Dawn Collective Shala.

We are excited to share with you that a dream has come true: our Dawn Collective Shala is moving into a new, beautiful and sun-filled space close to our favorite beach Arrifana. Here Annette Hartwig will teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the Mysore Intensive Program, and Daniel Schudt will offer his holistic massage treatments throughout the season.


From June to October the shala will also be open to various other techniques & holistic   movements which soothe the nervous system, calm the mind and untie the knots around our hearts: Yoga & meditation classes, workshops for structural alignment, wholesome food, surfing & green lifestyle, community yoga classes, philosophy-talks, sound & singing. Details about more upcoming events and inspiring teachers will follow soon!



Mysore Intensive Program with Annette Hartwig

A non-residential Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga course in a small group setting. For everyone with the desire to cultivate more clarity, compassion & wholeness. Continue reading

JULY 16 -27, 2018

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop weeks with Anna Rossow.

In 2 week-long workshops Anna will

be sharing the love and beauty of Yoga in

an open-minded and therapeutic way.

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SEPTEMBER 25 - 30, 2018

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Week with Petri Räisänen & Wambui Njungana-Räisänen.

We are absolutley delighted to welcome

Petri & Wambui, such incredible teachers and lovely people! Continue reading

JUNE 8 - 9, 2018

Wholefood Workshop with Pink Elephant Cooking.

More information soon.


JUNE 23 - 24, 2018

Yoga of Sound. Mantra & Voice Training with Mei Lai Swan.

Join senior yoga teacher, musician and kirtanist Mei Lai Swan for a beautiful journey into the eastern spiritual tradition of mantra & sound. More information soon.


Massage Treatments with Daniel Schudt.

With various techniques like deep tissue sportmassage, akupressure & gentle energy-work Daniel effectively resolves physical tension and creates space for deep relaxation. More details  soon.


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).


A great variety of accommodation for different budgets & needs is available within a 2-10 min. drive from the Shala/and to the beach. You find those places to stay on AirBnB or similar platforms when searching for the areas Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Vale da Telha, Espartal and Aljezur. Early booking is recommended.



Ashtanga Yoga is the foundation of our business. All of our teachers have more then 15 years of teaching experience and have 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 incredible teachers: authorized, non-authorized and certified ones.