To know Allowah is to know love.


Allowah is a great teacher who lives yoga full heartedly. He is wise in the information he gives and makes everyone feel very welcome. He is also very patient and understanding of individual needs as well the group needs. Thank you! Namaste
Robyn Filkins

200hr RYT

I learned way too much to write in this little space! I also know that this is just the first step, and this training has opened the door to so much new information, ideas, and a new path of life. Allowah is a great teacher. He has a nice balance between working and relaxing.

200hr RYT

Allowah is an awesome teacher. His knowledge is very impressive. We are very fortunate to have a teacher among us with such a well rounded and interesting background. His dedication to his students is obvious. It is important to be much more than a teacher, but someone who is living by the yogic principles everyday. Allowah brings to life (the true meaning of living the life). His caring and concern for all sets him apart. 

Bobbie Lee Gruninger

200hr RYT

I was at a 2.5 hour breathing/dance/cathartic mini-healing workshop, and it was on of the most profound things i have experienced in a while. My heart opened to love and i felt so happy! Allowah is such a true yogi, as he has an indescribable gentle presence that is so refreshing in this world !!!! I am thinking to move to Hawaii, just to be able to share more time with this amazing yogi i know for 12 years now. Many blessings to you!!!! Your presence is surely a gift to everyone on the planet, as we are all connected !!!!! I feel like a different happier person this morning. Peaceful. 

Jeff Segal

Breathwork student

Although I have been attending yoga classes for several years, I recently started training with Allowah based on feedback from other yoga instructors indicating that Allowah is an exceptional teacher. I was not disappointed. 

Allowah is a gifted teacher, in addition to his technical excellence and diverse yoga training. In just a few months I find that my flexibility and balance have noticeably improved.

In addition, although I train with Allowah several times a week, each class is different and challenging. He is constantly attuned to each student’s individuality and inherent strengths and challenges. We are truly lucky to have Allowah teaching yoga in our community. 

J. Leader

Yoga student

Allowah is by far one of the most beautiful spirits I have encountered in this life experience so far! He is an old soul with compassion in so many ways and learning from him was an honor and a life changing journey! I would tell anyone who has the opportunity to train for yoga with his crew, that his 200 hr program will not only change your life forever but will inspire you to evolve into the person that you know you are! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Teacher! 

Eric E.

a.k.a. C.A. Human

As a yoga teacher and creative musician, Allowah facilitates my deepening of the physical practice of yoga, breath, meditation and beautiful music. Even more profoundly his open-heart, loving energy and commitment to the spiritual journey assists me in tapping into love and bliss consciousness on and off the mat.

Patricia Varley


National Speaker/Facilitator/Trainer/Coach

I would HIGHLY recommend Truly Helpful’s Teacher Training to anyone wanting to further their yoga experience.

 5 out of 5 stars

Ashley Stresen-Reutery

Truly Helpful has changed my life. I am so much healthier and more social! I am more flexible mentally and love my self so much more than I thought I ever would.

5 out of 5 stars 

Natasha-Paris Escalante

This school was absolutely life changing! The phenomenal souls who shared their wisdom truly turned my world upside…literally, I finally learned how to do a headstand! With an infinite amount of gratitude for this program, I highly suggest it to anyone looking to open their mind, body and spirit to a beautiful unity that is shared and experienced during teacher training. The authenticity of the school was simply delightful, I was invited to dive into the magical sea of yoga and I wholeheartedly look forward to going deeper. Infinite gratitude for a remarkable experience. From the very depth of my heart, I love you for being so, “STARY.”

5 out of 5 stars 

Katie Nunamacher

At first I was very nervous to begin my training, but as soon as I stepped into the room I was welcomed with open arms and hearts. Allowah is an amazing instructor with such a brilliant mind. This allowed me to dive deeper into my own practice and learn more about the philosophy and history of yoga.

