Mill Creek, WA 98012
Dawn Torres is the owner of Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio. She is passionate about the many benefits that yoga can bring to your life. More than a decade ago, Dawn began her yoga training, as well as the study of many other healing modalities. She studied Iridology, Herbology, Kinisiology, meditation, hypnotherapy and attained her Reiki Master's Certificate. All of these healing arts complimenting the practice and teaching of yoga. She continued to gain a better understanding of what was going on in her own body and life as well as her students dealing with illness, stress and other issues in their lives.
Dawn received her 200hr RYT through Yoga Works in Seattle. She then followed her heart and traveled to India to continue her studies with Master Yoga Teacher Anand Mehotra in 2008. Shortly after returning, she was able to Open the Yoga Studio she had been dreaming about for several years.
Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio is a space where yoga is taught as not only a physical practice, but as a "system of wellness" for the Whole Being! The physical body being the most obvious. Using Mudras, sounds, postures & awareness of our thoughts, we begin to create balance & health in our lives.The body can look perfect, but if what is happening inside of the head is turbulent, it will without a doubt eventually create turbulence in the body!
In 2010 Dawn returned to India with 4 others from the studio to complete her 500hr RYT and participate in the Sacred Kumbha Mela festival which happens only once every 12 years. Yogis travel from all over the world to be a part of this, the largest pilgrimage in the world. To be in this Sacred land, in Rishikesh, known as the birthplace of yoga during such an Auspicious time is something that will be with her forever.
Dawn is passionate about continuing her travels to India, and bringing the undiluted teachings of yoga back to her studio. She thinks it is amazing that yoga has become so popular in the United States and all over the world and loves many of the different styles of yoga, but thinks it is important not to lose the original intention for which Yoga was created.
Dawn's classes are a mixture of classic Ayengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini and other yoga traditions. She believes that Yoga should be fun, inspiring and transforming . She enjoys working with Athletes, and has worked with a local baseball and softball team, the Archbishop Murphy highschool football team and Jackson highschool dance team. She was honored to be selected as Ambassador for the New Mill Creek Town Center lululemon Showroom, Jala Clothing in Los Angeles Ambassador and participate in several local events raising awareness for the local FEAST organization.
Nothing brings Dawn more joy than hearing the stories from students as they share how their lives are being transformed. She feels that this is the true beauty and magic of yoga, that once you find peace and harmony in your own life, you learn the real secret behind a happy life, Service to others. You don't do it because you have to, but because you want to, and can't imagine it any other way.
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