Dawn is no stranger to the Health and Fitness Industry receiving her Bachelor of Nursing at TCU. She practiced nursing in the early to mid 1980’s.
She made a career decision to enter into the Fitness field because of her passion for fitness, and a desire to assist women in their quest for a healthy lifestyle and community. The fitness industry gave Dawn the flexible schedule she needed to raise four children with a traveling spouse. She has received and maintained fitness certifications for Group Exercise / Personal Training with AFAA ( American Fitness Association) , Step, Schwinn Cycling, Piloxing, Barre, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Strength Training, TABATA/HIIT trainings. She has been teaching these classes and formats for the past 19 years. She has completed her 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training, January, 2015.
The decision to focus on Yoga came after years of high intensity teaching, family activities, athletics and community demands. She found herself physically exhausted ,and her family grown and leaving the “nest”. It was an opportunity for Dawn to explore other interests and fitness goals. In 2014, she researched and found, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. The Mission Statement on the wall stated; “ Our mission is help individuals discover their gifts and graces and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving profitable way.” She had found her school and enrolled in the 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training. She has completed her training and is looking forward to sharing this piece of her health and fitness journey. She found Yoga to be the merging of her nursing and fitness journey. It is a “full circle” experience, which she has found very gratifying.
Dawn’s passion for yoga has renewed her muscular strength, flexibility, joint stability and overall well-being. She continues to run 4-6 miles daily, outdoor cycles, hikes and has the energy to keep up with her 3-year-old and 1-year-old grandchildren.