Dawn Anne Loftin
Forever a student, I have the desire to continuously learn and deepen my personal practice to be the best version of my Self. ParaYoga and all of the encompassing ancient modalities of yoga and tantra have been a great resource to my path of Self-Mastery.
It is my intention to cultivate self-reliance in others so when they experience unpredictable life events they too can draw from their reservoir of time-tested practices and step back into the Witness and remember the part of them that is unchanging, always peaceful and at rest.
By nature, my classes are fun, informative and peppered with humor. I educate students on alignment to promote safety in class, guide them in meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra and offer a curated savasana.
I am a certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist through the teachings of Kathryn Templeton and continuously draw from this knowledge to balance my well-being and share foundational aspects of this science with my students. Through my Relax & Renew® certification from Judith Lasater, I encourage students to let go and be comfortable with stillness. My studies to become a Certified Yoga Therapist initially began to learn more about anatomy but during the clinical component I discovered a calling to work with Parkinson Disease.
Gratitude and love to Yogarupa for sharing the gifts of ParaYoga and to my dear teacher Anamargret Sanchez for being the catalyst to start me on this journey. Thank you, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, for mentoring me while you were in Miami and trusting in me to take over your restorative class with you left for Hawaii; AUM hOMe Shala in Coconut Grove Florida for offering me the opportunity to study yoga therapy. Lastly, I would like to thank my students in south Florida and in North Carolina.
When I’m not teaching ParaYoga inspired classes or Parkinson classes at Gotta Yoga in Mooresville, I can be found spending time with my BFF husband Jim and our dog-child Ty on Lake Norman.