Art of Assisting | Philadelphia

Art of Assisting is a hands on training that will transform your practice, your assisting and your teaching. As a student, you will experience a new perspective on your personal practice and a deeper understanding of energetic flow. It is an opportunity to make a contribution to others and can be a powerful access to teaching. As a teacher, you will gain confidence and tools in delivering assists that are direct, clear and powerful by mastering the principles of alignment. Art of Assisting is a training for all levels of practitioner and teacher. Join world class Baptiste Institute teaching teams for a fun and interactive training in the art of powerful assisting. 

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Join Paige Elenson and Tami Schneider for a fun and interactive training in the art of powerful assisting.


*Tuition for this program does not include travel, lodging or meals.

NOTE FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS: The training starts at 12pm on Friday and will end on Sunday at 2 pm. Please keep this in mind as you book flights.

Dates | Schedule 

Friday March 28 | 12pm – 9pm
Saturday March 29 | 8am – 8pm
Sunday March 30 | 8am – 2pm


Power Yoga Works
3527 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104


From Philadelphia International Airport:

  • Head east on Departures Road
  • Take the ramp on the left to PA-291 E
  • Take exit 13 to merge onto PA-291 E toward I-76 W/Valley Forge
  • Turn left onto S 26th Street
  • Take the ramp onto I-76 W
  • Take exit 345 toward 30th Street
  • Continue straight onto Schuylkill Avenue W
  • Turn left onto Market Street
  • Turn right onto N 36th Street
  • Studio is next street at the corner of 36th & Lancaster Avenue, 2nd floor

From Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Train Station (10 minute walk):

  • Turn right toward N 30th Street
  • Turn left onto N 30th Street
  • Turn right onto Market Street
  • Turn right on 36th Street
  • Studio is next street at the corner of 36th & Lancaster Avenue, 2nd floor


The best option is the Sheraton University City located just 2 blocks from the studio on 36th and Chestnut. The other option in University City is the Hilton Inn. You can find addresses and phone numbers for those below. Just a 15 minute cab-ride away is Center City, which has many different hotel options. We not have a group rate set up at a specific hotel.

Hilton Inn | Penn 3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | Phone 215-222-0200
Sheraton University City | 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | Phone 215-387-8000

We recommend Christopherson Business Travel should you wish to book your flights, lodging, or ground transport for your training.
Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429
Baptiste dedicated email:


The best place to park is at the Sheraton Hotel at 36Th and Market, two blocks from the studio. There is no parking at the studio site, however there are meters and street parking in the area.

Eateries | Groceries

There are a number of eateries on Lancaster Avenue (same street as Power Yoga Works) as well as several good options on 36th and Walnut, just 2 blocks from the studio.  

Weather | Clothing 

Weather in Philadelphia is usually nice in the spring with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. During program, plan to wear sportswear acceptable for practicing yoga (wicking material, no cotton) and bring layers to cover up during seated discussion or partner work. There are often 2-3 yoga asana practices throughout the day, so we recommend bringing at least two changes of yoga clothes per day.

Cancellation Protection

Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancelation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancelation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. Call us for more details or visit Travel Guard online.

This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere.


You are responsible for maintaining a healthy level of hydration throughout the training. Because you will be continuously sweating and losing fluids throughout asana practices, you should balance this by consistently taking in fluids. In addition to your normal water intake, we strongly suggest that you also drink electrolyte replenishment fluid throughout each day. The amount you will need will vary depending on your size and your activity level. Please note that we do NOT provide Ultima or other powder; you are responsible for bringing a sufficient amount of electrolyte powder for the duration of the program.

What to Bring | Required

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga strap
  • Yoga block
  • Towels for asana practice
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Ultima, Gatorade or other electrolyte replenishment powder
  • Minimum of two pairs of yoga clothes per day
  • Lunch and/or snacks