Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

The Svadhyaya Fall 2018
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Allison Sobel and an extraordinary team
of experienced Yoga Alliance Certified teachers!

The Svadhyaya 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, certified by Yoga Alliance, is an invitation for students and practitioners of all levels, backgrounds, and ages to engage in the conversation, practice and teaching of Yoga. Teacher training is an opportunity to dive deeper into your own personal growth and your love of all things yoga, or to become a yoga teacher. For over 10 years, Allison has created a solid foundation on how to teach yoga in a supportive environment to build your confidence as a yoga teacher. You do not need to want to teach in order to enjoy and grow through this program. We ask that students have at least one year of solid practice experience before joining the group to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the program as possible.

Topics Covered:
The Art of Teaching & Taking the Seat of a Teacher · Yoga Anatomy · Philosophy: Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita · Proper Alignment Techniques · Asana Clinics · Hands on Assists and Adjustments · Therapeutics · Chakras · Meditation and Journaling · Pranayama · Sequencing and Theming Your Class · Conscious communication skills · Professional Practice & Ethics · Variations, Modifications and Contraindications · Pre/Post Natal Instruction · Yin Yoga (An opportunity for psychological inquiry)

Join Allison Sobel, 500 E-RYT, YACEP® extraordinary team of experienced Yoga Alliance Certified 200 RYT and/or 500 RYT teachers including:  Darcy Feuerstein, Dawn Altman, MS, N.C.C., Heather Riley, Jennifer Borrowman, Kendra Pieninck, Lisa Werny, Marissa Paino, Sarah Reilly, Sarah Treat & Shannon Donahue. *All Anatomy Intensives are held with Adam Sobel, MD.

The Svadhyaya 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Fall 2018 program will run from September 7, 2018 through December 11, 2018. Please email Allison Sobel at for more information or an application. Space is limited! All training dates will be held at Purenergy Studio, 21 Plank Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301.

This training meets on the following Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays listed below:

Training Dates:
Tuesdays: 6:15pm – 9:00pm
Fridays 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays 8:15am – 4:15pm
Sundays 11:00am – 3:45pm

(plus one Sun. am or pm class)

Tuesday Evening Dates:
Sept 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 27
Dec 4, 11

Specific Weekends:

Sept 7, 8, 9
Sept 21, 22,23
Oct 5, 6, 7
Oct 19, 20, 21
Nov 2, 3, 4
Nov 16, 17, 18,
Nov. 30, Dec 1 & 2
Dec  7, 8 & 9

Investment for Fall 2018 Training – Full Tuition is $2500
Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit
$2000 (Cash, Check or Venmo)
Inquire for more information regarding our payment plan schedule.

Please email Allison Sobel at for more information or an application.

Required Texts:

  • Light On Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Scientific Keys Volume 1 The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long MD
  • The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book:  A Visual Guide to Form, Function, and Movement by Kelly Solloway, Samantha Stutzman (Illustrator)
  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, & Daniel DiTuro
  • The Yoga Sutras – Any version
  • Bhagavad Gita – A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Recommended Reading:

  • Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • The Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith


  • Attend all dates or complete makeup homework for what you missed
  • Maintain daily journal & meditation practice
  • Practice a minimum of 20 classes with Allison Sobel or any of the approved teachers listed above
  • Take at least one yoga class that is not Vinyasa and write a one page report on the experience
  • Assist in a gentle, yin, or yinyasa class
  • Assist 1 regularly scheduled yoga class
  • Teach one community class
  • Successfully complete a final written exam
  • Other projects and homework as assigned