Sonrisa Yoga & Dance is a Yoga Alliance accredited school that offers unique Yoga Teacher Trainings that support you on your spiritual journey!
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Dharma Yoga Center)
Allowah Lani has been a student of yoga for the past 20 years and a student of philosophy and world spirituality since his early teens. He is registered as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and has a 300-hour certification through Dr. David Frawley's American Institute of Vedic Studies.Allowah received his 500-Hour training through Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. Allowah has over 10,000 Yoga teaching hours, has led over 30 Yoga Teacher Trainings and has certified nearly 60 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teachers. He recently opened up his first studio in Naples, FL.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga Quest University)
Mark, has a passion for yoga that sprouted while living in the San Francisco Bay area in 2014 and then blossomed in 2016 when he attended a life-changing 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Kauai, Hawaii; hosted by Allowah Lani. Mark and Allowah have been working together ever since to offer transformative YTT and Retreats all around the world! Mark brings that Maui spirit of Aloha to his students through a peaceful and calming presence. Mark also believes in the power of community, loves traveling the world, and hopes to inspire others to organically grow their own food.
from United States, August 2018
"Only you have the answers."
This retreat with Allowah wasn't just a life-changing experience for me. It opened my eyes to the unique beauty and strength within myself. A great teacher won't teach you how to be great or give you the answers to happiness in life, a great teacher will help you see that only you can find the answers, only you can achieve the goals you aspire to, or realize what you already have and to be content with it. This was't a life-changing experience for me, it was a rebirth.
Allowah is a world-class yogi, deeply intellectual philosopher, charming musician, underrated comedian, and a great guy. He helped all of us with effective yet subtle, low-pressure techniques that left each of us feeling like we were more than ready to confidently share yoga in any studio or setting. The evolution of our physical yoga skills, ability to instruct, our mental, emotional and spiritual peace was profound and the difference I realized when I returned to my life and yoga practice back home was enormous. How my perception of meditation and spirituality has grown is something that I cannot put into words, you can only find out yourself. Selecting this specific retreat at this point in my life was divine timing for me. I will definitely attend another yoga retreat with Allowah when the opportunity presents itself. Also, the venue where the retreat was held was serene and naturally magnificent, overlooking the pacific with multiple practices per day in the temple, by the waterfall, or on the beach.
from United States, July 2018
Allowah is an incredible soul. I’m so grateful he’s chosen to walk this path. Giving me the gift to study under/with him. We came together as strangers, left as family.(I mean the entire yoga community) Absolutely a life changing experience.
Much love Allowah, and my new found family. I will study under Allowah’s guidence again. He’s so kind, knowledgeable, talented, exudes love, exceptaince, and gives all of himself to be the absolute best he can. He’s a servant, a teacher, a leader, a glorious musician, inspirational, and SO much more,, including my friend.