Dawn Trepeta



Q&A with Dawn

Describe yourself in 3 words: Straight forward, hard worker, mindful

How would your family and friends describe you? Straight forward, hard working and thoughtful

How would your students describe you? Tough but nice

How do you want your students to feel after your classes? Peaceful and like they have worked hard.

How did you become an instructor? After my youngest child went to school fulltime, I wanted to take the extra time on my hands to share my love of yoga. 

What's your favorite food? Cheese

What's your #1 favorite song of all time? Sweet Home Alabamaor Wild Horses by the Stones

If you weren't a teacher, what would be your dream job? Academic advisor for college athletes

What's your guilty pleasure? Afternoon naps.

What do you miss most about being a kid? Having little or no responsibility.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? I have had a lot.  I don’t think I could ever pick just one.  I love food and I love to eat!!

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Talking back to my parents. 

What’s your favorite asana and why? Chatarunga, I love the strength of it and its also letting go and releasing down to the floor

Describe your teaching style: Vinyasa flow with a theme.

Tell us about your first yoga class (or a memorable experience from your early yoga days) After I had my second son I was very driven to get back into shape.  I did it all; swimming, biking, running, cycling, aerobics. I often ended up very sore and sometimes hurt.  Yoga gave me a new perspective on exercise and helped me to heal my body.  I didn’t have to sweat to death or beat a certain time to feel accomplished and see results with what I was doing.