Training

Om Lounge 200 hour yoga certification

Embark on a journey of self-discovery through the transformational experience of the Om Lounge Teacher Training. Guided by inspirational and experienced teachers, 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 200hr 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, scientific exploration, 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. 
  • 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 Om Lounge Community Classes under the mentorship of senior 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.

Bonus...

  • 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

  • Pranayamas
  • Asana
  • Meditation/Mantra
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Hands-on Assists
  • Sequencing Elixir 
  • Finding YOUR voice
  • Teachers Toolkit  
  • Business of Yoga
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Science of Yoga
  • Chakras & Mudras
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Modern Application of Yoga
  • Practicum

 

Dates:

Please Note:

*We understand that things happen, if for some reason you must miss a session, hours can be made up with permission from teachers.

*There are ONLY two Friday "day" sessions within the entire 6 months training.

December 14, 15, 16
Fri. 6:30-9:30pm , Sat. 8:30am - 5:30pm, Sun 9am - 6pm

 

January 4, 5, 6
Fri 6:30-9:30pm, Sat. 9:30am - 6:30pm, Sun 9am - 6pm

 

February 1, 2, 3
Fri. 9am -6pm , Sat. 9:30am - 6:30pm, Sun 9am - 6pm

February  16 ,17 ,18
Sat. 9:30am - 6:30pm, Sun 9am - 6pm, Mon 9am- 3pm (this is Presidents day)

March 8,  9, 10
Friday 6:30pm -9:30pm, Sat. 9:30am - 6:30pm, Sun 9am - 6pm

April 5, 6 ,7
Fri. 6:30pm  - 9:30pm, Sat 9:30am -6:30pm  Sun 9am -6pm

May 16, 17, 18, 19
Thurs. 6:30- 9:30pm, Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat. 9:00am - 6:30pm, Sun 8:30am -  6pm 

5 Tuesday Evening Labs

7:15 - 9:30pm the following Tuesdays

December 18th

January 22nd

February 12th

March 5th

April 2nd

Shadows with Suzanne and alexi + yoga classes

5 “SHADOWS*:  to be completed between February 1st & April 30th. (shadows are a study of either Suzanne or Alexi's class) 

15 YOGA CLASSES with any instructor at Om Lounge between December 14th and May 18th.

  

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 (Deadline September 30, 2018): $2700  (paid in full)

Early Bird Payment Plan (must make first payment by September 30, 2018):  $2800 total 

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

 

Pay in Full by Nov. 30, 2018 :  $2900 

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

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Faculty

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 televison 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 Cariati and Mary Dana Abbott, her mentors and inspiration. 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, including Arm balancing & Inversions (her favorite), Hiphop yoga, Restorative yoga, donation based yoga classes, and many more. Suzanne's love for yoga is undeniable and led her to create The Om Lounge Yoga & Wellness studio.

 

Amie Ditomasso 

Amie DiTomasso born in Massachusetts, rooted in Pittsburgh, and transplanted to Washington D.C. is a yoga teacher, a scientist, a wanderlust, and wellness advocate. She spent ten years living in Pittsburgh, on and off attending the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her Bachelor’s in Science studying Psychology and Neuroscience and later completing two Master’s degrees in Public Health and in Social Work. Her yoga asana practice began over 14 years ago but her yoga philosophical practice has been with her since a young girl. Influenced mightily by her science background, Amie is drawn to exploring the link between the physical and mental aspects of the practice. In 2013, she completed a 200hr RYT training program in Pittsburgh and in May 2018, she will complete a 500hr RYT training program in D.C. Amie creates playful, creative, vinyasa and fusion (yoga, Pilates, sculpt, etc.) classes with intentions of offering opportunities for her students to grow, explore, let go of ideals, and practice self-care. She has taught at yoga festivals, on yoga retreats, donation classes and a variety of workshops. Amie serves as a lead teacher for Epic Yoga DC and the Om Lounge’s 200hr teacher training program. 

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 has taught at yoga retreats in Tulum, Mexico, as well as yoga festivals and various workshops in Pittsburgh.