About Dawn and Yoga Retreats of Sedona

My name is Dawn Walter, and Yoga has changed my life.

For some people, yoga brings spirituality into their life. For me, it was spirituality that brought yoga into my life. Through movement, breath, and awareness, I found yoga to be another channel for the connection with the strength within myself (Spirit, God, Source).  In addition to spiritual benefits, the physical aspect of yoga has improved my health in a myriad of ways. 

Perhaps most importantly, though, the overall practice of yoga (physical/spiritual) has relieved decades of anxiety and depression. I am a PTSD survivor, a 9/11 survivor, and have not found as much peace of mind in the past two decades as I have through my yoga practice in just the last few years. 

These physical changes and incredible spiritual awakenings have brought me to a place where I am inspired to share the gift of yoga with others.  I share the gift of yoga with individuals and groups seeking a transformative yoga experience.  I do this through: Yoga hikes and retreats, Compassionate Yoga for Grief and Loss, Trauma Conscious Yoga, and additional classes/modalities such as Gentle Yoga, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Meditation, Breath Work, and more.

Malas by Dawn gives me the opportunity to express my creative side, through the design and creation of Mala prayer beads.  Mala beads are often used to enhance spiritual practice, through mantra and meditation.

Thank you for sharing your interest in these offerings.  It is my honor to be part of a world-wide Yoga community, which includes you.



Published Articles

Take a look at this article featuring Dawn Walter on Canvasrebel.com.

More About Dawn:


As a survivor of PTSD (a 9/11 survivor), Dawn was inspired by the teachings of her yoga instructors in the New  York Metropolitan area. Following years of suffering from the symptoms of PTSD, Dawn moved to Arizona and went on  to study with yoga and breath work practitioners in Sedona, as well as completing numerous courses  and certifications in Trauma Conscious Yoga, Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga (Yoga for Grief and Loss), meditation, breath work, Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy, and Yin yoga. 

Dawn graduated from 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training early in 2020. She also completed 100 additional hours of Yoga  Teacher Training at Sedona Hot Yoga, as well as completing full Trauma Conscious Yoga certification in 2021through The Trauma Conscious Yoga Institute.  In 2023, Dawn completed training provided by the MISS Foundation and Elisabeth Kubler Ross Family Trust, and became a Certified Provider of Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga. Currently,  Dawn is enrolled in a two-year program through InBody Academy to complete her RYT-500 and become a Certified Yoga Therapist. Dawn’s goal is  to teach yoga, in all its forms (including meditation, breath work, journaling, and sound) all with inspiring music, quotes, humor, and compassion.


"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank