Sonrisa Yoga & Dance Studio


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NPS Score 6.8/10

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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

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The Art of Focusing

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A Lesson on the Fifth Chakra

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First Registered November 2007

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 90

By Diana Honorat RYT® 500

Aug 14, 2023

Truly Helpful School has been foundational in my spiritual evolution over the years, and I am happy to have taken my yoga 200 and 300 with Allowah over the years. In this school's training, I have learned various yoga styles and developed my style as a teacher. Allowah's patience and natural gift as a teacher have further enhanced my experience as a yogi and a yoga instructor. He is a lifelong teacher and friend, and I have been grateful to have access to him over the years. Thank you for your teachings, and truly integrative yoga experience. Full Review

By Julia Gilbert RYT® 200

Aug 08, 2023

The experience with Truly Helpful was life changing for me. I learned a lot from Allowah that I have taken with me as I have started to teach. Allowah has great experience and is a patient, wise teacher. I am happy to have completed my training with this group! Full Review

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