Dawn Collective Shala.

We are excited to share with you that from June 2018 onwards we have a new, beautiful & sun-filled space close to our favourite beach Arrifana where Annette will teach her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes and Daniel will offer his massage treatments! The Dawn Collective Shala will also be open to various other holistic movements & techniques which untie the knots around our hearts and heal the body, soothe the nervous system and calm our  minds.


Everyone is welcome to join classes & workshops with local and internationally renowned teachers who share their love for yoga & meditation, philosophy, chanting & sound, structural aligment, wholesome nutrition, surfing, green & conscious lifestyle. More details about upcoming events 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 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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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


Massage Treatments with Daniel Schudt.

With deep tissue sportmassage, akupressure & gentle stretches Daniel effectively resolves physical tension & 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 when searching websites like airbnb for the areas of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Vale da Telha, Espartal and Aljezur. Early booking is recommended.



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.