9018976Dawn is a highly experienced 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher – who has taught more than 2,000 hours of yoga. She is in her first year of Functional Synergy’s rigorous two year International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Accredited Yoga Therapy Certification Training Program.

Dawn has more than 500 training hours including Anatomy, Kinesiology of Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga Intensive -Functional Synergy. YogaFit Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Pre-Natal/Postpartum, Sweat, Props, Kids, Seniors, Restorative Therapeutics, Pranayama, YogaBack, Anatomy and Alignment Levels 1 and 2, and YogaFit for Warriors (for people with PTSD.) Additional education in Kinesiology at Western Illinois University including Anatomy and Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Motor Behavior, and Wellness Program Development and Administration.

Contact Dawn at 309-333-5069 or email

How Dawn teaches

Dawn helps you move your body in ways that create balance, strength, and flexibility to create long-lasting change. She helps you challenge yourself without pain so you can grow.

Yoga is different for everyone due to age, body size, physical issues, injuries, etc., so options are offered so you can be successful in the body you’re in.

You don’t have to be flexible (or fit) to do yoga, that comes little by little, as you practice.

She teaches group classes, private sessions, and Yoga Therapy sessions, so you can find the right class whether you’re a beginner or high level athlete and whether you’re healthy or healing.

Dawn has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2005. She taught yoga flow, restorative, and relaxation classes at the WIU Spencer Recreation Center from 2007 to 2013.

“The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my completion in Functional Synergy’s  Kinesiology of Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga Intensive, Post Intensive Integration Package, and Certification Prep Program. In addition, I am participating in Functional Synergy’s rigorous two year IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Certification Training Program which is a non-Yoga Alliance Registry qualification. My credentials are not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.”