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About | Truly Helpful ♥ Spiritual teachings & personal transformation through yoga, music, books & events

Our Mission

Truly Helpful offers spiritual teachings and personal transformation through music, books, videos, and events. Our dream is simple: allow more love to be. Through our offerings, we help our fellow brothers and sisters create a new life that brings them the greatest well-being possible, spreading peace and joy to the world. Our wellness retreats facilitate letting go of fear and opening to love through immersion in the yoga lifestyle, inspirational spiritual teachings, a supportive environment, live participative music, healthy food gatherings, and satsang. In addition, we aspire to establish a holistic healing and spiritual center in the future. Join us along the journey and find your slice of heaven on earth.

Our Team

Allowah Lion

Allowah Lion

Founder & Lead Instructor

Alan Lowenschuss (aka Allowah Lion), 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. Allowah holds a BA and an MA (in Philosophy and Liberal Arts) from the University of Pennsylvania, and from 1997-2001 did post-graduate work in Kabbalah and Yoga at New York University. He is registered as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance, and also earned a 300-hour certification through Dr. David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies.

In addition to his formal training, Alan has studied Yoga with other teachers both in India and the U.S., including Sri Karunamayi, David Swenson, Sri Anandi Ma, Ganga White, Tracey Rich, and Dharma Mittra. For the past 14 years, Alan has taught Yoga full-time in Pennsylvania, Florida, Hawaii, and Costa Rica.  In 2006, Alan opened his first Yoga School, “Yoga Quest University,” (now known as Truly Helpful) a 200-Hr and 500-Hr Yoga Alliance registered school, which trains and certifies those desiring to teach yoga as a profession, as well as to promote and raise awareness about Yoga and its rich heritage. 

Allowah has over 10,000 hours teaching yoga, has led 30+ Yoga Teacher Trainings (registering over 60 Yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance), and has hosted over 20 Yoga Retreats all around the world!

View Allowah’s Yoga Alliance profile and certifications here.

Be sure to check out Allowah’s YouTube Channel too.

Chat with Allowah at 239-592-0898 or by email.

Beata Kollarova

Beata Kollarova

Dance Teacher

Beata is an inspiring dance teacher who shares her Love and happiness through movement, showing the way to happiness and freedom through the harmony of body and soul. With 26 years of dance experience, she offers passionate and energetic original Latin, Modern and Disco dance instruction.

Beata was born in Slovakia, Bratislava and has been dancing from the age of 6. At 14 she became a member of Miguel Mendez’s dance troupe from Nicaragua, where she learned original Latin dances. In 2004, she joined Grupo Caliente where she met Gabriel Ballany who was her dance partner for 15 years. Since 2006 she has been dancing and performing professionally with Gabriel. In 2007, they began to teach and perform in Slovakia and many festivals all over Europe. Beata has been teaching the original techniques and methods of her master, Leo Garcia. She is a very popular dance instructor because of her original “lady” style, with smooth and silky technique of arms, body movement and musicality. She also knows how to teach and create original dance choreographies of different dance styles.

She offers group and private dance lessons in the following:

  • Mambo, Chachaha, Bachata, Disco, Discofox, Jive, Blues, Swing, Modern, and Wedding
  • Lady styling (body movement and choreogrphy)
  • Dance technique and musciality
  • Learn How to Dance (basics of dance and movement for everyone)

Learn to dance, step by step, nice and easy… Come dance, smile, and have fun.

Chat with Beata at 239-330-6460 or by email.

Mark Gregory

Mark Gregory

Director of Operations, Studio Manager & YTT Co-Teacher

Mark Gregory, E-RYT 200, IMBA, RPCV, has a passion for yoga that was planted in 2011, 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 bonded instantly and have been working together ever since to offer transformative Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats all around the world!

Mark brings that Maui spirit of Aloha to his students through a peaceful and calming presence. He also believes in the power of community, loves traveling the world, and hopes to inspire others to organically grow their own food.

Mark is currently working towards his RYT 500 certification, which he will obtain June, 4th 2019.  Additionally he will earn his E-RYT 500 certification in September 2020.

View Mark’s Yoga Alliance profile and certifications here.

Chat with Mark at 808-359-3306 or by email.

Bea Acs

Bea Acs

Creative Director

A yogi at heart, designer by trade, and lover of all things healthy, Bea is on our team to get our message and purpose to those ready to let go of fear in exchange for love. She graduated from Flagler College with a BA in graphic design and fine arts in St. Augustine and has been designing since. Her other goal of becoming a certified yoga teacher has also been accomplished with Yoga University back in January of 2016.

Known for her smile and inspiration, Bea’s mission is aligned with ours and we are happy to share her gifts with you. She is also a mother, cook, photographer, traveler, and artist. When she isn’t working on our projects, her company Wholistic Graphics is serving other conscious businesses. Bea loves being part of a movement that inspires change from within. Meeting Allowah taught her much of what she practices today and has changed her life forever.

Chat with Bea at 386-232-8212 or by email.