Training

the Om Lounge 200 hr training
begins February 3, 2023

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 Om Lounge Training Staff, 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 is limited to only 14 in studio trainees and 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 creativity.
  • 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. 
  • Opportunity to 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.

Also...

  • 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 for the duration of training.
  • Our training takes place mostly in our Strip District location which is equipped with a training room and kitchen facilities.

Curriculum Overview

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

 

Dates: beginning February 3, 2023

Please Note:

* Please review the below dates. If you have any conflicts, we ask that you let us know BEFORE the first day of training. Any hours missed must be made up to receive your certification. You must make up the content that was missed as well as the hours. Any hours missed that are not disclosed prior to the beginning of training will incur additional fees.

February 3, 4, 5

Friday 6pm -9pm

Saturday 12pm-8:00pm

Sunday 12pm-5:30pm


February 17,18,19

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 12pm - 3:30pm (leave early for studio event) 

Sunday 12pm - 5:30pm

March 3, 4,5

Friday 6pm -9pm

Saturday 12pm -8pm

Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

March 18,19

Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Sunday 12pm-5:30pm

March 31, April 1, 2

Friday 6-9pm

Saturday 12pm-8pm

Sunday 12pm -5:30pm

April 15,16

Saturday 12pm-8pm

Sunday 12pm -5:30pm

April 29,30

Saturday 12pm -8pm

Sunday 12pm- 5:30pm

May 6, 7

Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Sunday 12pm- 5:30pm

May 12,13

Friday 6-9pm

Saturday 12pm- 8pm

Additional requirements:

labs with tt staff

LABS with TT staff: Weekly 2 hr evening lab 7:00-9:00pm

WEDNESDAYS from Feb 3- May 13, 2023(* there may be one or two "OFF" weeks)


Shadows with tt staff

10 “SHADOWS*: to be completed between Feb. 3 - May 13, 2023 (shadows are an observational study of trainers classes)

16 YOGA CLASSES with trainers at Om Lounge between Feb. 3- May 13, 2023

  

certification

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

 

Tuition 

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


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

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL :PAY IN FULL  (Deadline December 1st, 2022): $2900  

EARLY BIRD PAYMENT PLAN SPECIAL (must make first payment by December 1st, 2022):  $3099 

(Payments after $25 application fee & $200 deposit):  $958 x 3 months 

PAY IN FULL : $3000 by January 4th, 2023

PAY IN FULL $3300 AFTER January 4th, 2023

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS:

4 PAYMENTS: $768.75 (Payments after required application fee and deposit, $768.75/month for 4 months= $3300) First payment due FEBRUARY 3, 2023

6 PAYMENTS: $512.50 (Payments after required application fee and deposit, $512.50/month for 6 months = $3300 ) First payment due DECEMBER 1, 2022

Fine print:

*Application fee and deposit of $225 are non-refundable.

** There are absolutely NO REFUNDS at any time for any reason. No exceptions.

***Payment plans are granted with signed contract, and must be completed in full regardless of completion of training.

To begin the process, fill out your application:

APPLY NOW

To reserve your spot , click here and pay the deposit and application fee ($225) You will then be contacted by our Studio Manager

REGISTER IN PERSON OR ONLINE 

Faculty

Suzanne Nagel- Lead Trainer, RYT-500

Founder & Creative Director of Om Lounge, Suzanne Nagel has been practicing yoga for 25 years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she worked in television news and marketing before making the transition to full time yoga teacher. After completing her initial 200 hour yoga training nearly a decade ago, Suzanne continued her advanced trainings and completed her 300 hour training with Faith Hunter, the creator of Spiritually Fly Method and Elevate Om. 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 her 5,000+ hours teaching in the studio, she has taught yoga retreats in Tulum, Mexico and many yoga workshops as well as Continued Education and Advanced workshops for Yoga teachers. Suzanne's love for yoga is undeniable and led her to create The Om Lounge Yoga & Wellness studio.

Alexi Petnuch- Teacher Trainer, ERYT-200

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. 

