Dawn Shanthi DiVita - E-RYT
My name is Dawn DiVita! Back in 1998 I was living in Key West, FL and stumbled across 2 very amazing VHS’s with Patricia Walden and Rodney Yee. I was a gym rat up to that point, although I needed and desired to find something that would ground and calm me. My very fiery spirit was absolutely blown away with my 1st class, which led to my 2nd, which led to where I am today ~ sharing the practice body, breath, mind, and spirit.
In 2003 my family and I lived in Williamsburg, VA. I ventured into my first training with NESTA certification and began teaching at the EVSPA performing arts academy for 2 years. It felt so incredible to enrich people’s lives with this practice.
From 1998 to 2005, I felt I was missing something…a teacher.
In 2006, we moved to the beach to be closer to family! In 2009, I began studying with my teacher, Trace Sahaja Bonner. She is the founder/teacher of Holy Cow Yoga Center in Charleston, SC. Trace’s teacher is Swami Satichadanda, the founder of Yogaville and also my guru. I am very grateful for their guidance and mentorship. Since then I have had the pleasure to train and study under some amazing teacher’s near and far; Dawn Yager, Jason Crandell, Allison Dennis, Gabriel Halpern, and Gloria Latham to just name a few of my favorites. My trainings and areas of focus have been in several areas; hatha, yin, gentle, kids, kundalini, vinyasa, prenatal, and restorative. I also love to personally dive into and share the philosophy, meditation, and daily spiritual practice(sadhana) of yoga.
Yoga DiVita was founded in 2009 in North Myrtle Beach. Yoga DiVita literally means “Union of Life” and was the perfect business name as I began my journey to share the practice to our community. I am so excited at what amazing students and teachers have found a hOMe in this community through Yoga DiVita. Classes have been offered in many places across our North Myrtle Beach area; J. Bryan Community Center, Parkway Plaza, and the Big RED Barn. Each space was perfect with purpose and serving many, teachers and students. It has expanded and contracted like our breath, the ebb and flow of life.
May of 2016, I find myself excited with the opportunity to settle in at the Legion Martial Arts to offer classes solely Monday - Friday at 9:30am. You will find more amazing information from community classes, special events, and gatherings under our Events Page. Yoga is way more than a pose, sitting in stillness...it is a journey and encompasses every moment of your life!
From 2010 to February of 2018, I had the opportunity to be a kids yoga teacher for a program called Empowered Minds. During the school year, I started the morning off with the children within our public school system. Through this program the fundamentals of breath and body awareness was shared through creative activities, games, group poses, partner poses, and individual practice. The little ones were amazing and as much a teacher to me as I was to them.
In 2016, I began instructing chair yoga classes at the Horry County Public Libraries. These classes are free to the public, open for all to attend, and you can find more information about the nearest opportunities by clicking here.
I look forward to meeting you on your yogic journey. Whether it is your first time practicing or you are a seasoned practioner, it will be amazing!
Please feel free to call, 843.283.2827, or email me with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org