the Om Lounge 200 hr training
begins January 2020

Embark on a journey of self-discovery through the transformational experience of The Om Lounge Teacher Training. Created and led by Suzanne Nagel and the experienced and inspirational staff teachers at Om, you will immerse yourself in yoga teachings, practice, and study. The Om Lounge is rooted in the belief that all individuals are welcome as they are and this 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training reflects that belief of inclusion. Whether you hear the calling of a teacher, are interested in exploring your personal practice and beliefs, or want to deepen your knowledge of yoga, this training holds space for you. Our program will provide you with a comprehensive teaching toolkit to confidently teach vinyasa yoga from your heart. Through inquiry, practical application, philosophical and mythological study, you will explore the avenues of yoga and gain a unique voice.

What sets the Om Lounge Training apart… 

Trainees will...

  • Discover how to cultivate your individual voice and teaching style. Teachers learn how to creatively sequence from the ground up and express their OWN style.
  • Learn how to build meaningful classes that are sequenced intelligently, creatively, and anatomically informed.
  • Gain confidence to teach ( if that is your path) and/or transform your own personal practice and philosophical understanding of yoga. 
  • Practice teaching in The Om Lounge Community Classes under the mentorship of training staff.
  • Learn how to create an inclusive, supportive, and fun environment while thoughtfully observing & guiding your students in a safe practice. 
  • Take time to develop, digest, and apply the materials and skills explored through our progressive module weekends & other program requirements. 
  • Grow with the support of our experienced staff & through our mentorship opportunities.


  • The Om Lounge is a Registered Yoga Alliance School that exceeds the required standards of a 200 hr training.
  • During the scheduled program trainees receive a full unlimited membership at the Om Lounge.

Curriculum Overview

  • Pranayama
  • Asana
  • Meditation & Mantra
  • Teaching Methodology
  • The Art of Sequencing & Lesson Planning
  • Finding YOUR voice
  • Business of Yoga
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Energetic Anatomy; Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Bandhas, & Mudras
  • History & Philosophy of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras & Eight Limb Path
  • Living Yoga off the mat
  • Modern Application of Yoga
  • Practicum


Dates: beginning jan 2020

Please Note:

*We understand that things happen. If for some reason you must miss a session, training hours can be made up with permission from teachers. There is only ONE full Friday in the entire training module schedule.

Module schedule: Beginning January 3, 2020

January 3, 4, 5
Fri. 7pm-10pm, Sat. 10am- 7pm, Sun. 10am- 6pm

January 25
Sat. 9am - 5pm

January 31 & Feb 1 & 2

Fri. 7pm- 10pm, Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm

February  28 ,29,  & March 1
Fri. 7pm- 10pm, Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 10am- 6pm 

March 8
Sun. 1pm -5pm

March 21

Sat. 1pm - 7pm

April 3, 4 ,5
Fri. 7pm  - 10pm, Sat. 10am -7pm  Sun. 10am -6pm

April 24, 25, 26

Fri. 7pm - 10pm,  Sat. 10am -7pm  Sun. 10am -6pm

May 9

Sat. 1:30- 7:30pm

May 15 16, 17

Fri 10am - 8pm, Sat. 8:30am - 7pm, Sun. 8:30am - 7pm 

Weekday Evening Labs with Alexi & Leslie

10 of these /2 hours each

Weekday evenings 7:30- 9:30pm

January 16 & 21

February 13 & 18

March 10 & 19

April 9, 14 & 28

May 7

Shadows with tt staff

5 “SHADOWS*:  to be completed between February 7th & May 9th (shadows are an observational study of the teachers class) 

15 YOGA CLASSES with any instructor at Om Lounge between January 3rd and May 17th.



Upon completion of our training you will receive a certificate making you eligible to register as a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance



Application Fee: $25 (credited toward tuition; non refundable)

Deposit: $200 (credited toward tuition; non refundable)


Early Bird Special (Deadline October 15th, 2019): $2700  (paid in full)

Early Bird Payment Plan (must make first payment by October 15th, 2019 ):  $2800 total 

(Payments after $25 application fee & $200 deposit):  $858.33 x 3 months 

Pay in Full by Nov. 30, 2019 :  $2900 

Full Payment Plan : $3000 (Payments after required application fee and deposit, $462.50/month for 6 months)

 *Refunds are not available once training has begun.

