Embark on a journey of self-discovery through the transformational experience of The Om Lounge Teacher Training. Created and led by Suzanne Nagel and Lead Trainers, Alexi Petnuch, and Olivia Saccameno, and Lauren Hanlon, 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 now available for you to take online or in the studio (limited to only 12 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.
*We understand that things happen. If for some reason you must miss a session, up to 10 hours of training hours can be made up with permission from teachers. Beyond 10 hours, trainees will incur additional costs beyond tuition. No exceptions.
Module schedule: Beginning February 4, 2022
Friday 6pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 12:30 -8:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Friday 6pm- 9:30pm
Saturday 12:30pm -8pm
March 19 + 20
Saturday 12:30pm - 8pm
Sunday 1:00pm -6:30pm
April 29,30, + May 1
Sunday 1:00pm -6:30pm
May 13, 14,15
Saturday 12:30 -8pm
Sunday 1:00- 6:30pm
May 20, 21, 22
Friday 6pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 8pm
Sunday 1:00pm- 6:30pm
LABS with TT staff: Weekly 2 hr evening lab 7:00-9:00pm (once a week from Feb 4th- May 22nd, 2022) EXACT EVENINGS TBA
8 “SHADOWS*: to be completed between Feb. 4th - May 22nd (shadows are an observational study of trainers classes)
15 YOGA CLASSES with lead trainers at Om Lounge between Feb. 4th - May 22nd.
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 December 7th, 2021): $2700 (paid in full)
Early Bird Payment Plan (must make first payment by December 7th, 2021): $2800 total
(Payments after $25 application fee & $200 deposit): $858.33 x 3 months
PAY IN FULL BY January 1st, 2022- $2900
FULL PAYMENT $3000 (after January 1st, 2022)
Full Payment Plan : $3000 (Payments after required application fee and deposit, $462.50/month for 6 months) First payment due January 1st, 2022
*Tuition is non-refundable after January 15, 2022. Also, any refund before then will be only partial 40% of total.
** There are absolutely no refunds once training has begun . 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:
To reserve your spot, click here and pay the deposit and application fee ($225) You will then be contacted by our Studio Manager.
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 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 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.
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 2020, 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 !
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. She completed her training in May 2019 and now teaches weekly classes at The Om Lounge. 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.