Olwyn Dawson

Title: Teacher

‘No mud, no lotus’ is the perfect analogy for a set of life changing events leading to the start of my yoga journey; unbeknownst at the time, this was a pathway for a truly personal & enrichening journey which would awaken unimaginable joy. 

I feel blessed to be a ‘home-grown’ qualified 200 hr Hatha Yoga Teacher, completing my diploma with Santosha Yoga, through whom I have also qualified with a Meditation Diploma under the guidance of Michael McCann and I continue to build upon my professional development.

So beautifully described by B.K.S Iyengar ‘Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together’, I give thanks to discovering the unlimited benefits of yoga which have undoubtedly helped to create a feeling of connectedness.  Realising the wealth of my resource within, unquestionably, this perspective has helped to find harmony between the many life demands on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. 

Taking great pride andjoy in my teachings which are fuelled by a true love for the kindness of yoga, I warmly invite interested students to step onto the mat for a personal experience.  Working from the inside-out to help create a connection in mind, body & soul, I am passionate about the benefits of correct alignment & technique, powered by the breath.  My belief is that yoga is accessible for All and the results of helping students to gently build on conditioning & strengthening is deeply gratifying.

I am deeply excited to be part of Santosha’s team, I have boundless enthusiasm to share the joy & teachings of this ancient discipline. To date, I have a rewarding portfolio as a yoga teacher having rolled out a ‘Blended Mix of Beginners Yoga & Meditation’ programmes within Queen’s University Belfast, St John’s Parish Stoneyford, 1:1 clients and as a regular sub-teacher here at Santosha Yoga Studio.