Lotus Dawn Goldkuhl was born at home in Boulder Creek CA, steeped in the magic of the Redwood trees and the sweet rolling river. Growing up playing in creeks, streams, rivers, and trees has taught Lotus so much about the natural cycle and rhythm of the breath and bringing the awareness of breath and movement into each aspect of her teaching.
Lotus graduated from UCSC with a in Psychology, which taught her that true healing is possible! In order to get through school, she found that Yoga was more helpful than any other practice to assist her in finding, inner balance, trust, health, strength, and power.
Inspired by her many Yoga teachers in Santa Cruz CA, Lotus took part in a a 100 hour Anusara Yoga Immersion Co-taught by Abby Tucker and Sianna Sherman in San Francisco Ca. Anusara Yoga is based on a non-dual Tantric philosophy that is rooted in a Heart Centered practice with a strong emphasis on alignment of the body, and the balance between engagement and extension; effort and ease. In 2015, Lotus Dawn received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Samantha Shakti, who was trained by John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. In 2017, she began teaching at Yoga 9, over the last year, she has found that by teaching her love of Yoga, she not only assists others on their healing journey to strength and wellness, but her own heart finds ever greater happiness! Lotus Dawn is so excited to be sharing her combination of healing, breath, awareness, and appreciation for nature with our local community. She is excited to be bringing her yoga practice to her home, and community in the Redwood trees!
"The joy and sparkle of Nature and the magic of being close to the earth, guides us into the rhythm of the Earth's Heart, breathing with our own breath guides us into the rhythm of the heart, may we smile with the Earth and blossom into the light of the Sun."