Dawn Hopkins is the Founder and President of Inspiritus Yoga (formerly the Living Well Centers) and is the Leader of the Southwest Training Center. 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 peace and bliss that transcends understanding. 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’s journey as a health and wellness coach began in 2002 as the co-owner/operator of Curves Ahwatukee. During her 7 1/2 years with Curves, she helped over 4,000 women achieve improved health and wellness. In 2004, she fell in love with yoga. She completed her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2006 and started teaching yoga classes immediately after. She soon discovered she also had a passion for training and equipping instructors and began training instructors in 2008 after receiving her first 500 hour teacher training. She founded her own yoga school in 2011 after receiving her second 500 hour training, and has been helping equip teachers since this time. She now has three training divisions internationally. Dawn is a firm believer that the teacher must always be the student, so she makes her own continuing education a priority.
She currently owns and operates Inspiritus YogaTM where she helps people find healing, growth, and transformation through various modalities of yoga, wholistic wellness programs, mindful eating, and yoga teacher training. Dawn’s own healing and transformation has become her life’s calling, and she feels honored and blessed to serve others in this way.
Shirley Berthelet is an Inspiritus Yoga Licensed Yoga Teacher Trainer &Licensed Yoga Teacher Trainer & Leader of the Canadian Training Center. She is also co-founder and co-owner of BreatheMoveBe. Shirley’s background includes certification as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Training Specialist and Fitness Yoga Instructor. 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 subsequently pursued training to achieve her E-RYT 200 and Masters in yoga instruction. Continuing education is essential as a yoga instructor with that in mind she has participated in workshops in Advance Asana, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Runners.
Shirley teaches a variety of classes from various perspectives, Gentle to Power Yoga, Chair Yoga & Yoga for Kids, as well as facilitating teacher training for Fitness Yoga Instructors. Shirley's favorite way to offer and experience yoga is from a Christian Perspective. For her 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.
Trina Campbell is an Inspiritus Yoga Licensed Yoga Teacher Trainer & Leader of the Midwest Training Training Center. She is the 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.
LYNN BRIONES, CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER TRAINER & TRAINER FOR SOUTHWEST TRAINING CENTER
Lynn is an Inspiritus Yoga Certified Yoga Teacher Trainer & Trainer for the Southwest Training Center. She is a Master yoga instructor, a Group Fitness Instructor, and a Certified Life Coach.
Lynn began her yoga practice in 2009, when she signed up for her first teacher training program. She has completed two 200 hr RYT training programs, a 500 hr MYT training program, and has earned several advanced Yoga Specialty training certificates. Lynn began teaching Christ Centered yoga classes and then transitioned to teaching Inspirational classes. She believes we can reach all people and share the Love of God within an Inspirational class as well. She has been a participant, volunteer and assistant with Inspiritus Yoga since 2009 and is excited to be a part of your journey to become a CYT/CCYT.