Thank you so much for stopping by to learn more about Lulu Bandha's Yoga School. We are here for you and look forward to meeting.
We offer both a 200-hour and 300-hour YA Certified Teacher Training Program.
2013 to 2014 Calender
Our Yogini Sisters in Japan
Some of our Texas Posse
Our faculty includes Kira Ryder, Ravi Ravindra, Lisa West, Arturo Peal, Uma Goswami, Winifred Wilson, Patricia Sullivan, Betsy Stix, Melina Meza, Sherry Sidoti, Robert Sidoti, and Kari Sims Anthon. Additionally, at the International Ojai Crib in October
, you will be able to receive credit from studying with Erich Schiffmann, Saul David Raye, Dana Flynn, Scott Blossom, Chandra Easton and many others.
All the current teachers at Lulu Bandha's are participating in or have completed Lulu Bandha's Yoga School Program. Many have also studied elsewhere allowing for a diverse mix of approaches within a shared understanding of aligning from within. Meet Us
Meet peeps who have completed or almost completed our program. (We hope to have this online resource up soon. xo)
Sistes in Sisters, Oregon
Lulu Bandha's is located in the heart of downtown Ojai in the magnificent Ojai Valley. Ojai has long been understood as a place to connect to the Divine within. Overflowing with spirtual centers, nestled in the arms ofthe Los Padres National Forest and full of some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, Ojai will become your yoga home.
We have school peeps come in from all over. There are many hotels, rooms in homes, and campsites.
A Bit About Us
Established in March 2002, Lulu Bandha's is a community of blossoming yogis tuning into our own alignment. We are not committed to one particular style, rather we are interested in offering techniques that might help you relax into yourself. Lately we are more and more interested in the internal landscape and practices that allow us access to this magical realm.
We believe that the best way to learn how to teach yoga is to start teaching yoga. The authentic inspiration to share and connect with others will naturally guide you.
We have designed and are continually developing the school to offer the necessary tools and information to start or enhance your teaching. Yet the real source of your teaching comes from your diligent attentive practice and surrender. Through this, your teaching will blossom.
The Tradition of Yoga is a Living Breathing Tradition that lives inside of you. It is our job to assist in awakening you to this understanding.
Our intention is to offer just enough information and tools to encourage the internal exploration while at the same time preparing you to share and express your personal experience and communicate the teachings. We want to hear your voice, your Yoga.
Our program encourages you to drop in slowly and take your time. Allow yourself to take the courses that you are drawn to and create the space for the information and experience to sink in. If you are looking for a quick 200-hour certification package, we are not the school for you. Completion will take at least a year. The 300-hour advanced studies will most likley take one year and six months and the 500-hour certification will most likely take 2 years.
Please note that while our 200-hour Teacher Training is currently certified with the Yoga Alliance, our 300-hour Advanced Education Program hour training is in the process of receiving approval. Connect in with any questions
Here at Lulu Bandha's, we have come to call our style of sharing these teachings, "good old fashioned yoga." With an emphasis on assiting each other connect to subtler levels of being, we let the teachings invite us into the inner gold.
We know our practices are working through our relationships, and so a great deal of importance is placed on how the teachings are helping our daily lives.
We love to study the texts of yoga, particurally the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. And we love to stay current with the latest findings in neuroscience and other such fields "proving" what the sages have known for a long time.
And within the school, we do our best to nurture your connection to and confidence within the yogi that you already are, while providing tools and experience that you can lean in on. You might graduate teaching vinyasa, yin, granny yoga, kids yoga, stiff white guys, meditation, a combination or something else.
2013 School Courses
2014 School Courses
- February 5 - 9: Teacher Training and Workshops at Blue Sky and Yoga Tree in Japan with Kira Ryder. Details to be Announced.
- February 20 - 23: Rishi and Yogini Skills with Kira Ryder and Friends. TempleRoad Yoga, Fort Worth, TX. Details to be announced.
- March 21 - 23: Breath: A Love Story. Art and Practice with Kira Ryder and Robyn Dalbey. Ojai, Calif. Details To be Announced.
- March 28 - 30: A Gathering at Gaea Yoga in South Carolina with Kira Ryder and Friends. Details being discussed.
- Other April Workshops to be Announced.
- May 16 - 18: Workshops and Trainings with Kira in Galway Ireland. Details to be Announced.
- May 23 - 25: Workshops with Kira in and Geneva,Switzerland. Details to be Announced.
- Late July: Rishi Skills in Sisters, Oregon with our sweet friends at Live.Love.Yoga to be announced.
- August 13 thru 17: Workshops and Trainings with Kira Sweden. Details to be Announced.