Olivia Saccameno- Training Assistant, RYT

Olivia is a Pittsburgh native who has loved yoga ever since she bought a $5 yoga DVD and tried it in her basement 7 years ago. Olivia has a passion for all things wellness, and loves a good sweat just as much as a quiet meditation. Olivia especially appreciates the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits that yoga has brought to her life, and as she grew in her yoga practice, her desire to teach grew as well. Olivia completed her 200 hour Teacher Training through the Om Lounge  where she learned to teach the way that she loves to practice: incorporating body, mind and spirit into practice. Olivia enjoys a flow that challenges the body, invigorates the mind and moves the soul. She enjoys balancing asanas, fluid transitions, and a thoughtful message. She is very excited to be assisting the Om Lounge training and sharing this path with others.

Lauren Hanlon- Training Assistant, RYT

For Lauren, yoga became a way to get through the bumpy times in life- her mat became a safe space to work out the daily stressors and cope with her emotions. She always left class with a newfound peace, inspiring her to complete the 200 hour teacher training with The Om Lounge. In class, you can expect intentional movements that lead you on a journey. Lauren hopes to cultivate a friendly practice where students connect with their body and breath, while threading yogic philosophy in a modern way. Outside of The Om Lounge, Lauren works as a Customer Service Manager. She loves a good book, relaxing with her future husband and plant babies, cooking new recipes and eating LOTS of ice cream! Lauren has led workshops, class at retreats, special events and personalized classes for corporate events. She is thrilled to be joining the teaching staff and supporting new teachers !

Rebeka Ragan- Training Assistant, RYT

Rebeka always dreamed of one day sharing her passion and secret to keeping her sanity with others, but it wasn’t until she discovered The Om Lounge that she knew it was time. After raving about the thoughtful, challenging, and creative flow paired with a dharma talk she’ll never forget in her first Om Lounge class, she signed up for 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Shortly after graduating, Rebeka’s love of organization landed her the role as Studio Manger. With experience in customer service, she is always happy to assist studio yogis with anything they need. In Rebeka’s class, you can expect lots of sweat from a challenging and thoughtful vinyasa designed for yogis new or advanced to help them escape from reality - and a corny joke or two. Rebeka loves to offer her students a challenge but reminds us all that you have to start somewhere. Just like life, Rebeka feels that your yoga practice is also a journey and looks forward to guiding you through it. Rebeka loves to share this sentiment with new teachers as well as she holds a position on the Yoga Teacher Training staff.  

Alyssa Boren- Training Assistant, RYT

Alyssa first discovered yoga around 2011 when she was in high school. Her friend brought her to a class at their local studio. Right away, she was drawn to yoga’s focus on slowing down and quieting the mind.  Seven years later, Alyssa decided to deepen her yoga practice by signing up for The OM Lounge’s 200-hour teacher training.  Alyssa's classes consist of creative and thoughtful vinyasa flows that build from the ground up. Expect challenging asanas and fluid transitions, with an emphasis on mindfulness and meditation throughout class. Outside of yoga, Alyssa enjoys traveling, exploring Pittsburgh’s food scene, and playing with her cat, Milo.


Emily Schierberl - Training Assistant, RYT

Emily first found yoga in 2013 when taking summer classes for college credits called “Relaxation Skills” and “Religions of the World.” She learned what asana was, and how it could be used as a form of exercise as well as a way to relieve stress. She also learned about the Hindu and Buddhist religions and how and where the practice originated. Living in a small rural town about 2 hours north of Pittsburgh, yoga studios weren’t a thing. So she started watching YouTube videos in her college apartment. After moving to Pittsburgh in 2017, she kept up her YouTube classes until she was dragged by a friend to her first real Vinyasa class in January 2019 with Suzanne. Om’s focus on yoga philosophy as well as the asana kept her coming back for more.  Fulfilling a goal to learn more about yoga and how to share it with anyone who would listen, she completed her 200 hour teacher training at Om Lounge. Emily believes your time on your mat should be a time you feel most comfortable in your own skin, and where you are in your practice that day. In addition to managing the studio, Emily is thrilled to be working with new teachers and hopes to help inspire their journey! Off the mat, Emily works as a commercial real estate analyst, loves math, reading, and finding the best patios in Pittsburgh.