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Dawn Hinshaw

Hometown: Cary, NC

Trainings: Grace Morales, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Johnny Gillespie, Steve Ross, Erich Schiffmann, Greatest Life Training: Studio Owner 10 years, Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio, Charlotte, NC

When I’m not @ the studio you can find me: running the Booty Loop, riding my bike on the Greenway or sitting on my porch Uptown just taking “it” all in.

My Journey with Yoga One and Baptiste Yoga

I have always enjoyed public speaking, it’s predictable, you know “who” you are addressing, the subject matter is commonplace and your group is usually receptive (if you are entertaining enough.)

Teaching yoga is a whole new ball game . I never know “who’s” going to show up, the Baptiste practice is simple, practical and so efficient that it reaches all levels, so my class content is delivered differently according to the ENERGY of the room.

I love challenging my students with a balance challenge, a peak pose, or simply holding prayer twist or ½ moon for 5-7 breaths. I love to create mandalas (energetic circular vinyasa) I love creatively designing a Slow Flow Beats class that incorporates movements and transitions that are new to my students. Instead of being the “entertainer” I love being the GPS that guides the students and when they get off track, I just simply say “re-route.”

Being a member of the Yoga One Tribe fills me up. I am grateful for the management staff, support staff, assistants and my fellow teachers.

I am living in the moment.

Professional motto/words that inspire me: Meet them where they are and take them where they don’t want to go.

Any Pets?: No Pets, 2 sons

Favorite treat: OMB Hornets Nest and Pink lady apples w/ brie

Favorite destination: haven’t found “it” yet, still traveling….