Welcome to the Dawn Collective Shala - a place to slow down, breathe and simply be. We believe health is a recognition of balance, pleasure & self-care. An appreciation of natural cycles & attuning ourselves to them. At the Dawn Collective Yoga Shala we offer traditional practices with a contemporary touch to relax & strengthen the body, calm the mind & untie the nots around our hearts.


yoga teachers.

Annette Hartwig is an Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner since 1997 and a student & assistant of Dena Kingsberg (certified by SKP Jois). Annette has been teaching international workshops, intensives & retreats for more than 18 years, co-founding a yogaschool in Hamburg and sharing her love for movement & stillness in the project yogabija. Her teaching style is nurturing, intuitive and strong. She creates a safe class environment where space is given to feel & sense and where genuine change is possible. She is inspired by the longterm relationship with her teacher Dena Kingsberg, in-depths-studies with Richard Freeman, regular trips to Mysore since 2001 and by her daily self practice.

Daniel Schudt has been teaching yoga since 2009 in various locations all over Europe. His passion for the therapeutic application of yoga asana, meditation & pranayama/breathwork started after being injured from an accident. With his background knowledge and many years of experience as a massage therapist as well as yoga training specialised in individual asana sequencing he makes everyone feel comfortable & safe in class.

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. 

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. 

Emilia Cianci started her yoga journey early with age sixteen. She´s been studying intensively with her mentor Angela Farmer, is trained in various other movement methods and is specialized in trauma work. Her yoga classes are inspired by somatic and embodiment practices - she likes to feel all students at home within their skin and encourages everyone to rediscover inner creativity, rejoicing freedom & fluidity of the body.