5 out of 5 stars 

Stephanie Bravo

Allowah and Sufey are the most kind hearted, well educated and passionate yoga instructors! I learned a lot about yoga and about myself with the stories and lessons they told when I went to Truly Helpful’s Florida immersion program. Doing my 200 hour with them has changed my perspective on life and I am grateful to have studied under these amazing individuals!

5 out of 5 stars 

Isabelle Tang

Truly Helpful and the instructor Allowah provided me with a wonderful fusion of yogic principles, philosophies and technique’s drawing from all the major yogic traditions including non traditional aspects from Tibet and South America. The teachings I received focussed largely on the core spiritual aspect of yoga, the path of becoming a realized unicorn at one with one Love consciousness and applying it into the world.

5 out of 5 stars 

Forest Schrodt

I came into this Yoga Quest in search of something, and I wasn’t sure what it was. All I felt was that yoga was the way. Yoga Quest not only allowed me to find a passion, but also a family. The patience and love this university gives you really opens your heart and allows you to see things in another spectrum. I could not be any more thankful with my experience and guidance through this journey with Truly Helpful.

5 out of 5 stars 

Mary Ngo

Pure love and light <3

5 out of 5 stars 

Maria Miranda, 200hr RYT

I had the most incredible time. The land was beautiful, and very peaceful. Allowah is a wonderful teacher. I learned more than I realized. The people I met became family. Absolutely, one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I will be studying under Allowah again. THANK YOU all my Yogini and Yoga, brother and sisters. THANK YOU ALLOWAH for walking this path, brining light to so many lives. 🌈🙏🏻5 out of 5 stars 

Angel Shaver, 200hr RYT

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.

5 out of 5 stars

Francis Duran, 200hr RYT

Recently finished my 200-Hour Yoga Training Retreat hosted by Allowah Lani. Thank you for everyone who supported me on this journey! This was one of the most rewarding and healing experiences of my life. The community that Allowah manifested in Kauai is like nothing I have ever experienced before. Our community was one of unconditional love and acceptance from day one and each member will be a part of my family for the rest of our lives. If anyone is ever considering a Yoga or Healing Retreat PLEASE don’t hesitate. I can’t recommend this man or his teachings enough!

Mark Gregory

E-RYT 200

Truly Helpful offers wonderful experiences and knowledge of multi-style/ multi-level Yoga. This school provides great opportunity to understanding the principals of yoga.

5 out of 5 stars

Salima Lalitambika Ma' Silverman

Attending Truly Helpful was an amazing experience. We were all so lucky to have Alan as an instructor, he has so much knowledge and experience. If anyone were to ever ask me for a suggestion I would definitely lead them to Alan, he offers two different courses one is in Naple, fl and the other in Maui, Hi. I do plan to someday go to Maui and take his continuing education classes there.

5 out of 5 stars

Veronica Stookey

200hr RYT

I had an amazing experience with Truly Helpful. Allowah is an amazing teacher. I learned so much about yoga, my body, philosophy, and life!

4.5 out of 5 stars

Hiranya- Mala

I recently had the good fortune to meet Allowah Lani & to collaborate with him on a Flying Yoga Demo. I am awe struck by how multi~talented Allowah is! His strength, stamina, balance & flexibility as a Hatha Yogi is remarkable & admirable. But it doesn’t stop there. I have also enjoyed Allowah’s musicianship on both the guitar & his healing tones through the didgeridoo. I also had the Blessing of receiving his Thai massage body work which he skillfully & sensitively tailored to meet my unique needs. Collaborating with Allowah on both the choreography & demonstration of our flying Yoga was pure Bliss! And on top of all of that he is a techno~wizard, as well! He did the filming, editing & uploading of our Flying Yoga Demo. While Allowah has a gentle easy going nature, I have noticed that he often walks bare on the earth on hard rocks & demonstrates legendary inner & outer strength! It is rare to discover so much talent embodied in one package ~ especially one so pure in heart, dedicated to living & disseminating the Dharma!
Meenakshi Angel Honig

Internationally-acclaimed Yoga Instructor

To study yoga with Allowah is about the closest one can get to going to India and studying at an Ashram. Allowah is a devoted and knowledgeable yoga instructor who is skilled in teaching students from beginner level to teachers in training. Allowah is fun and energetic and knows and lives yoga. The Naples community will benefit greatly when Allowah brings yoga to his very own yoga center. I can’t wait!


