about us.

Daniel Schudt has been practicing yoga since 2004 and is teaching since 2009. His passion for the therapeutic application of asana, meditation & pranayama as well as scientific based movement practices started after being injured from an accident many years ago. He is a certified massage therapist, FRC® Mobility specialist and dedicated surfer. With his therapeutic knowledge and more than 15 years of experience in holistic bodywork he makes everyone feel comfortable & safe in class. Daniel is co-creator of the Dawn Collective Shala where he offers treatments and teaches Functional Mobility Training. 

Dr. Sarah Coxon is an international yoga teacher and spiritual mentor for wild women. She started teaching yoga in the UK in 2012, and since then has taught full time in the Philippines, Canary Islands and now Portugal. Heavily inspired by her mission to help people free themselves from internal struggle, Sarah helps her students to reclaim their joy, creativity, and sense of play by sharing embodiment and somatic practices. Sarah’s classes are thematic, well-sequenced and dynamic. Sarah teaches Shakti Flow classes at the Dawn Collective Shala.

Regina Ehlers has been a yoga practitioner since 1992. After learning the Iyengar method she gained an appreciation of the meditative flow of postures in Ashtanga Yoga. Having studied with Sri K Pattabhi Jois & Sharath Rangaswami in Mysore for several years she was authorized to teach this method. She taught in her hometown São Paulo & in Goa for many years before coming to live in Portugal. For her the meaning of this practice lies in the nourishing and empowering mindful quality and this is what she looks to share with her students in her open Mysore classes. 

Cosima Julia Bachler loves to explore life through movement and the body. She is trained by David Life & Shannon Gannon (300h Jivamukti Yoga-TT) and is a Thai Yoga massage therapist. Her classes include well selected playlists, smart sequencing & spot-on physical assists. Cosima has been teaching since 2015 in Vienna, NYC and Beirut. Cosima teaches Vinyasa Flow classes at the Dawn Collective Shala.

Annette Hartwig is an ashtanga yoga practitioner since 1997 and teaches courses internationally since 2 decades. She also is a FRC® Mobility specialist and a MindBody-Therapy Practitioner in training. Annette is highly influenced by the longterm guidance of her teacher Dena Kingsberg as a student (15+ years) and as an assistant (10+ years). Many in-depth-studies & trainings with Richard Freeman, Clive Sheridan, Emil Wendel, Scott Lyons and several trips to Mysore (practicing in the old & new shala) have been enriching her own practice. Annette has directed a yoga school for 6 years in Hamburg and is the co-creator of the Dawn Collective Shala where she teaches Mysore Intensive weeks and yoga immersions.

Jana Toepfer has studied intensively with various renowned teachers of the Anusara Yoga ® style and nowadays her classes are also strongly inspired by Body-Mind-Centering and somatic practices. In 2012 she moved to southern Portugal to enjoy life in a more natural environment - she has been teaching weekly yoga classes for the community in Aljezur since then and created Ocean & Yoga, offering yoga, surf and nature retreats.