My yoga journey began around the age of 15 when I practiced continually for 2 years. A few lifestyle choices I made back then meant that yoga slowly edged out of my life until around the age of 25.
At first, when I started practicing again, it was in the purely physical form but quite quickly the amazing mental benefits of yoga crept in and began helping me to deal with the often toxic environments of working in nightclubs. It wasn't long before I was hooked on the life changing practice and knew that eventually I wanted to teach. I did my 200 hour Teacher Training with Frog Lotus International in 2011. Since then I have completed many more workshops from many of the great and inspiring teachers known worldwide today: Maty Ezraty, Natasha Rizopolous, David Swenson, Simon Park, Dana Flynn, Les Leventhal, Raghunath Cappo and Ana Forrest.
Teacher trainings since then have included:
2012 Yoga for Athletes 25 hours - Fiona Leard, Australia
2013 Limitless - Duncan Peak, Australia
2014 Bio-mechanics of the hip 25 hour - Tiffany Cruickshank Yoga Medicine
2015 Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers - Jambo Truong
Tantra Vinyasa 3 day - Sianna Sherman
2016 Bhakti Prana Vinyasa 32 hours - Shiva Rea
Teaching Yoga in Prison 5 days - The Prison Phoenix Trust
Forrest Yoga, continuing education for teachers 35 hours - Jambo Truong
I like to teach a fun Vinyasa Flow style encouraging connection to spirit. I believe yoga is for everyone and practicing mindfully really is the most advanced practitioner.
I would love to see people practicing all forms of yoga beyond asana, such as meditation, kirtan, pranayama (breath), philosophy and service. My views on a lot of things changed after an Indian Pilgrimage with my teacher Raghunath focusing on Bhakti yoga, and volunteering at a school in Ubud Bali teaching English.
I have also been a massage therapist for thirteen years and I am Reiki 1 certified.
So don't hesitate to get on the mat, a regular yoga practice brings about so many benefits to life off the mat also.
Hi there - welcome. My name is Dawn.
I am a yoga teacher and extremely passionate about sharing the practice with others. I completely believe in the power of yoga to help to build a healthy balanced lifestyle.