Our new beautiful & sun-filled space close to praia da Arrifana is open to various holistic movements & practices which cultivate physical health & longevity, calm our busy minds and untie the knots around our hearts.


Everyone is welcome to join open classes & workshops with local and internationally renowned teachers who share their love for yoga & meditation, philosophy, chanting, aligment, wholesome nutrition, surfing and a green & conscious lifestyle.


JULY 15 - 26, 2019  | AUGUST 12 - 23, 2019  |  SEPT. 23 - 27, 2019

Mysore Intensive Summer Program with Annette Hartwig

Immerse yourself in ashtanga yoga with meditation, chanting & philosophy. Annette provides a nurturing, safe & supportive class environment  Continue reading

SEPTEMBER 09 -20, 2019

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Anna Rossow.

In two week-long workshops Anna will be sharing the love and beauty of Ashtanga Yoga in an open-minded and therapeutic way.

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Open yoga classes & massage treatments.

Join us  in Arrifana/Aljezur for open Vinyasa and gentle Flow as well as Yin / Restorative classes and spoil yourself with a massage. More info at Dawn Collective Shala.


The Dawn Collective Shala is located between the picturesque fishermen-village of Arrifana (2 km) and  Aljezur (7 km). The beautiful beaches & cliffs of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira are easy to access and in Aljezur you will find everything you need like supermarkets, cafés & restaurants, an organic shop and a local farmers market on saturdays. The closest international airports are Faro (1 hour 15 Min) and Lisbon (3 hours).


You can choose from a great variety of accommodation (different budgets and needs) within a 5 min walk to a 10 min. drive from the Dawn Collective Shala / the beach. As this is a popular destination in summer we recommend to book as early as possible. The best areas are Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Vale da Telha, Espartal and Aljezur.


Here are a few recommendations (please indicate you are coming for the yoga):


Traditional & charming houses in the old town of Aljezur (10min drive from the shala). Please contact Nuno & Louisa:  www.carpe-vita.com.


Two beautifully designed apartments with ocean view, in walking distance to Monte Clerigo Beach (10min drive to the shala). Contact Fiona: www.beachhouse-clerigo.com


Beautiful rooms & great hospitality,  only 2 min. walk from the shala. Contact Marisa at www.casazuza.


Lovely, sustainable bed- and breakfast in Vales - 15 min. walk from the shala. Contact Paddy at www.arrifana-pines.com


Adorable guesthouse in the beautiful hinterland of Alfambras (20 min. drive to the shala). Contact Alexandra (engl. or german) via E-Mail  or fone +351 917461607.



Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the foundation of our path and our projects. All of our teachers have more than a decade of teaching experience and studied diligently with dedication for a long time with either a senior teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga method or directly with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  Each teacher genuinely shares his/her understanding and love of the yoga path with as much care & support to the individual student as possible. With all respect for the tradition we believe that the most valuable good is a safe and nurturing classroom environment that is not exclusively limited to a formal list. Therefore our Shala is hosting a rich diversity of incredible teachers: authorized, non-authorized and certified ones.