Training

the Om Lounge 200 hr training
begins aug 14th 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.

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.

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 aug 14, 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 Aug 14th, 2020

August 14, 15, & 16, 2020

Friday 6-9:30pm

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-6pm


August 28, 29, & 30 2020

Friday 6 - 9:30pm

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12 - 6pm

September 11, 12, & 13, 2020

Friday 6- 9:30pm

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-6pm

September 26 & 27, 2020

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-7pm

October 9, 10 & 11, 2020

Friday 6-9:30pm

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-6pm

October 18th, 2020

Saturday 12-6pm

November 6, 7, & 8, 2020

Friday 6-9:30pm

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-6pm

November 14 & 15

Saturday 11:30-7:30pm

Sunday 12-7pm

Additional requirements:

labs with tt staff

LABS with TT staff: Weekly 2 hr evening lab 7:30-9:30pm (once a week from Aug. 14th- Nov 15th, 2020) EXACT EVENINGS TBA


Shadows with tt staff

8 “SHADOWS*: to be completed between Aug. 14th -Nov. 15th (shadows are an observational study of the teachers class)

15 YOGA CLASSES with any instructor at Om Lounge between Aug. 14- Nov. 15th, 2020

  

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 June 5th, 2020): $2700  (paid in full)

Early Bird Payment Plan (must make first payment by June 5th, 2020 ):  $2800 total 

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

PAY IN FULL BY JULY 14th - $2900

FULL PAYMENT $3000 (after JULY 14TH)

Full Payment Plan : $3000 (Payments after required application fee and deposit, $462.50/month for 6 months) First payment due Aug 14th.

Fine print:

*Tuition is non-refundable after August 1st, 2020.

** There are absolutely no refunds once training has begun . No exceptions.

***Payment plans are granted with signed contract.

To begin the process, fill out your application:

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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 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.

Olivia Saccameno

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 200hr 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.