about us.

Daniel Schudt is a certified massage therapist, FRC® Mobility specialist and dedicated surfer. He´s 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. 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. 

Catarina Silva is a Yoga teacher and Balinese massage therapist. Originally from Portugal, she started her Yoga practice in 2008. After moving to Amsterdam, she explored other styles of this beautiful practice and decided to take a teacher training (200 h Hatha-Vinyasa in Kerala, south of India). Since then Cata has been living between Amsterdam and South East Asia, teaching and studiyng Yoga. She has been trained also in Yoga Nidra (20 h, Amsterdam) and Yin Yoga (100 h, Bali) and she loves the restorative practices and the benefits of finding the balance of the Yin and Yang in our lives. 

Mieke Geschiere finds joy and satisfaction in guiding people towards personal growth. Since 2000 she studies human behaviour, wellbeing and self-empowerment. Mieke is curious about life, meeting and working with people from different backgrounds. She found in Yin Yoga a beautiful tool that helps us increasing our physical & mental health. Before arriving in Portugal Mieke worked with climbers, elderly people and yogis in Patagonia. She guides her students to connect with themselves, to get to know themselves better, in order to make choices that will increase their personal wellbeing, during the class and when they step off their yogamat.

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.

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. 

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.