Allison Sobel has devoted over 30 years to the yoga and health and wellness industry. Allison is an E-RYT 500, YACEP® instructor certified through Yoga Alliance and a Chopra Center-certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. She additionally holds over 10 years of experience leading her own YTT, and she leads the annual 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Pure Energy Studio (Paoli, PA) and yoga & meditation retreats at the Sansara Resort in Panama.
As the co-founder of Hive & Thrive, Allison additionally holds a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center in New York. She is a certified positive psychology-based life coach, owner of the Svadhyaya Teacher Trainings (currently in its 13th year) and the creator and facilitator of the Awaken to Stillness Meditation Teacher Training program. She has trained under some of the country’s premiere meditation and yoga experts including Deepak Chopra and DavidJi.
Allison is extremely grateful and appreciative of her many teachers for their love, compassion, knowledge and wisdom. By educating herself, she gives a richer experience to her students. Allison has trained hundreds of educators around the country. In each yoga class, Allison takes her students on a journey. She helps them to experience an awakening of the mind, body, spirit and soul. Her classes are a blend of her intense training and personal soulfulness.
When not at home with her husband, three daughters and 4.5-lb. morkie dog, Crystal, Allison leads retreats around the globe (previous destinations include Panama, Iceland, Costa Rica and Mexico).
Allison specializes in many styles of yoga, including Hatha, Alignment, Vinyasa and Restorative. She has presented at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2017, Esalen (Big Sur, CA) in 2017,One Love Fest (Ojai, CA) in 2016, NamasDay Festival (Philadelphia, PA) in 2013 and 2014. She served as staff faculty at the Omega Institute in 2015 and 2016. She additionally has been interviewed by Shape Magazine on How to Get Better at Yoga By Taking Your Practice Outdoors.