Sonrisa Yoga & Dance Studio


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9853 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, FL, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

several, shorter immersions

trainees stay on-site

trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat


English, Spanish, Mandarin

About Truly Helpful

Truly Helpful , is a multi-disciplinary school that dives into the practice of Living Yoga. Taking inspiration from A Course in Miracles in addition to the ancient practices, Sonrisa Yoga & Dance teaches with a holistic approach into the spiritual, societal and physical...

Truly Helpful, is a multi-disciplinary school that dives into the practice of Living Yoga. Taking inspiration from A Course in Miracles in addition to the ancient practices, Sonrisa Yoga & Dance teaches with a holistic approach into the spiritual, societal and physical paths of Yoga. 

Lead Teacher: 

Allowah Lani BA, MA, E-RYT 500, has been a student of philosophy and world spirituality since his early teens, and a student of Yoga for the past 20 years. He is registered as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance, has a 300-hr certification through Dr. David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies, and studied his 500-Hour RYT with Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra. For the past 12 years, Allowah has taught Yoga full-time in Pennsylvania, Florida, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. 

In 2006, Allowah began offering Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT), in order to exponentially increase his ability to spread love throughout the world.  In 2016, Allowah founded Truly Helpful, LLC, to offer music and books in addition to events that center around a common dream to “allow more love to be.”  He has since published his first album, Heart ‘n’ Hands (a musical celebration of ACIM), and written two books about his spiritual yoga journey, “Who Am I?" (published 2016) and "I Am Love" (publish date 2019)

Topics Studied: 
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga History
  • Yoga Ethics & Lifestyle (“Way of Life”)
  • Sanskrit
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga
  • The Business of Yoga

First Registered November 2007

Online Services

Offers RYS 200 Trainings per 2021 RYS Online Exemption

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A Lesson on the Fifth Chakra

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First Registered November 2007

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 79

By Monique Funk E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

Dec 15, 2020

Allowah is highly knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He has a deep mastery of yoga's physical side, is a wonderful nada yoga musician, and has a great breadth of knowledge about traditional yoga's spiritual and historical aspects, which is rare in this modern era of yoga. Full Review

By Jodi Ziajka E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

Sep 26, 2020

Alan is a wonderfully generous, and extremely knowledgeable teacher. The school is definitely more philosophy related and delves deeply into historical texts. If one has the time, his immersion teacher trainings are worth it! Full Review

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Alan Lowenschuss

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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