Sarasvati (Sally Dawson)

About Me: 


Since 2001 when she obtained her Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Sally has drawn on her classical and hatha yoga experience as well as her Medical Science background to offer balanced and varied classes that are not only suitable for beginners, but offer some dynamic work and stronger poses for those with more experience. Her experience as a yoga teacher and understanding of anatomy and physiology means that she is well able to tailor the practice to suit your individual needs. 
Sally’s ongoing mentoring from her teacher Swami Shantananda and the living lineage of spiritually-attained teachers means that she can also offer real transformative insights to assist you find the true freedom and bliss that yoga offers.
‘I aim to help you reach a state of physical wellbeing and inner freedom through yoga and meditation, so that you can be fit and healthy and the most authentic self you can be’ says Sally. 
Sally has also regularly attended other yoga trainings, workshops and retreats with renowned teachers such as Swami Shankarananda, Jessie Chapman, Simon Borg-Oliver, Donna Farhi and Judith Lasater. She is a past secretary of Yoga Australia (YA) and also teaches a major part of the Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Yoga at ACCY. Sally has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technlogy) and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. She also runs retreats with Swami Shantananda and various workshops for yoga teachers. 
Her teacher Swami Shantananda has awarded Sally the title of 'Matharacharya' - meaning distinguished female teacher. In January 2013 she gave Sally the spiritual name Sarasvati.


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Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration