Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training – 11 years of excellence!

The Svadhyaya Fall 2019
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 11 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. Space is limited to 15 students!

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 · Pre/Post Natal Instruction· Conscious communication skills · Professional Practice & Ethics · Variations, Modifications and Contraindications

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, Holly Brinton-Bomba, Jennifer Borrowman, Kendra Pieninck, Lisa Werny, Marissa Paino & Sarah Treat. *All Anatomy Intensives are held with Adam Sobel, MD.

The Svadhyaya 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Fall 2019 program will run from September 6, 2019 through December 15, 2019. 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 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5,12, 19
Dec 3, 10

Specific Weekends:

Sept 6, 7, 8
Sept 20, 21, 22
Friday Sept 27 (no Sat/Sun)
Oct 4, 5, 6
Oct 18, 19, 20
Nov 8, 9, 10
Nov 15, 16, 17
Dec 6, 7, 8
Dec 13, 14, 15

Fall 2019 Training Investment – Full Tuition is $2500 (includes deposit)
Early Bird Discount of $200 if paid in full by June 1, 2019 ($2300)

Deposit to hold your spot: $500 non-refundable deposit (Cash, Check or Venmo)
$2000 (Cash, Check or Venmo) Can be broken into payments –
Inquire for more information regarding our payment plan schedule.

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

Scholarship available – please see information below.

Scholarship Award Program
Do you want to take a Yoga Teacher Training, but do not have the financial resources to make it happen? You’re in luck! The Svadhyaya 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is offering a $1125 Scholarship for one lucky student! This means that you would only have to pay $1375 for the training! To enter to win the scholarship please write a one page essay on why you are deserving of the scholarship, how it would affect you, and what you would do with your certification. Email your essay to by June 1, 2019 to be entered. We will be picking the winner in July! Good luck and happy writing!

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 Photographic Essay: A visual guide to the world’s greatest spiritual dialogue by Visakha Dasi

Recommended Reading:

  • Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • The Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
  • Bhagavad Gita – A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell


  • 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 or Vinyasa class
  • Assist 1 regularly scheduled yoga class
  • Teach one community class
  • Other projects and homework as assigned