Dawn "Devi" Hamilton

Rye, NH
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

4 Reviews


I'm a yoga therapist, which means I blend the healing art of yoga with the life science of Ayurveda. I can help with many types of chronic pain, but I'm particularly attuned to rotator cuff injuries. I used to play volleyball, so I literally have felt your pain. I also specialize in partnering with people who struggle with depression and anxiety, grief or addiction to show them how to feel better using yoga's ancient techniques. What is Yoga Therapy? Most of my YT clients have never done yoga in their lives. A YT session is nothing like a group yoga class! After a lengthy postural assessment and a lifestyle questionnaire, I teach people tools to alleviate their chronic pain, reduce their stress and ease the occasional letdowns of life. I teach folks how and when to use them so they can enjoy their lives more fully. I also show people how yoga is a spiritual technology, to enrich their own spiritual or religious beliefs, or to simply reconnect with themselves. We can go deep into philosophy or not, it's your choice! I don't preach. I can act as a spiritual guide or mentor, especially if one is struggling in this area but only if that's what you want. I've worked with clients who were atheists, agnostic, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian. What I care about is helping my clients to realize their own uniqueness and teaching them how to nourish themselves deeply, to restore their own power and spirit.

I've been practicing yoga and meditation since 1999 when I needed a way to calm my over active mind. I'd been an athlete, so my body was healthy but my emotions and energy were all over the place. Discovering yoga was like finding a miracle drug, only with positive side effects! Yoga kept my body toned, brightened my mood and balanced my emotions and energy. Sharing this secret is my greatest joy!

I spent 18 years as a public servant and clean water activist in Florida and Washington, , where I negotiated positive changes in public policy to protect and conserve lovable critters such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, fish and their habitats as well as to protect people from dangerous toxins in our water. In 2006, I traveled the world, soaking up its cultures, customs, traditions and learning about yoga and the mind. Blending this multicultural wisdom, I offer the lessons of yoga to heal others and help with their challenges. I am blessed to have lived near the soothing waters of Maui, the peaceful forests of my home state of New Hampshire and many other amazing places.

Devi has trained over 1000 hours with master teachers such as Nichala Joy Devi and Dr. Marc Halpern. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, an advanced LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner under Amy Weintraub, a Sivananda certified Siromani by Swami Sita, and a grateful student of vinyasa master Tom Gillette and yogi goddess Jennifer Lynn. Devi is also a certified Strategic Intervention Coach through the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy and is currently completing her Ayurvedic training through the American Vedic Institute run by David Frawley.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Love Devi's spiritual/meditation and Yoga!

I usually go to Devi's restorative yoga classes because I love how they calm me down from my strung out personality. I leave calm, cool a breathing deeply.
Devi is also open to changing routines based on the students in class as I have had the pleasure of being. Besides her love and wisdom around yoga and meditation, I also find her voice to have a calming effect. I love her classes!

Dawn "Devi" HamiltonAugust 16, 2015
Mahalo - Thank you!

Thanks so much Julia!! It's such a joy to share the tools I've learned to help people be calm and at peace.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Extraordinary mind-body experience

Devi's knowledge and training sets her apart from any other Yoga teacher I've ever met. She's capable of teaching a lovely relaxing session, or taking her students into a deeper, more profound session, providing therapeutic Yoga. She's knowledgeable about much more than just asanas and thoughtfully crafts her classes, adapting and integrating methods for each student's benefit. Devi is blessed.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Thanks for your friendly, accessible introduction to yoga!

I was really apprehensive about yoga but knew I needed to do something for myself and my health. Devi made me so comfortable that I totally forgot my anxiety and became very at ease. The methods she used were simple to follow and fun, and she gave me the confidence I needed that after only a few lessons, I could do the practice by myself at home. I feel so much better about myself and my health and I highly recommend Devi and look forward to hiring her again for a girls night with my friends. Thank you!!

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Devi is super helpful and knowledgeable

I went to a wonderful workshop for anxiety & depression taught by Devi. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate and helpful. She introduced a lot of practices that sparked my interest and were practical enough to start applying to my daily life. I felt more centered for days afterwards. She had a good balance of demonstrating and explaining, was body focused and spiritual. She even followed up by sending an email with an overview of everything she had done in class---which was very helpful because she covered so much. I would highly recommend her and will be going back to more classes and workshops as I am able.