To begin the process:


To reserve your spot choose TT APPLICATION FEE + DEPOSIT




Suzanne Nagel

Founder & Creative Director of Om Lounge, Suzanne Nagel has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she worked in television news and marketing before making the transition to full time yoga teacher. Suzanne completed her 200 hour yoga certification and then began her advanced training taking continuing education in Venice, California with Kate Duyn and Mary Dana Abbott. Suzanne is currently studying her 300 hour advanced training with Faith Hunter at Embrace Yoga in Washington DC. Known for sequencing creative classes, Suzanne has a knack for bringing soulfulness and insight to her teaching and yet her inner feistiness and playfulness are always present. In addition to thousands of hours teaching in the studio, she has taught yoga retreats in Tulum, Mexico and many yoga workshops as well as Continued Education workshops for Yoga teachers. Suzanne's love for yoga is undeniable and led her to create The Om Lounge Yoga & Wellness studio.

Alexi Biondo

Alexi was lucky enough to discover yoga at the sweet age of sixteen, when her friends thought it would be something fun to try. From that very first class, she was hooked. A dancer her entire life, the fluid movement of vinyasa flow resonated with her, and also built strength in her body and mind that she didn’t know she needed. As her love and passion grew and she began a full time career in finance, her yoga practice became even more important. Alexi decided that she wanted to share her love of yoga. She took the leap and went through 200 hour teacher training in 2014. Alexi is known for challenging classes, moving through poses that are thoughtfully connected, with arm balances and peak poses always incorporated. In addition to years of studio classes, Alexi is a returning instructor of The Om Lounge training program.  She has also taught at yoga retreats in Tulum, Mexico, as well as yoga festivals and various workshops in Pittsburgh. 

Leslie Phillipsie

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Leslie has been active her entire life. Staying physically fit has always been a priority, but she found yoga at time when she longed for a creative outlet that balanced the mental and physical aspects of overall health. When she wandered into a yoga studio, it was the attention to the fluid yoga breath and focus on lengthening muscles with purpose and direction that really attracted her to the practice. The idea that yoga is a lifelong practice that changes everyday continues to inspire her as a teacher and a student. Leslie felt the call to share her passion for this practice and completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2016. Since then, Leslie has been cultivating her unique style. Leslie's love of music has molded her teaching style into a new and exciting experience. She takes pride in cultivating her playlists that enhance the challenging sequences focusing on strength and extension.

Eva Trapp

A few years ago Eva retired from a 15 year career as a ballerina to have her son. It was in her dancing years that she found yoga as a way to maintain the mind, body and spirit. Yoga became her refuge and soon overpowered her first love of dance. Eva became a Licensed MassageTherapist and trained with The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. She received her 200 hour-RYT Yoga teacher training from The Om Lounge, and The Asheville School of MassageTherapy & Yoga is where she gained her knowledge of Marma Therapy. Currently Eva is in school to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor at the California College of Ayurveda where she also received her Ayurveda Bodywork training. She started Bindu + Body to help others learn ways to make their health a priority. She also practices guided meditation, dance, and Reiki. Her Dharma is to help others find their inner voice through Yoga and Ayurveda so that their health comes from their body’s own intelligence. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, and these two ancient indian traditions have worked side by side for centuries in perfect harmony.Ayurveda is how we become healthy so that when we practice Yoga we have the clarity to connect with our true selves. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. Peace of the mind, Peace of Speech, & Peach of the Physical Body.