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)

E-RYT 200 Teacher:

Mark Gregory, International MBA, E-RYT 200, began his yoga quest in 2014 when he moved from South Carolina to San Francisco.  In 2016, Mark was guided to the Hawaiian islands where he eventually earned his 200-Hour RYT certification through a work-trade at one of Allowah's Yoga Teacher Trainings.   The two hit it off instantly and have been working together ever since, providing Yoga Teacher Trainings and spiritual healing all around the world!

Mark brings a mellow and playful vibe to his Vinyasa-style classes that focus around breath work, raising your vibrational energy, and safely pushing yourself to reach your fullest potential.  He also hopes to inspires his Yoga family to grow their own food and protect clean water!

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

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First Registered November 2007

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Total Reviews: 53

By Sona Busova RYT® 200

Mar 17, 2019

Truly Helpful 200 YTT was a great experience. Highly recommended due to personal approach, family atmosphere and its content. Good and unique way how to become yoga teacher. Full Review

By Judi Jeastwood RYT® 200

Dec 21, 2018

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Teaching Staff

Alan Lowenschuss

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Mark Robert Gregory

E-RYT® 200, YACEP®

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