Awakening the Warrior Within
A division of Transformative Arts Institute Inc.
The blossoms on my plum trees are already opening, Spring has come early, and abundantly; full of so much promise and alive with purpose and possibility.
We have begun a great year and it is with gratitude we welcome new students and friends, and the ongoing evolution of our work
We at AWW are proud of our relationship with Carmel Valley Athletic Club.
It is a perfect fit. The venue is beautiful; the staff is wonderful. It is a great, eclectic group of people and it is the perfect place for us; we love it. We will schedule depending on CVAC's availability our local classes there.
CVAC will welcome their club members and non-members alike to join our classes, although CVAC members enjoy a slightly better rate.
Axel Binneboese, the General Manager has been very open to working with us.
The goal for their work is, as is ours, the creation of community and an ongoing commitment to personal growth, health and awareness.
Check out CVAC, and their latest
newsletter, which includes us.
They are the best Health, Tennis and Wellness club on the Peninsula and the only one to embrace the level of Mind, Body and Spirit as we do.
Please make a note of their contact information and contact Axel for any inquiries regarding CVAC and any of our scheduled programs:
You can still reach me directly to discuss classes or personal coaching:
Participants who took the January Awakening the Warrior Within Workshop at CVAC. They loved the work, and we love them. They did an incredible job and it was a pleasure for us to work everyone.
Schedule of Workshops
Mar 26, 2011
6-hour Teen Warrior Workshop - CVAC
Apr 9, 2011
6-hour Awakening the Warrior for Adults - CVAC
Jun 18 & 19, 2011
2 Day Awakening the Warrior Within
Nov 12 & 13, 2011
Stalking the Shadow, Defense Against Weapons - CVAC
Individual training by appointment:
Dawn at AWW: 831-659-8585
Axel at CVAC 831-624-2737
Personal Coaching by appointment:
"My expectations going into Dawn's Warrior workshop were far exceeded.
I had an incredible experience of meeting a part of myself I didn't know was there. Dawn's work is transformational and I'm really glad I did it."
Every newsletter we will feature one of our students and one member of our staff.
We feel this is a way to know each other better and to support each other's work and our community.
This newsletter showcases our graduate Bridget McKay and combat Team Member Casey Lake
Bridget McKay is a recent graduate of Awakening the Warrior Within and has become an advocate of the work.
She works at CVAC and is one of our liaisons there. She is always ready to share her experience and answer questions from the perspective of a graduate.
"Bridget is an artist with hair. After I found her as a hairdresser I would never be willing to hand my head over to anyone else.
She creates a style that is unique to you, taking in the whole picture of yourself, including your personality.
Hair is a very personal thing; it delivers one of the first visual messages you send about yourself.
Bridget has a rare gift for making that message a beautiful one."
"Awakening the Warrior Within"
"...I Considered my hair one of my best physical assets, I don't take many
chances on it's style or care & I thought about taking that chance with Bridget... I'm so glad I took the chance.
Bridget understands how to cut my naturally curly hair & gives me updated, stylish do's that compliment my 50 something age.
It is worth every mile I drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel to have this talented, delightful young woman as my hairstylist."
Sous chef, Cocoanut Grove
"Bridget has been cutting my now 5 year old's hair since she was two, and both my daughter and I love her.
Bridget is extra good with children. She cuts and styles my daughter's hair into long layers that are both beautiful and easy to manage."
"Bridget's exceptional talent and knowledge of hair make her simply the best stylist I've experienced.
She is a true artist with flawless technique. My hair has never looked more fresh and vibrant!"
Casey is an extraordinarily talented Martial Artist and a rare athlete and we are proud to have him as a member of our Combat Team.
His energy, refusal to obey the laws of gravity, sense of fun and loyalty make him a much valued and loved member of our Warrior family.
It is a privilege to have him as a part of us.
"Awakening the Warrior Within"
"We trained for 7 straight days with 5 Grandmasters. Hatsumi Soke of Ninjutsu, Machida Kancho of the Enbukan, Doshu Moretei Ueshiba of Aikido, Kondo Soke of Daito ryu Aikijutsu, and of course Julio Kancho of Seibukan Jujutsu!
I received my 5th Dan in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu passing the Sakki test.
I felt really accomplished and also got to see the old Shogun's palace in Nikko along with some great food and a run in with some wild monkey's!!
As a martial artist I could not have asked for a better trip: hard training and new experiences!"
Awakening The Warrior Within
9 Laguna Robles
Carmel Valley, CA 93924