JAN - APR 2019


THREE JEWELS is excited to announce its second Yoga Teacher Training! This training will provide deep instruction on all 8 limbs of yoga, a basis of meditation, rooted in Buddhist philosophy and how that all ties together with enlightenment.

Q & A

DEC 12 | 7:30 - 9PM 



  • Deepen and strengthen your personal practice

  • Complete intensive study of asana and class sequencing

  • Build a firm background in ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa and anusara methodology

  • Receive instruction on core texts of Mahayana Buddhism

  • Learn meditation methods and teaching tools

  • Practice and understand pranayama

  • Assimilate physical and subtle body anatomy with alignment principles, including meridians, chakras, and channels

  • Understand neurophysiological applications of yoga and meditation

  • Learn trauma-sensitive models of bodywork

  • Learn how to properly give hands-on adjustments

  • Utilize service and outreach as opportunities for spiritual growth

  • Read and understand classical Yogic and Buddhist texts

  • Train in Three Jewels signature class elements

  • Observe and transcribe Three Jewels classes

  • Practice teaching and receive feedback from mentors

  • Get unlimited classes for the duration of the training



Teachers will be credentialed for participation in special projects through Three Jewels including in-house teaching, community initiatives and international service. Beyond Three Jewels classes, our instructors currently teach at corporate workplaces, shelters, schools and more. We do not guarantee employment upon graduating, but you will be more than ready to begin teaching and building your personal brand regardless.



Practice requirements, community involvement and home study will link the weekends together, giving students the opportunity to apply lessons to real life throughout the training. Students will be required to complete written homework and required reading of ancient and modern texts through the training. It is expected that students will maintain a regular yoga practice and a daily meditation journal.

  • Complete application by Jan 15, 2019

  • Take at least 3 classes at THREE JEWELS prior to applying

  • Interview with Allison Joy after applying

  • Have a consistent personal yoga practice

  • Complete full attendance in the training (there are no make up classes, but everything will be recorded)

  • Complete all readings, homeworks, final exam and presentation




Friday - Sunday: JAN 25 to APR 28, 2019

Weekend Schedule

Fridays | 6 - 9PM

Saturdays & Sundays | 10AM - 8PM

Jan 25-27

Feb 1-3, 8 - 10, 22 - 24

Mar 1-3, 15 -17, 22 - 24

Apr 5-7, 12 - 14, 26 - 28




Allison Joy Phillips is the Director of Yoga at Three Jewels. She teaches yoga and meditation classes that guide students toward an authentic living experience of the practice, off the mat, in their daily lives. She launched Three Jewels' inaugural Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 to foster a deeper sense of connectivity between practitioners and to share authentic, lineage-based tradition with the world. She has trained continuously for the past several years at studios across the country. In 2014, she graduated from Sarva Yoga Academy and has worked closely with founder, Michael Hewett, ever since. She completed Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with a specialization in Yoga Therapeutics and Restorative Yoga with Michelle Baker and Kelly Haas of Swan River Yoga in New Orleans. She completed 108 hours of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Teacher Training with Hector Marcel, Venerable Thupten Phuntsok and Coco Korniczky. Her continued focus has been on primary source texts, alignment, spinal health, aromatherapy, Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Nidra. She teaches across the country, privately in New York City, at studios, conferences and for corporations. She credits her practice as the driving force that allows her to serve her community selflessly and work tirelessly for the liberation of all beings everywhere.


Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies.


Michael Hewett has taught Yoga for over 20 years & been in love with music for 30. His classes, workshops & retreats weave together philosophies, asana, music & meditation to experientially guide students along their paths with humor, scholarship & artistry. He is the founder/director of Sarva Yoga Academy, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, DJ Nagual and a guitarist/composer with a catalog of seven albums & numerous singles. His classes feature custom DJ Nagual mixes & live guitar.

 Yoga portraits at JR Studio on March 4, 2016 in NYC. (Photo by Ray Tamarra)

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is a Yoga practitioner and teacher, Anatomy specialist, Acupuncturist and Trigger Point Therapist. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture, a BS in Biology, published 2 books on the subject of Yoga and Meridians and has led numerous trainings and intensives in Yoga and Acupressure worldwide. She studied Yoga extensively with master Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. Her other great teachers include Sri Bhagavan Das (Mantra and Bhakti), Geshe Michael Roach and Hector Marcel. Her training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to Yoga, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual development.


Hector Marcel is the President of the Three Jewels. He has served as Senior Teacher for the Asian Classics Institute teaching buddhist philosophy for the past 6 years. At Three Jewels, Hector teaches a series of sutra courses that cover the breadth of a 25 year monastic education for monks and nuns completing a "Geshe" degree, and travels internationally to transmit these teachings. Hector is also social entrepreneur, public speaker and organizational change management specialist. After 15 years of experience leading successful cultural transformations in the public and private sectors in Australia, Hector now consults in New York City to a variety of international clients, integrating eastern philosophy into corporate culture. Hector is the  Senior VP of Learning and Change for John Foley Inc., delivering workshops and keynotes on High Performance designed to achieve excellence in teams and inspire individuals. He is also the founder and Director of the  108 Lives Project: a micro non-profit that cares for under-privileged communities in Nepal. 



Anneke Lucas founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she used elements of her own healing journey to develop programs based on how she would have wished to be treated in her young adult life. A close analysis of those people who were able to get through to her when she was shut down by trauma forms the cornerstone of LPY’s philosophy – for Liberation teachers to become those people; aware and unconditionally present for their students.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors and also speaks on the subject. She is writing a book about her healing journey, Seeds Beneath the Snow: Post Traumatic Growth and Purpose in Dark Times represented by Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory

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Sierra Alea is a 500 RYT yoga teacher. She received her training at YogaWorks in NYC. Her passion lies in exploring movement and breath within her body, while cultivating connectedness within her community.

Sierra's focus is to create space in areas of the body that are stiff while promoting strength and ease. Her classes are playful in exploration and kind to the body with a heavy emphasis on alignment.




$3500 (paid in full by JAN 25)

Early Bird: $2950 (paid in full by DEC 1)

Application Deposit: $250

 A deposit of $250 is required which will be applied towards your tuition if accepted into the program. The deposit will be returned if you are not accepted.Tuition is also non-refundable.