans end February 1, 2017.


Already a 500-hour Yoga Teacher but would like to join us for the philosophy modules and retreats? Please do, we'd be happy to have you join our course. Special rates apply.  Inquire about details.


* deposit is non-refundable for cancellations that occur after 12/31/15.




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