“I cannot help but tell everyone I know and meet about this experience. It has given me back my life.”
After each session with Dawn I notice an immediate shift; I feel physically more relaxed and mentally more calm. These sessions, or journeys, always surprise and excite me. I immediately feel tension being released as I focus on my breath and move in my pain free range of motion. These past months of explorations have had huge implications on my body and life. For the past 7+ years I have not slept through the night, always awakening with muscle pains. Gratefully, through these explorations, I have been sleeping soundly through the night for the past 2.5 months. Now during my days I am more in-tune with my body. When ailments arise, I breathe and practice the movements Dawn has shown me to reduce and eliminate my pain.
I have suffered with chronic pain for roughly 35 years: migraines, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and osteoarthritis. I have exhausted my time and monetary resources searching for relief from this pain prison…chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, homeopaths, and of course, Dr. after Dr. only to find temporary relief from my ailments. This pattern of unrealized, unfulfilled “hope” did nothing at all to quell the depression that gradually developed 15 years ago as a result of of the pain stress on my body.
Then I started therapeutic yoga sessions with Dawn. At the start of our sessions, I often had a headache or neck tension, shortly into the session I’d notice I was releasing this tension, quite unbelievably! I found Dawn to be very confident, calm and nurturing which bolstered my self esteem. The various movements/exercises she had me do were not at all hard, which quite amazed me….given the wonderful feeling I received afterward! Who knew something so gentle, something focused on breathing could bring about so much release while building strength in the body? All the exercises were easily duplicable to continue with on my own.
Dawn listens and really hears what I say. Dawn helped me become aware of things I never took the time or focus to discover. She opened my eyes to the wonder of how my body works and how to listen so I hear it whisper. Dawn is an important foundation block to my health and well being.
Dawn has helped me find harmony in my body, mind and soul through gentle therapeutic yoga. This feeling of bliss resonates deep within my soul, which allows my body and mind to feel complete balance. I have deepened my roots and my yoga practice has flourished. This deeper awareness of what my body is experiencing and not moving through tension, has helped me to cultivate balance, ease and strength.
Taking classes with Dawn I have gained awareness of my body. What it is capable of, and what is possible.
I have gained some peace in my day and actually feel better too by taking classes with Dawn.
Your classes have influenced how I do my fitness classes and other activities. I seldom have SI joint pain now, which is something I dealt with consistently in the past. I love that I can effect a change in my body by doing something so very simple.
What you teach is easy to do and it makes me feel better physically.
– Carol Anne
Dawn has knowledge of movement and the body that few others have. She delivers it in a way that I understand and feel encouraged. Physically I feel better & you can’t beat the down time from my head either!
After class with Dawn I feel light, relaxed, in tune with my body inside and out.