Kiersten Gallagher

200hr RYT

Allowah’s yoga teacher training was absolutely fabulous, much more than I could have ever imagined! He is a wonderful and gifted teacher, with a vision of Unity Consciousness that comes across in your teaching and kirtans.

 For your generosity, kindness, tolerance, patience, open heart, guidance, support, time, and hard work. You are a source of inspiration on and off the yoga mat.

 I am so happy that you created this company and continue to offer YTT in Naples. I am grateful to know you and to have the opportunity to learn yoga from you. I am especially grateful that you brought this YTT to Naples and that you included so much–All of yoga–in the training.



200hr RYT

As I watched you, learned from you, experienced you and from you, my feelings of admiration, awe and respect ballooned as our class together progressed… the impression you made on my life and heart and mind is enormous… thank you for such a life-changing journey–thank you for being such a fearless leader–your wit and skill and love is forever tattooed in my memories of this first real-in-depth yogic journey… You are an inspiration and I adore you!
and now you have to see me again and again and again… sigh…
I feel as if I came to you a stone of protective marble after all i had been through the past several years–and with your love and our studies and practice, you helped chip away much of what had built up that was unnecessary and was holding me captive–there is still and always so much more to let go of and so much more to be discovered and set free–I hope you will be there as an inspiration but in the meantime, I wanted you to know how deeply you have affected me.
Thank you.



200hr RYT

This has been an amazing experience — you have taught us so much and have opened our eyes, minds & hearts to a whole multi-pathed realm through our seminars and special events and teachers. In little Naples, FL we have had an education to rival the finest ashrams in India — we have been so blessed to have you as a teacher. Your yogic mastery is amazing — how do you get your body to do those poses?? — we are in awe. Most importantly, you have made this journey so much fun! We hold you in our hearts — wherever the future may take you.



200hr RYT

Allowah and Sufey were absolutely delightful to work with. They are very compassionate, intelligent, creative, and inspiring beings who I would recommend anyone delving into the world of yoga to spend some time around. You will surely emerge a better being for the time spent.

5 out of 5 stars  

Elle Boss

Allowah (Alan) is a fantastic example of a Yogi and teaches that Yoga is a lifestyle as well as way to form a healthy physical habit. He emphasized that yoga is not necessarily a feast or famine deal unless one chooses for it to be. He has a certain kindness and gentle wisdom to him. He demonstrates any asana with such ease and makes sure we know to listen to our bodies and overcome our limiting beliefs with great care and consideration. He also is an experienced instructor so he gave us amazing tips on teaching yoga on a great spectrum.

5 out of 5 stars  

Shoregrace Yoga

My YTT exceeded expectations and was life-changing experience. I have already recommended this school to others.5 out of 5 stars 

5 out of 5 stars 

John Sanner, 200hr RYT

Training with Truly Helpful was incredible. I walked away with a good foundation on how to live yoga instead of do yoga. I learned so much from Allowah as well as my classmates. The manual we studied from will continue to serve as a reference point for many years to come. The balance of asana, pranayama and satsong was just right and I feel confident enough to slowly enter the world of teaching. I will continue to take training courses, find my voice and specialize in certain areas of yoga but this was a great way to start my journey. I feel I attended the right training for me and very much enjoyed the mix-in of spirituality. I had an all around beautiful experience and am excited to continue learning about the magic of yoga for the rest of my life.

5 out of 5 stars

Violet Vrsek , 200hr RYT

Training with Yoga Quest University taught me a very deep understanding of yoga and its benefits to the body, mind and spirit. I felt I got a very traditional and pure yoga training.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Nicole Mariani , 200hr RYT

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