Dawn Hopkins is the Founder and President of Inspiritus YogaTM (formerly the Living Well Centers) and is the Leader of the Southwest Training Division. Dawn is an E-RYT 500 Master Yoga Instructor, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, and Licensed Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Facilitator.
Dawn began taking yoga classes in 1997 to counter the effects that years of athletics had on her body. What she didn’t realize is that it would also heal her relationship with her body, mind and spirit, and change her from the inside out. When she stumbled into a faith-based class in 2004, she discovered the true meaning of yoga: to unite the mind, heart, body, and spirit and experience the bliss that occurs when you connect fully with God or the divine.
Dawn has been on a mission to help others heal, grow, and transform through yoga and mindfulness ever since. She approaches yoga with lightness and a playful spirit, believing that one of the ultimate benefits of yoga is elevate to a higher vibration to experience true joy and peace.
Dawn has been an entrepreneur helping guide people along their health and wellness path since 2002 when she owned and operated Curves Ahwatukee. She completed her first yoga teacher training and began teaching yoga in 2006 and has been training instructors since 2008. In 2007, she was awarded the Palo Verde Business Woman of the Year award by the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce for her community involvement and commitment to health and wellness. In 2016, she was nominated for the MASK Unity Award for Mother's Making a Difference.
She now owns and operates Inspiritus YogaTM where she helps people find healing, growth, and transformation through various modalities of yoga, wholistic wellness programs, and yoga teacher training. Dawn believes it is her calling to help guide others along their healing and wellness path and to be a part of their spiritual journey.
Trina Campbell is the Leader of the Midwest Training Division for Inspiritus Yoga (formerly The Living Well Centers), owner of Sacred Space Yoga Centre, and founder of Exalt God Only (EGO) yoga. She is a master Christ-Centered yoga instructor, massage therapist, and reflexology therapist.
Trina accidentally stumbled across Christian yoga one Saturday morning when she decided to add worship music to her normal yoga practice. From this one simple change, her practice and direction changed. Since that Saturday morning over eight years ago, she practices and teaches yoga strictly from a Christian/inspirational space. Trina opened Sacred Space Yoga Centre (SSYC) in 2015, a special space where emotional, physical, and spiritual healing takes place. The Centre offers not only yoga, but massage and reflexology services, as well as healthy eating seminars and education on the potency of essential oils for overall health.
Although she has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, her first formal training was not until 2003. Five years after that, she upped her training and went on a quest to learn everything there is to know about the health benefits of yoga. She has also included massage and reflexology certifications in her repertoire.
Trina is a highly sought after yoga instructor and speaker in the benefits and knowledge of “Christians Practicing Yoga”. Her expertise is with seniors, children, and with those looking to use yoga to offset illnesses and relieve stress. Trina loves what she does and she love sharing it with others.
Shirley Berthelet is the Leader of the Canadian Training Division for Inspiritus YogaTM (formerly The Living Well Centers). Shirley’s background includes training in Group Fitness; Theory, Aquatic Exercise, and Fitness Yoga. Shirley’s journey with yoga began in 2005 at the time she was a SPRA (Sask. Parks and Recreation Association) certified Fitness Instructor and long time fitness enthusiast.
While teaching group classes for the city of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, she was given an opportunity to participate in yoga teacher training. After her first weekend training she was hooked and has since completed 1500 hours of teacher training including her 200 Hour RYT through the Living Well Centers. Continuing education is essential as a yoga instructor with that in mind she has pursued workshops in Advance Asana, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra and a 6-day Yoga for Runners intensive program offered by Christine Felstead in Toronto, Ont. Canada.
Shirley teaches a variety of classes from various perspectives, Gentle to Power Yoga, Chair Yoga & Yoga for Kids, and of course Yoga for Runners, but her favorite way to offer the practice is from a Christian Perspective for Shirley personally it is the complete experience Mind, Body & Spirit. She truly believes the practice is a blessing to her and she feels honored to be able to share this practice with her many students.