From the minute you step foot inside Dawn's class and roll out your mat, you feel at home- soothed by a warm and inviting feeling as if you have been dear friends for the longest time. Regardless of your level of yoga-related experience, Dawn's class offers an energizing yet therapeutic experience for your mind, body and soul. Dawn recognizes the effort and determination to show up just as you are. Her goal is to have you fall in love with yoga and allow the practice to profoundly and willfully enhance your life.
Dawn Stillo has over 60 years of combined experience; 31-year long devotion to Buddhist practices and a joyful 29-year dedication to the practice of yoga. Integrating Buddhist philosophies in her classes, Dawn's students often leave her class feeling refreshed in spirit and comforted in heart. Dawn channels her health experiences and personal challenges such as the loss of close family members into her teaching style. Therefore, she is always willing to give her students a heartfelt hug from her deep-rooted compassion and being in service to all. Dawn's background as a professional dancer and competitive tennis player gave her experiential knowledge of the physical body and how to prevent and heal sports-related injuries.
Dawn is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 and a certified YogaWorks teacher trainer. She has over 300 hours of experienced training with Maty Ezraty, founder of YogaWorks, and assisted Maty in many teacher training programs and festival appearances. Dawn's innate passion for spreading the knowledge and positive impact of yoga continued as she journeyed alongside Lisa Walford, Intermediate Senior Iyengar teacher, to India, also assisting Lisa in Yoga Works’ 300-Hour teacher training. Fascinated by the subtle body of yoga and going deeper than the physical layers of the body, Dawn also completed the Master Subtle Body Training with Jeanne Heileman, ParaYoga Certified Level II instructor.
Strong, gentle. specific, deep.
Peeling layers to know myself and others.
Teaching forces me to remain a dedicated student, it motivates me to not become complacent, but continue to keep moving forward, arm in arm, with my students. I thrive on teaching, it’s an honor.
Maty Ezraty, Carrie Owerko, Jeanne Heilleman and my Buddhist mentor, Daisaku Ikeda
Caring, accepting of each student just as they are, and confidently leading them forward.
To experience a journey going inward and the beauty of the location assists in broadening horizons otherwise not found in your daily routine. It's a time of self-expansion and connection. The groups always seem to form a supportive loving environment. The food is a big deal, always great food!
Supta Padangusthasana- Reclining Hand-to -Big-Toe Pose
Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)
Italy, Bali, Costa Rica, Peru & Kauai