Hello, I'm Dawn and welcome to my website.
Several years ago I experienced some back issues due to high impact exercise and a scoliosis which set me on a journey of discovery. In 2015, I qualified as a Personal Trainer with Rob Horswell, in 2016 trained in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Yoga for Pre and Post-natal Pregnancy with YogaLondon, and have also trained as a clinical hypnotherapist with ASCH. I am passionate about sharing the power of yoga/fitness and hypnotherapy to promote physical, emotional, and mental health.
After 30 years of managerial experience in the Print and Design industry, working in the Corporate Finance, Pharmaceutical, Advertising, and Educational sectors, I decided to leave and founded what is now Dawn Ingram Yoga. Having experienced first-hand, the stress and emotional strain caused to my colleagues and me, I recognised I was not only suffering from anxiety about my own working situation but really wanted to help my colleagues.
Given this great opportunity to train in fitness, yoga, and hypnotherapy, I spent some time really thinking about where I wanted to aim my business. I always came back to wanting to help people return to their best-self through fitness. Hypnotherapy is a superb tool to help those who feel stuck in their journey and need to find the mind and body connection.
My passion to help people through fitness is driven by my own experiences and self-help journey. Five years later after a long, physical and emotional journey, I find myself using an integrative approach to teaching yoga, fitness, and hypnotherapy and have completed further training with Yoga Reloaded which honours the tradition of yoga but incorporating it with today's knowledge of science, anatomy, and biomechanics. So it works with the modern western body and needs for healthy strength and movement. Experimenting with new ideas and my love for running and cycling, I have been following The Foot Collective principles. This takes the ideas of going barefoot to improve the posture, motion and physical strength.
During the pandemic, I took time to look for a CPD course that could help me and my clients through this difficult time and decided the Trauma Resilience Embodied Yoga and Social Impact Teacher Training (TREY) course was perfect. I do strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge on teaching trauma-informed yoga. This course gave me the confidence to bring more embodiment into my coaching – supporting my clients and creating a safe space where they can calm their nervous system and really drop into that embodied sense of rest. It has also provided me with support in my own practice, helping me to slow down and really listen and connect with my body. Something which I have found increasingly harder to do this past year.
The next huge step in my yoga journey collaborating on a yoga teacher training course which is due to start in October 2021.
Additional courses and mentoring programmes have taken my skills further:
Aneta Idczak - Founder of Golden Mandala Yoga School and Anetai Yoga
Lisa Barry - Mission Led Content
Kimba Digital - InstaBiz
Kelly McHugh - Digital Yoga Academy